The CFAWA Veterinary Partnership Award recognizes a veterinarian who has made a difference for homeless and abused animals by volunteering with a local animal care and control agency, animal shelter, or rescue group. Partnerships between animal healthcare providers and animal care and control professionals greatly expand the support network for homeless and stray animals.
Dr. Fisher exemplifies a veterinarian’
When asked about her work with Wilde Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary Dr. Fisher said “As a veterinarian, it is my privilege and honor to be able to care for and treat family owned pets which otherwise can't help themselves and be able to return them home happy and healthy. My volunteer work with Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary is different. Together with the remaining staff and doctors at Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital, I am able to make a huge impact in the lives of abandoned, lost, or abused animals who have no one to care for them, to love them or to simply feed them.”
One of her major contributions has been working with the sanctuary to initiate a “Snip & Chip” day one Sunday every other month, during which shelter animals are spayed/neutered and micro-chipped at discounted surgery prices, with her time and hospital facility provided pro bono.
To save shelter staff time and travel, she has gone to the shelter on her day off to administer vaccinations to as many as 13 kittens at one time. Moreover, she has on many occasions worked late or during off-hours to provide emergency attention to animals in need; usually her care in these situations has resulted in a life saved.
A recent example is her work, provided pro bono, for a courageous tactical explosives detection dog from Afghanistan who, after saving many lives, injured a paw and was shipped to Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary.
Furthermore, Dr. Fisher has generously provided foster care for several Wild Blue pregnant and nursing females and litters awaiting space at the shelter. As a member of Wild Blue’s Board of Directors, Dr. Fisher has also helped raise funds to support this all-volunteer shelter group.
Upon receiving the award Dr. Fisher said “I was truly humbled upon hearing of the nomination for the Colorado Veterinary Partnership Award. Receiving the award was truly extraordinary, but making a difference in the lives of underprivileged animals is also incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. Helping those who can’t help themselves is a great way to live!”
Wild Blue Animal Rescue: Founded in 2010, Wild Blue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Located in Black Forest, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Partnerships/
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