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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…

Question about my 18 year old poodle’s bloody stool

March 19, 2014

Powder is 18, has cataracts, both eyes but get around very well. Every 7-10 days, she will not want to eat and then has a liquid bloody stool. She won’t eat for another day or so, but then next day eats and is fine with normal stool until this repeats. She has a heart murmur,…

Purple Blister on Dog Prepuce

March 16, 2014

I have a 4yr old neutered Chihuahua that I found has a purple/blood like blister on the top of his prepuce just on the outside of the opening to his penis in the hair area. I very gently squeezed it and maybe a tiny bit of puss came out just below the purple area, but…

Question about feline digestive issues

March 12, 2014

My 11 yr old cat has a medium length coat. He has been throwing up or having diarrhea off and on over the past couple months. He eats high quality dry and canned food: Instinct, Origen, Tikki, Weruva & fresh water). I’ve given him petromalt type of hairball relief because he has had hair balls…

Diet for 78 lb Australian mix

March 12, 2014

Our Baxter needs to lose 10 lbs per the Vet. My husband and I disagree strongly on how much to feed him. Can you advise us, please. He is currently getting 3/4 cup of diet food with green beans and 1/4 cup pumpkin at each meal but is obviously hungry. I want to give more…

CNN Features Delta Rescue

March 11, 2014

Here’s our segment from CNN Anderson Cooper 360. Help us spread the word by sharing it on your Facebook and Twitter! 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. Donor Privacy Policy.

DELTA Rescue in the January Issue of Dog Fancy

March 10, 2014

Dog Fancy just did an article on DELTA Rescue in their January 2014 edition. It is available on news stands now. Make sure you go pick up a copy!

Syndicated Talk Show Host Warren Eckstein of The Pet Show visits Delta Rescue

March 9, 2014

Warren Eckstein host of The Pet Show visits Delta Rescue and founder, Leo Grillo. Warren talks about his visit and observations of what he experienced on a recent visit to the Delta Rescue Super Sanctuary.

CelebZter does a spotlight on DELTA Rescue and founder Leo Grillo

March 7, 2014

Meet the man who has rescued 1,500 dogs and cats from the wild They’re dreaming of a toy-filled Christmas and that’s exactly what the 1,500 animals at D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Lanee will get thanks to Leo Grillo, who is taking on the guise of Santa Claus. Grillo, an actor, passionate conservationist and animal advocate, has single-handedly…

Fire Protection Invention

March 6, 2014

Check out this video of our new PC CODE 16 fire engine, the only one in the world right now! It was invented for our sanctuary by Phos Chek, the makers of the red fire retardant dropped from planes during a wildfire! Looking for retired firefighter volunteers – please inquire below:

What age to spay our Labrador

March 4, 2014

We have a 7 month old Labrador Retriever which I am in the process of training to become a Therapy Dog. She is not spayed although we plan on it. I have asked everyone I can and have discovered that breeders opt for from one year to two years before spaying and veterinarians go with…

Question about medication

March 4, 2014

My cat Baby, who is 18 years, just had a physical. She’s in good health except she is blind from high blood pressure which is now controlled with meds. Her back legs seem to be painful from arthritis and the vet prescribed prednisolone 2.5 mg every other day. It has definitely helped. My problem is…

Fatty tumors in my dog

March 1, 2014

I have a 13 year old mixed breed dog. She is all muscle and weighs about 90 pounds.Tasha developed two tumors, one in the right side of her neck and one in her lower left side around her waist area,about a year ago. Both were aspirated and neither is cancerous. She eats well, there has…

What is cause of bad breath in cats

March 1, 2014

My cat Cody has bad breath. He is a neutered 4-6 year old male striped tabby who throws up periodically (about every 10 days or so) but doesn’t seem sick. My vet has ordered a blood workup, results not yet in. He also has gingivitis and will get a second dental cleaning and extraction this…

Liver levels increased after tooth extraction and antibiotics

February 22, 2014

Our dog had some swelling on her face and it was determined that she had cracked a molar. A blood test was done prior to the extraction. She was administered many drugs for anesthesia and pain during the procedure then Baytril & Tram idol after the surgery. (Of course if you look up each of…

Administering hemp oil

February 20, 2014

Thank you so much for your quick response to my previous questions. I have another question regarding hemp oil. Can you give it orally or does it have to be mixed with food??

Question about a brace

February 20, 2014

Hello! I have a healthy little keeshound dog rescued from ga. He presents with a right front paw that he doesn’t use and keeps it up. Took to vet, no breaks but likely neuropathy. Was chewing on it but cleared that up. Vet suggested amputation and i say no!!!! Where can i get a brace…

Question about seizures

February 20, 2014

A friend’s 16 week old hairless Chinese crested has had seizures. her vet, for some reason, refuses to do a bile enzyme test…only standard blood work. they are in the UK and I am in the US. when my CC had seizures, the liver was the first to be checked by my vet. do you…

Bladder cancer and kidney disease

February 18, 2014

One of my cats has kidney disease-will hemp oil help. if so what dosage, she weighs 5 lbs. My other cat has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, we have ordered hemp oil,she weighs 7.6 lbs-is 1 ml okay to give. Is this hemp oil okay to give with Piroxicam

Question about alergies and seizures

February 18, 2014

My American bulldog was at the vets for a wk stay,(kennel)in may, I told them to give him all his shots before he came home, including flea pill etc, he had a shot for kennel cough also, when I pkd him up, he wasn;t himself, almost to the point , he didn’t recognize me, he…

Extreme matting on my cat

February 18, 2014

I have a two year old long hair kitty that is part of my rescued family (I have 10 rescued indoor kitties). She is part of the small feral community that live in my back yard so of course there is a lot of inbreeding. Bella has HUGE thick mats on her top rear area—I…

Inclusion Cyst

February 10, 2014

I have a 9yr old Beagle with an inclusion cyst, it doesn’t bother him at all but it is growing. Currently it’s about the size of a golf ball. I was curious at to what you thought the course of treatment should be. My vet said that it needed to be surgically removed, that if…

The Rescuer – Feature film about animal rescue

February 1, 2014

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.  A note from Leo — In 2012 this documentary was…

Possible tumor in cats nasal passage

December 22, 2013

Dear Dr. My 9 yr old kitty started sneezing about 5 months ago. I took her to the vet when her face started to swell on one side, up side of her nose and under her eye. Without extensive testing (CT Scan) my vet thinks its a tumor. Took her to another vet and pretty…

What food should I give my dogs

December 13, 2013

I have 3 small dogs – a 6.5 year old yorkie poo (<6 lbs), an 11 year old shih tzu (13 lbs) and a 12.5 year old maltese (13 lbs). As they share food, what is the best option that covers all their needs. They get a multi vitamin (Pet tab) every day.

Feline Cancer

November 30, 2013

My 15 year old grey and white cat is believed to have a tumor in her nasal passages. She’s still spunky and lively but she’s sneezing blood. Our Vet thinks it’s being caused by a tumor, and we are going to do some more testing. Over the last few months I have done some research…

Question about vomiting

November 15, 2013

I have a 12 year old shitz-u who has been vomiting since she was a puppy. I have been very careful with not changing food and she gets no table food. I have consulted my vet and the only thing he has tried is an ant acid which only helps once in a while. I…

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