March 2020 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

I’m a little late with the update this month. I wanted to wait on some things before I did so it would be in this update.

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES: Considering the fact we have 68 cats between our Frierson and Bossier locations, it is not unexpected to have more than the average medical issues. I truly wish it were not the case, but it is. We would love to go a very long time without any medical issues, but we haven’t been that lucky. The vet said that some of the problems we have had, for instance, ears and eardrum problems, that we really cannot prevent some of it. We are using some probiotics and other supplements such as lysine, to aid in keeping the cats healthy. It is a battle at times, but we persevere.

Theo (Tayo), our sweet little snowshoe Siamese kitten, just spent three days in the hospital. He developed a fever of unknown origin. His temperature got up to 104.7 when I took it, normal should be about 101. He was on I.V. and antibiotics. He is back at the sanctuary, but he did have us worried.

Mittens is about 11, or 12, years old, and over the past couple of months we have been treating her for ear infections. She is one that tends to have an overabundance of wax growth in her ears. Unfortunately, as a result, she had an eardrum rupture. She has responded well to treatment. She had to go under anesthesia for an ear flush. The vet showed me the video and I honestly could not believe my eyes. The vet said they compensate well and are experts at hiding illness. She will require twice a week ear cleaning.

Quinn, the three-legged kitten, and Oscar, another young boy, have developed conjunctivitis in their eyes. They are both receiving eye drops. It’s a lot like having toddlers in a daycare.

Yeti – Yeti is a beautiful white cat we found roaming the Yogie property. He had tested slight positive for Feline Leukemia. We always wait about six months and do a retest. Well, on February 28th he retested NEGATIVE. We are super happy because the leukemia cats don’t do as well. This was especially happy news.

We owe Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic over $2000 right now. We are working hard on getting that paid off.

NEW CAT BUILDING: The weather finally cooperated enough for us to get the metal porch roof on the new building, but we were short a piece and should have it completed this coming weekend. Once it is enclosed the cats can happily, and safely, enjoy being outside. We can’t wait. We will get many photos of the finished product with the cats enjoying it.

PRESCRIPTION DIETS: We currently have nine cats on special urinary diets, as well as three cats, on special digestive diets. These are either purchased at the veterinarian clinic, or another authorized seller with a prescription. These are quite expensive. A case of 24 cans is $50+ and the bags of dry formula is $60 per bag. One seven-pound bag of another diet is $45. This is just another reason we need your help. We hope you can help with your donation.

SPONSORSHIP:  We are working on biographies of all our cats at the sanctuary. We are working on getting good photos of them all and will post them on our website. We have people starting to sponsor our cats and that makes us very happy. Would you consider sponsoring a cat? This is a simple way you can help. Sponsorship is a very important way to help our animals. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals.  The cats really need you.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsor funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Your donations are the most important thing to help us with our animals. We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit, in good standing. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We can really use help with funds to buy food, veterinarian care, and everyday care of the wellbeing of the animals. Thank you for your support.

CRITICAL NEEDS: Vet care is always a primary need. Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, but we have chosen to change to Purina Naturals for our dry food. We are trying to get our cats on an even better diet. We do have several cats on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. We go through a tremendous amount of cat litter. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We really hope you can help us in this area.

We are spending about $1500 a month on food and litter.

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list, we have added the Seresto flea collars, and some other much needed food items. Also, when you shop via Smile.Amazon.com you can select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice and they will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

We also have an Amazon wish list to help feed our cats and kittens. We need you!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A2LGJPU9KN7C2N

PAYPAL: Did you know you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends via PayPal? This is an easy and effective way to help our fundraising for the animals. You can also choose to pay the fees by selecting the Friends and Family option in PayPal ensuring we would receive the entire amount of your donation. Our PayPal is: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

CHEWY: Do you shop for pet food and supplies at Chewy. Well, we are a pet partner with Chewy.com. Enter the Chewy website from the link on the Yogie and Friends website and we will get a portion of the sales. This is a great way to help our cats and we hope you will select us as your charity. You can use this link with our partner number:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex – is being sponsored by Patsy, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana
Gatsby
Sunny – is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
VooDoo
Frazier – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia
Bubba
Dotsey
Ursula
Olaf
Brexit – Is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
Sasha
Grayson – Is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope
Elsa
Max
Barney
Anna
Duncan
Grace
Muff
Blackie
Penelope
Duckie
Lucy
Smudge
Squeak
Smokey
Bandit
Sarah
Snowball
Miss Kitty
Paisley
Sam
Isabella
Quinn
Theo (Tayo)
Ms. Gray
Oscar
Dorian
Bert
Ernie
Kay
Rocket
Ziggy
Layla
Angel
Pia
Mittens
Munch
Mama
Pete
Saber
Binx
Domino
Socks
Logan
Yeti

This is just a partial list (we currently have 68) of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

 You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

Donations of cash can be done in several ways, online via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card to make a one-time donation via PayPal. Or you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027

Facebook: Please like and follow us on Facebook at Yogie and Friends FIV+ Cat Sanctuary. It is a strictly controlled page so that nobody is every bullied or threatened on our page by others. It’s a safe page to share educational information and news about our wonderful cats. Please like on the page and share with your friends.

Upcoming Events:

 

18 April 2020
11am – 3 pm
Spring Bake Sale and Fundraiser (tentative)

                                                                                  Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

The Hawt Dog Hut will be joining us this day

 

 

4 April 2020
10am – 4pm               Paws in the Park (Rescue Booth)

Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue

River Park Church

3232 E. 70th Street
Shreveport, LA

 

5  May 2020
All Day                        Give for Good Day On-Line Giving Day

 

 

9 May 2020
10am – 6pm               Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting (On-Line/In-Store)

Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar

1409 E. 70th St., Suite 107

Shreveport, LA

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop!

 

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

February 2020 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

We are planning so many things to help raise funds for our cats. Our biggest needs are food, litter, and, veterinary care. We are using vet approved pro biotic and kidney health items to help keep the cats healthy. We have several geriatric cats, and kidney health is especially important for this population.

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES:

We recently brought one of our cats, Smokey, to our veterinarian for what looked like a tick in his ear. When we got closer to him, we knew this was not a tick and saw a bunch of these lumps in both of his ears. Upon examination at our vet, he scoped his ears and said there were more masses in both ears that required sedation and a deeper scoping of his ears. When Dr. Core put Smokey under anesthesia, he said there were so many masses deeper in both ears. He had not seen a cat with this many masses in his ears. He ablated them with a laser and sent some off to pathology. Fortunately, ALL masses were benign. They are called ceruminous adenoma and ceruminous cysts. Smokey had some medicine for his ears, and he acts like he feels much better too. We are so happy for a positive outcome. There is no real explanation for what causes this. But, to help hopefully prevent anymore, we are cleaning his ears weekly.

Another of our cats suddenly developed ulcers in both of his eyes. He is responding well to eye meds.

Mama cat, a sweet calico of ours, has a dime size mass on the side of her head. She will have surgery to remove it this coming (3 Feb) Monday. Hopefully it is benign. Mama is around 12 years old and has had some other health issues over the years but has been otherwise healthy.

Vet bills continue to be a huge part of our main financial needs. We hope you will help us build our coffers for these emergencies.

