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Fire, Mud, Quakes...Oh, My!

Just when you thought that fire-ravaged Southern California can't take anymore, now it's bracing for mudslides and a deadly earthquake.

 
 
Pictured: One of D.E.L.T.A. Rescue's 1,500 animals in active surgery.
Pictured: One of D.E.L.T.A. Rescue's 1,500 animals in active surgery.
PRLog - Oct. 12, 2009 - LOS ANGELES, CA - “When the big one hits, our infrastructure will collapse and our roads will crumble. We'll have no deliveries, gas or electricity. There will be no moving around,” said actor/animal welfare expert Leo Grillo. “Yet we'll still have to feed, medicate and care for our dogs, cats, fish, horses, turtles, hamsters and other pets.”

That is why Grillo is working feverishly to help animals from the mountains to the coast survive natural disasters. He joins well over 6 million other Californians in the largest earthquake preparedness drill in the state's history on Thursday, October 15. The Great California ShakeOut is set for 10:15 a.m.

This comes at a time when Grillo's location is also preparing for possible mudslides which could happen if rain predictions come true this week.

Natural disasters can be terrorizing ordeals not only for humans, but for the animals, too.

“Not only will you be frightened, but your animals will be petrified. You have to remain in control for their sakes,” said Grillo, a world-renowned animal rescuer and founder of Horse Rescue of America.

“And the best way to calm your own anxiety is to have made preparations, to have a plan, and to follow that plan.”

Grillo feels that D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, which is located northeast of Los Angeles, will be able to withstand another major disaster. “Our structures are strong because they're all newer and built to code,” Grillo said. “Even my straw bale dog houses are designed to take any quake.” Grillo's plan of action proves promising since seismologists are now on edge as are those whose on-going mission is to save lives.

D.E.L.T.A. Rescue operates two state-of-the-art hospitals.

Since officials are unable to pinpoint the exact time the next calamitous earthquake or other natural disaster will occur, Grillo says D.E.L.T.A. Rescue will remain in disaster readiness mode from this point on, particularly since landslides could develop in the wake of recent wildfire devastation.  Pictured: Chief veterinarian Dr. Gaylord Brown in active surgery.

Grillo said D.E.L.T.A. Rescue has already stockpiled sleeping bags and MRE's (Meals, Ready-to-Eat) for its staff. Water storage tanks have been placed throughout the 150-acre sanctuary. Although the refuge has about 1,000 emergency blankets for the dogs are in ready reserve, it could use more. The hospitals are equipped with a six-month supply of emergency medical supplies and pharmaceuticals.

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