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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 . . .…

Aldo is happy, but always worried his forever home will disappear.

May 28, 2017

Can you imagine that this sweet dog, Aldo, was 4-years-old when we found him barely surviving in the merciless deep desert, where he had contracted tick fever? As you know, tick fever is the equivalent of a bacterial rat poison. Aldo could have suddenly bled to death one day in the desert. With a simple…

e-Vet ALERT: Canine Influenza

May 18, 2017

Canine influenza is a relatively new infection in dogs. It is caused by 2 serotypes H3N8 and the less frequent H3N2. The signs are an acute respiratory infection manifested by a soft moist cough, nasal discharge, lack of appetite, and fever. Most dogs, 80%, show only mild signs and recover with no treatment. Others may…


I’ve spent 38-years rescuing animals who were either abandoned or born in the wilderness.

May 1, 2017

After all these years, I am still telling you stories of my rescues … trying to show you how magnificent these animals really are. In all these years, I’ve only been able to tell you about some of our cats and dogs . . . not all. Most of our beloved animals are known only to us…


Animal Sanctuary in Need of Donations to Continue Operating Facility in Acton

April 30, 2017

D.E.L.T.A Rescue has been saving abandoned animals in Southern California for over 30 years and is need of donations due to rising operation costs. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on April 19, 2017.

Brindle is one of the sweetest dogs at our sanctuary

April 19, 2017

I cringe with guilt when I hear her name, as if we were lazy and we didn’t get to know this gentle spirit before we named her. With a flurry of desperate, deep desert rescues, Brindle was in a group of sick dogs who needed emergency care. There was no time to be creative. So…


Henrietta is a young 50-something in human years.

April 6, 2017

Henrietta was abandoned in the deep desert as a young dog. She survived her youth there. The deep desert is many thousands of square miles of death. Besides struggling with up to 120 degree heat, and starvation, many of these dogs die of tick fever, which is horrible! It is like they’re ingesting rat poison…

Meet Al

Meet Al – a shy dog who was dumped in the deep desert

March 18, 2017

Al is a small dog, and he’s about 7-years-old now. He is a sweet, shy dog and I still cannot imagine who would toss him out into the deep desert, and leave him to die . . . . . without water, let alone food. People seem to be getting worse the world over, not…

Pitbull rescue with happy ending

A Second Chance To Be Loved

March 12, 2017

This little guy was willing to come back and endure pain and suffering . . . just to be with us again. The older we get the more we want to know “what is really going on?” . . . and being so close to life and death for 35-years, I feel what that is…

Medical Miracle or Modern Science…

March 9, 2017

Meet DUKE – he was abandoned in the wilderness.  In December 2015 DUKE began showing signs of post distemper myelopathy. He can’t walk — most dogs will not recover. But where there is hope there is a way. DUKE started on cutting edge Cold Laser Therapy in April 2016. This cold laser treatment stimulates…

Hercules lives a safe and healthy life at Delta Rescue

These angels have an amazing ability to blossom when they get proper food, medical care. . . and love.

February 28, 2017

“I want you to know how truly grateful I am that with your help, I am able to make the difference in the lives of these remarkable animals. They all would have died, unknown to the world, if it weren’t for people like you . . . hearing their cry and taking action with your…

e-Vet ALERT: Valentine dangers to your pet – roses, lilies, raisins, chocolate and more

February 7, 2017

Topic: Valentine Dangers to Your Pet by D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Veterinarian, Dr. Gaylord Brown With Valentine’s Day just around the corner be aware of some treats and gifts that can be toxic or dangerous to your pets. Lilies are often included in Valentine bouquets. They contain a toxin in the petals, leaves, and pollen. The water…

El Blanco Award Delta Rescue

DELTA Rescue receives “GOLD” by the National Watchdog GuideStar

February 6, 2017

D.E.L.T.A. Rescue is proud to announce that it has been rated “GOLD” by the national watchdog GuideStar / Foundation Center, the premier destination for nonprofits and nonprofit research that uses authoritative data derived from validated sources, including 990s and direct reporting which is verified and updated daily to form their charity rankings. For a combined…

DELTA Rescue Animal Super Sanctuary

This video shows a great overview of this huge animal super sanctuary

February 6, 2017

This video shows a great overview of the Super Sanctuary and how the animals live.


I see many medical issues in our animals, and many miracles too . . .

February 1, 2017

DELTA Rescue’s Chief Veterinarian Dr. Gaylord Brown has an update on Sister the Chihuahua’s condition: Sister, the Chihuahua, is walking again. The cold laser was part of her treatment plan and I am sure it played an important role in her recovery. In addition to cold laser she was given whirlpool therapy, walking in the wheel chair, and…

Ward one of our angels

The Life You Save Is Now Your Responsibility

January 29, 2017

As this new year begins, I am sad for all my friends who did not make it past 2016. There are so many. And I can’t help but feel I cheated them by not telling you about their rescues and their wonderful lives here with us. Near the end, when they are in our hospital…

Techron one of the kids

e-Vet ALERT: Beware Ibuprofen in Dogs

January 26, 2017

Topic: Beware Ibuprofen in Dogs by D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Veterinarian, Dr. Gaylord Brown Ibuprofen is a common non-steroidal ant-inflammatory used in humans for analgesia. Its relative safety in people have led some well meaning pet owners to consider its use in dogs to alleviate discomfort from arthritis. unfortunately, such action may lead to death due to…

Make A Recurring Donation To Our Animal Super Sanctuary

January 13, 2017

Become A MEMBER of D.E.L.T.A. Rescue by making a donation to our Super Sanctuary! With your donation you’ve become part of a team that actually rescues abandoned, hungry animals and shelters them without killing them! If we don’t help these animals, nobody else will… DELTA Rescue is the largest no kill, care-for-life, animal sanctuary of its…

Kippers Journey

Thanks to people like you- our sanctuary is the only hope on Earth for these little angels.

December 12, 2016

I am proud that this is Kipper’s home. It belongs to her and all the animals here. I built it and I keep it safe, but they own it. And they allow me to be their custodian. I am proud of that too. I remember New Year’s Eve 2010 and Kipper was about 10-months-old and…

august sand fire 2016

UPDATE: The Sand Fire of July 2016

August 9, 2016

I called our staff and had them be ready to come to the sanctuary at night if need be. That night flames were visible in mountains above our animals.

A cold laser treatment machine for the dogs, cats and horses needed at DELTA Rescue

June 16, 2016

I discovered there is something that is very close to the magic wand from Star Trek! It is a cold laser unit. Yes, laser like they shoot into space, or use to cut things . . . except it is cold, and it will not burn. If you are science-minded, this device “shoots a laser…

Like a parent, it is my job to be sure each of our animals never has to worry again.

February 22, 2016

This is very hard work, if you love animals. If there were no money problems, financially impossible government mandates, and constant staffing issues to worry about . . . there would still be the worrying about each of our animal-angels. That never goes away. Whatever else I do, I am in a constant state of…

Each rescued animal at D.E.L.T.A. Rescue super sanctuary is part of our family.

January 26, 2016

I love each of our animals and I want them to live with us as long as possible. Smith & Wesson were puppies 12-years-ago and I rescued them with their sister, Benelli. Over the years all three were together in one of our largest yards, with two trees, a straw bale dog house and lots…

How To Build A Straw Bale Dog House

January 24, 2016

The number one priority at the D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Super Sanctuary is to provide the best possible care and comfort for our animals. Our founder, Leo Grillo, has invented the perfect solution to providing our dogs relief from the heat of the summer, and the cold temperatures of the winter by designing a stuccoed straw-bale adobe…


Wesson and Sierra are a perfect pair

January 1, 2016

After suffering their tragic losses, these two angles found each other. I have seen this enough to be sure that some animals die in order to make room for one of their cousins. That’s why I always advise people to get another dog or cat as soon as their’s passes . . . because he…

Give A Christmas Love Stocking

December 18, 2015

It’s Christmas again! 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…

Please donate to Delta Rescue Animal Super Sanctuary

#GivingTuesday and DELTA Rescue

November 21, 2015

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. People from around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and to give. It’s a simple idea. Please join in, and find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to give something to DE.L.T.A. Rescue (Dedication and Everlasting Love to…

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