It all started in 1979
when actor, Leo Grillo, spotted an abandoned Doberman
on the side of the road in the Angeles National Forest. Leo rescued the tired, thin dog and named her “Delta,”
which means “change” in Greek. At the time, Leo had no idea how this action would affect his life for many years to come.
Later that year, while Leo and Delta were hiking in the wilderness outside of Los Angeles, they came upon 35 starving dogs. Shaken, Leo drove back to the city, purchased several 50-pound bags of dog food, and returned to the area. He spread the food on the ground, whistled for the dogs, and watched as they came running and happily munched on the food. Leo was appalled to learn there was no organization who could help without killing the dogs. Leo vowed to save the dogs, and he spent the next year feeding the dogs daily and medicating them when they were sick.