July 2022 Newsletter

Happy July Yogie Fans!

It has been brutally hot, and so early in the season, which means the air conditioners are working overtime, and electric prices are skyrocketing. We are making sure the air conditioning units stay in good working order. It has been brutal!

BUBBA: We had noticed that our sweet Bubba was losing weight and slowing down some. We brought him to our vet and the news was not what we expected. We realize that being FIV positive he would be at a higher risk for illnesses that would be harder to fight, but the vet said he was loaded with masses in his abdomen, kidney, and liver. We were not going to put him through a long, painful, treatment that would not even extend his life, and worse, not have a decent quality of life. We were not going to do that to him, so we made the painful decision to let him go gently and not suffer anymore. Cats are experts at hiding illness, so they are often too far advanced when they are finally diagnosed. Bubba loved to hug. He loved everyone he met, and they loved him. He will be missed. R.I.P. Bubba, 3 Aug 2012 – 16 June 2022.

FACILITY LOCATION:   Yogie and Friends is a corporation in good standing with the Secretary of State Louisiana. You must be a corporation before you can even be considered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the IRS. We have been both since 2000. Our head office, as well as cat housing, is in Frierson, Louisiana. However, we are legally able to have locations throughout the state of Louisiana if we so choose. We do not have the time, nor resources, to do that. We could never man other facilities. We do have several volunteers that foster cats for us throughout the Shreveport-Bossier area, which is a widespread practice with ALL the local cat and dog rescues in our community. This is a tremendous help and makes it possible to save more animals as a result. If you ever considered fostering for us, or other rescues, we highly recommend it. Sadly, there are no ordinances regarding cats, which is why we see so many stray/feral in our community and puts a burden on rescues who trap/neuter/release (TNR) these community cats. These community cats do serve a good function by controlling the pest population, but we need more, well managed, TNRd colonies.

FLYNN: On June 19th, while sitting on the couch drinking coffee, the familiar sound of a tiny kitten was outside the director’s door. She went outside to find, what she hoped was not, a tiny black kitten run by. It was super-fast, and she was not able to catch it. The kitten showed up again the next day and after sitting in the 100-degree heat with a drop trap set, she managed to catch the kitten. He was not aggressive, but very scared. He weighed one pound, which the vets usually estimate one month per pound. He may have been a little older than that since he was very able. She gave him a Dawn bath for fleas and noticed tape worm coming out of him. She treated him for the usual intestinal parasites, but he was too small for the flea and tape worm treatment we have for cats and kittens. He saw the vet on the 27th and received an injection for tape worm. He is too young to start vaccines, but he will in the next week or two. We hope to have him placed for adoption through one of our other rescue groups that do adoptions. We named him, Flynn.

EGON: Egon has been officially cleared to enter the 84-day observation phase for his FIP treatment. We never thought this day would get here. He had a scary day this past week. He was not eating and started isolating. We also noticed he had diarrhea, which is something you do not ever want to see, but more so in an FIP cat. The vet gave him an anti-nausea shot to stimulate his appetite, and sub cutaneous fluids. We have Propectalin to treat diarrhea and he got two doses of that. The next day he acted like nothing was wrong, was eating well, and even playing with the new kitten, Flynn. They have become buddies. This has been an expensive, and exhausting, process. We pray Egon makes it through observation and no relapse. He will have blood work run on day 30, 60, and 84. His temperature and weight will also continue to be monitored. This is a good report.

PIA: Pia had been losing weight, and her heart rate was high and slightly erratic. She was diagnosed hyperthyroid. She is on meds and doing very well.

SASHA: Sasha, our only Feline Leukemia (FeLV) positive cat, had been vomiting and acting like she was in pain. She had severe dental problems and on June 30th had seven teeth removed, and a good dental cleaning. We kept her secluded in the medical hold at the sanctuary for a day, and she gets pain meds till July 3rd. After the overnight in the medical cage, she is doing very well.

With help from our friends, we were catching up on our bill, but it is back up to $600. This is the price of rescue. We are grateful that our vet gives us a very generous discount.

