After more than a year under the care of Metro Animal Control, Prada, a pit bull-boxer mix, will finally be released to Villalobos Rescue Center in Louisiana.
Prada captured the attention of pit bull advocates across the country when she was put behind bars after attacking two other dogs in Forest Hills. Davidson County General Sessions Judge Joe P. Binkley ruled in January that Prada would have to be put down based on a “limited” Metro ordinance.
But after the conclusion of the case, attorney Jean Harrison was able to transfer the ownership of Prada to a trust with the blessing of the court. That’s when Villalobos Rescue Center, which is featured on an Animal Planet show called “Pit Bulls and Parolees,” stepped up to claim ownership, according to Harrison.
Villalobos will have to adhere to several ownership restrictions enforced by Metro. Mainly, they won't be able to put Prada up for adoption — and she'll have to live at the sanctuary for the rest of her life, Harrison said.
The order to transfer ownership was filed last Friday. The exact transfer date for Prada has yet to be arranged between Villalobos and Metro Animal Control.
According to Harrison, an ownership transfer couldn’t have taken place during the court case.