Oscar winner Sandra Bullock may be maintaining a low profile of late in the wake of her recent domestic troubles, but she has responded to at least one organization — and it was not a news group.
Recognizing her longtime commitment to animal protection and welfare, D.E.L.T.A. Rescue sent Bullock an email on March 23 offering its support by wishing her well during these difficult times. “We just wanted to let her know that we were there for her as she has been for our animal population,” said a representative of D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, an animal sanctuary located northeast of Los Angeles. “We simply encouraged her to stay strong and did not expect to receive a response.”
But Bullock did respond and did so immediately. “Thank you so much!” was Bullock’s reply to the email correspondence.
Earlier this year, when she and estranged husband Jesse James’ beloved pit bull, CinnaBun, went missing, friends of the then Oscar-nominee noted that she’d rather have their pet back than win an Oscar. Happily for Bullock, she got both! But there’s another reason pet lovers like D.E.L.T.A. Rescue show Bullock such devotion; she’s the mother of two special needs rescue pups, which she discussed recently on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Poppy, a Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix, has three legs, and Ruby the Chihuahua has just two legs (you can see them both at PetSugar). And while they might be missing a limb or two, it’s evident they’re not missing any love.
D.E.L.T.A. Rescue is reported to be the largest care-for-life animal sanctuary of its type in the world. It was founded in 1979 by actor/conservationist/animal welfare activist Leo Grillo.
D.E.L.T.A. stands for Dedication & Everlasting Love To Animals.