Since its launch in 2010, Wild Blue has saved the lives of over 2500 animals, with rescue efforts and adoptions spreading to as far away as Nebraska and North Carolina. With our focus on the feline population of the Colorado Springs area, thanks to your caring support, the Sanctuary rescued more than 580 cats and kittens in need during 2016! Wild Blue also has an active foster program with more than 50 animals currently being served.
That rescued number included outdoor kittens and pregnant feral mothers brought into the Wild Blue program from trap-neuter-return (TNR), transfers from other rescues and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, strays & relinquishments. Each cat or kitten is spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped prior to adoption, to ensure we do our part to cut down on Colorado’s feline overpopulation problem.
We found loving homes for a total of nearly 500 of kitties rescued during the past year. Though we lost a few precious lives to untreatable health issues, the others were placed into foster care or are living happily at the Sanctuary. None of this live saving work would be possible without YOU!
We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our individual donors, grantors and fundraising partners who supported us in 2016! We would not be able to exist without the dollars given and partnerships formed with these organizations. Thank you to the ASPCA Adoption Ambassador Program Grant and the Subaru “Share the Love” Event Grant; Best Friends Animal Society – Save them All and Zappos.com free adoption promotion; Colorado Gives Day; Colorado Pet Overpopulation License Plate Fund Grant & Tax Check Off Fund; GreaterGood.Org; Love Animals and the Saving Pets Challenge. Also, the Petco Foundation and the Hambrick Fund have given Wild Blue grants for 2017. Thank you!
Any Wild Blue rescued animal not adopted, living in our feral enclosure, or placed into foster care is living happily at the Sanctuary, and will do so for the duration of its natural, healthy life. None of this live saving work would be possible without YOU!
For security purposes access to the Sanctuary is by appointment only.
To make an appointment to come and visit the kitties — please call us at least a day in advance at (719) 213-1127. Other come and see us at our PetCo adoption fairs on Saturdays from 12noon-4p.m. Thank you for your understanding!
Kevin Hogan, 19, has been a volunteer with Wild Blue since 2012. Kevin has high functioning autism and some learning challenges. Fortunately, Lori Cross made a connection with Kevin and invited him to begin volunteering at the rescue in 2012. At first, Kevin only worked at the shelter, with assistance. Over the years, he has progressed to working the cat adoption fairs without any need for supervision. For Kevin, this is a major accomplishment and we are all indebted to Wild Blue and Lori for giving Kevin this opportunity to learn and grow. At first, Kevin only worked at the shelter, with assistance. Over the years, he has progressed to working the cat adoption fairs without any need for supervision. For Kevin, this is a major accomplishment and we are all indebted to Wild Blue and Lori for giving Kevin this opportunity to learn and grow.
In addition to his volunteerism at Wild Blue, Kevin has done work experience with Dreamcatchers, Pikes Peak BOCES, Air Force Academy horse stables and The DaVinci Academy. Kevin is a gold medal powerlifter with Special Olympics and loves this sport! Finally, Kevin is the proud owner of a WBARS cat … Mr. Roosevelt … adopted in 2013.
A year and a few months ago, Princess was born to a feral momma in a couple’s backyard in Pueblo. The couple started socializing the kittens and got everyone fixed and vaccinated, but only Princess really came around to be a ‘house cat’. They knew they had to find her a real home before they left for the winter, so they reached out to us since we’d helped them with stray kittens they’d found before.
At the rescue, Princess lives up to her name. She’s regal and initially comes off as aloof, but once she gets to know you she warms up to be a regular Princess Diane.
Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen- including the wonderful volunteers at Colorado Springs Utilities and the staff at The Pinery on the Hill, we have an absolutely wonderful Fancy Feast! We raised over $20,000 from the various auction events and entrance tickets. It was our best year yet! Thank you so, so much for your contribution! See you next year!
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Thanks also go out to our veterinary partners – your support means the world to us!