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In Loving Memory of Rafaela Johnson

In Loving Memory of Rafaela Johnson

Image uploaded from iOS Rafaela Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary is deeply saddened at the loss of Rafaela Johnson so early in her life.  A genuine and compassionate animal lover, Rafaela recently contacted us offering to foster FeLV/FIV or special needs cats.  We were thrilled to have an angel for the animals offer to volunteer with us.  We had even identified a frightened, injured, FIV positive kitty for her to foster and she was already engaged in learning about him so she could help him.  Tragically, we lost her before she could start fostering for us.  God Bless you Rafael.

We hope you are now loving all the animals waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge.

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Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary

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….


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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.


WILD BLUE’S MAY KITTY OF THE MONTH

Please meet our kitty of the month for MAY, Oracle!

Meow, meow, my name is Oracle. I’m a very friendly, female, Grey Tabby kitty. I’ll be 6 years young at the end of this year. I love the attention of my humans! I love talking them into rubbing my belly and petting me endlessly. I was previously adopted, but my owners had to move away. So I recently returned to Wild Blue and I may take a bit of time to re-adjust, but I still dream of a forever home where I can truly stay forever.

I’m spayed, 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.


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Please join us in congratulating team member – Mimi Robitaille – as our May volunteer of the month!

Mimi writes — In the Spring of 2016, I didn’t even know about Wild Blue and was thinking of volunteering with the Humane Society (with the cats of course =^..^=).  That didn’t work out. Fortuitous. Fast forward a couple of weeks, and I was in PetCo buying cat food for my four babies (Ash, Dexie, Jack and Jules), and saw Wild Blue and Melinda at the adoption fair.  I briefly told Melinda my story and she gave me a pamphlet and directed me to the on-line volunteer application.  The rest is history….MayVolWildBlueJabal

I started out in June volunteering on Monday mornings at the Sanctuary, this quickly lead to fostering, because they had all those Missouri kitties come in, so…why not?  I have a mostly unused guest room.  Then I hung out one Saturday to help at the adoption fair…and you can guess what happened from there.

I do have to say that I have successfully fostered 25 kittens and cats, 22 of which have been adopted out.  (Shout out to Ash, my foster ambassador, he’s so amazing).  I’m a loud and proud and bonafide Crazy Cat Lady – I own it, I love it.  (And for those who don’t know, I’m Canadian).  Since I’ve been working with Wild Blue, people in my life think it’s an awesome place.  Volunteering with Wild Blue makes my crazy cat lady thing legitimate! So, I work full time, plus some, and give what spare time I have to Wild Blue, and won’t be stopping anytime soon. Thank you very much for your dedication to the Wild Blue 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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**When you make a purchase through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Wild Blue Animal Rescue And Sanctuary!**

Thanks also go out to our veterinary partners – your support means the world to us!

Proud participants of the Shelter Animals Count.

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Sponsorships

These generous souls found it in their hearts to sponsor a kitten….

Koehnke - Klipspringer

Interested in sponsoring? Check out our sponsor-able kittens on our donation page!

And a very special thank you to our sustaining members…

Kate & Karl Scheer

Want to support us monthly? Consider becoming a sustaining member on our donation page!

Honorary Mayor of Black Forest Contest

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Animal lovers unite! Wild Blue Animal Rescue & Sanctuary and National Mill Dog Rescue are proudly partnering to present the ‘Honorary Mayor of Black Forest, 2017’ contest!

Which bi-pawtisan candidate best represents the spirit of animal rescue in the Black Forest? You decide! #HMOBF

 

One dollar equates to one vote, and the candidate with the most votes wins! You can vote as many times as you want and for multiple candidates!

Proceeds are split between The National Mill Dog Rescue and Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, so vote early and often knowing that your money’s going to the fantastic cause of animal rescue!

Share with your friends and show your support on Facebook with these voting stickers– just right click to save!

Our Partner Veterinarians

Name Phone Address
 Aspen View Veterinary Hospital   (719) 638-6363 5925 Constitution Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO, 80917
 Black Forest Veterinary Clinic  (719) 495-3666 12655 Black Forest Rd, Suite 118
Colorado Springs, CO, 80908
 Cat Tails Feline Health Center  (719) 575-0007 3625 Star Ranch Road
Colorado Springs, CO, 80906
 High Plains Veterinary Hospital  (719) 574-8920 4007 Tutt Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80922
 Monument Veterinary Clinic  (719) 481-3509 1024 W. Baptist Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80921
 Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic  (719) 433-7671 6770 Foxtrot Lane, Suite B
Colorado Springs, CO, 80924
 Tender Care Veterinary Center  (719) 559-8282 8036 Meridian Park Dr
Falcon, CO, 80831

Data & Statistics

Per Wild Blue’s most recent partnership with Maddie’s Fund (Innovation Grants) and in accordance to the good work being done at Shelter Animals Count, Wild Blue will now track the number of cats and kittens moving in and out of the Sanctuary every month using a tool called the Basic Data Matrix.

To view the current data please go to: Wild Blue JULY-AUGUST 2016 Data

This data is freely available and any questions should be directed to gro.s1495586584rabw@1495586584tropp1495586584us1495586584.

