October 11th, 2013
10:06 PM ET

American Journey: Delta Rescue

Actor Leo Grillo rescues dogs after they’ve been abandoned in the wilderness in Los Angeles. CNN’s Tom Foreman reports.

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  1. Felicity fenton

    I don't live in America but in the UK I think your work is wonderful I rescue cats in a small way and it is rewarding, You are a good man and in the new year I will donate some money to you in $ so I wish you a Happy Christmas and New year God Bless

    December 22, 2013 at 7:35 am |
  2. Justen

    Thank you Leo for caring and doing so much!!!

    December 13, 2013 at 9:48 pm |
  3. Marilyn Chinburg

    I have long admired Leo Grillo's magnificent work on behalf of abandoned animals. This story needs to be expanded and given the status of major animal news. Leo is leaving a great legacy, but a lot of help is needed to see that it continues on and on.

    December 11, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  4. Debora DeMent

    I have donated to Delta Rescue for years and like many others, I only wish I could do more. He seems to use his funds wisely, he doesn't send calendars or stickers or junk that none of us need, he writes a monthly letter and keeps us up to date on his mission. There is a special place in my heart and the hearts of all those animals for this wonderful man and his caring staff. Keep up the good work Leo.

    November 21, 2013 at 11:31 pm |
  5. Liz

    Wish the news story was longer. I am impressed by the cleanliness of the facility. Leo is a hero to me and to those who can't save themselves. Wish there were more organizations like this. What will happen when Leo can no longer do the work? Are there others to take his place at the rescue?

    November 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm |
  6. Judith Crites

    I have donated to DELTA rescue for years and also included this organization in my will. I respect and am amazed by Leo's compassion, love, hard work and dedication. Thank you for showcasing him and his animals on CNN.

    November 10, 2013 at 7:08 pm |
  7. Eunice

    Thank you Leo for rescuing the animals all those years. I have been donating to DELTA every
    month for many years but I wish I could do more.

    November 9, 2013 at 2:45 pm |

    I have donated to DELTA RESCUE for several years and only wish I had millions of dollars to give to him for his tireless, selfless and loving work. I don't have many real heroes or people I admire anymore, but this man truly has my deepest respect, admiration and my heart. HE is a true hero and I know he has earned a very special place in heaven. God bless you Mr. Grillo, and thank you from me and my schnauzers, Baron and Jack. Woof-Woof!!

    November 8, 2013 at 8:32 pm |
  9. Dan McPeek

    I live in Arizona and donate as much as I can to this fantastic organization. Mr. Grillo deserves so much credit for his wonderful work with the critters. Thank you Mr. Cooper and CNN for featuring the work of Mr. Grillo and his staff at

    October 28, 2013 at 3:58 pm |
  10. Diane

    I have supported Leo's work for years and I am so happy that more people will now find out about the amazing work he is doing with Delta Rescue. Right on Anderson!!!

    October 16, 2013 at 7:02 pm |
  11. Sugar Bouche

    Dear Anderson.
    I like to thank you for reporting about Delta Rescue. We need more of this kind of informational programs on this subject. We also need as many people as possible the likes of Leo Grill to get involved in this movement of wisdom and kindness so we can know we are truly human.

    October 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm |
  12. Les Brandt

    Now this is the man I WANT to meet next...not some celebrity writer, big metal band member, rapper, basketball player etc...LEO GRILLO is the person...the man with the enormous heart!!! Wow...what a life...filled with animal souls who understand the love you have for them...This is soul awesome...thanks Valerie for getting his info out to everyone...

    October 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm |
    • Joe

      Leo is my Hero. We need more people like Leo

      October 23, 2013 at 8:10 am |
  13. Roscoe Chait

    An amazing story of animal rescue, giving abused and abandoned animals a home for life. I admire Leo Grillo for the astounding work he has done for 35 years.

    October 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm |

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