Meet Thayer! This 2-year-old is ready for his afternoon scratch! Thayer came to Wild Blue from a hoarding situation. This beautiful, handsome beau is kind and gentle, but can be a bit shy. With a slow approach, Thayer loves some good scratching on his head and even is thrilled to get a rump scratch or…
Wild Blue Cats is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to saving the precious lives of cats and kittens who are abandoned, abused, neglected, displaced 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.
Lauri Cross, Executive Director and Founder
Allison DuVal, Director of Rescue Operations
Michelle Burkhart, Director of Development
Connie Borowec, Director of Sanctuary Operations
Wild Blue Cats! is located in the Black Forest area of NE Colorado Springs, CO nestled in the woods where not only do our cats enjoy their beautiful habitat but so do our volunteers, adopters, and visitors.
Our main building consists of communal housing for mostly adult cats where each has an opportunity to coexist with other cats while they are waiting for loving homes. Also, our cats have access to outdoor time in roomy “catios” protected from the elements and predators. Some cats may stay with us to live out their lives but we consider every cat adoptable and work hard to find them the perfect home.
Wild Blue Cats! also has an extensive foster family network which primarily houses the kittens that are rescued and saved and come into our program. Our fosters help care for neonatal bottle fed kittens to older kittens, as well as pregnant mama cats or mama cats with kittens. Occasionally, a foster home will also become a final resting place for a cat who needs hospice care as its life here on earth comes to an end.
Maya’s Friends Wildheart Village is another component of Wild Blue Cats! Maya’s is a wonderful 100 foot by 200 foot outdoor, netted enclosure with a heated shed and lots of hiding spots for our shy, feral cats who we take in when releasing them is not a safe option for them. They have a wonderful life being cared for daily by loving volunteers. Some even become candidates for adoption depending on their stress level and adaptability.
2019 Future Plans for the Wild Blue Cats! grounds…..
We are currently raising funds for our “Critical Care Unit” for felines with extra special needs!
This new building will have a nursery where neonatal kittens can be cared for and pregnant or nursing mama cats, friendly or feral, can safely raise their babies until weaned. We will also have space for a few FeLV positive cats who need a little longer time to find loving homes due to their health concerns. Finally, the building will have a much needed bathroom for volunteers, a laundry room for our rescue, and an area for storage of supplies such as food, litter and medical.
Donate today to help us build the Wild Blue Cats! “Critical Care Unit”.
We are so excited to be a part of the Indy Give! campaign this year!
Indy Give! is a local organization that helps non-profits in the Pikes Peak region. You can help Wild Blue Cats! by donating through the Indy Give! campaign, that starts November 1, 2018. Click on the logo to the left (active on Nov 1st), to see the full Indy Gives! site for this year.
In conjunction with this campaign, there are several events you can attend – come join us!
Look Up High and Meet Abbie, Our Tightrope Walker! If you come to the sanctuary to meet Abbie, all you have to do is look up! You will always find Abbie on one of our high shelves doing her high wire act, or nestled in the corner. Abbie is a very sweet cat but has a…
Look Deep Into My Eyes….Kristoff Says You Will Adopt Me! If there ever were a cat with a hypnotizing gaze, it is Kristoff. His piercing green eyes will have you obeying every command. Kristoff was rescued from a hoarding situation where there were over 80 cats involved. He is a bit shy at first, but…
Before coming to Wild Blue, I was the furthest thing from being an animal lover. I never had any pets growing up, and, frankly, I always thought cats were aloof and obnoxious! But in early 2017, I had the opportunity to babysit a sweet, loving and playful cat who turned…
Julie and I have been volunteering for Wild Blue since May of 2018. After our kids left the nest we were looking for opportunities to volunteer for causes we liked. We toured the Wild Blue sanctuary one Saturday afternoon, met Mike and petted many cats and knew this was the…
If you’ve ever glanced down at your furry best friend and wondered how long this marvelous little creature will be a part of your world, you’re not alone! The bad news: it unfortunately won’t be forever. The good news: domestic cats boast a fairly long lifespan that has only increased…
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. We have learned that in a natural disaster it is not only the people and animals that need support, but it…
I started volunteering with Wild Blue in August 2017. After we adopted our two Wild Blue kittens my stepdaughter wanted to join so I joined to do it with her, and I’m still going strong a year later. I love the fairs with Jenn and I especially enjoy helping our…
I’ve been a cat lover my entire life. I started fostering for Wild Blue when I discovered a feral mom had her 6 kittens in my backyard in May 2017. I immediately contacted Wild Blue and the very next day, they were all trapped and I became their foster mom.…
Our kittens and cats are adopted by a lot of great people from all over our area. While people adopt for different reasons, sometimes a new pet can have a big impact on their owners lives. This year, Petco is sponsoring the Holiday Wishes program, where adopters whose lives were changed…