If you would like to donate directly to the vet bill you, can one directly to Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic in Bossier City, Louisiana. 318-747-5747. Or: 

DONATION APPS:  Donation apps are a fast way for you to donate much needed cash to Yogie and Friends. The following are the methods you can use to help the cats:

PayPalyogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Venmo: YogieCats

CashApp: $YogieAndFriends

And as always, you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

WHAT IS FIP? Feline Infectious Peritonitis, FIP, is a corona-based virus. This is a feline specific illness and not contagious to humans. This is one diagnosis that those of us in rescue dread because it has always been a death sentence. Until now. There are no guarantees with any medications, but this one is promising. Here is a link with the best explanation of what FIP is, and the program we are using for these two babies.

https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments-centers-and-institutes/cornell-feline-health-center/health-information/feline-health-topics/feline-infectious-peritonitis

CRITICAL FOOD AND LITTER NEEDS:  The shelves at pet stores, and other stores in general, have been quite bare with the critical supplies we need. Our priorities are, scoopable cat litter (no lightweight as it is not safe for sick, or young, cats), Friskies Pate’ canned food, Royal Canin Kitten slices in gravy (Our young cats and kittens eat this best), Royal Canin Dry Kitten, Purina Complete Dry, and Purina Naturals. We do not use grain free as it is not safe or recommended by our veterinarians. We also use Purina Fortiflora, which is a probiotic that aids in the health of the cats. Especially those in FIP treatment. Any, and all, help with these items would be appreciated. You can check out our wish lists on Amazon and Chewy.

https://www.chewy.com/g/yogie-and-friends-fiv-cat-sanctuary_b66609597?fbclid=IwAR2PutvdDsL2hKM9UNmkJqplrsvJtYewWZd7kPqqeY6FUtXoYpzOA-mHq-Q

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

SPONSORSHIP:  We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), 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 financial burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for.

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. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

If you choose to sponsor a cat via PayPal or Venmo, please let us know the name of the cat you would like to sponsor.

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING (WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 70 CATS)

FIV Positive Cats:

Alex – is being sponsored by Patsy, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Sunny

VooDoo

Dotsey – Is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Ursula

Olaf

Brexit

Sasha

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

Oskar

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Barney

Claire – is being sponsored by Bonnie, a fan in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Anna

Duncan – Is being sponsored by Vanessa, a fan in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Grace – is being sponsored by Dorothy, a fan in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Isabella

Quinn – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Theo (Tayo) – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Mama – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia.

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Lucia (Deaf, survivor of a broken jaw) – is being sponsored by Dorothy, a fan in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Uncle Fester

Yeti

Bonnie

Yakov

Finn

Chloe

Maggie Mae

Anastasia

Saphira

Eragon

Draco

Egon

Enya

Declan

Fiona

Flynn

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Yogie Booth at Geek’d Con

Shreveport Convention Center

400 Caddo Street, Shreveport, Louisiana

19 – 21 August 2022

 

Fall Bake Sale

Petco Shreveport

6596 Youree Drive

Shreveport, Louisiana

DATE TO BE DETERMINED TENATIVELY OCTOBER

 

AMAZON SMILE: Did you know that 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 is an extremely effortless way to help.

PAYPAL: PayPal has a program where you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends. 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

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.

We are spending about $5000 a month on food and litter alone. Then we have vet bills and other incidentals that come up creating an immediate need.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS

128 FOB LANE

FRIERSON, LA 71027

 

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Do not Shop!

Thank You! The Yogie Cats and their Volunteer Staff!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

June 2022 Newsletter

Happy June Yogie Fans!

Yogie and Friends celebrated 22 years as a sanctuary on 26 May 2022. We could not have done it without our fans, and we appreciate you. Thank you so much! Here is to another 22 years!

BUILDING MAINTENANCE AND ISSUES: The roof over the pergola section of the newer cat building has been damaged during recent storms. Our building guy should be by this week to assess what needs to be done. We said we would like to replace the fiberglass style cover to metal so it holds up better. We are not letting the smaller cats, such as Egon and littermates out of the building onto the catio because the holes are large enough for them to escape. We do not want that happening. Fortunately, our carpenter is an awesome guy who never charges ridiculous prices for labor. Unfortunately, he has no control over the material prices, which have gotten out of control.

