March 2019 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Fans!

Well, we are still a bit behind on getting the outside catio built for the new cat house. The weather has been crazy. We get a day, here and there, that isn’t raining, but it isn’t enough to be able to build due to the wet grounds. In fact, the new building is settling more than expected, so it messed up the door closing properly. Gemco did come out to work on the leveling, then it started raining too much to finish. They did get it level enough to make the door a little better, but we must wait for the ground to dry more and they will put some better leveling pads under the building for us. They said it is common to need releveling on larger buildings, but there has been far too much rain over the past couple of months and that is delaying things. Hopefully we can get the outdoor catio done for our cats to enjoy a safe, outdoor, playground.

Finn, the cat with the ruptured eardrum is responding well to steroids, which is a very good thing. But, how to prevent something like this from happening again is the issue that concerns us. There was no trauma that caused this, but apparently, he has waxy ears and chronic infections that he doesn’t present with. The vet said there is no approved ear meds for cats, and we were hoping there was something preventative we could do to help keep his ears clean. We are researching this issue with some vet schools.

Just a couple of nights ago another cat, Mittens, went to jump up on a nightstand and somehow missed. She apparently hit her mouth on the side of the stand and fractured a canine. She was brought into the bedroom where Finn is recuperating to watch her. She was acting like she had something stuck in her mouth and kept pawing at it, but she didn’t act like she was in pain or distress. We did get her to our vet the following morning. The thing we worry about is any infection developing in the pulp of the tooth and causing severe sinus infections. We have seen this happen. We will watch closely to ensure there is nothing serious happening. If there is any worsening, they will remove the tooth.

We had to get another cat, Natasha, seen for a sore she kept licking to the point it caused her to develop staph on the sore. She is one of our oldest cats, at about 16 years old. She is otherwise healthy for her age.

The biggest issue with cats is missing signs of illness. Since they are such experts at hiding illness and injury it presents us with more serious medical needs when they do present. We realize its nature’s way of preservation for the animal, but it sure makes it difficult for us. We want only the best for them.

FLEA CONTROL: Louisiana is horrible for flea problems. Even our veterinarians agree that many of the preventatives are no longer effective and new treatments are coming out. We usually wait a while before trying any of the new releases due to any possible side effects. We treat the property with food grade diatomaceous earth, which is very safe and effective, but messy. With all the rain we have had we are not able to treat the property right now. We treat all year long. Fleas have a cycle of the eggs, larva, and adult, that all need to be killed, and that is over a period of time. Meanwhile, we are trying to get Seresto Flea collars for all our Yogie cats. They vary in price, but we are doing our research for the best price. We have 66 cats we are caring for. Our vet highly recommends the collars or Bravecto 3 month topical for the cats. Both are pricey options, but not as costly as flea related illnesses that can often lead 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.

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

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. 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

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)

 

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, The News

February 2019 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Fans!

We hope this newsletter finds all our friends, and their fur friends, safe, happy, and, healthy.

We have had some medical challenges with a couple of cats this past month. And sadly, the thing with cats is, they are EXPERTS at hiding illnesses until they are in a critical state. It’s one reason why we are adamant about observing our cats’ habits and behaviors. Even with that, it is sometimes difficult to catch a problem before it needs bigger intervention. I had to rush Brexit to the ER vet since he was exhibiting signs of a UTI and obstruction, which CAN kill a cat. We got him to our regular veterinarian, Dr. Core, the next day, and Brexit did in fact, have a bad UTI with crystals. He is a young male, which surprised us, but it happens in all ages. He spent a week in the hospital and is now on a special, somewhat expensive, prescription diet now. He is doing very well.

Finn

Another of our rescues, Finn, was losing balance to the point we thought he had a stroke. When our vet scoped his inner ears under anesthesia, he found that Finn has a ruptured ear drum. This will heal, but it has been a very expensive journey with CT and hospitalization. He will have a follow-up on the 25th.

Between the ER, Cat Scan, hospitalizations, and medications, we had over $3000 in vet bills. That was a hit we could have done without.

