American animal rescue specialist, Tia Torres has been running one of the largest pit bull rescue mission in the country for a decade. Tia is a testament to all the intrepid people as she is one of the excellent handler and trainer. Her work is not committed solely to the dogs that she saves but also has the personal life behind the screen.
With her difficulty in childhood, Tia left her home at the age of 17 with her pets, two Arabian horses, an Angora goat, and her Catahoula Dog. They moved to various places, and she strived to keep her pets family together. During their adventure, they slept homeless in a van and different spots.
Later on, she was enlisted in the Army and worked for six years as a truck driver. She was hired by the City of Los Angeles and became the youth gang counselor. The animal lover made a career by working with parolees and founded Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC) to carry rescue missions all over the US.
In 2009, she starred on Animal Planet TV show Pit Bulls & Parolees and dealt with the misunderstandings of the Pit Bull breed. The program attracted the attention of various TV networks. Tia's prominent show on Animal Planet features the Villalobos Rescue Center which is located in New Orleans, Louisiana.
With her dedication helping the vulnerable animals, her anticipated book My Life Among the Underdogs is expected to be released on 7 August 2018. In her book, she covers the stories of her life and her beloved dogs and adventure.
How Much Is Her Net Worth?
Tia has acquired her income as the founder of VRC and her show on Animal Planet helped her to gain lots of fame and popularity at the same time. The animal rescue specialist has earned herself an astonishing net worth of $300 thousand.
Personal Life Details
Gleaming back in the 1980's era, Tia was on the hunt for tracking down the owner of a dog. She found that the owner was in the prison of California. When she reached to the owner, she met Aren Marcus Jackson. Tia has a vampire fetish because of which she immediately fell in love with Aren Marcus Jackson as he looked like a vampire. Aren was serving 14 years sentence in California for a shootout with Orange County sheriff's deputies.
When Aren got out of the prison in 2006, the duo married on 31 October 2006, dressed as a vampire. Aren became the co-owner of VRC, and with their steady relationship, the couple helped each other in the rescue mission.
Tia Maria Tores together with her husband Aren Marcus Jackson (Photo: MySpace)
However, her husband Aren got arrested again in September 2007 for property theft. Since 2007, he is in prison in California serving for 15 years. Tia is maintaining a good relationship with Aren even behind bars.
The couple is parents to four children together. They have their daughters Maria Torres and Tania Torres. The other two children are their adopted Hawaiian twin brothers Kanani and Keli'i who are helping Tia in her rescue mission.
As Tia doesn't know about her biological parents, there is no information regarding them. Despite the difficulty, she was raised by her stepmother. To Tia, her stepmom was her father and mother who had given her strength. There were the financial turmoil and physical difficulties, but her stepmother supported Tia's actions to help animals.
Her Short Bio
Tia was born on 11 June 1960 which makes her of age 57. As per wiki, she is a native of southern California and belongs to American nationality. She stands at the height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.86m) tall.