NEW INTAKES: We have taken in two emergency cases. One cat, Ms. Gray, an approximately 3-year-old tortie, needed to be rehomed due to her owner going into the Veterans Home. Socks, a sweet gray and white cat, around nine years old, had to be rehomed due to a medical situation by her former owner. She was at extreme risk of euthanasia.

NEW CAT BUILDING: The roof is now on our pergola, most of the porch is framed in the area to put the fence up, but we are waiting on the metal for the porch roof over the new building portion. We have just had some very rainy weather putting lots of delays on things, but we are close.

PRESCRIPTION DIETS: We currently have nine cats on special urinary diets, as well as three cats, on special digestive diets. These are either purchased at the veterinarian clinic, or another authorized seller with a prescription. These are quite expensive. A case of 24 cans is $50+ and the bags of dry formula is $60 per bag. One seven-pound bag of another diet is $45. This is very tough on our bank account, but it’s cheaper than serious medical issues requiring expensive vet care. This is just another reason we need your help. We hope you can help with your donation.

SPONSORSHIP:  Would you consider sponsoring a cat? This is a simple way you can help. Sponsorship is a very important way to help our animals. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals.  The cats really need you.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsor funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Your donations are the most important thing to help us with our animals. We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit, in good standing. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We can really use help with funds to buy food, veterinarian care, and everyday care of the wellbeing of the animals. Thank you for your support.

CRITICAL NEEDS: Vet care is always a primary need. Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, but we have chosen to change to Purina Naturals for our dry food. We are trying to get our cats on an even better diet. We do have several cats on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. We go through a tremendous amount of cat litter. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We really hope you can help us in this area.

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list, we have added the Seresto flea collars, and some other much needed food items. Also, when you shop via Smile.Amazon.com you can select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice and they will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

We also have an Amazon wish list to help feed our cats and kittens. We need you!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A2LGJPU9KN7C2N

PAYPAL: Did you know you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends via PayPal? This is an easy and effective way to help our fundraising for the animals. You can also choose to pay the fees by selecting the Friends and Family option in PayPal ensuring we would receive the entire amount of your donation. Our PayPal is: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

CHEWY: Do you shop for pet food and supplies at Chewy. Well, we are a pet partner with Chewy.com. Enter the Chewy website from the link on the Yogie and Friends website and we will get a portion of the sales. This is a great way to help our cats and we hope you will select us as your charity. You can use this link with our partner number:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex
Gatsby
Sunny – is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
VooDoo
Frazier – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia
Bubba
Dotsey
Ursula
Olaf
Brexit – Is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
Sasha
Yeti
Grayson – Is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope
Elsa
Max
Barney
Anna
Duncan
Grace
Muff
Blackie
Penelope
Duckie
Lucy
Smudge
Squeak
Smokey
Bandit
Sarah
Snowball
Miss Kitty
Paisley
Sam
Isabella
Quinn
Theo (Tayo)
Ms. Gray
Oscar
Dorian
Bert
Ernie
Kay
Rocket
Ziggy
Layla
Angel
Pia
Mittens
Munch
Mama
Pete
Saber
Binx
Domino
Socks

This is just a partial list (we currently have 68) of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

Donations of cash can be done in several ways, online via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card to make a one-time donation via PayPal. Or you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027

Facebook: Please like and follow us on Facebook at Yogie and Friends FIV+ Cat Sanctuary. It is a strictly controlled page so that nobody is every bullied or threatened on our page by others. It’s a safe page to share educational information and news about our wonderful cats. Please like on the page and share with your friends.

Upcoming Events:

 

21 March 2020     11am – 3 pm
Spring Bake Sale and Fundraiser

                                                                                  Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

The Hawt Dog Hut will be joining us this day.

 

 

4 April 2020                            10am – 4pm
Paws in the Park (Rescue Booth)
Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue
River Park Church

3232 E. 70th Street

Shreveport, LA

 

5  May 2020                            All Day
Give for Good Day On-Line Giving Day

 

 

9 May 2020                             10am – 6pm
Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting (On-Line/In-Store)

Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar

1409 E. 70th St., Suite 107

Shreveport, LA

 

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop!

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

January 2020 Newsletter

Happy New Year to our Yogie and Friends Fans!

Another year has come and gone, and we always wonder where has the time gone? Some of our plans for 2019 came to fruition, and some are still a work in progress. That’s okay though. It comes with the territory of the type of work we do. We must prioritize what we can, and will do, but the priority is ALWAYS the health and well-being of our animals. If that puts us behind on some work completion, that is fine with us. If our animals are healthy, safe, and, happy, then that is good. The other things will work their way out.

Thank you to ALL our volunteer staff. Everyone at Yogie and Friends is a volunteer. None of us receives any compensation for the work we do at the sanctuary because we want 100% of the proceeds to go to taking care of the animals. So, thanks to our volunteers. Here are the Yogie and Friends people:

Tim Mills – Founder and Board Member
Jenny Senier – Director
Vicki Volk – Vice President and Board Member
Damon and Paige Bass – Webmasters
Jaret Snow – Board Member
Alan Golden – Board Member
Andrea Labor – Volunteer Staff

Thank you to the awesome veterinarians who get us through the difficult times and caring for our animals. Our veterinarians at Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic, Dr. Core, Dr. Olsen, and Dr. Daville. And, Dr. Squires of Halcyon Veterinary Hospital. We don’t want to forget the vet techs and support staff that work hard keeping things on track. We appreciate you all.

We have had some challenges and sad losses throughout 2019, but it is not unexpected due to the nature of our rescue. We are heartbroken with every loss.

The people and animals who we loved and lost during 2019:

Lt. Dan (DSH gray tabby kitten) – June 2019
Natasha (DSH Russian Blue) – 14 June 2019
Rose (DSH Calico) – July 2019
Don Sherret (Our Friend and first webmaster) – 11 August 2019
Boo (DSH) Tuxedo – 21 Oct 2019
Oreo (DLH) Tuxedo – 18 Nov 2019

A very big, and very personal, loss to us all was that of our friend, and first webmaster, Don Edson Sherret, of Shreveport, Louisiana. Don was a huge fan of our mission with both big, and small, cats. We miss him dearly and know he is probably relaxing with our animals who went before him and is welcoming all our cats that have left us after him.

PRESCRIPTION DIETS: We currently have nine cats on special urinary diets, as well as three cats, on special digestive diets. These are either purchased at the veterinarian clinic, or another authorized seller with a prescription. These are quite expensive. A case of 24 cans is $50+ and the bags of dry formula is $60 per bag. One seven-pound bag of another diet is $45. This is very tough on our bank account, but it’s cheaper than serious medical issues requiring expensive vet care. This is just another reason we need your help. We hope you can help with your donation.

NEW CAT BUILDING: The pergola has been built for the outside portion of the catio. After the holidays, our carpenter is going to frame out the rest of the porch, put the roofs on everything, then enclose with the fence for our cat’s safety. We cannot wait. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

SPONSORSHIP:  Would you consider sponsoring a cat? This is a simple way you can help. Sponsorship is a very important way to help our animals. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals.  The cats really need you.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsor funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES:

Vet bills continue to be a huge part of our main financial needs. We hope you will help us build our coffers for these emergencies.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Your donations are the most important thing to help us with our animals. We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit, in good standing. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We can really use help with funds to buy food, veterinarian care, and everyday care of the wellbeing of the animals. Thank you for your support.