MEDICAL ISSUES: The previous few weeks have been rough. Just when we get slightly ahead, we get slammed. When you have sixty-nine cats in the sanctuary, it is bound to happen. It just hurts financially, but more so to see the cats that have illness, or injury. But we press on for them!

EGON: Egon had his 60-day labs, and they look good. The vet also did an ultrasound and said there is no free fluid in his abdomen, which is one of the Wet FIP symptoms. His urine was also normal, so we are on the right track with him. The admins of the treatment program do not feel he is gaining weight fast enough, but he looks good to us, and he is eating well, and, playing. They recommend we ask the vet to do a body score on him and we will next week. The final 34 days of his pills cost $850, then there is the cost of labs and vet visits. All part of the process. He has another set of labs on day eighty, which will be June 17th. If those labs are good, he will finish his medicine on June 21st and should be cleared for observation. Wow! We never thought this day would get here. Especially after the heartache of losing his sister, Miracle. Observation is also a period of 84 days, labs, and if those continue to look good, after the 84-day observation period, he will be considered cured! That will be sometime in September. We pray he gets through and no relapse!

LUCIA: Lucia, the deaf cat who had major abdominal surgery on April 21st has healed well and is back to her normal, playful, self.

PETE: Pete, went in for his two-week glucose curve and his numbers will still high, so the vet increased his insulin to two units. Hopefully, this is his level, but we will not know until his next Glucose curve. We feel it is doing some good even now since his behavior is more of the old Pete we know.

CHLOE: Our nineteen-year-old cat, Chloe, who is also our first domestic cat rescue for Yogie back in 2003, was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. She must get rechecked after two weeks on meds to see if she is at the proper levels.

We were catching up on our bill, but it is uncommon to have medical issues with an aging population of cats. We sure could use a break though. We still have a balance remaining of more than $2400 at our vet.

If you would like to donate directly to the vet bill you, can one directly to Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic in Bossier City, Louisiana. 318-747-5747. Or:
DONATION APPS: Donation apps are a fast way for you to donate much needed cash to Yogie and Friends. The following are the methods you can use to help the cats:

PayPal: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com
Venmo: YogieCats
CashApp: $YogieAndFriends

And as always, you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

WHAT IS FIP? Feline Infectious Peritonitis, FIP, is a corona-based virus. This is a feline specific illness and not contagious to humans. This is one diagnosis that those of us in rescue dread because it has always been a death sentence. Until now. There are no guarantees with any medications, but this one is promising. Here is a link with the best explanation of what FIP is, and the program we are using for these two babies.

https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments-centers-and-institutes/cornell-feline-health-center/health-information/feline-health-topics/feline-infectious-peritonitis

PEN RAFFLE: We will be having several raffle items up at Geek’d Con in August. This sugar skull pen is just one example of what we will have at our fundraiser booth.

CRITICAL FOOD AND LITTER NEEDS: The shelves at pet stores, and other stores in general, have been quite bear with the much-needed supplies we need. Our priorities are, scoopable cat litter (no lightweight as it is not safe for sick, or young, cats), Friskies Pate’ canned food, Royal Canin Kitten slices in gravy (Miracle eats this best), Royal Canin Dry Kitten, Purina Complete Dry, and Purina Naturals. We do not use grain free as it is not safe or recommended by our veterinarians. We also use Purina Fortiflora, which is a probiotic that aids in the health of the cats. Especially those in FIP treatment. Any, and all, help with these items would be appreciated. You can check out our wish lists on Amazon and Chewy.

https://www.chewy.com/g/yogie-and-friends-fiv-cat-sanctuary_b66609597?fbclid=IwAR2PutvdDsL2hKM9UNmkJqplrsvJtYewWZd7kPqqeY6FUtXoYpzOA-mHq-Q
http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A2LGJPU9KN7C2N

SPONSORSHIP: We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), 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 financial burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for.

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. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

If you choose to sponsor a cat via PayPal or Venmo, please let us know the name of the cat you would like to sponsor. You can see on our web page in previous newsletters, the list of cats for you to choose from.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Yogie Booth at Geek’d Con
Shreveport Convention Center
400 Caddo Street, Shreveport, Louisiana
19 – 21 August 2022

AMAZON SMILE: Did you know that 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 is an extremely effortless way to help.