NEW CATS: There was a lady in my neighborhood that moved and abandoned her beautiful cat, and another cat she was feeding. When I finally got the cats to adjust and trust me, I got one of them tested so far, and he has tested positive for FIV. I haven’t gotten the other cat yet, who is still intact and will be neutered. I found a female kitten, that I was able to get to trust me and she was spayed this past Thursday. She is about 5 months old, but unfortunately, she tested positive for Feline Leukemia. We do not mix those cats with our other population. Since she is young, we will retest and hopefully that comes back negative. It does happen. We just wish they were all negative, so people don’t wrongly euthanize them. There is no reason to do so. They can live long, otherwise healthy, lives.

Oreo is a beautiful long-haired Tuxedo. He’s sweet but does play rough at times and gets a little bitey when he gets excited from all the love. He is FIV+ and the vet estimates he is about 4 or 5 years old.

Grayson is a beautiful gray and white cat that is still intact. He is scheduled for neutering soon and hope he tests negative.

Sasha is the female, tabby, kitten that tested positive for leukemia, but we are hopeful she will retest negative in a few months. She is spayed now and is a very sweet girl. She is only about five or six months.

GIVE FOR GOOD GIVING DAY: May 7th is the annual, Give for Good giving day. Yogie and Friends is once again approved to participate in this annual, on-line, giving, event. It starts just after midnight on May 7th and runs all day. It’s an opportunity for non-profits all over the country to raise much needed funds for their organization

WATCH RAFFLE: We are raffling off his and her watches. Tickets are a donation of $2.00 each and you can purchase them via PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com Please make sure you select the Friends and Family option so that you are the one who pays the PayPal fees. This ensures we get the entire $2.00. Also, DO NOT say raffle, but put WATCHES in the comments. You can also send a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027. Make sure you provide a legible name and good contact phone number. The drawing will be held at 3 p.m. at the spring bake sale In April. Winner need not be present. We can mail the watches to winners outside of the area, but in the United States only.

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

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. 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

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

 

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
Grayson (Pending Snap Test/Neutering)

 

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:

6 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

TBD June 2018                                                          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, The News

January 2019 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 2018 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. As long as 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

We have had some challenges and sad losses throughout 2018, but it is not unexpected due to the nature of our rescue. We are heartbroken with every loss.

Who we loved and lost during 2018:

African Serval, Speedy, 12 January
African Lioness, Yogie. 2000 – 18 February 2018
Petey – Black and White DLH, 27 February 2018
Casper, Solid White DSH – 23 March 2018
American Bobcat, Taz – 15 April 2018
Bruno, Seal Point Siamese – 22 October 2018

We loved and miss them.

We want to thank our volunteers and supporters who came out and helped us with our gift wrapping, and the Christmas Bake Sale. We meet so many great people at our events and it’s also a chance to catch up with old friends. We had a good bake sale and it helped us pay off a veterinarian bill, which is great. We try and always pay as we go, but sometimes it’s not always possible. We are happily back to a clean slate of no debt and are working on building our funds to remain that way.

We are looking forward to a new year with new, and more exciting, positive changes, for our facility. We are working on clearing the old property of the big cat habitats. Our new cat building is basically completed, except for the outside catio, which won’t prevent us from using it for the cats. We are working on grants to complete a big, outdoor, catio as soon as possible.

We are at capacity at this time, but we hope, in the not too distant future, that we can expand to accept more cats in need. We don’t want to take on more than we can handle, both handler wise, and financially. Since our cats remain with us forever, we must be careful not to overextend ourselves. That would not be fair to the cats already in our sanctuary. This is also where sponsorship comes in. We need you to help us continue to provide for the residents at Yogie and Friends and we hope you will consider doing so.

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

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. 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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex
Gatsby
Sunny
VooDoo
Frazier
Bubba
Nimitz
Dotsey
Sarah
Ursula
Olaf
Brexit

 

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

 

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:

 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 2018 Newsletter

Hi Friends,
Things have been pretty hectic between vet care and trying to raise funds for our cats. BUT, that is what it’s all about.
I am out of my boot for the broken ankle and have physical therapy twice a week, but I am healed enough now to do the finish work in the new cat building so we can move the cats in.