CRITICAL NEEDS: Vet care is always a primary need. Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, but we have chosen to change to Purina Naturals for our dry food. We are trying to get our cats on an even better diet. We do have several cats on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. We go through a tremendous amount of cat litter. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We really hope you can help us in this area.

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list, we have added the Seresto flea collars, and some other much needed food items. Also, when you shop via Smile.Amazon.com you can select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice and they will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

We also have an Amazon wish list to help feed our cats and kittens. We need you!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A2LGJPU9KN7C2N

PAYPAL: Did you know you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends via PayPal? This is an easy and effective way to help our fundraising for the animals. You can also choose to pay the fees by selecting the Friends and Family option in PayPal ensuring we would receive the entire amount of your donation. Our PayPal is: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

CHEWY: Do you shop for pet food and supplies at Chewy. Well, we are a pet partner with Chewy.com. Enter the Chewy website from the link on the Yogie and Friends website and we will get a portion of the sales. This is a great way to help our cats and we hope you will select us as your charity. You can use this link with our partner number:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex
Gatsby
Sunny – is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
VooDoo
Frazier – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia
Bubba
Dotsey
Ursula
Olaf
Brexit – Is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
Sasha
Yeti
Grayson – Is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope
Elsa
Max
Barney
Anna
Duncan
Grace
Muff
Blackie
Penelope
Duckie
Lucy
Smudge
Squeak
Smokey
Bandit
Sarah
Snowball
Miss Kitty
Paisley
Sam
Isabella
Quinn
Theo (Tayo)
Ms. Gray
Oscar
Dorian
Bert
Ernie
Kay
Rocket
Ziggy
Layla
Angel
Pia
Mittens
Munch
Mama
Pete
Saber
Binx
Domino

This is just a partial list (we currently have 67) of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

Donations of cash can be done in several ways, online via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card to make a one-time donation via PayPal. Or you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. We recycle them and get cash for the cats. You can box up the cartridges; put a prepaid label on it that we will provide you, and then drop it off at any UPS shipping facility or they can pick it up at your business. If you need labels, then just contact us and we will get some to you.

Facebook: Please like and follow us on Facebook at Yogie and Friends FIV+ Cat Sanctuary. It is a strictly controlled page so that nobody is every bullied or threatened on our page by others. It’s a safe page to share educational information and news about our wonderful cats. Please like on the page and share with your friends.

 

Upcoming Events:

None scheduled at this time

 

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop!

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

December 2019 Newsletter

Orel

Oreo

Greetings Fans!

Can you believe it is December already? It certainly doesn’t feel like it with temperatures in the mid, to high, seventies. We would love some cooler temps, but hey, it’s Louisiana.

OREO: I am heartbroken to report we lost our sweet, beautiful, boy, Oreo, on November 18th. Oreo’s death has hit me particularly hard. We love them all, but he and I had a special bond.

Oreo was a gorgeous, long-haired, tuxedo cat, that one of my neighbors deserted back last December. He was wandering the neighborhood confused, lonely, and very hungry. When I had seen him at the home he had been living before he was cruelly deserted, he would never come near me. He was very skittish and shy. After about a month he started meowing and coming closer to me. I put food out for him, and he began to trust me. Then he started coming to me and got much more comfortable. I took him into the sanctuary. We took him to the vet for a checkup and he tested positive for FIV, so he lived with us and flourished.

He fought hard. His body just could not fight back. He died as a result of Cariogenic Pulmonary Edema.

I miss that little bugger.

FRANK: Frank, the Flame Point Siamese kitten, has been adopted. I procrastinated on getting him up to PetSmart for adoption. Well, there was a lady who had to put her 16-year-old cat to sleep due to kidney failure and she was looking for a white cat. She met Frank and the rest is history. I hope they have a wonderful life together. I cannot wait for updates.

Frank

THEO: Theo (Pronounced Tayo like Theo Van Gosh), is a little Siamese kitten that Caddo Parish Animal Services (CPAS) asked if a rescue could help. I couldn’t stand the video they posted of this 1.8-pound kitten crying. They thought he only had tail damage, but he ended up having a fractured pelvis, femoral head, and the tail was damaged as well. Dr. Daville at Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic did his surgery. It’s a pretty scary thing to see such a tiny kitten have the femoral head, that ball joint at the hip, be removed, as well as much of the tail be amputated. He receives laser treatment twice a week. He is up to 2.8 pounds. He wants to run and play like any kitten, but his pelvic fracture needs to heal more first. He looks a lot like Grumpy Cat. He’s a pistol. His surgery cost us around $1800. But he is doing well. When he gets cleared from the vet, he will be placed up for adoption.

Theo

Theo

PRESCRIPTION DIETS: We currently have nine cats on special urinary diets, as well as three cats, on special digestive diets. These are either purchased at the veterinarian clinic, or another authorized seller with a prescription. These are quite expensive. A case of 24 cans is $50+ and the bags of dry formula is $60 per bag. One seven-pound bag of another diet is $45. This is very tough on our bank account, but it’s cheaper than serious medical issues requiring expensive vet care. This is just another reason we need your help. We hope you can help with your donation.

NEW CAT BUILDING: The deck has been built and it looks great. We came in about $200 less than planned, which is good because now we have the enclosure to build. Our builder has contracted every year to hang Christmas lights for certain businesses, so we haven’t started that part yet. Vernon will do so this week. The cats are looking forward to it so they will get to enjoy being outside on a porch, but safe from predators. Nothing can get in, and nothing can get out. They will be safe from harm but enjoy watching nature. The next phase is looking to come in at around $3000. Hopefully, it will come in much less. Vernon is the fairest contractor we have ever used. His work is great.

SPONSORSHIP:  Would you consider sponsoring a cat? This is a simple way you can help. Sponsorship is a very important way to help our animals. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals.  The cats really need you.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsor funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES:

The recent vet issues with Oreo, Theo, and several other cats requiring hospitalization, has taken quite a toll on us. It’s par for the course, but this was difficult. We have paid over $3000 in vet bills the past month.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Your donations are the most important thing to help us with our animals. We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit, in good standing. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We can really use help with funds to buy food, veterinarian care, and everyday care of the wellbeing of the animals. Thank you for your support.

CRITICAL NEEDS: Vet care is always a primary need. Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, but we have chosen to change to Purina Naturals for our dry food. We are trying to get our cats on an even better diet. We do have several cats on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. We go through a tremendous amount of cat litter. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We really hope you can help us in this area.

