DELTA (Dedication & Everlasting Love to Animals) Rescue complex is the largest no-kill sanctuary in the US, giving a home to some 1,500 abandoned dogs, cats and horses.
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 Rescue is now the largest no-kill, care-for-life sanctuary in the nation for abandoned pets. Situated on115 hilltop acres in western Los Angeles County, the sanctuary is home to some 1,500 dogs, cats and horses and boasts an annual budget of $8 million, 50 employees, a state-of-the-art hospital with full-time veterinarian and a designated fire department.
In this photo: Leo Grillo pats one horse while another, Max, tries to sneak a treat from a bag at Grillo's DELTA (Dedication & Everlasting Love to Animals) Rescue complex in Acton, Calif. on Aug. 29.
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