Tim and I went to visit Moses in Branson, Missouri from  4-7 November. He is doing well and responded immediately when he heard my voice. Can you believe he will be 13 in February? We also visit Tigger at Tiger Creek in Tyler, Texas quite often. Tigger turned 17 in July. Tiger Creek changed his name to Bagheera, but he is still Tigger and that is what we call him when we see him. I mean, seriously, after 17 years he isn’t going to respond to anything else. Lol! I’d love to get Moses over there for distance reasons, but it’s all good.

Mocha and Latte

I am currently fostering a mom, Mocha, and her baby, Latte (who may be a boy, but still a little too early to tell) that had been abandoned, which is totally illegal, on a porch in the freezing cold rain, at Port City Cat Rescue. Since our new building isn’t 100% complete to move our FIV+ cats into, I told them I would foster until the tiny baby, about 3 weeks old, was weaned and strong enough to be brought to the rescue. This way it’s much like quarantine for mom and baby. I’m just glad that we can be of service to a fellow cat rescue. Mom and baby are doing very well. They will have a follow-up soon with Dr. Squires.
The fab four kittens I was fostering for them have ALL been adopted! This is always a happy thing for us. I miss Yardley so much, since I found him as a little baby, in my yard. I am, however, happy to share the kitty wealth. Lol!

Sunny pre-surgery

One of our FIV+ cats, and one of Dr. Core’s patients that we took into the sanctuary, Sunny, was diagnosed with an eye condition called, Spastic Entropion. This caused his eyelids to roll inward and the eyelashes to scratch his corneas. He had ulcers and required eye drops and cleaning daily. It was painful and he was miserable. We found out there was a surgery that could be done to correct it, and on November 13th, Sunny had a successful surgery by Dr. Core at Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic. It was a little pricey, $815, but long term it isn’t. No more pain, no eye drops, no poor vision. He is acting more comfortable and plays like never before. We also let him come to the Santa Photo shoot fundraiser. Sunny is awesome!

Sunny free of the cone

Saturday, 15 December 2018, 11a.m.-3p.m. Christmas Bake Sale and Fundraiser, Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport.
Thursday, 20 December 2018, 6 – 10 p.m., Gift Wrapping for Donations, Barnes & Noble, Youree Drive, Shreveport  (We can use volunteers)
Monday, 24 December 2018, 10a.m. – 6p.m., Gift Wrapping for Donations, Barnes & Noble, Youree Drive, Shreveport (We can use volunteers. We have a blast on this day.)
We do the gift wrapping sessions typically in two hour segments. We are required to have two people during the event. If you would like, and can, volunteer, please let me know what times you are available. Let me know ASAP, so I know what needs to be filled.
The vet bills have hit us hard recently, but we are working through it with help from our friends.
If you are here in our local area and can attend any of our functions, please do. We need your help more than you know.
Thanks all!

Jenny and the Yogie gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

November 2018 Newsletter

Hello friends,

I wanted to share some fun events coming up with you very soon. It seems that time gets away quite fast. I realize I am also sending this to those of you far and near, but I still have news we thought you’d still like to know. Lots of good things happening, but I also need to share a bit of sad news that is breaking our hearts.

One of our beloved cats, Bruno, went into liver failure and died early morning on October 22nd. He was rushed to the ER vet that previous Thursday, remained overnight on fluids, and then brought to Dr. Core on Friday morning. Tim and I visited with Bruno on Saturday morning since we knew they would not be open on Sunday. He rallied a bit, then went downhill. He died around 6:30 that morning. Any loss of one of our cats hurts. Bruno really hit me hard. He fought the good fight. Now comes the inevitable huge bill. But, it comes with the territory of what we do and why we keep our population low.

TruLove

On a happy note, the four kittens we were fostering for Port City Cat Rescue, one was actually a kitten I found in my yard and named him, Yardley, are up for adoption. Yardley was adopted within a couple of days, then TruLove got adopted this past Saturday. Midnight and Arlo are at the adoption center at Petsmart on Youree Drive in Shreveport.

I am still in a boot from my broken ankle, but am well enough to work on the new building to complete the caulking and painting around the trim inside. Once I get that done we will move our cats to the new building in our Bossier Parish location. It will make it much easier on those of us who live in Bossier to be around the cats more often. We are still trying to get quotes from contractors about the outdoor catio and concrete. We need to consider what is the best way to go prior to fundraising and grant searching.

