Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary
Since its launch in 2010, Wild Blue has saved the lives of more than 2400 animals with adoptions spreading to as far away as Nebraska and North Carolina. Wild Blue also has an active foster program with more than 30 animals currently being served.
Thanks to your caring and support during 2015, the Sanctuary was able to rescue more than 475 cats and kittens in need. That number included 387 kittens 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 kitten is spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped prior to adoption. We were able to find loving homes for a total of 415 of the 475 rescued kitties during the past year and the others have either been adopted so far this month, 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 2015! We would not be able to exist without the dollars given and partnerships formed with these organizations. Thank you to the ASPCA (Lil BUB’s Big Fund for the ASPCA), Best Friends Animal Society – Save them All, Colorado Gives Day, Colorado Pet Overpopulation License Plate Fund Grant, Love Animals, Saving Pets Challenge, Petco Foundation and the Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund.
With your help in the form of time, donations, and dedication we can help match rescued animals to loving owners, one at a time, and change both lives forever! Bringing hearts together, how exciting!
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 either (719) 964-8905 or (719) 213-1127. Otherwise come and see us at our PetCo adoption fairs on Saturdays from 12noon-4p.m. Thank you for your understanding!
Best Friends Animal Society’s ‘The One’
Wild Blue is participating in this special adoption campaign!
From today until February 15th, all kitties 6 month old or older have a $14 adoption fee!!
Check out all of our adoptable kitties at either of the two links below.
Prior to visiting our kitties – please fill out an online adoption application to be pre-approved for adoption.
Please call us with any questions at (719) 964-8905 or (719) 213-1127.
WILD BLUE’S FEBUARY KITTY OF THE MONTH
If you would like to be pre-approved to adopt me, please submit an online adoption application. If you would like to meet me, please contact Wild Blue at (719) 964-8905 or (719) 213-1127 to schedule an appointment. Hope to see you soon!
THANK YOU TO FEBUARY’S VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH!
Please join us in congratulating Tammy Waldman, Wild Blue’s adoption website coordinator and a kitty foster parent as the February volunteer of the month! In her own words, Tammy says – “I started volunteering for Wild Blue, as a kitten foster, in Oct 2013. I have two teenage daughters and knew fostering kittens would be a way for them to volunteer, learn more about compassion and giving back to the community, all while loving what you do.
Shirley really roped us in by giving us two, healthy & adorable kittens Rosalie & Rosebud; we were hooked! Of course my girls picked up a decent amount of the work for the first 6 months, then they hit this point where they just wanted to spend their “kitten time” cuddling with the kittens and maybe sleeping with them. Anything that used up energy was my job now; feeding, scooping, shampooing carpets, washing dishes & bedding…Yes, even playing became my job, but it is all so worth it. There is nothing I can do that will ever give back to the babies as much as they give me.
I laugh at myself, because sometimes if I have a kitten for only a week I complain that I didn’t get to love it long enough, but on the other hand, I complain when I foster them for too long and have to let them go! I believe at this time I have fostered close to 75 kittens, from 3 weeks old and up. I enjoy fostering the babies I can supplement with milk and the shy terrified ones all as much as the stereotypical, adorable, 8 week old, healthy self-sufficient kitten! I love them all!
In early 2014, I had a series of litters come through that suffered from Panleukopenia. It was a difficult time for my girls and I. We decided to give up fostering for awhile while our hearts healed. This was when I took over the adoption websites, I am now the self-proclaimed “Adoption Site Coordinator”. I create and maintain the cat and kitten biographies and listings for the Adopt-a-Pet and Petfinder adoption websites. I have also recently gone to the sanctuary to take “glamour” shots of the adult cats, hoping that people would like a photo they saw and make a special visit to the sanctuary. I plan on doing the glamour shots twice a year, so I don’t traumatize the camera shy cats!
After taking a few months off from fostering, I couldn’t stay away, I came back and with new insight. I am so much less picky about the litters I get now and I am no longer afraid of what I call the small things: ringworm, mites, kittens who hiss, etc. I would never have the strength and commitment to fostering that I have today, if I wouldn’t have gone through the struggles I did early on in fostering and had Lauri and Shirley there for me as mentors and amazing role models!”
Some tidbits about Tammy: She was born & raised in Minnesota. She joined the Air Force at 19 and separated from the service after 12.5 years for her kids. She has lived abroad in England and here in the US in Idaho, Arkansas, CA, FL and has been in CO for 9 years now. Tammy has 2.5 cats, one is away at college until spring break!
Thank you Tammy for your hard work and dedication to Wild Blue and the kitties!
See all of our adoptable pets at Petfinder and Adopt a Pet.com. Just click their logos below. *Note – if you’d like to make a donation to Wild Blue please visit our Donation page. Thanks!*
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Thanks also go out to our veterinary partners – your support means the world to us!