Remember Prada? No, not the handbag — the pit bull boxer mix that’s been on death row for more than a year. Well, she’s been placed in the permanent care of reality TV’s Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans by a Tennessee judge.
Prada was taken from owner Nicole Andree and brought to Nashville’s Metro Animal Control for repeatedly fighting with neighborhood dogs. Since then, three different courts in Nashville have all declared that Prada is “vicious” and must be “euthanized.”
These rulings did not deter Andree, who spent thousands in legal fees and started a social media campaign called Save Prada. Andree’s efforts to save her dog finally paid off last week when a judge signed an order to relocate Prada to Villalobos Rescue Center. The rescue center is in Animal Planet’s reality TV show Pit Bulls and Parolees. Villalobos was built by Tia Torres and is the largest pit bull rescue facility in the U.S.
Andree, who rescued Prada when she was four-weeks-old, said she was “relieved” that her dog had been saved. Prada is not allowed to be adopted and must stay at Villalobos for the rest of her life.