Tigger is doing very well in Tyler, Texas. Moses is doing well in Branson, Missouri. Tim and I are going to visit Moses very soon. Pics will follow our return.

On to the events:

Amazon Smile: From 29 October – 2 Nov, Amazon is 5% of what you purchase to the charity you choose via Smile.Amazon. I haven’t been able to get the name fixed on their site, so there are places that still have a couple of different versions. As long as you find Yogie and Friends in Frierson, Louisiana, that is us. They are trying to fix it for us. It all helps lots.

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 7-10a.m.
Pancake Breakfast at TaMolly’s
2509 Beene Blvd, Bossier City.
Tickets are just $5 each.
You will also have the opportunity to add sausage patty and/or eggs to your meal. We will have several cool raffles as well. Yogie and Friends will receive 100% of the funds raised from this.

Saturday, 24 November 2018, 2-4p.m.
Pet Photos with Santa, Cowen Studios
, 4360 Youree Drive, Shreveport.
We ask that your pets be properly and safely restrained. This is always a huge showing and lots of fun.

 

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 2-5p.m.
Paws in Paradise,
Margarittaville Casino, Bossier City.
Yogie and Friends will have a booth and raffle items as well. This is another pet friendly event.

Saturday, 15 December 2018, 11a.m.-3p.m.
Christmas Bake Sale and Fundraiser
, Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport.

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 6 – 10 p.m.
Gift Wrapping for Donations,
Barnes & Noble, Youree Drive, Shreveport (We can use volunteers)

Monday, 24 December 2018, 10a.m. – 6p.m.
Gift Wrapping for Donations, Barnes & Noble
, Youree Drive, Shreveport (We can use volunteers. We have a blast on this day.)

Please keep us all in your thoughts. We are working hard for these cats and our hearts are really hurting at the loss of Bruno.

Our funds took a big hit with our current vet bills. If you are able to help in any way it is greatly appreciated.

We really hope to see our friends at one or more of our events. We love catching up with you.

If you are on Facebook, please follow our page under Yogie and Friends FIV+ Cat Sanctuary.

Thank you!

Jenny Senier, Director


Posted in Uncategorized

October 2018 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Friends!

October has arrived, it is “officially” fall, except here in the south! Temperatures are still in the low to mid 90’s. Don’t forget that we are still dealing with pests like mosquitos, fleas, ticks, and the like here, as if it is summer. We need to continue preventatives throughout the year here since it takes into consideration the life cycle of these pests. We want you and your pets to remain safe and free from parasite born illnesses.

PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA: Our friends at Cowen Photo Studio in Shreveport are working with us on a Pet Photo with Santa Fundraiser at their studio on Saturday, November 24th from 2 – 4 pm.  We love how Neal Cowen is Santa and, in our opinion, and that of many others who bring their children to him for Santa photos, is the best-looking Santa we have seen around here. Once we work out the times of the photo shoot, and any details regarding the animals, we will post it on our website and Facebook page. Watch for more info.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: We will have a pancake breakfast at TaMolly’s Mexican Restaurant in Bossier City, on Saturday morning, 17 November from 7 am-10 am. Yogie and Friends will receive 100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser, which is awesome. Most food fundraising events only give 10%. We are going to have several raffle items available at this event. This is also an animal friendly event. In other words, you CAN bring your dog to this event. We ask that you use common sense when doing so. If you bring a dog, it MUST be leashed. There may be some other considerations regarding the type of animal allowed as well.

We can also use some volunteer help regarding presale of tickets, drivers who can deliver to local businesses that would like to participate, but cannot leave work to do so, and help at the event itself. Please contact us if you can do so.

Tickets will be $5 for pancakes. You can add eggs and/or sausage patty, for an additional $6, or $7.

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: We have had some big hits in the vet bills department this past month. We desperately need your help to build the coffers back up to be prepared for any medical emergencies. We also can use Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any, as well as cat food. 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

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. 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

All the money we raise during any of our fundraisers goes to the care and wellbeing of our animals. We have always been, and will continue to be, a 100% volunteer driven organization.

