Wild Blue To Hold Largest ‘Snip and Chip’ Clinic To Date

WBARS is a nonprofit, no-kill shelter located in Colorado Springs, CO. We save the lives of cats, dogs and horses that are abandoned, abused, neglected or surrendered, and to find them permanent homes or provide them with a lifetime of sanctuary.
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Sept. 19, 2012 - PRLog -- Nearly three dozen rescued cats will be assisted at the bi-monthly ‘Snip and Chip’ animal care clinic being hosted by Wild Blue Animal Rescue & Sanctuary (WBARS) a local nonprofit, no-kill shelter.

The day’s activities are being held on Sunday, Sept 23rd at the Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital on the north end of Colorado Springs.

Services being completed during the day for the cats will be spay or neuter surgeries and microchipping.  Dr. Erin DeTurck of the Monument Veterinary Clinic on Baptist Road and staff members from the Veterinary Specialty Center on N. Nevada Avenue are supporting the effort with supplies and volunteers.

Wild Blue is also looking for other medically-trained volunteers who are interested in assisting with the event, as well as community members who would like Trinity needs your help. (Courtesy photo)  to donate money to offset the costs of the services.

$50 will help cover spay or neuter surgeries, $15 will help to microchip an animal and $25 will go toward covering the cost of medications. Donations can be made on the Wild Blue website at www.wbars.org - just click on the Donate tab near the top of the homepage.

“It is so important to get your dogs and cats sterilized in order to cut down on the pet overpopulation problem facing Colorado Springs” said Lauri Cross, Wild Blue Animal Rescue & Sanctuary Executive Director.

“The fewer ‘unwanted’ puppies and/or kittens out there means fewer animals being euthanized. One unspayed female cat can give birth to 4 litters of kittens per year. The numbers of kittens add up quickly,” Cross continued. “Plus microchipping  dogs or cats means that they will have a much greater chance of being reunited with their guardians if they become lost.”

Since opening in 2010, Wild Blue has rescued more than 250 dogs and cats. The number of cats highly outweighs the number of dogs with more than 230 cats rescued and adopted out.

2012 has seen the number of dogs and cats rescued at over 110 so far, with nearly all of those animals being cats. Wild Blue also has an active foster program with nearly 15 animals currently being served. “There are a lot of animals out there that need saving and that’s what we’re all about,” said Cross.

Wild Blue has recently received grant awards to help offset the costs of spay and neuter surgeries needed by the dogs and cats they rescue each day. They have received monies from the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund; the Animal Assistance Fund and T. Rowe Price totaling over $10,000. “Every dog, cat, puppy or kitten adopted from our rescue is spayed or neutered, so this funding is crucial to providing that benefit,” said Cross.

Wild Blue was also one of 30 animal welfare organizations chosen recently to receive a supply of True-Dose Calming Pet Supplement, thanks to a grant from ENB Science in partnership with the Petfinder Foundation. True-Dose Calming is designed to help pets who may be exposed to environmental stressors and/or suffer from anxiety, both conditions that often affect shelter animals.

About Wild Blue: Founded in 2010, Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in the Black Forest area of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Partnerships/Sponsorships and memberships are available. For more information about the shelter or how to make a financial donation call 719.964.8905.

Visit http://www.wbars.org to learn more about WBARS and follow them on Facebook at Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary.

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