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list, we have added the Seresto flea collars, and some other much needed food items. Also, when you shop via Smile.Amazon.com you can select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice and they will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

We also have an Amazon wish list to help feed our cats and kittens. We need you!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A2LGJPU9KN7C2N

 

PAYPAL: Did you know you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends via PayPal? This is an easy and effective way to help our fundraising for the animals. You can also choose to pay the fees by selecting the Friends and Family option in PayPal ensuring we would receive the entire amount of your donation. Our PayPal is: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

CHEWY: Do you shop for pet food and supplies at Chewy. Well, we are a pet partner with Chewy.com. Enter the Chewy website from the link on the Yogie and Friends website and we will get a portion of the sales. This is a great way to help our cats and we hope you will select us as your charity. You can use this link with our partner number:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex
Gatsby
Sunny – is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
VooDoo
Frazier – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia
Bubba
Dotsey
Sarah
Ursula
Olaf
Brexit – Is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri|
Sasha
Yeti
Grayson – Is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope
Elsa
Max
Barney
Anna
Duncan
Grace
Muff
Blackie
Penelope
Duckie
Lucy
Smudge
Squeak
Smokey
Bandit
Snowball
Miss Kitty
Paisley
Sam
Isabella
Quinn

 

This is just a partial list (we currently have 66) of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

 You can also mail your donations to us at:

 Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

Donations of cash can be done in several ways, online via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card to make a one-time donation via PayPal. Or you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. We recycle them and get cash for the cats. You can box up the cartridges; put a prepaid label on it that we will provide you, and then drop it off at any UPS shipping facility or they can pick it up at your business. If you need labels, then just contact us and we will get some to you.

Facebook: Please like and follow us on Facebook at Yogie and Friends FIV+ Cat Sanctuary. It is a strictly controlled page so that nobody is every bullied or threatened on our page by others. It’s a safe page to share educational information and news about our wonderful cats. Please like on the page and share with your friends.

Upcoming Events:

 

21 December 2019  11am – 3pm   Christmas Bake Sale and Fundraiser

Petco
6596 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA

 

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop!

 

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

Don Edson Sherret

We sadly want to share the loss of our original webmaster, Don Edson Sherret, of Shreveport, Louisiana. Don was a huge fan of our mission with both big, and small, cats.

Don always supported our events and all things cats. He even got a new cat named, Sheba, who didn’t really like anyone but Don, Lol!

We will miss Don and know he is probably playing with his dog, Hooter, and playing darts and pool.

R.I.P. Don. We miss you. We will eat some gingerbread and have a glass of wine, in your honor.

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Posted in Special Announcements, The News

October 2019 Newsletter

Greetings Fans!

We want to thank everyone who came to our Fall Bake Sale this past Saturday. We appreciate our fans so very much. They are a lot of work for me personally since I do so much baking, but it is so good to visit with our friends and meet new ones along the way. So, thank you again!

Oreo

FOSTERS: Well, Truvy, Gladys, Sophie, J.D., and Mia, have ALL been adopted. Mia and J.D. got adopted together. We pray that Mia comes out of her shell some now. She had such a severe femur fracture and loss of her tail, that she was more skittish than the others. We hope being a center of attention helps.

OREO: Oreo is one of our FIV+ cats. He is a long-haired tuxedo cat. Recently I noticed he wasn’t his usually upbeat self. When I petted him around his neck, I noticed a crustiness on his fur near his ear. Then I felt it was wet under his ear. It turned out to be blood and he had a very nasty ear infection with a polyp in his ear. The vet removed the polyp and he is currently on oral, and ear, meds. This also has ruptured his eardrum, but not to the extent that Finn had. It hasn’t caused a vestibular issue causing him to lose balance. Because he is FIV positive it does take a bit longer to heal and limits the type of medications the vets can use. He has lost a few pounds as a result, but we are seeing some improvement in him.

 

Grayson

GRAYSON: Grayson has been housed as a courtesy to us, by Port City Cat Rescue. Since he had been so ill when we first rescued him, we didn’t have a spare spot for him. Grayson has developed into an amazing, and gorgeous, cat. He will be returning to us in the new cat building on October 1st. He was being fed by the person that deserted Oreo. They probably won’t remember each other, but Grayson and Oreo are two mellow cats and we will ease Grayson back in via the ferret cage. This lets the others sniff and check him out without any risk of fights. We appreciate Port City for letting us keep Grayson at their facility for so long. Thank you again!

 

Quinn

QUINN: Quinn, our three-legged super kitten, is still with us. We are debating on whether we will place him up for adoption or not. He has made amazing strides in his healing and he acts like any other kitten does. He climbs the cat trees, plays, and acts no different than any of the others.

FRANK: Frank, the Flame Point Siamese kitten, is still with us. He had a couple of typical kitten issues but is now well. He is big enough now to be neutered and should be so soon, then he will go to PetSmart in Shreveport to be shown for adoption. He will be adopted with an approved application via Port City Cat Rescue.

SPONSORSHIP:  Would you consider sponsoring a cat? This is a simple way you can help. Sponsorship is a very important way to help our animals. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals.  The cats really need you.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsor funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

 

NEW/REPLACEMENT ITEMS: We use water fountains for our cats, since water is very critical for cat urinary health, and need to replace some of them. Depending on where we get them, they can range from $55 – $65 each.

We also found some new cat beds on Barksdale AFB for $14 each, versus $17 – $20 off base or online. We are trying to purchase about 8 or 9 of these. If you would like to help, you can PayPal us at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com and select the Family and Friends option that allows you to pay the fees up front and gives us 100% of your donation. You can also mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

NEW CAT BUILDING: Our carpenter will be coming to look at the new building this week to give us a quote on building the deck and enclosure on the new building. As soon as we know what the costs will be, which lumber will be the larger cost, we will begin the fundraising and get it built as soon as possible. The enclosure also adds an extra added protection from escapes. If a cat happens to rush the door, then it will end up on the enclosure porch versus getting out into the yard. We know the cats will love having an outdoor enclosure. This will also be easier to clean, disinfect, and do pest control.

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES:

We have several cats who are now required to be on a special diet for urinary tract issues. Mittens, Munch, Mama, Brexit, and now, Sunny, need to be on the S/O Urinary diet. This is to prevent crystals from developing in the bladder and causing blockages, which could in severe cases, cause death. Brexit was the most severe case we had with a blockage, and Mama had a large bladder stone requiring surgery. We now must feed them the Purina Pro Plan Urinary S/O diet. The 16-pound bag costs $63. If anyone would like to sponsor purchasing a bag monthly, this would be a great help to the sanctuary.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Your donations are the most important thing to help us with our animals. We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit, in good standing. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We can really use help with funds to buy food, veterinarian care, and everyday care of the wellbeing of the animals. Thank you for your support.

CRITICAL NEEDS: Vet care is always a primary need. Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any, as well as cat food, are a given. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, or Purina Cat Chow complete. We do have some on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. We go through a tremendous amount of cat litter. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We really hope you can help us in this area.

