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!
Debbie grew up an Army brat which allowed her the wonderful opportunity to live throughout the world…….she was born in Japan, and started 1st grade in France, finally graduating from high school in Greece. She now tells her grandkids the stories. She is an ex-nurse who worked in the VA system during the Vietnam war. There, she met Bruce who is now retired from the Air Force. The Air Force Academy is what brought her to Colorado Springs over 30 years ago when Bruce was a glider instructor. Their children grew up here in Colorado Springs, left to attend college, and lucky for them, they returned to live here.
She was a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for 15 years as a voice for abused children in the court system. In her committed advocacy for kids, she was awarded CASA volunteer of the year in 2001. She took a break and decided to get involved with Wild Blue after meeting Lauri in a grocery store parking lot while evacuating from the Black Forest wildfires.
Being involved with Wild Blue has been such an honor for her. She loves all animals, great and small. Getting to know the people at Wild Blue and of course, especially the Wild Blue fur-babies has been the best part of her involvement. She loves being a part of such an important effort.
Thank you, Debbie, so much for your time and commitment!
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!