D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Latest News

Each month we send a newsletter to our Partners to keep them informed about our Super Sanctuary.  Below is our May 2021 issue.

May 10, 2021

My beloved Peewee next to my heart during the happiest 17-months of my life. Download this Newsletter as a PDF 


Good news from the lockdown at our sanctuary. We are making it work and the animals love it!

March 24, 2020

Problem: California is under a mandatory corona virus stay at home order, but we have to care for our animals. So how do we do both? April, 2020 Dear Partner, For decades I’ve had a standing order, in case of emergency, that we would NEVER have less than 2-months inventory of food and supplies for…

Leo gives interview about the terrible fires nearby.

November 12, 2019

Leo’s interview with Dana Loesch about the terrible California fires near Delta Rescue.

Do you have a recommendation for dog food?

October 15, 2019

One of our most asked questions. At D.E.L.T.A. Rescue we don’t just use one brand of dog or cat food. Many factors are taken into consideration before feeding each of our animals.  In our “Ask the Vet” section of our website, we share all of this information, plus the concept of what the best food…

A Very Tough Letter To Write

September 11, 2019

September, 2019 In memory of our iconic Hercules, here in his prime. He died peacefully in his sleep a week ago. Dear Partner, This is one very tough letter to write. It’s like another chapter in my life has just come to an end. This is the “Hercules chapter” that began ten years ago .…

Leo and his kids

D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Encourages People To Make A Difference

August 12, 2019

This is more than just another rescue center, it is a sanctuary — for the little angels who would have suffered and died without our help. Here it’s a lifetime of care, not just a quick “in-and-out again” rescue. Our animals are our children, and all our sacrifices are for them. Please remember this as…

The True Meaning Of “Care For Life”

August 5, 2019

Two beautiful dogs who had a terrible beginning, but are enjoying a wonderful life. This is Lucas, he is now 9 years old. When he was barely a year old he was struggling to survive in the deep dessert. . . which reaches over 120˚F in the summer. Lucas would not be here today if…

Parmesan and his siblings were safely born at our hospital six weeks ago!

July 9, 2019

Whenever we have a litter of puppies or kittens born at our hospital, I let the staff come up with suggestions for naming the entire new family after a group of some kind. Usually it is a cast of movie or TV show characters. Sometimes states or flowers, etc. My being Italian, I think they…

Meet Maine and his brother Vermont

July 2, 2019

Maine is a 9-year-old cocker mix who was dumped in the wilderness with his brother Vermont…. when they were just a year old. Whoever abandoned Main and Vermont thinks that these brothers died all those years ago… because that was their intention! Whoever did this to these two young dogs was cold hearted and cruel. …

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We are handling COVID 19 well . . . but big concerns about 5G and EMF radiation now coming to Los Angeles

May 5, 2019

Thank you for supporting our work at D.E.L.T.A. Rescue

May 3, 2019

If you are interested in one of our “40th Anniversary Commemorative Chips”… Please write a note and send with your gift… We will make sure you get one. Mail your check to: D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, P.O. Box 9, Glendale, CA 91209 Download Mail-in Gift Form We are a certified 501c3 organization. Tax ID #: 95-3759277. Your…

Our 40th Anniversary

April 8, 2019

Over the decades I’ve torn into anything old and hidden to look for a picture of my Delta. Just one picture. It was not to be. Then last year I found an old jewelry box that I had when I was a kid. In it was a tie clip in the shape of a sword…

What happens when your beloved animal angels die? Is Rainbow Bridge real?

March 21, 2019

What happens when you meet again at Rainbow Bridge? Miriam Bostwick’s book Animal News From Heaven reads like an autobiographical history, and the sheer volume of animal and human stories is very entertaining and ultimately leaves us with a sense of hope no matter what our religion. Are our animals waiting for us in the afterlife…

celebrating 40 years of rescuing in the wild

40 Years & Home To Thousands Of Unwanted Abandoned Animals

March 20, 2019

 Our first tiny “shelter” was an old kennel in El Monte, California. Our dogs lived in 4×10 foot “runs” and got out for exercise twice a day. Not ideal, but better than starving to death in the forest. Since nobody wanted to adopt these “damaged” dogs, we treated them all as our own pets.…