PAYPAL: PayPal has a program where you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends. 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

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.

We are spending about $4500 a month on food and litter alone. Then we have vet bills and other incidentals that come up creating an immediate need.

Our intake is closed until further notice.
YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS
128 FOB LANE
FRIERSON, LA 71027

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Do not Shop!

Thank You! The Yogie Cats and their Volunteer Staff!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

May 2022 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

May is here, and boy do we have a lot to share.

We want to thank those of you who supported our Spring bake sale. So much had gone wrong prior and our fans came through like troopers.

Also, thank you to those who supported us through Give for Good. This is the 24 hours, online, giving program that happens the first Tuesday in May. We could not do this without you.

MIRACLE’S MEMORY: The tee shirt fundraiser, Miracle’s Memory: The Fight Against FIP, is complete. Thank you to those who bought shirts. They are supposed to arrive to you around May 16th.

MEDICAL ISSUES: The previous few weeks have been rough. Just when we get slightly ahead, we get slammed. When you have sixty-nine cats in the sanctuary, it is bound to happen. It just hurts financially, but more so to see the cats that have illness, or injury.

MIRACLE: As many of you already know, Miracle lost her battle with Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) on March 31st. She was just so little, and the needles for her injections we so big. It was a painful process that seemed to be working for her, but on March 31st she gained eight ounces of abdominal fluid, and that should not happen. Especially since she had already had twenty-two injections. We had seen promise, but Miracle just had so much damage to her intestines, and she was just so ill. She was a fighter. She crossed the Rainbow Bridge on March 31st. She was a difficult loss for us.

EGON: Egon has been doing well with his FIP treatment. He was also receiving the same injections as his sister, Miracle, had been getting, but after 22 days we consulted with our admins and switched him to pills. They usually like to wait at least until 30 days of injections, but he is strong and fought the injections. He did not have the G.I. issues that Miracle did, so he is now on pills. He receives two pills a day, at a cost of $18 a day. Tomorrow we will increase his dose, at a cost of $24 a day, but it is worth it. He had his thirty post treatment labs, and they look particularly good. He is on the right track, and we are hopefully he will make it.

LUCIA: Lucia, pronounced Lou Chia, had major abdominal surgery on April 21st. Our director saw her vomit, and when she went to pick up Lucia, she felt lumps that felt like mammary lumps. She got her into the vet on that day and we were told she had an inguinal hernia. When the vet opened her up, she had found far more internal damage than she ever expected. Lucia’s intestines and other organs were moved into her sternum. The vet said “I must say you bring us the most interesting cases. What can you tell me about her trauma history?” We were asked by Southern Hills Vet Clinic if we would take Lucia into our sanctuary. She had been found by a good Samaritan with a feral colony, emaciated, and with a broken jaw. We asked the vet if she looked like a car may have hit her, and she said “yes.” The thing is she never had any signs of outward trauma when we took her in on August 7th, 2020. She may have recovered some before she arrived to us. Her ears had an ear mite infestation as well, and she is deaf. We do not know if the ear mites, trauma, or if it is genetic. Lucia did not need jaw surgery because it was aligned well and chewing dry food made it stronger and heal well.

PETE: Pete, the son of our calico, Mama, has been vomiting and losing weight. We brought him to the vet, and he was diagnosed as diabetic. A severe case too. He is now on insulin injections and will have his follow-up on May 13th to see if we need to adjust his insulin. Pete is a nice cat, and this is difficult for him since it changes his eating schedule, which as a result, changes the feeding schedule for ALL the cats in his section. They are not thrilled, but it is not a terrible thing for them. Pete took ten days to trap when he was a kitten. Our director found him, and his three brothers, along with their mom, back in June 2009. So, we estimate Pete to be around thirteen years old. We hope to give him several more years.

