Actor creates largest animal sanctuary in America

~From Dog Times

Actor, producer, and animal advocate Leo Grillo really wishes people would stop abandoning their pets in the forests and deserts near his Southern California home. While there was a time 35 years ago Grillo thought he could convince people to stop dumping their dogs and cats, he has long known those efforts would prove futile.

With no one to care for them and nowhere to turn, deserted animals often have only one hope to survive — Leo Grillo. Grillo promises every animal he finds that he’ll give them the happy life they each deserve.
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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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