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex

Gatsby

Sunny

VooDoo

Frazier

Bubba

Nimitz

Dotsey

Bruno

Sarah

Ursula

 

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

 

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:

Pancake Breakfast

17 November 2018
7a.m. – 10a.m.

TaMolly’s Mexican Restaurant
2509 Beene Blvd., Bossier City, LA

We will receive 100% of the proceeds from this event.
Tickets are $5.00 each. Eggs and/or Sausage Patty for $6/$7
We will also have several raffles at this event.

 

Pet Photos with Santa

24 November
2p.m – 4p.m.

Cowen Photo Studio
4360 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA

 

Paws in Paradise

2 December 2018
Time of event pending

Margaritaville Casino and Hotel
Bossier City, 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 2018 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

YARDLEY: I recently saw a kitten occasionally coming into my front yard. At first, I thought it could be another animal, but its movement indicated a young cat. When I was able to see it more clearly it was obviously a young kitten. It began to run into my back yard and hangout enough to make it possible for me to feed it and try and get it comfortable. After two weeks I finally used a kitten safe, drop trap, and caught him. He appeared to be around 10 weeks of age, and surprisingly quite healthy. Since he was hanging around my yard I call him, Yardley. He has had his first set of kitten shots and is now ready to be placed up for adoption through our friends at Port City Cat Rescue (PCCR).

TIGGER AND MOSES: Due to a change in ownership of the facility we moved our big cats to back in December 2014, our two remaining big cats, Moses the lion, and Tigger the black leopard, have been relocated. We moved Tigger to Tiger Creek in Tyler, Texas on August 1st. Tigger turned 17 in June and he tolerated the move and is adjusting very well to his new home. And as expected, his reaction to Tim was wonderful. He is most bonded with Tim. Moses, who is now 12 years old, went to Branson, Missouri in June and is with some very nice people. Tim went and visited him in July. We will be going back to visit in November. We would have preferred Moses also be in Tyler for our convenience, but it’s all good.

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.

GOFUNDME: With our recent needs for unexpected medical issues, we have had some major increase in our veterinary bills. We have created a GoFundMe campaign to help us with this recent hit and hope you can help, or at least share, this with your friends. You can also donate directly to us via PayPal and use the Friends and Family option that allows you to pay the fees, so we get 100% of your donation, or mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027. We have included the GoFundMe campaign link: https://www.gofundme.com/ve5re-veterinary-care

NEW CAT BUILDING: Since the new cat building is just about ready to be used, but not 100% completed, we used it for an opportunity to help foster four kittens, as well as Yardley, for Port City Cat Rescue (PCCR) until they were healthy enough, and old enough, to be placed for adoption. They will be placed up for adoption in the next week or two and are happy to have been able to offer this help to another cat rescue.

OLD FACILTY: Our old facility that we had for the lions and tigers has been slowly being cleared out. On September 8th we will do a major clearing, and leveling, of the property to get it into the condition pre-big cat rescue. After we get to that point we will decide on the possible sale of the property and our relocation. We did build our new cat building at a Bossier location in anticipation of this.

MY INJURY: I recently missed a step coming out of the catio and ended up breaking my left ankle and damaging the right. So, as a result it puts me a bit behind on some of the work I will be able to do, such as paint and caulk, and build walkways and loft access, in the new cat building. It will put me about six weeks behind, but it will get completed.

CRITICAL NEEDS: We have had some big hits in the vet bills department this past month. We desperately need your help to build the coffers back up to be prepared for any medical emergencies. We also can use Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any, as well as cat food. 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

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. 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

All the money we raise during any of our fundraisers goes to the care and wellbeing of our animals. We have always been, and will continue to be, a 100% volunteer driven organization.

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex

Gatsby

Sunny

VooDoo

Frazier

Bubba

Nimitz

Dotsey

Bruno

Sarah

Ursula

 

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

 

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:

Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser

22 Sept 2018 11am – 3 pm
Petco, Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA

 

Pancake Breakfast

17 November 2018 7a.m. – 10a.m.

TaMolly’s Mexican Restaurant
2509 Beene Blvd., Bossier City, LA

We will receive 100% of the proceeds from this event.
Tickets are $5.00 each. Additional options of sausage and eggs for an additional fee.
We will also have several raffles at this event.