SARAH: Sarah, a male who came to us already named, has lost two pounds since his last vet visit, and that is a lot of weight for a cat. As our director found out the hard way on the drive to the vet, Sarah had explosive diarrhea. That was an unpleasant ride to the vet. The vet did not see anything concerning on his workup, but he was slightly dehydrated, He was given fluids and oral meds and will have a follow-up after that.

FINN: If you remember Finn, the cat that has the ruptured eardrum a couple of years ago, well, he has been acting a bit “off” and with his history, we did not want to take any chances. He also had been vomiting and diarrhea. That worried us that his ears could be acting up again. He does have to go in for the occasional anal gland expression. He was also placed on Famotidine and Propectalin. Hopefully, this takes care of his problem.

Our vet bill had been paid in full after the bake sale, then we got slammed with more vet issues. Our current bill is over $3300. This is the cost of rescue. We are more unique than other rescues in our area because we are a sanctuary, and that means these cats live their lives out with us at the sanctuary. It is not easy.

If you would like to donate directly to the vet bill you, can one directly to Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic in Bossier City, Louisiana. 318-747-5747. Or:

DONATION APPS:  Donation apps are a fast way for you to donate much needed cash to Yogie and Friends. The following are the methods you can use to help the cats:

PayPalyogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Venmo: YogieCats

CashApp: $YogieAndFriends

And as always, you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

WHAT IS FIP? Feline Infectious Peritonitis, FIP, is a corona-based virus. This is a feline specific illness and not contagious to humans. This is one diagnosis that those of us in rescue dread because it has always been a death sentence. Until now. There are no guarantees with any medications, but this one is promising. Here is a link with the best explanation of what FIP is, and the program we are using for these two babies.

https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments-centers-and-institutes/cornell-feline-health-center/health-information/feline-health-topics/feline-infectious-peritonitis

PEN RAFFLE: We will be having several raffle items up at Geek’d Con in August. This sugar skull pen is just one example of what we will have at our fundraiser booth.

CRITICAL FOOD AND LITTER NEEDS:  The shelves at pet stores, and other stores in general, have been quite bear with the much-needed supplies we need. Our priorities are, scoopable cat litter (no lightweight as it is not safe for sick, or young, cats), Friskies Pate’ canned food, Royal Canin Kitten slices in gravy (Miracle eats this best), Royal Canin Dry Kitten, Purina Complete Dry, and Purina Naturals. We do not use grain free as it is not safe or recommended by our veterinarians. We also use Purina Fortiflora, which is a probiotic that aids in the health of the cats. Especially those in FIP treatment. Any, and all, help with these items would be appreciated. You can check out our wish lists on Amazon and Chewy.

https://www.chewy.com/g/yogie-and-friends-fiv-cat-sanctuary_b66609597?fbclid=IwAR2PutvdDsL2hKM9UNmkJqplrsvJtYewWZd7kPqqeY6FUtXoYpzOA-mHq-Q

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

 

SPONSORSHIP:  We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), 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 financial burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for.

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. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

If you choose to sponsor a cat via PayPal or Venmo, please let us know the name of the cat you would like to sponsor. You can see on our web page in previous newsletters, the list of cats for you to choose from.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Yogie Booth at Geek’d Con

Shreveport Convention Center

400 Caddo Street, Shreveport, Louisiana

19 – 21 August 2022

 

AMAZON SMILE: Did you know that 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 is an extremely effortless way to help.

PAYPAL: PayPal has a program where you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends. 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

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.

We are spending about $4500 a month on food and litter alone. Then we have vet bills and other incidentals that come up creating an immediate need.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

 

YOGIE AND FRIENDS
128 FOB LANE
FRIERSON, LA 71027

 

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Do not Shop!

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

April 2022

Greetings Yogie Fans!

April is here, and so is spring! Please be safe out there when the usual spring storms arrive.

We have an immediate need for help with two FIP kittens at the sanctuary. We are looking at a cost of $5000 – $6000 over the next few months with medicine and vet checks. See the following information. We want to try and save these two babies.