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list, we have added the Seresto flea collars, and some other much needed food items. Also, when you shop via Smile.Amazon.com you can select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice and they will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

We also have an Amazon wish list to help feed our cats and kittens. We need you!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A2LGJPU9KN7C2N

PAYPAL: Did you know you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends via PayPal? This is an easy and effective way to help our fundraising for the animals. You can also choose to pay the fees by selecting the Friends and Family option in PayPal ensuring we would receive the entire amount of your donation. Our PayPal is: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

CHEWY: Do you shop for pet food and supplies at Chewy. Well, we are a pet partner with Chewy.com. Enter the Chewy website from the link on the Yogie and Friends website and we will get a portion of the sales. This is a great way to help our cats and we hope you will select us as your charity. You can use this link with our partner number:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex
Gatsby
Sunny – is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
VooDoo
Frazier – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia
Bubba
Oreo – Is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
Dotsey
Sarah
Ursula
Olaf
Brexit
Sasha
Yeti
Grayson – Is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope
Elsa
Max
Barney
Anna
Duncan
Grace
Muff
Blackie
Penelope
Blacky
Duckie
Lucy
Smudge
Squeak
Smokey
Bandit
Snowball
Boo
Miss Kitty
Paisley
Sam
Isabella
Quinn

This is just a partial list of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

Louisiana and Texas Kroger Shoppers: If you link your Kroger Community Rewards to your Kroger Plus Card. Every time you shop at a Texas or Louisiana Kroger and use your Plus Card, Kroger will donate a portion of the sale to Yogie and Friends to help the FIV and other special needs cats we have at the sanctuary. Every little bit helps! Here is the link to enroll or sign in (if you are already enrolled). Choose us as your charity of choice. NPO #80724, Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary (we will be fixing the name later, but it’s still all good). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Donations of cash can be done in several ways, online via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card to make a one-time donation via PayPal. Or you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. We recycle them and get cash for the cats. You can box up the cartridges; put a prepaid label on it that we will provide you, and then drop it off at any UPS shipping facility or they can pick it up at your business. If you need labels, then just contact us and we will get some to you.

Facebook: Please like and follow us on Facebook at Yogie and Friends FIV+ Cat Sanctuary. It is a strictly controlled page so that nobody is every bullied or threatened on our page by others. It’s a safe page to share educational information and news about our wonderful cats. Please like on the page and share with your friends.

Upcoming Events:

12 October 2019 10am – 3pm
Paws in the Park (Rescue Booth)
Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue and KLKL 95.7
River Park Church 3232 E. 70th Street,  Shreveport, LA

 

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop!

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

September 2019 Newsletter

Greetings Fans!

Well, we decided not to send the Fab Five (Truvy, Gladys, J.D., Sophie, and Mia) to Canada after all. We decided to keep them here locally to be placed for adoption. They are now at the PetSmart on Youree Drive in Shreveport. We know they will get great homes here.

Quinn

QUINN: Quinn, the badly injured kitten we rescued from Caddo Parish Animal Services (CPAS) that his leg amputated, has completed his laser therapy and rehab. This kitten is amazing! Despite the pelvic injury, and leg amputation, this little guy runs, plays with the other kittens, and can climb! He will climb up into the loft in our cat building. Nothing is holding him back. He has reached 4 pounds. We see good things for this little guy, and we are happy to have been able to save his life. We aren’t sure at this time if we will place him up for adoption or not. We have time to make this decision.

We are still recovering from Quinn’s vet care and if you can help us build the coffers back up from his $2000 vet bill, it would be greatly appreciated.

FRANK: Frank is the sweet, Flame Point Siamese kitten, we are still fostering. He has two people interested in adopting him, so we don’t know how much longer we will have him with us. He is now a whopping 3.6 pounds. Lol! He will be adopted with an approved application via Port City Cat Rescue.

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES:

We have several cats who are now required to be on a special diet for urinary tract issues. Mittens, Munch, Mama, Brexit, and now, Sunny, need to be on the S/O Urinary diet. This is to prevent crystals from developing in the bladder and causing blockages, which could in severe cases, cause death. Brexit was the most severe case we had with a blockage, and Mama had a large bladder stone requiring surgery. We now must feed them the Purina Pro Plan Urinary S/O diet. The 16-pound bag costs $63. If anyone would like to sponsor purchasing a bag monthly, this would be a great help to the sanctuary.

FALL BAKE SALE: Our fall bake sale is scheduled for September 28th at Petco on Youree Drive in Shreveport. It will be held from 11a.m.- 3p.m. We have a longtime fan who is very experienced in baking gluten free baked goods and has offered to make several goodies for our bake sale. This makes us very happy since we get lots of requests for some specialized baked goods. We also have our regular vegetarian/vegan bakers making some items as well. If you would like to help us with baking any special goodies, then please let us know. It would be nice to have a unique variety of items.

NEW CAT BUILDING: The new cat building has been getting a great deal of use with our fosters and special needs kittens. Now, we are preparing to raise the funds to build the outdoor catio portion of the new building. We have investigated several ideas on how to proceed and have decided to go with a deck style catio. This will be built like any deck on the outside of a home, but we will enclose it so no cats can get out, and no predators can get in. It will keep the cats safe. At the same time, it will be much easier to disinfect and treat for flea/tick prevention, versus having the catio a grass enclosure that requires a more difficulty pest control, or cleaning. We are waiting on the quotes for the work.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Your donations are the most important thing to help us with our animals. We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit, in good standing. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We can really use help with funds to buy food, veterinarian care, and everyday care of the wellbeing of the animals. Thank you for your support.

CRITICAL NEEDS: Vet care is always a primary need. Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any, as well as cat food, are a given. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, or Purina Cat Chow complete. We do have some on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. We go through a tremendous amount of cat litter. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We really hope you can help us in this area.

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list, we have added the Seresto flea collars, and some other much needed food items. Also, when you shop via Smile.Amazon.com you can select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice and they will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

We also have an Amazon wish list to help feed our cats and kittens. We need you!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A2LGJPU9KN7C2N

 

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a very important way to help our animals. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Would you please consider sponsoring one of our animals? We really need you.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsor funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

PAYPAL: Did you know you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends via PayPal? This is an easy and effective way to help our fundraising for the animals. You can also choose to pay the fees by selecting the Friends and Family option in PayPal ensuring we would receive the entire amount of your donation. Our PayPal is: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

CHEWY: Do you shop for pet food and supplies at Chewy. Well, we are a pet partner with Chewy.com. Enter the Chewy website from the link on the Yogie and Friends website and we will get a portion of the sales. This is a great way to help our cats and we hope you will select us as your charity. You can use this link with our partner number:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex
Gatsby
Sunny – is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
VooDoo
Frazier – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia
Bubba
Oreo – Is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
Dotsey
Sarah
Ursula
Olaf
Brexit
Sasha
Yeti
Grayson – Is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope
Elsa
Max
Barney
Anna
Duncan
Grace
Muff
Blackie
Penelope
Blacky
Duckie
Lucy
Smudge
Squeak
Smokey
Bandit
Snowball
Natasha
Boo
Miss Kitty
Paisley
Sam
Isabella
J.D.
Mia

 

This is just a partial list of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

 

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

Louisiana and Texas Kroger Shoppers: If you link your Kroger Community Rewards to your Kroger Plus Card. Every time you shop at a Texas or Louisiana Kroger and use your Plus Card, Kroger will donate a portion of the sale to Yogie and Friends to help the FIV and other special needs cats we have at the sanctuary. Every little bit helps! Here is the link to enroll or sign in (if you are already enrolled). Choose us as your charity of choice. NPO #80724, Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary (we will be fixing the name later, but it’s still all good). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Donations of cash can be done in several ways, online via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card to make a one-time donation via PayPal. Or you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. We recycle them and get cash for the cats. You can box up the cartridges; put a prepaid label on it that we will provide you, and then drop it off at any UPS shipping facility or they can pick it up at your business. If you need labels, then just contact us and we will get some to you.

Facebook: Please like and follow us on Facebook at Yogie and Friends FIV+ Cat Sanctuary. It is a strictly controlled page so that nobody is every bullied or threatened on our page by others. It’s a safe page to share educational information and news about our wonderful cats. Please like on the page and share with your friends.