 

TBD 2018

Yogie Yard Sale

7am- 12 Noon

Location to be determined

 

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

 

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Uncategorized

August 2018 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

PAISLEY: Paisley, our sweet cat that retested FIV NEGATIVE, but was positive for corona virus and toxoplasmosis, had her follow-up visit with our vet on the 30th. She was examined and given the all clear! Yay! She will always have a stuffy sounding nose. She may have had several untreated upper respiratory infections (URI), but was never treated, and that causes permanent scarring in the nose and sometime sinuses. She has had some improvement, but she isn’t sick. The vet did find a very slight heart murmur, but nothing worrisome. So, she is good until her yearly exam.

NEW CAT BUILDING: The new building is looking amazing. The floor and base boards are in! Now it will need to be caulked and touch up paint for all the trim. We haven’t come up with the loft access yet but have several ideas. Then we will also do the walkways and all the fun stuff for the cats. We will begin to look at the outdoor catio after that. We are looking for grants and a lot of fundraising since a lot of concrete will be needed. BUT, the house will be used before that is built and the cats can enjoy their new digs!

CRITICAL NEEDS: We have had some big hits in the vet bills department this past month. We desperately need your help to build the coffers back up to be prepared for any medical emergencies. We also can use Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any, as well as cat food. 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

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. 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

All the money we raise during any of our fundraisers goes to the care and wellbeing of our animals. We have always been, and will continue to be, a 100% volunteer driven organization.

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  Please consider sponsoring a special needs cat. 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.

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.

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex

Gatsby

Sunny

VooDoo

Frazier

Bubba

Nimitz

Dotsey

Bruno

Sarah

Ursula

 

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

 

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:

22 Sept 2018

11am – 3 pm

Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser

Petco, Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA

 

TBD 2018

Yogie Yard Sale

7am- 12 Noon

Location to be determined

 

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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Uncategorized

July 2018 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

PAISLEY: Paisley was one of the first FIV/FeLV positive cats to arrive at Yogie and Friends. A local veterinarian asked if we would take her because he didn’t feel it necessary to euthanize a cat just because they test positive for the virus. Paisley always sounds like she has the sniffles and the vet said she didn’t have any infections but would always sound this way. Recently we noticed a little weight loss and wanted to get her checked to make sure nothing bad was happening. Our vet said there wasn’t a big weight loss, but she prescribed a medication we’ve never used and nose drops. Her blood work was sent out to the lab for a more in-depth analysis. Our vet called us and gave us some very surprising, and unexpected, news. Paisley tested NEGATIVE for both FIV and FeLV. This was amazing news. Her labs did show that she has Corona virus, which is very common, and for Toxoplasmosis, which was a bit of a surprise to us. Both are very treatable, and the vet said pose no threat to us. We also are very diligent in our cleaning. The good news is, that after a month of the medications she will be on we will be able to get with one of the other cat rescues that do adoption days at Petco. We would love to get her adopted. We do adopt our cats out to people that understand FIV/FeLV, but it is not a common practice. This made us all very happy. It’s also why we periodically retest. Yay Paisley!

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

BISSELL SUPPORT THE SHELTERS SWEEPSTAKE: Here is your chance to help Yogie and Friends possibly win a $30,000 prize for our shelter. Can you imagine what we could do for our beautiful cats with this much money? Please share this contest info with all your friends. It’s so easy to vote. You have till August 1st. Go to the link and look for Louisiana and then the shelter drop down menu to select and vote for Yogie and Friends.

http://www.bissellpetfoundation.org/sweepstakes/

CRITICAL NEEDS: We have had over $2000.00 in vet bills this past month. This means our coffers are at about $1000, and that is for cat food, cat litter, veterinarian care, and electric. We desperately need your help to build the coffers back up to be prepared for any medical emergencies. We also can use Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any, as well as cat food. 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 appreciate our fans,

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

NEW CAT BUILDING: The two lofts and all the trim, except base board, have been completed in the new cat building. The lofts are painted and then the trim will be caulked and painted as well. The vinyl plank flooring has been purchased and we got a great price on that. We need to raise some more funds to complete that installation and the base board. The labor is only $300, which is very inexpensive. It’s the same person who did the lofts and trim. It’s looking great! We have had a lot of vet bills this month, so the floor is a lower priority now, but we expect it to be very soon.