MIRACLE: Miracle (The black kitten from the Fantasy Four) was brought to the vet on March 7th to see if her bloodwork, and, an ultrasound of her abdomen, might reveal what is going on with her. Dr. Daville called the Director after the ultrasound and said she saw some granulomas in her intestines and asked if we wanted to have these biopsied. She was able to do this the same day we brought her in. So glad we did. It was a rough surgery for one so little. The vet said she did not like the feel of her intestines and how “squishy” they were. There was also some fluid that was indicative of FIP, Feline Infectious Peritonitis. FIP has always been a death sentence for cats. We have always dreaded this diagnosis over any other because we knew there was no cure for it and often it led to a terrible death for cats. BUT there is a drug showing some promise, so we entered Miracle into this program. It is an expensive process, but the more cats who successfully clear of FIP, the better for others. Much like cancer studies, it is more data towards cures.

So, little 2-pound 3-ounce Miracle was entered into the program. This was done even before the results of the pathology results came in because time was of the essence. Miracle had her first injection on March 10th. The program is 84 days of injections with, unfortunately, a large bore needle because the medicine is thick. It costs $80 per vial, and that lasts about 8 – 10 shots, but will change as she gains weight. Our director has been doing this out of her own pocket. She wants this baby to make it. Miracle has had twenty-two injections as of 31 March. She is gaining weight! Her eyes seem brighter. She is not playing yet, but she is alive and eating like a pig. Our director has also been buying her Royal Canin Kitten canned food because Miracle loves it, and it is excellent quality. Pray for Miracle to have her miracle. You can follow her progress on Facebook too.

 

EGON: Egon is the gray tabby from the Fantasy Four. On Tuesday 29 March, our director went to feed the cats, but little Egon, Miracle’s littermate, did not run to the feeding. He stayed put on the blanket under a bench. When the director picked him up, he felt warm. She took his temperature but did not get a complete temperature since he fought her and got away. But the temperature jumped to 103 immediately upon insertion of the thermometer. A normal temperature for cats is 101 – 102.5. She knew based on this, his inactivity, and general demeanor, that he was extremely ill. She immediately brought him to the vet. His temperature was 104.6, ultrasound showed fluid in his abdomen, and his bloodwork had some significant issues. He was also diagnosed with wet FIP like his sister, Miracle. Egon spent the night on fluids, and other, supportive medications. He came back to the sanctuary on Wednesday and received his first injection for FIP like Miracle gets. This is a real gut punch for us because this medicine is so expensive, and now TWO cats have it. We are getting the other two littermates checked as well.

 

We still have a vet bill because of this at Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic in Bossier City, Louisiana. 318-747-5747.

 

WHAT IS FIP? Feline Infectious Peritonitis, FIP, is a corona-based virus. This is a feline specific illness and not contagious to humans. This is one diagnosis that those of us in rescue dread because it has always been a death sentence. Until now. There are no guarantees with any medications, but this one is promising. Here is a link with the best explanation of what FIP is, and the program we are using for these two babies.

 

https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments-centers-and-institutes/cornell-feline-health-center/health-information/feline-health-topics/feline-infectious-peritonitis

 

PEN RAFFLE: We will be having several raffle items up at Geek’d Con in August. This sugar skull pen is just one example of what we will have at our fundraiser booth.

 

CRITICAL FOOD AND LITTER NEEDS:  The shelves at pet stores, and other stores in general, have been quite bare with the much needed supplies we need. Our priorities are, scoopable cat litter (no lightweight as it is not safe for sick, or young, cats), Friskies Pate’ canned food, Royal Canin Kitten slices in gravy (Miracle eats this best), Royal Canin Dry Kitten, Purina Complete Dry, and Purina Naturals. We do not use grain free as it is not safe or recommended by our veterinarians. We also use Purina Fortiflora, which is a probiotic that aids in the health of the cats. Especially those in FIP treatment. Any, and all, help with these items would be appreciated. You can check out our wish lists on Amazon and Chewy.