Upcoming Events:

 

28 September 2019
11am – 3pm   Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser

Petco
6596 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA

 

12 October 2019
10am – 3pm   Paws in the Park (Rescue Booth)
Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue and KLKL 95.7

River Park Church
3232 E. 70th Street
Shreveport, LA

 

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop!

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

August 2019 Newsletter

Greetings Fans!

Yes, I am very late with this update. I would have had it done on time, but we had a lot of issues with kittens I wanted to share in this monthly newsletter.

We have had a very trying past couple of months. I am currently searching grants to assist with special needs cases, and other supportive type grants for Yogie and Friends. In the meantime, I am hoping our friends and fans can help us financially with your donation to the sanctuary. We are, and will remain, a 100% volunteer drive organization and your donation will ALWAYS go to support the animals Please consider helping these wonderful animals.

NEW RESCUE/S:

ROSE: Caddo Parish Animal Services (CPAS) contacted me and asked if I could help with a sweet, calico, kitten. She was not moving her back legs, so I immediately brought her to Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic. When I arrived with Rose, her temperature was at 94 degrees. A cat’s normal temp is usually 101. So, we knew there she was already in a critical situation. The x-rays showed she had a subluxation in her spine, but she was already hypothermic, and they were unable to pull her out of it. Sadly, Rose didn’t make it, but we hope she knew some moments of tenderness in her last moments.

Rose


MAVERICK/MOSHE: Maverick is a beautiful, longhaired, black kitten, that one of our long-term volunteers, Andrea Labor, and her boyfriend, found out on the Louisiana Boardwalk late Sunday evening on  July 21st. Andrea was able to foster him until we got him a new home. He was underweight, but otherwise healthy and FIV/FeLV negative. In just over a week one of our long-term fans adopted this kitten and renamed him, Moshe, which is Hebrew for “being drawn out of the water. It’s how we came up with the name for our Moses. So, another happy ending.

Moshe


QUINN: CPAS had another kitten that was dragging its back leg and had minimal use of its other rear leg. I knew this one was going to be a challenge, but not even sure if it would live. We named her, Quinn. We also brought Quinn to Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic and Dr. Core evaluated her. Quinn only weighed 2.5 pounds and you could feel the ribs and spine prominently through the fur. This was a very malnourished kitten. After the evaluation it was determined the leg was dead and needed to be amputated. There was also some pretty significant pelvic damage pushing into the sacrum. Quinn was a questionable case. We had to decide if this kitten could be saved. The thing about Quinn was the spunk. Quinn’s personality showed the will to fight and live. Surgery was done on July 30th to remove the leg. Since Quinn was already under anesthesia, Dr. Core decided to do the spay. Well, come to find out at that time, Quinn is a BOY. Lol! So, he was neutered. He tested FIV/FeLV negative, which is excellent because feline leukemia could have been a hindrance to healing. He receives laser therapy and rehab every Monday and Thursday. As of 8 August, he is up to 3.4 pounds and looking good. He is getting stronger every day and has a wonderful personality. We have put several videos of his progress on Facebook. Quinn’s medical care hit a whopping $2000, and there could be more.

Quinn

Quinn


FRANK: Frank is a sweet, two-pound, Flame Point Siamese kitten, that was found by a friend of ours in a warehouse at a local hospital. He is super sweet, so far very healthy, FIV/FeLV negative, and ready for adoption to an approved home. He will be adopted with an approved application via Port City Cat Rescue.

Frank


FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Your donations are the most important thing to help us with our animals. We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit, in good standing. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We can really use help with funds to buy food, veterinarian care, and everyday care of the wellbeing of the animals. Thank you for your support.

This past month has put a tremendous hit on our bank account as we have spent well over $3000 on vet care. I realize we cannot save them all, but we do try and help as much as we can, where we can. We hope you can help us replenish our coffers.

CRITICAL NEEDS: Vet care is always a primary need. Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any, as well as cat food, are a given. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, or Purina Cat Chow complete. We do have some on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. We go through a tremendous amount of cat litter. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We really hope you can help us in this area.

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES:

FEVER OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN (FUO): As the title says, “Unknown Origin.” Never had I ever heard of this issue. When I noticed Truvy not acting playful, being exceptionally clingy, and not eating normally, I knew she was sick. I took her temperature and it was 104.5 degrees. A normal temp is usually around 101.5, so I immediately got her to the vet. She tested negative for all of the “known” possibilities, and that is when I first her the term “Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO). She was placed on I.V, fluids, then spent four days in the hospital to get her fever down. Shortly after that J.D. ended up with the same issue. He spent the weekend on fluids at the Emergency vet clinic. One vet used Onsior to bring the fever down and I have some of that on hand at the sanctuary. Good thing too since I noticed Gladys and Sophie get elevated temps. I immediately dosed them, and they recovered in less than a day.

Like many viruses we get, there is nothing more to do except supportive care, such as fever reducers and fluids. It’s a frustrating issue not to know what is causing something so it can be treated. Luckily all the kittens are doing fine, but Truvy and Gladys have started to show body temp increases over the last two days. They have received Onsior and hopefully it has been caught quickly to prevent and issues.

Here is a link for information about FUO that I hope helps educate: https://www.vetfolio.com/learn/article/the-diagnostic-approach-to-fever-of-unknown-origin-in-cats

Truvy, Sophie, Gladys, and J.D. are all spayed/neutered now. J.D. was cryptochirid , which meant he had an undescended testicle. That involved going into his abdomen, so he is now in the cone of shame and not happy about that. It’s for his own good with sutures.

MIA: The beautiful girl from CPAS with the severe femur fracture and tail amputation, is now a happy, healthy, kitten, without a tail, but doing wonderful.

MILLIE, BENNY, & JOON: Do you remember this crew I found in Bossier City? Well, Benny and Joon went to Canada on transport. Canada doesn’t have the stray/feral population we do here, so they have been requesting kittens for adoption. Benny and Joon made the cut and got adopted within a few days of arrival. Millie was adopted by our VP. It makes us very happy to have good reports.

I was contacted late yesterday afternoon to ask if I would be interested in sending the Fab Five to Canada. They requested more kittens for adoption. I agreed since I have seen the success and care of Benny and Joon. They will leave here the end of August. I will miss them terribly, but happy they will get a new, forever, home.

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list, we have added the Seresto flea collars, and some other much needed food items. Also, when you shop via Smile.Amazon.com you can select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice and they will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

We also have an Amazon wish list to help feed our cats and kittens. We need you!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A2LGJPU9KN7C2N

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a very important way to help our animals. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Would you please consider sponsoring one of our animals? We really need you.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsor funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

PAYPAL: Did you know you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends via PayPal? This is an easy and effective way to help our fundraising for the animals. You can also choose to pay the fees by selecting the Friends and Family option in PayPal ensuring we would receive the entire amount of your donation. Our PayPal is: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

CHEWY: Do you shop for pet food and supplies at Chewy. Well, we are a pet partner with Chewy.com. Enter the Chewy website from the link on the Yogie and Friends website and we will get a portion of the sales. This is a great way to help our cats and we hope you will select us as your charity. You can use this link with our partner number:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex

Gatsby

Sunny – is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri

VooDoo

Frazier – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia

Bubba

Oreo – Is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri

Dotsey

Sarah

Ursula

Olaf

Brexit

Sasha

Yeti

Grayson – Is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Muff

Blackie

Penelope

Blacky

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Snowball

Natasha

Boo

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Sam

Isabella

J.D.