 

 

 

 

 


AMAZON WISH LIST:
If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. 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

All the money we raise during any of our fundraisers goes to the care and wellbeing of our animals. We have always been, and will continue to be, a 100% volunteer driven organization.

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT: Please consider sponsoring a special needs cat. 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.

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.

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex

Gatsby

Sunny

VooDoo

Frazier

Bubba

Nimitz

Dotsey

Bruno

Sarah

Ursula

 

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

 

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 Sept 2018
11am – 3 pm

Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser
Petco, Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA

 

TBD October 2018
7am- 12 Noon

Yogie Yard Sale
Location to be determined

 

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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

June 2018

Greetings Yogie Fans!

It’s Official! We have legally changed our name to: Yogie and Friends FIV+ Cats Sanctuary.

We knew we would be changing our name once we no longer had any exotic cats. We added the Domestic Animal Project (D.A.P.) as a division of our organization back in 2005. We have been Yogie and Friends since 2000. We felt it was a brand many know and wanted to maintain it. So, here we are.

Sam: We took three cats in for physicals the other day and got Sam retested for FIV/FeLV. Whenever we get young cats that have tested positive we always retest them several months later. Many young cats test positive because of their mother’s antibodies and come back negative later. Well, this is the case for sweet Sam. We were thrilled that his retest came back a big, fat, NEGATIVE! Yay! We asked our friends at Port City Cat Rescue (PCCR) if they would take Sam for us and place him up for adoption. They have agreed to do so, and they will take him to their rescue in about a week. PCCR has an adoption area in Petco and they also have a large facility within the Shreveport city limits that people go to adopt. They are in a much better place to do this for us. We will miss this sweet little guy, but we hope he gets adopted to a family that will spoil him like crazy!

New Cat Building: The new cat building is so close to completion. We painted a special water sealant on the floor the past two days as an extra added protection prior to putting the vinyl plank flooring in. This was recommended by a friend who is a home builder and we felt it was an excellent idea. The only things remaining to be completed inside the building is the two lofts, window and door trims, and the floor. When the inside is complete we will bring the cats in. We will then look at completing the outdoor enclosure later, but the sooner we get the cats inside, the better.

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. 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

All the money we raise during any of our fundraisers goes to the care and wellbeing of our animals. We have always been, and will continue to be, a 100% volunteer driven organization.

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  Please consider sponsoring a special needs cat. 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.

 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.

 Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex

Gatsby

Paisley

Sunny

VooDoo

Frazier

Bubba

Nimitz

Dotsey

Bruno

Sarah

Sam

Ursula

 

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

You can also mail your donations to us at:

 Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

 

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.

Chewy: We are now a partner with Chewy.com and when you shop via their website and select Yogie and Friends as your charity 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

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

Bissell Pet Foundation: We are part of the Bissell Pet Foundation and hopefully will be able to receive grants to help our shelter now as a result. The BISSELL Pet Foundation supports programs and initiatives that are focused on addressing the pet overpopulation crisis in our country. Through funding for pet adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping, and foster care we are making a difference to reduce the number of pets in shelters and rescues. They support the lifesaving work of 3,000 animal welfare organizations in all 50 states.

Our Needs: We always need cat litter. We use Scoopable cat litter, preferably unscented or very little scent, cat food, canned Friskies pate’ and Fancy Feast pate’.

Since we have the normal operational costs of electric, water, gas, and of course, Veterinary care, we need cash. Cash is very important to our caring for the cats and none of us get paid at Yogie and Friends. 100% of your tax-deductible donations go to the animal’s care.

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+ Cats 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.

If you wish to donate on a regular basis and do not wish to use PayPal, your bank can set up automatic payments for you.

 

Upcoming Events:

June 2018
10am-6 pm
Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting (On-Line/In-Store)
Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar

1409 E. 70th St., Suite 107, Shreveport, LA

 

TBD Sept 2018
11am – 3 pm
Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser

Petco, 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, The News