We Are Care For Life

March 17, 2019

Listen to founder, Leo Grillo talk about this unique mission. Learn how D.E.L.T.A. Rescue became a care-for-life animal sanctuary. Audio is from a recent interview with Peggy Hoyt from “Pet Will Radio”.   Not only are we the only ones rescuing in the wilderness, but we are also the only care-for-life sanctuary with on-site hospitals…

Doing The Right Thing For The Animals

March 15, 2019

One of our vets is teaching now. But before she left, she asked me if she could do a study on our cats and feline stomatitis, a very painful mouth disease. Dr. Joanne Sohn just got her paper published in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. If you have a cat with this…

How to Donate Blankets, Toys, Treats and Towels to our Animal Super Sanctuary

February 18, 2019

We would love to have extra linens and supplies; we go through tons- literally- every day! Many followers ask if they can send food, blankets, toys, treats and towels to our Sanctuary. The answer is Yes! We ask that you please send to our package acceptance service, they will take our boxes and hold them, at: D.E.L.T.A. Rescue…

There is no other sanctuary like this one, where each animal is a special being.

January 23, 2019

Meet Chappis – she loves her life here with us – especially since she almost died 8-years ago. Chappis is a joyful little dog. And though she limps on both rear legs, she manages to get around really fast . . . enjoying her big yard and her best friend, Wookie. She had the desert’s…

Pet Adoption Guide – kindle ebook – FREE from Dec 1-2, 2018

November 28, 2018

D.E.L.T.A. Rescue published this ebook by Leo Grillo on Amazon Kindle. This is a step-by-step handbook to help you find a loving home for a pet that has been lost or abandoned. Finding a pet a loving home is not easy. Many people don’t view animals as children – as we do. Kindle users can…

Have you heard the story about “Chaos” in Afghanistan . . .

October 24, 2018


D.E.L.T.A. Rescue: Ahead of the Pack in Its Devotion to Animals

August 9, 2018

Read full article here: https://www.lifezette.com/2018/08/delta-rescue-ahead-pack-devotion-animals/ Read full article here: https://www.lifezette.com/2018/03/delta-dog-rescue-outfit-like-no-other/  

Pet Will Radio

The Peggy Hoyt radio show “All My Children Wear Fur Coats” interviews Leo Grillo

August 8, 2018

This is a great interview on Pet Will Radio. If you have never heard Leo Grillo talk about DELTA – you should listen. Peggy Hoyt get’s Leo talking frankly about what he has learned over his nearly 40 years of animal rescue.  Leo tells her why he does not adopt out any rescues or take…

It’s frightening to think of what could have happened to Richard, and thousands of others, if we were not here since 1979

July 31, 2018

Being  a care-for-life sanctuary, we treat all our animals the way we want to be treated as humans. If that means that Grandpa needs a wheelchair, you give him one. We take care of our animals the same way. It’s all about comfort . . . emotional and physical comfort. Here, all our dogs who…

Listen to Laura Ingraham talk about our animal sanctuary!

July 20, 2018


family of 7 now safe forever

Healing deep wounds of being abandoned by someone she once loved.

July 10, 2018

This kind and beautiful yellow lab, was abandoned in an empty building with her five puppies and their father. Thanks to people like you who support this mission, all five puppies . . . Vdara, Hooter, Caesar, Bellagio and Luxor . . . and both parents, Aria and Mirage, are safe now. The other day…

Leo’s Legacy Letter

June 18, 2018

This is a great interview on Pet Will Radio. If you have never heard Leo Grillo talk about DELTA – you should listen. Peggy Hoyt get’s Leo talking frankly about what he has learned over his nearly 40 years of animal rescue.  

Everyone now safe at Delta Rescue

Newly rescued mom, dad and five kids. The whole family is safe now.

May 23, 2018

 They are in a covered yard in our oldest section to protect them from hawks and owls. Once old enough they will get huge neighboring yards with straw bale dog houses.

For Dogs and Cats

Christmas Love Stockings Full of Treats for Dogs or Cats

May 1, 2018

Every year as I order Christmas Stockings for each of our animals, I smile, knowing how happy it makes them to get this gift. For some of our animals, it’s their first Christmas with us, and our chance to spoil them a little. But sadly, for others, it’s their last … so I want to…

We Are The Largest Dog And Cat Sanctuary In The World

April 19, 2018

Many are not aware that D.E.L.T.A. Rescue has set new precedents and new standards for the care of animals in a shelter or sanctuary. Out of D.E.L.T.A. Rescue came the Kidney Dialysis program at UC Davis, over 20 years ago, the very first in the world and formerly the only one in the world. Now…

No matter what, we stand for Dedication and Everlasting Love To Animals

April 4, 2018

We are a care for life organization, and a full care hospital. We have a hospice, similar to a human hospice, for animals who have special needs in preparing to leave this world, making their own peace with eternity, on their own terms. We have an organization that does not impact any other pound, humane…

Zebra is miss personality

Meet Miss Personality!