Mia

This is just a partial list of the cats we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

 You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

Louisiana and Texas Kroger Shoppers: If you link your Kroger Community Rewards to your Kroger Plus Card. Every time you shop at a Texas or Louisiana Kroger and use your Plus Card, Kroger will donate a portion of the sale to Yogie and Friends to help the FIV and other special needs cats we have at the sanctuary. Every little bit helps! Here is the link to enroll or sign in (if you are already enrolled). Choose us as your charity of choice. NPO #80724, Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary (we will be fixing the name later, but it’s still all good). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Donations of cash can be done in several ways, online via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card to make a one-time donation via PayPal. Or you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. We recycle them and get cash for the cats. You can box up the cartridges; put a prepaid label on it that we will provide you, and then drop it off at any UPS shipping facility or they can pick it up at your business. If you need labels, then just contact us and we will get some to you.

Facebook: Please like and follow us on Facebook at Yogie and Friends FIV+ Cat Sanctuary. It is a strictly controlled page so that nobody is every bullied or threatened on our page by others. It’s a safe page to share educational information and news about our wonderful cats. Please like on the page and share with your friends.

Upcoming Events:

 

28 September 2019    11am – 3pm
Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser

Petco
6596 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA

 

12 October 2019   10am – 3pm
Paws in the Park (Rescue Booth)

Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue and KLKL 95.7

River Park Church
3232 E. 70th Street
Shreveport, LA

 

 PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop!

 Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

July 2019 Newsletter

It looks like July is starting off with a bang, and not just with fireworks!

Natasha

NATASHA: We are sad to report the death of our sweet, Russian Blue, kitty, Natasha, on June 14th. Natasha was about 14 years old and we rescued her from a woman who was unable to continue to care for her, or her son, Boris. She was a very sweet cat and she enjoyed a good life with us at Yogie and Friends. We will miss her.

We try and take a break in between our events and get some rest and network with other cat rescues to help get cats and kittens adopted. It’s another reason we, as individuals, choose to foster. Fostering is both difficult and rewarding. Difficult in that we must let a sweet animal go to a new, forever, home and we will miss them. Rewarding in the fact we know we helped save a life. We realize we cannot save them all, but we try hard to save as many as possible. If we can just get more people to spay and neuter their pets in order to control the pet population, then we can save so many more.

I personally am fostering five kittens for a local rescue. The only reason I agreed to help them is that I know they will get them adopted and not abandon them with me. It gets quite overwhelming with texts, emails, phone calls, and Facebook, messages, with a bunch of requests to take kittens, or adult, cats, only to have to say “No” to the requesters. It’s very hard on us.

Please, spay and neuter your pets!

FACILITY UPDATE: Now that all of the exotics are no longer with us in Frierson, we have recently opened up the Serval and Bobcat pens, connected that to the pen the FIV cats use, and now they have more than 2600 square feet of outdoor enclosure to enjoy being outside, but safe from any predators, and they cannot get out and injured, or, killed. It’s so roomy and they love it.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Your donations are the most important thing to help us with our animals. We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit, in good standing. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We can really use help with funds to buy food, veterinarian care, and everyday care of the wellbeing of the animals. Thank you for your support.

CRITICAL NEEDS: Vet care is always a primary need. Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any, as well as cat food, are a given. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, or Purina Cat Chow complete. We do have some on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. We go through a tremendous amount of cat litter. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We really hope you can help us in this area.

Benny & Joon

NEW RESCUE/S:

Millie

MILLIE, BENNY, & JOON: On June 15th I was driving to pick up a friend when I saw two young kittens walking down the sidewalk close to her house. I couldn’t ignore them, so I stopped, and they were very friendly kittens. I heard a meow from the bushes, and it was their mother. I found a bowl near the house with a “FOR RENT” sign on it and gave them water. They were very thirsty. Mom was also very sweet and accepting of me. I texted my friend to grab some cat food and walk down the street where I was. We believe these beauties were abandoned at this house. They are now all three safe and getting ready to be placed for adoption. Mom is now, Millie, and her two boys are, Benny and Joon. They have all three tested negative for FIV/FeLV. They are scheduled to be spayed/neutered on July 5th.

 

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES:

TRUVY: Truvy is the smallest of the foster kittens I am fostering for Port City Cat Rescue. She is a tiny tortie kitten. I noticed she was not playing like she normally does but was still eating. Still, I knew she was not acting normal. She felt very warm to me, so I took her temperature and it was 105.2. Normal is around 101. She spent four days in the hospital on I.V. fluids and getting some meds to bring her temperature down. Her blood work showed no reason for this fever and she also tested FIV/FeLV negative. The vet said some will get fevers of unknown origin, but we will test her for a blood borne illness called, Haemobartonellosis. She is back at the sanctuary and doing well.

J.D.: J.D. has also come down with a fever of 105.1, so he has been at the E.R. vet since yesterday and remains there tonight. He will come home tomorrow. He tested negative for FIV/FeLV, but he is slightly anemic. This may be haemobartonellosis and we will have him, and Truvy, tested for it by our regular vet. His temperature came down in a matter of hours, versus Truvy taking a couple of days.

JD

 

Grayson

GRAYSON: Our local stray, Grayson, had some health issues, but is much improved, friendly, and ready to be neutered. He will be neutered on the 5th and finally brought to the sanctuary once he is healed. He is a sweet guy.

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list, we have added the Seresto flea collars, and some other much needed food items. Also, when you shop via Smile.Amazon.com you can select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice and they will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

We also have an Amazon wish list to help feed our cats and kittens. We need you!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A2LGJPU9KN7C2N

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a very important way to help our animals. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Would you please consider sponsoring one of our animals? We really need you.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsor funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

PAYPAL: Did you know you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends via PayPal? This is an easy and effective way to help our fundraising for the animals. You can also choose to pay the fees by selecting the Friends and Family option in PayPal ensuring we would receive the entire amount of your donation. Our PayPal is: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

CHEWY: Do you shop for pet food and supplies at Chewy. Well, we are a pet partner with Chewy.com. Enter the Chewy website from the link on the Yogie and Friends website and we will get a portion of the sales. This is a great way to help our cats and we hope you will select us as your charity. You can use this link with our partner number:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

  • Alex
  • Gatsby
  • Sunny – is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
  • VooDoo
  • Frazier
  • Bubba
  • Oreo
  • Dotsey
  • Sarah
  • Ursula
  • Olaf
  • Brexit
  • Sasha
  • Yeti
  • Grayson – is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana.

