The popular Animal Planet show Pit Bulls and Parolees follows Tia Torres and her team at the Villalobos Rescue Center as they work to help and rehabilitate dogs. The show is full of drama, ups and downs, and emotional connections between the animals and the parolees. The cast of characters on the show are all unique, with some having a more checkered past than others. But even the most rambunctious of them have found ways to turn their lives around.
Earl Moffett is a prime example of this. The New Orleans native got mixed up with the wrong crowd at a young age and ended up getting arrested for armed robbery and attempted murder. He served 11 years and four months of a 22-year prison sentence. But he made the decision to use his time in jail to improve himself and enrolled in a special prison program where he learned to train and care for dogs. It was this experience that gave him a sense of purpose and direction for his life when he got out.
His story of redemption is a testament to the power of change and has inspired many to follow their hearts and dreams. Earl has since moved on from the show but he continues to make a difference in the lives of the dogs at the rescue center. In fact, he’s also used his journey to promote prisoner rehabilitation programs. His ripple effect has been felt as far away as Syracuse, where he helped secure funds for an animal shelter/prisoner rehabilitation partnership.