Actor Leo Grillo’s No-Kill Rescue DELTA Helps Abandoned Pets

~From Pet 360

Actor Leo Grillo had a dream nearly 35 years ago to put an end to people dumping their animals in the rural areas outside of Los Angeles, Calif.

He soon realized that the dream would not come true, but figured he could at least help the animals he found.

That’s when he established DELTA (Dedication & Everlasting Love to Animals) Rescue, the largest care-for-life rescue in the country.

The animals at DELTA are not rehabilitated or adopted out. They’re all unwanted animals Grillo has recovered himself and vowed to keep safe. Unless they are in pain, quit eating or will not interact with their handlers, they are allowed to live out their natural lives sheltered in custom made dog houses with private pools, plenty of food, on staff full time veterinarian care and lots of love.
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Uplifting Person of the Day – Leo Grillo

~From UP Entertainment

Leo Grillo is an actor, but it’s likely that you won’t recognize him from movies or television. That’s because Grillo is famous for something a little different: rescuing animals. He’s made it his life’s goal not to win an Oscar, but to care for abandoned animals.

Nearly 35 years ago, Grillo believed that he would be able to convince people to stop leaving dogs and cats in the forests and deserts of southern California. Despite his best efforts, people continued to drop off countless animals to fend for themselves in the wilderness.

Grillo would not accept defeat. He might not be able to stop people from leaving their animals on the side of the road, but he could make a vow to care for any animal that crossed his path.
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The Rescuer

To watch The Rescuer movie in full screen mode, once the movie begins just move your mouse to the lower right of the screen and click the full screen arrows.

 

A note from Leo-
In 2012 this documentary was entered in a number of film festivals where it won many awards. Rather than playing to small audiences and charging for admission, or selling DVDs, I want everyone to see it so we are letting you stream it here for FREE. This would be a wonderful classroom video for teachers to play, for nursing homes and hospitals, as well as being interesting to reality show audiences across the world. ~Leo Grillo

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About the film:

Sometimes wonderful and unexpected things happen when you set out to make a documentary, and this is very much the case with The Rescuer, which began as a 27-year chronicle of the activities of Leo Grillo, a man who loves animals, perhaps too much.

In 1979, Grillo, an up-and-coming young Hollywood actor driving to a location shoot, spotted a bedraggled abandoned dog wandering under the broiling desert sun. Leo couldn’t resist stopping to pick up the animal and subsequently nursing it back to health.

This experience opened Leo’s eyes to a shocking problem: annually, millions of pets are tossed out and simply left to die in America’s wilderness. Almost before he realizes it, Leo has found and taken in 35 more abandoned dogs, saving them from certain death.

Leo formed a nonprofit organization called D.E.L.T.A. (Dedication and Everlasting Love to Animals), which eventually grows to include a 94-acre ‘supershelter’ housing over 1500 abandoned dogs and cats, the largest organization of its type in the world. A controversial figure, Leo Grillo in The Rescuer becomes obsessed with the tracking of one specific dog and her family over a 2 year period which changes his life in an unexpected way.

Dedication & Everlasting Love to Animals, also known as D.E.L.T.A. Rescue is the largest “No Kill, Care-for-Life,” Sanctuary of its kind in the world. Founded by Leo Grillo in 1979, D.E.L.T.A. Rescue incorporated as a non-profit animal rescue organization in 1982 and that same year became a tax-exempt 501 [c] 3 organization. The D.E.L.T.A. Rescue SuperSanctuary is home to more than 1500 animals that have all been abandoned in the wilderness.

Being the first care-for-life facility, D.E.L.T.A. Rescue does not adopt out its rescued animals to the public. “I’d rather not be a hero, adopting out our animals and STEALING homes away from animals in the pound – wonderful animals who will be killed only because they can’t find new homes”, says Leo Grillo.

 

D.E.L.T.A. Rescue receives no help from the government and relies solely on donor contributions. Supporters may tour the Sanctuary at our scheduled members only tours.

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