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

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…

All residents at DELTA Rescue no-kill animal sanctuary are family, and Polly was one of our kids.

November 13, 2015

Polly was a pretty little girl who fought for the first half of her life, against hunger, exposure and many diseases. I can’t get Polly out of my head . . . and my heart. I was going to tell you about her 5-years with us, and take new pictures for you to see her…

Suzy was rescued in 2010 and now lives at DELTA Rescue animal sanctuary

The Largest Care-For-Life Animal Sanctuary In The World

October 17, 2015

Exactly 5-years ago I wrote this about Suzy. It is important that you read it again so I can show you how critical your help is in this mission of mercy. October, 2010 Just look at Suzy. Her eyes have seen such unimaginable suffering that you want to spend the rest of your life trying…

I have seen enough estate planning nightmares to put into perspective the real human nature of the masses.

August 19, 2015

There are so many happy faces here at our sanctuary I shudder to think of what would have happened to them all if we weren’t here. And what will happen to the others when you and I are no longer around? That’s why estate planning is so important. I asked our lawyer what to do…

Press Articles

May 1, 2014

Archived News features

Actor gives home to abandoned pets

April 25, 2014

~From Associated Press Nearly 35 years ago, Leo Grillo thought he could get people to stop dumping dogs and cats in the forests and deserts of Southern California. He discovered quickly that wasn’t going to happen. There seems to be no end to the number of animals he finds discarded on the side of the…

Rescue complex a haven for 1,500 orphaned animals

April 25, 2014

~From MSN News April 2014; Nearly 35 years ago, actor Leo Grillo thought he could get people to stop dumping dogs and cats in the forests and deserts of Southern California. After more than three decades, there is no end to the number of animals he finds discarded on the side of the road. DELTA…

D.E.L.T.A.: attore crea un santuario per gli animali abbandonati

April 24, 2014

~From Greenstyle Italy Leo Grillo, attore di Los Angels, non avrebbe mai immaginato che il suo amore per gli animali lo potesse condurre fino alla creazione di un santuario. L’uomo, da sempre attivo nella difesa dei randagi, era turbato dai continui abbandoni nelle foreste e nel deserto a sud della California. Nonostante cercasse di sensibilizzare…

Animal Lover Creates Biggest Sanctuary in the US

April 23, 2014

~From Life With Dogs Leo Grillo used to believe that he could get people to stop abandoning their unwanted pets near the deserts of southern California, but he can’t. Instead, he has created an animal sanctuary that has saved the lives of over 1,500 critters. The actor’s inspiration to do so came after he saved…

Actor creates largest animal sanctuary in America

April 22, 2014

~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…

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

April 21, 2014

~From Pet 360 April 2014: 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…

Uplifting Person of the Day – Leo Grillo

April 19, 2014

~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…

The Rescuer

April 18, 2014

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…

Cat’s Constant Licking

April 18, 2014

I rescued a five year old cat that will not eat canned food at all. I’m concerned whether or not she is getting enough nutrients in her dry food. Should I be giving her some additional supplements?

Question about dental hygiene

April 17, 2014

We have two Yorkshire Terrier’s (both under 5Ibs). Both are being fed wet food only (kangaroo and parsnip for one and the other one gets wild rabbit and potato). We have recently started to add some nutrition into their diet as well. The reason for this type of diet is that one of them is…

Kidney disease in cats

April 17, 2014

I have an 11 year old cat who on a recent blood test had very slightly elevated levels of BUN and CRE. For years I have been giving him a little Half and Half daily to try to get more moisture into him; A vet suggested this. He gets moist food in the mornings but…

Question about congestive heart failure

April 14, 2014

My neutered male dog of older indeterminate age has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure which apparently grew out of an earlier heart murmur. He’s on Vetmedin, potassium and several diuretics. We’ve heard favorable things about Hawthorne berries as a possible help for him but his cardiologist doesn’t know what dose or whether it would…

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