March 3, 2018

This is Zebra a 9-year-old Dalmatian and German Shorthair Pointer mix. And she is “Miss Personality!” You know how some people are just blessed? They have the good looks and the great personality . . . you just know they will do well in life? That’s Zebra! She is still a child in her middle…

The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% for every purchase you make

February 14, 2018

D.E.L.T.A. Rescue – Dedication and Everlasting Love To Animals is one of the eligible charitable organizations 501(c)(3) to receive 0.5% from every purchase made through AmazonSmile. It is important to note you must make purchases through the AmazonSmile.com domain (Not just regular amazon.com). Below are a few frequently asked questions. Can I use my existing…

Saga deserves hugs

“Saga” had a home once, where people pretended to love her.

February 9, 2018

“Saga” had a home once, then she was thrown out and condemned to die in the deep desert . . . Saga lived in a home near the deep desert. Those people pretended to love her. Imagine how shocked she must have been one day when it ended and she was driven out and thrown…

Audrea and her sister Nisha were orphans and had to fend for themselves at barely two months old

December 13, 2017

There is no other organization on the planet that could or would have saved little Audrea’s life. None. And here she is today, grateful to be alive! It saddens me to drive by open fields or wooded shoulders by the side of the road knowing there are many feral cats struggling to live in the…

Our Chief Veterinarian answers your pet questions

November 29, 2017

Many pet health issues have already been addressed and are categorized below. Simply click the category of interest. D.E.L.T.A Rescue ASK THE VET – CATEGORIES: Ask Your Question Here: Learn more about Dr. Gaylord Brown, D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Chief Veterinarian  

Every cat in this house was rescued form certain death

November 10, 2017

 Our 800 cats live in three dozen air-conditioned indoor and outdoor catteries where they each enjoy three meals a day. The formerly feral cats now have a cozy place to sleep, and climbing trees to play on! We do not receive any help from the government – not a dime! Our entire mission and…

If people only realized how short the animals’ lives are . . .

October 30, 2017

Dr. Brown and I were reflecting on how many times we have watched puppies or kittens live a full life here, and then grow old and die. So many lifetimes. So many of our kids. Thousands. The upshot of our conversation was that if people only realized how short the animals’ lives are, they would…

The Volunteer Fire Brigade

October 20, 2017

The Sand Fire of July 2016 cost us a lot of money. We had to pay our staff for being there around the clock for days. We also had to pay the ex-firemen who manned our sanctuary engines and pumps for the same days. Then there is the daily food bill since the roads were…

Dr Gaylord Brown

Making Significant Contributions To Veterinary Medicine

August 28, 2017

In 1997 Leo Grillo received the EL BLANCO AWARD from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine for establishing the worlds first kidney dialysis center for dogs and cats. Since then DELTA Rescue and it’s two state-of-the-art hospitals with Chief Veterinarian Dr. Gaylord Brown continue to help animals from around the world. D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Has Been A…

Providing a warm, safe place to sleep for a frightened, hurting little animal

August 17, 2017

Frightened little “Purdy” was abandoned . . . and pregnant. Are you sitting in a comfortable chair inside your familiar living space, reading this? Maybe you are enjoying a cup of coffee or tea as you read? Do me a favor . . . look around. Please look carefully and appreciatively at everything in your…

Mocha man getting belly rub

Another example of what our mission is all about. . .

July 17, 2017

Anyone can say they rescue animals, and they can brag about finding them homes too . . . the Internet if full of them . . . . . . but we know from paid research we did years ago that American’s keep their pets only two and a half years. So even if those…

Become A Partner In The War Against Pet Abandonment

July 12, 2017

At D.E.L.T.A. Rescue — we don’t just talk about an animal issue, we do something about it! Because talk alone doesn’t feed the hungry or heal the wounded . . . only direct rescue work does. When you help this mission grow by joining us and asking your friends to join us . . .…

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