Meet Wild Blue Cats!

A Feline Rescue & Sanctuary

Wild Blue Cats is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to saving the precious lives of cats and kittens who are abandonedabusedneglecteddisplaced or surrendered, and to find them permanent homes or provide lifetime sanctuary or foster care. We also conduct Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) ventures outside city limits while supporting TNR efforts inside city limits to the best of our capacity. 100% of the cats we help are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and, when not feral, microchipped.

We are committed to preventing and eliminating euthanasia of treatable and savable animals. We believe euthanasia is a last resort only for animals suffering severe injuries or illnesses which are causing extreme discomfort and poor quality of life for the animal.

Wild Blue is a volunteer run organization, with programs ranging from subsidized spay/neuter costs for low income families to kitten therapy for at-risk populations.

Executive Team

Lauri Cross, Executive Director and Founder
Allison DuVal, Director of Rescue Operations
Michelle Burkhart, Director of Sanctuary Operations
Amy Mayberry, Director of Development

Leadership Team

Connie Borowec
Debbie Carter
Jane Hlavaty
Jeff Laboissonniere
Jenn McGilton
Joyce Walker
Melinda Reichal
Mike Nelson

Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary is located in Black Forest. We are currently raising funds for our “Special Care Unit” for felines with extra special needs! This new building will have a nursery where pregnant and nursing mama kitties for whom we have no fosters can safely raise their babies until weaned.

We will also have space for a few FeLV and FIV positive cats who need much longer to find their forever homes, due to their health concerns. Finally, the building will have a much-needed bathroom for volunteers, a laundry area for our rescue, and an area for storage of pallets of food and litter.

Donate today to help us build a place to “Special Care Unit” and care for those hard to adopt out special needs kitties!

Our Programs

Frontier Ferals

Trap-neuter-return and food support for feral cats in rural areas

Fix Feline Families

Preventing future litters by saving cats with their kittens and fixing everyone

Kids 'n Kats

Kids enhance their study skills through practice with cats

Kitty Komfort

Kitty and kitten therapy for troubled teens and senior citizens

Behavioral Consultation

Helping cats stay in their homes by offering guidance to their human parents

Youth Volunteers

Providing a wholesome and safe environment for kids and teens to volunteer

Like What We Do?

Donate now to support our programs!

Have Some Time to Volunteer?

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Wild Blue!

Wild Blue Cats Disaster Relief

Disaster relief has become an important part of the services Wild Blue provides to the community. We have learned that in a natural disaster it is not only the people and animals that need support, but it is also the community shelters and rescue organizations.

Wild Blue was eager to help out with both Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida providing local support to the families and the community animal organizations.

Our Stories

Meet Jerry & Sparky!!

Hey, hey, hey…….. We are some handsome dudes! I’m Jerry (DSH brown tabby) and I’m Sparky (DSH solid black) – 9 year old brothers. We spent the past 9 years with a family that loved us very much, but due to some sad circumstances, we are looking for a new…

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Back to School!

It’s that time of year again, school busses rolling, and mornings seem to start that much earlier.  Don’t forget Wild Blue when you shop at Amazon for school supplies, even the small purchases help us keep our cats safe, fed and happy.  Thanks for shopping!

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Join Us at the Black Forest Festival!

We’ll have some kitties, face painting and our merchandise at the annual Black Forest festival this Saturday, August 11.  Information/Merchandise table from 8:00 to 3:30. Kitty Face Painting for Donation from 8:00 to 2:30. Kitten Kisses & Kuddles for Donation 11:00 to -2:00. We are in booth #7, just north…

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Spray It to Say It

While you are sharing pics of your summer vacay, is your cat posting some “thoughts of their own” on your furniture and drapes? Cats use spraying to communicate. The Spray It to Say It blog has some tips to help you figure out what your cat is “saying”- and find a solution.

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Catio Plans and a discount!

Isn’t it time you treated your favorite furry friends with something special? Cats love the outdoors, but they also need to be safe.  Catios provide a safe environment that also lets cats be outside.  The best of both worlds! Check out the online offers in our store and be sure to…

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How To Adopt from Wild Blue Cats?

  • 1. Take Our Adoption Quiz

    Adoption is not the right option for everyone. Please make sure that you have assessed your family’s allergies, current housing situation and can give a cat or kitten the time and love that they need and deserve. Take our helpful adoption quiz to think over everything involved in adopting a cat.

    Not ready to adopt? Consider volunteering!

  • 2. Fill Out an Online Application

    Fill out an online adoption application to start the adoption process. Please keep in mind that we will review your application and submitting an application does not automatically make you approved to adopt a pet.

  • 3. View Our Available Cats

    Most of our available cats are listed here on our website. Check out our Adopt page to view available cats and kittens.

  • 4. Visit Us at an Adoption Fair

    Our Adoption Fairs are held on Saturdays at area Petco locations. Check our Events page to see where and when you can attend our adoption fairs.

  • 5. Visit Us at the Sanctuary

    Every Saturday afternoon our Wild Blue Sanctuary holds an Open House to showcase some of our Featured Cats, or those animals that have trouble going to the Adoption Fairs. Check out our Events page for more details.

Have Any Questions?

Call us!

What can we do for you? Feel free to ask a question or simply leave a comment.

Surrender requests are not processed here- you MUST fill out a surrender application to be considered.


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