 

https://www.chewy.com/g/yogie-and-friends-fiv-cat-sanctuary_b66609597?fbclid=IwAR2PutvdDsL2hKM9UNmkJqplrsvJtYewWZd7kPqqeY6FUtXoYpzOA-mHq-Q

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

 

DONATION APPS:  Donation apps are a fast way for you to donate much needed cash to Yogie and Friends. The following are the methods you can use to help the cats:

 

PayPalyogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Venmo: YogieCats

CashApp: $YogieAndFriends

 

And as always, you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

 

SPONSORSHIP:  We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), 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 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. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

 

If you choose to sponsor a cat via PayPal or Venmo, please let us know the name of the cat you would like to sponsor. We are currently working on the cat biographies, we will feature out cats in a section called, Cat Corner, to tell you what we know about each cat. We do not always have much information about those in our care, but hopefully we can give you some useful information about them. We have names on the list for you to choose a cat to sponsor.

 

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING (WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 70 CATS)

FIV Positive Cats:

Alex – is being sponsored by Patsy, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Sunny

VooDoo

Bubba – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia.

Dotsey – Is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Ursula

Olaf

Brexit

Sasha

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

Oskar

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Barney

Claire – is being sponsored by Bonnie, a fan in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Anna

Duncan – Is being sponsored by Vanessa, a fan in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Grace – is being sponsored by Dorothy, a fan in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Isabella

Quinn – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Theo (Tayo) – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Mama

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Lucia (Deaf, survivor of a broken jaw) – is being sponsored by Dorothy, a fan in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Uncle Fester

Yeti

Bonnie

Yakov

Finn

Chloe

Maggie Mae

Anastasia

Saphira

Eragon

Draco

Egon

Miracle

Enya

Declan

Fiona

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Spring Bake Sale

Petco

6596 Youree Drive

Shreveport, LA

9 April 2022

10am – 2pm

 

Yogie Booth at Geek’d Con

Shreveport Convention Center

400 Caddo Street, Shreveport, Louisiana

19 – 21 August 2022

 

AMAZON SMILE: Did you know that 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 is an extremely effortless way to help.

 

PAYPAL: PayPal has a program where you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends. 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

 

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.

We are spending about $4500 a month on food and litter alone. Then we have vet bills and other incidentals that come up creating an immediate need.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS

128 FOB LANE

FRIERSON, LA 71027

 

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Do not Shop!

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

March 2022 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

We do not mean to make it seem like there is so much sadness, but we realize that things do, and will, happen. We want to share a special tribute to one of our human friends.

Sharon Harmon sadly lost her earthly battle with an extremely aggressive form of cancer. We met Sharon several years ago when she asked if we would take in an FIV+ cat. Sharon was a long-time volunteer with Shreveport Bossier Animal Rescue, and she was an integral part of the organization. Sharon became a friend and over time we had the pleasure of working events, both individual, and combined, with the local animal rescues.

Sharon was also a local Realtor and very well known in the community. She was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, Nana, friend, and so much more, to so many.

Sharon will be missed more than anyone can imagine. Please keep the Harmon family in your prayers.

Sharon Harmon   20 June 1960 – 23 February 2022

https://www.osbornfuneralhome.net/obituary/7893488?lud=70647A557DE2503A2C4A717FB5CB6273

FACEBOOK BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER: Jenny’s birthday was February 24th, and she did a Facebook fundraiser, which raised $660. She always does her age in multiples. Her goal was $620. A fan mailed a check, since she is not comfortable donating via Facebook, for $50. So, overall, the birthday fundraiser raised $710. The plus, they do not take out fees. The negative, they do not release the funds for 45-75 days. But it will come in. Thank you to everyone who made the birthday fundraiser a success.

COMIC CON: Comin Con was a fun success this year. We missed this event not being here over the past couple of years and it was a huge welcome to be able to participate in it again. We were part of the very first Comic Con this group held in the Bossier Civic Center, and we are so glad we were able to be part of it again. It was a lot of work for us physically, but so worth it. We met some great people, and it was great to network. Thank you to those who came out to support the cats.

SPRING BAKE SALE: We will have our Spring Bake Sale on Saturday, 9 April 2022, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana. Hope to see you there.

