Twelve Days of Christmas bring hope to D.E.L.T.A. Rescue
When animal lovers make a gift to D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, they are providing more than needed financial and medical support to over 1,500 family pets previously abandoned in the wilderness; their tax-deductible donations send a resounding message to the world that animals deserve a right to exist and receive love; they are keeping alive the true meaning behind "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
LOS ANGELES, CA – “The Twelve Days of Christmas” might be regarded generally as a silly children's song that makes little sense. However, its true meaning is far more enlightening. In actuality, it is a parable – an allegorical story with hidden references to hope, faith, goodness and humanity.
No one knows this better than those who promote benevolent causes, like Leo Grillo, founder and president of D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, the largest no-kill, care-for-life animal sanctuary of its type in the world.
For more than two decades, this actor-turned-animal welfare activist has been providing quality food, superior shelter, state-of-the-art medical care and mucho love for animals previously abandoned in the wilderness.
His lifelong mission has succeeded without any financial muscle from earthly suitors, like the government.
Grillo's mountaintop refuge operates solely on the constant mortal patter of those gentle hearts who want to make a difference in the struggling lives of these less fortunate animals, whose please for compassion never stop.
The latest, if not one of the more adorable, to arrive at the sanctuary is 'Hearts,' a bright-eyed puppy born with a permanent smile. Unwanted, her previous owners placed her and her sisters in a manger made of flimsy cardboard and left it on the side of a desolate road.
Grillo's difficult, and oftentimes heartbreaking, work does not begin and end on the day he single-handedly rescues these gifts from Heaven from the death clasps of predators, disease and exposure; his job is everyday thereafter. It's a 24-7 gig.
Unless one has been to war and back, humans can only imagine the torment these faithful beings have had to endure. Many have no idea just how deeply their wounds have penetrated their vulnerable, little souls.
But the animals seem to all want to bounce back with vigor, some a bit quicker than others.
“It must be our love that causes such a profound change in them,” said Grillo, who will present a Christmas Love Stocking, packed with goodies, to each of his 1,500 rescued animals beginning on the First Day of Christmas (Dec. 25).
From that date to the twelfth day (Jan. 6) -- Day of Epiphany, or awakening -- the dogs and cats will receive a tiding of great joy from their personal stocking, made possible by the wise men and wise women bearing gifts from all four corners of the globe.
The canines will stand tall, tails wagging with great anticipation, below the lintels to their straw bale adobes awaiting what their true love will give them next. For those like little 'Hearts,' they will experience the spirit of Christmas, the principle of conscious life, rejoicing in their first yuletide at D.E.L.T.A. Rescue. Sadly, some of the old and very sick will see their last.
And as in years past, it will be on the Twelfth Day of Christmas when their true love gives to them a band of Drummers Drumming, a message of shining hope that others will come forth to also promote their plight and support their well-being.
To sponsor a Christmas Love Stocking or learn how to become a yearlong donor, go to http:deltarescue.org today.
Contact author: EPmagWest@aol.com