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DELTA Rescue shelter in Southern California

A cat navigates a catwalk at Leo Grillo's

A cat navigates a catwalk at Leo Grillo's DELTA Rescue complex in Acton, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

Lee Grillo's DELTA (Dedication & Everlasting Love to Animals) Rescue shelter in Southern California has grown over three decades to become the largest no-kill, care-for-life sanctuary in the nation for abandoned pets, home to some 1,500 dogs, cats and horses.

Lee Grillo atop one of dozens of dog
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Lee Grillo atop one of dozens of dog shelters, made from bales of straw, plywood and stucco, at his DELTA Rescue complex in Acton, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2013)

Leo Grillo with horses at his DELTA (Dedication
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Leo Grillo with horses at his DELTA (Dedication & Everlasting Love to Animals) Rescue complex in Acton, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2013)

Leo Grillo poses with two of his firefighting
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Leo Grillo poses with two of his firefighting rigs at his DELTA Rescue complex in Acton, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2013)

Leo Grillo plays with cats at his DELTA
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Leo Grillo plays with cats at his DELTA Rescue complex in Acton, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2013)

A cat navigates a catwalk at Leo Grillo's
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A cat navigates a catwalk at Leo Grillo's DELTA Rescue complex in Acton, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2013)

Leo Grillo, center, his former wife and
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Leo Grillo, center, his former wife and veterinary assistant Stacy Grillo and veterinarian Dr. Gaylord Brown chat in an exam room at the fully-equipped veterinary hospital at the DELTA Rescue complex in Acton, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2013)

Veterinarian Dr. Gaylord Brown, right, and assistant Stacy
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Veterinarian Dr. Gaylord Brown, right, and assistant Stacy Grillo examine Mickey, a cat with diabetes, at DELTA Rescue complex in Acton, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2013)

Leo Grillo enters the cat complex at his
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Leo Grillo enters the cat complex at his DELTA Rescue complex in Acton, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2013)

Dogs check out their baby pools at Leo
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Dogs check out their baby pools at Leo Grillo's DELTA Rescue complex in Acton, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2013)

Leo Grillo poses with Chaos, a 3-year-old dog
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Leo Grillo poses with Chaos, a 3-year-old dog rescued from Afghanistan, at DELTA Rescue complex in Acton, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2013)

Two dogs stand on shelters built of bales
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Two dogs stand on shelters built of bales of straw, plywood and stucco at Leo Grillo's DELTA Rescue complex in Acton, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2013)

Leo Grillo poses at his DELTA Rescue complex
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Leo Grillo poses at his DELTA Rescue complex in Acton, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2013)

Leo Grillo's DELTA Rescue complex in Acton, Calif.
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Leo Grillo's DELTA Rescue complex in Acton, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2013)

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