Non-Positive Cats:

  • Hope
  • Elsa
  • Max
  • Barney
  • Anna
  • Duncan
  • Grace
  • Muff
  • Blackie
  • Penelope
  • Blacky
  • Duckie
  • Lucy
  • Smudge
  • Squeak
  • Smokey
  • Bandit
  • Snowball
  • Natasha
  • Boo
  • Miss Kitty
  • Paisley
  • Sam
  • Isabella
  • J.D.
  • Mia

This is just a partial list of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends

128 Fob Lane

Frierson, LA 71027

Louisiana and Texas Kroger Shoppers: If you link your Kroger Community Rewards to your Kroger Plus Card. Every time you shop at a Texas or Louisiana Kroger and use your Plus Card, Kroger will donate a portion of the sale to Yogie and Friends to help the FIV and other special needs cats we have at the sanctuary. Every little bit helps! Here is the link to enroll or sign in (if you are already enrolled). Choose us as your charity of choice. NPO #80724, Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary (we will be fixing the name later, but it’s still all good). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Donations of cash can be done in several ways, online via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card to make a one-time donation via PayPal. Or you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. We recycle them and get cash for the cats. You can box up the cartridges; put a prepaid label on it that we will provide you, and then drop it off at any UPS shipping facility or they can pick it up at your business. If you need labels, then just contact us and we will get some to you.

Facebook: Please like and follow us on Facebook at Yogie and Friends FIV+ Cat Sanctuary. It is a strictly controlled page so that nobody is every bullied or threatened on our page by others. It’s a safe page to share educational information and news about our wonderful cats. Please like on the page and share with your friends.

Upcoming Events:

TBD September 2019                        11am – 3pm   Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser

                                                                                    Petco

                                                                                    6596 Youree Drive

                                                                                    Shreveport, LA

12 October 2019                               10am – 3pm   Paws in the Park (Rescue Booth)

Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue and

KLKL 95.7

River Park Church

                                                                                    3232 E. 70th Street

                                                                                    Shreveport, LA

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop!

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

April 2019 Newsletter

Greetings Fans!

The weather is starting to finally cooperate a little bit and the grounds are starting to dry, but it is still very wet at the sanctuary and that is making it more difficult to do the much-needed work of clearing our land. We are trying to find someone that could do the clearing, and leveling, of the property so we can decide on how we can make an even better facility for our cats.

BAKE SALE: Don’t forget our upcoming bake sale on April 13th from 11a.m.- 3p.m. at Petco on Youree Drive, Shreveport. These bake sales are very important in helping raise much needed funds for our cats, as well as educating the public about FIV/FeLV.

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES:

FINN: Finn had his follow-up with our vet on the 25th and he continues to improve. The vet decreased his Prednisolone from 3.5 ml, down to 2.0 ml. We are pleased with his progress and watch him closely for any changes to this positive outcome.

MITTENS: Mittens, the cat that fractured her canine, doesn’t show any signs of infection or other negative issues as a result of the fracture. We are happy about this since many cats end up getting sinus infections, or need a root canal, after a tooth fracture. We will still bring her in to have the vet recheck the tooth to make sure there is no hidden problem.

NATASHA: Natasha, the cat with a spot she kept licking that developed staph is better. She does not need further treatment at this point.

MAMA: Mama kitty is a sweet, about 11 or 12-year-old, Calico, that is not FIV/FELV positive, developed, or possibly hadn’t completely healed from, a urinary tract infection. The last time we had her treated she had a great deal of blood in her urine, and some crystals. I heard her crying when she went to use the litter box and noticed there was not a lot of urine present, and she made multiple attempts. Since I am very familiar with the signs, I immediately took her back to our vet. An ultrasound revealed a large bladder stone and her bladder walls were very inflamed. She needed surgery, which cost us $1200, to have the stone removed. Fortunately, the pathology revealed it was not a cancerous stone, but was material the same as the crystals. She is on the prescription urinary diet. She has her follow-up on April 2nd to have her staples removed.

Urinary tract infections (URIs) are not an uncommon issue for older cats and usually requires the more senior cats needing a change in diet. When a cat develops crystals in their urine it can lead to a dangerous blockage, and it is painful for the cat. Therefore, water is critical for cats. We keep multiple water fountains, as well as water bowls, throughout our cat houses. It’s another reason we are working hard on finding a better diet, preferably NOT a dry kibble diet. It is more difficult since we have 66 cats we are caring for, but in the long run it’s all about the cats and we will do what is needed for them.

FLEA CONTROL:  We are still trying to get Seresto Flea collars for all our Yogie cats. Someone recently purchased three off our Amazon Wish list, and we thank you for that. We have 66 cats at the sanctuary and hope you will help us get collars for ALL the cats. These collars last for 8 months and that makes it around $7 a month for preventative, versus the pricier topical flea meds we get at our vets.to death. Prevention is key. If you can help us get these items, then please let us know. We want all our animals to be comfortable and parasite free.

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list, we have added the Seresto flea collars, and some other much needed food items. Also, when you shop via Smile.Amazon.com you can select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice and they will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

We also have an Amazon wish list to help feed our cats and kittens. We need you!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A2LGJPU9KN7C2N

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a very important way to help our animals. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Would you please consider sponsoring one of our animals? We really need you.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsor funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

CRITICAL NEEDS: Vet care is always a primary need. Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any, as well as cat food, are a given. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, or Purina Cat Chow complete. We do have some on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We really hope you can help us in this area.

PAYPAL: Did you know you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends via PayPal? This is an easy and effective way to help our fundraising for the animals. You can also choose to pay the fees by selecting the Friends and Family option in PayPal ensuring we would receive the entire amount of your donation. Our PayPal is: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

CHEWY: Do you shop for pet food and supplies at Chewy. Well, we are a pet partner with Chewy.com. Enter the Chewy website from the link on the Yogie and Friends website and we will get a portion of the sales. This is a great way to help our cats and we hope you will select us as your charity. You can use this link with our partner number:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex
Gatsby
Sunny
VooDoo
Frazier
Bubba
Oreo
Dotsey
Sarah
Ursula
Olaf
Brexit
Sasha
Yeti

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope
Elsa
Max
Barney
Anna
Duncan
Grace
Muff
Blackie
Penelope
Blacky
Duckie
Lucy
Smudge
Squeak
Smokey
Bandit
Snowball
Natasha
Boo
Miss Kitty
Paisley
Sam
Isabella
Grayson (Pending Snap Test/Neutering)

This is just a partial list of the cat’s names. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

Louisiana and Texas Kroger Shoppers: If you link your Kroger Community Rewards to your Kroger Plus Card. Every time you shop at a Texas or Louisiana Kroger and use your Plus Card, Kroger will donate a portion of the sale to Yogie and Friends to help the FIV and other special needs cats we have at the sanctuary. Every little bit helps! Here is the link to enroll or sign in (if you are already enrolled). Choose us as your charity of choice. NPO #80724, Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary (we will be fixing the name later, but it’s still all good). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Donations of cash can be done in several ways, online via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card to make a one-time donation via PayPal. Or you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. We recycle them and get cash for the cats. You can box up the cartridges; put a prepaid label on it that we will provide you, and then drop it off at any UPS shipping facility or they can pick it up at your business. If you need labels, then just contact us and we will get some to you.

Facebook: Please like and follow us on Facebook at Yogie and Friends FIV+ Cat Sanctuary. It is a strictly controlled page so that nobody is every bullied or threatened on our page by others. It’s a safe page to share educational information and news about our wonderful cats. Please like on the page and share with your friends.

Upcoming Events:

13 April 2019  11am – 3 pm
Spring Bake Sale and Fundraiser
Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

7 May 2019 All Day
Give for Good Day On-Line Giving Day

11 May 2019 10am – 6pm 
Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting (On-Line/In-Store)

Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar
1409 E. 70th St., Suite 107 Shreveport, LA    

       

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop!

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter