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 75 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 the rescued kitties 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!
Wild Blue kitties are waiting to meet you….
Thank you to the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund for the grant to make this program possible. For the required program application — please go to our Alternatives to Surrender page here http://wbars.org/alternatives-to-surrender/.
WILD BLUE’S APRIL KITTY OF THE MONTH
Please meet our kitty of the month for APRIL, Sherlock!
Meow! My name is Sherlock. I’m a male, long-haired, buff-colored kitty. I was found injured at CSU Pueblo and my coat was very matted and dirty. Luckily, Wild Blue took me in and cared for me. I had some dental work done and got cleaned up a bit. I am not good with other cats just yet, but I LOVE human love! That magic human hand that gives rubs and pets, should not leave my cheeks… ever! I love being brushed too! I continue to adjust to my new safe environment, and look forward to finding my new furrever home.
I’m neutered, microchipped and up to date with my shots. My adoption fee is only 75! If you would like to be pre-approved to adopt me, please submit an online adoption application. If you would like to meet me, contact Wild Blue at (719) 900-CATS (2287) to schedule an appointment. Hope to see you soon!
Come and see the Wild Blue featured kitties at our Saturday adoption fairs — click here for more information.
THANK YOU TO OUR APRIL VOLUNTEERS OF THE MONTH!
Please join us in congratulating team members – Ruth, Shawn, Jared and Nathan Petersen – as our April volunteers of the month!
Ruth writes — We started at Wild Blue last summer because I wanted Nathan (my 16 year old) to get a summer job. He wanted something that had to do with his future career choice of wanting to be a vet. Vet offices don’t hire that young, so I looked around for a shelter that he and his little brother could volunteer with.
It started out the three of us washing out litter boxes and then came the calendar photo contest…..long story short; we weaseled our way into being photographers for Wild Blue and I soon roped my husband and older son into helping out as well!
Nathan and I take most of the pictures while the other three help pose the cats – but they will sometimes pick up the camera too. Wild Blue helps fuel my addictions; photography and cats!!!
PS: Nathan’s still looking for a job in a vet office even if it’s just cleaning!
Thank you very much for your dedication to the Wild Blue kitties!
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