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.

Executive Team

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

Leadership Team

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

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”.  

Thank You!




We’re Excited!

Woohoo for the Kitties!  Wild Blue Cats! has been selected again this year to participate in the 2019 Give! campaign in the Pikes Peak Region.  This campaign makes it simple for everyone, young and old, to get involved in philanthropy. It’s your chance to give back to local nonprofits such as Wild Blue Cats! and help us build that Critical Care Unit/24 Hour Kitten Nursery breaking ground this Spring 2020!  Your donation during this campaign will be generously matched now til December 31st.  Click on the Give! icon to learn more!  Your generosity is so greatly appreciated and the kitties thank you!

Have Some Time to Volunteer?

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Wild Blue!

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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.

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Surrender requests are not processed here - see our surrender page to be considered.

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