Surrender Application

Surrender Inquiry

Surrender Inquiry Form

This is the first step to surrendering a cat, but it does not guarantee acceptance. We will try to call or email within 48 business hours of your submission. Please follow up if you don't hear from us, as the internet is fallible.

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Volunteer Application

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Sanctuary Team

MUST BE DRIVING OR PARENT MUST STAY WITH YOU DURING SHIFT. Sanctuary Team: Feeding cats, cleaning litter pans, cleaning sanctuary, petting and playing with cats.

Adoption Fair Team

MUST BE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OLD. Adoption Fair Team: Saturdays from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM - includes setup and breakdown with Adoption Fair from 12 - 4, Working with potential adopters to help place cats and kittens in forever homes, May be asked to transport cats to and from the sanctuary and Petco

Foster Team

Foster Team: Responsible for the care and well-being of foster kittens/mama cats placed in your home, Take kittens/mama cats to vet as needed, Monitor kittens/mama cat's records for vet procedures and once complete notify Foster Coordinator, Adopt out kittens/mama cats to include paperwork & taking payment, then submit to Wild Blue, Take kittens to at least two Adoption Fairs a month, Provide bio info and pictures for Adopt-A-Pet and Petfinder for each kitten/mama cat

Emergency Contact

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By signing and submitting this application to WBARS, you agree to all terms and conditions listed in the above agreement for yourself and your minors participating in WBARS volunteer activities.

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Thank you to our Veterinary Partners

Name Phone Address
 Aspen View Veterinary Hospital   (719) 638-6363 5925 Constitution Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO, 80917
 Black Forest Veterinary Clinic  (719) 495-3666 12655 Black Forest Rd, Suite 118
Colorado Springs, CO, 80908
 Cat Tails Feline Health Center  (719) 575-0007 3625 Star Ranch Road
Colorado Springs, CO, 80906
 High Plains Veterinary Hospital  (719) 574-8920 4007 Tutt Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80922
 Monument Veterinary Clinic  (719) 481-3509 1024 W. Baptist Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80921
 Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic  (719) 433-7671 6770 Foxtrot Lane, Suite B
Colorado Springs, CO, 80924
 Tender Care Veterinary Center  (719) 559-8282 8036 Meridian Park Dr
Falcon, CO, 80831

 

Thanks also to these clinics for their ongoing support:

For Paws (TNR for feral cats only)
Peyton, CO
(719) 495-4717
www.fpvclinic.com

SCVIM (Southern Colorado Veterinary Internal Medicine) emergency treatment
Colorado Springs, CO
(719) 272-4004
www.imvets.com

 

Helpful Information

Emergency Planning for Pets

Shopping Green for Pets

Help with Veterinary Bills

Pet Proofing Your Home (Thank you Addison for suggesting this great resource!)

Goodcall’s State-By-State Guide to Moving with Pets

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Resources

If you find yourself considering whether it’s time to let your beloved companion cross to the Rainbow Bridge, please refer to Doctor Jim Humphries’ Quality of Life Scoresheet, to help you makPet losse an informed decision.

 

For those with children mourning the loss of a beloved companion, we recommend the article ‘Our First Big Loss: Helping Children Through the Grieving Process and Loss of a Pet‘.

 


The Poem – courtesy of Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.RB_Poem_Gate

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….         ~ Author unknown

 

 In Memory…

Donna & Sammy Our beloved Sammy T passed away today at a hearty 19 years of age. She will be missed, most of all by her long term foster Donna. Thank you so much, Donna, for giving Sammy T a home.
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Rest in Peace little Everette. He was a sweet kitteh babe who had a chronic bladder issue which couldn’t be treated. He is now healthy and happy at Rainbow Bridge. We’ll see you again Everette. Hugs and love!
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We miss you so very much. You were a wonderful kitten and you were taken from us much too soon. We’ll see you again on the other side.

 

 

 Daisy Mae
Daisy MaeOur sweet Daisy Mae crossed over Rainbow Bridge last night. She came to us last year at 15 years old and spent much of her time in the special care room. She often had a cold or upper respiratory infection. She was a small long hair gray tabby who just loved to cuddle. Angela, a wonderful woman with a great husband and young twin boys agreed to bring her into their home to foster her knowing she would spend the rest of her life there. When it was discovered that she had cancer of the tongue a couple of weeks, the decision was made today to let her go. We shall be forever grateful to Angela and her family that Daisy Mae knew the love of a home and was surrounded by those who loved her on her final days.
Rest sweet Daisy Mae…
 Samson
SamsonIt is with a heavy heart that we let you know that our sweet old man Samson passed away in March 2015. For those who didn’t know him, Samson was nothing but skin and bones when Lauri rescued him. A Wild Blue adopter found him nearly starved to death on a cold November night as they packed their car for a Thanksgiving trip. His skin crackled when Lauri tried to give him subQ fluids and she didn’t think he would survive the night. But survive he did, and not only that, he thrived for three more years due to the love and care of Darcy, his angel adopter.
When Darcy adopted him, he was so much better, but still skinny, and estimated to be nearly 20 years old! We cannot thank Darcy enough for what she did for us and for sweet Samson. She is an inspiration, and she and Samson give us hope for a great life for every senior kitty we take in. We have happy thoughts that Samson lived a wonderful life with Darcy and he is now running with joy at the Rainbow Bridge until we all see him again.