THE FANTASY FOUR: The four kittens and their mom are doing well, except for Miracle. Miracle seems to be struggling some with chronic, severe, diarrhea. The entire family had been treated for roundworms and coccidia. These are often difficult issues to treat because it means extra vigilant cleaning of litter boxes, and medication, which they really hate. But, with Miracle, she has a bigger issue with this. All the recent fecal samples, and the more in-depth culture of Miracles, came back negative. Dr. Daville suggested we place them on a high fiber food to help bulk things up. Please keep Miracle, and the entire litter, in your prayers that we get over this hurdle. Mom, Saphira, is spayed now, but the kittens are not yet fixed. We will wait until the vet thinks they are well enough to do so. Fortunately, they are in a situation that allows us to wait.

DONATION LINKS:  We have added CashApp as another way for you to donate to Yogie and Friends. The following are the methods you can use to help the cats:

PayPalyogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Venmo: YogieCats

CashApp: $YogieAndFriends

And as always, you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

FOOD AND LITTER: We could really use some help with cat food and litter. Since things have been shut down for so long, we had no opportunity to do our normal fundraising. We hope you can help us in this area. What we use for our cats is Purina Naturals, Friskies Canned Pate, and Fancy Feast Pate. Regarding litter, any scoopable is good. Tidy Cat is usually the best because it is not as dusty. If you can help, you can PayPal a donation to yogieandfriends@hotmail.com or Venmo: @yogiecats. Thank you!

SPONSORSHIP:  We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), 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 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. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

If you choose to sponsor a cat via PayPal or Venmo, please let us know the name of the cat you would like to sponsor. We are currently working on the cat biographies, we will feature out cats in a section called, Cat Corner, to tell you what we know about each cat. We do not always have much information about those in our care, but hopefully we can give you some useful information about them. We have names on the list for you to choose a cat to sponsor.

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING (WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 70 CATS)

FIV Positive Cats:

Alex – is being sponsored by Patsy, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Sunny

VooDoo

Bubba – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia.

Dotsey – Is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Ursula

Olaf

Brexit

Sasha

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

Oskar

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Barney

Claire – is being sponsored by Bonnie, a fan in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Anna

Duncan – Is being sponsored by Vanessa, a fan in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Grace – is being sponsored by Dorothy, a fan in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Isabella

Quinn – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Theo (Tayo) – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Mama

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Lucia (Deaf, survivor of a broken jaw) – is being sponsored by Dorothy, a fan in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Uncle Fester

Yeti

Bonnie

Yakov

Finn

Chloe

Maggie Mae

Anastasia

Saphira

Eragon

Draco

Egon

Miracle

Enya

Declan

Fiona

 

CRITICAL NEED: Right now, we are in urgent need of food and cat litter and have found the easiest way to get these items is through CHEWY We have set up our Chewy wish list and here is the link to order items off the wish list for our cats. They ship the items directly to the sanctuary in Frierson and they are fast. Items have arrived as fast as two days for items they have in stock. It is a great program to help the cats.

https://www.chewy.com/g/yogie-and-friends-fiv-cat-sanctuary_b66609597?fbclid=IwAR2PutvdDsL2hKM9UNmkJqplrsvJtYewWZd7kPqqeY6FUtXoYpzOA-mHq-Q

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Spring Bake Sale

Petco

6596 Youree Drive

Shreveport, LA

9 April 2022

10am – 2pm

 

Yogie Booth at Geek’d Con 

Shreveport Convention Center

400 Caddo Street, Shreveport, Louisiana

19 – 21 August 2022

NEEDS AND RESOURCES:

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list; with our most needed food items and cat litter. 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 is an extremely effortless way to help.

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

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.

We are spending about $3500 a month on food and litter.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS
128 FOB LANE
FRIERSON, LA 71027

 

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Do not Shop! 

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

December 2021 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

Welcome to December! Can you believe this is the last month of 2021? Time goes faster and faster.

This is going to be a little bit longer newsletter since a lot has been going on.

CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE:  We are thrilled to announce we are having bake sales again and we will start with our upcoming Christmas bake sale. The bake sale will be December 18th, 11a.m. to 3p.m. at Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana. We have missed doing the bake sales. It is a chance for us to help the cats, and at the same time visit with friends, new and old. It is a lot of work, but always enjoyable. We hope this will be a tremendous success because our cats really need it to be. Hope to see you there.

PASTEL PET PORTRAIT RAFFLE:  One of our incredibly talented artist friends, we are fortunate to have several talented friends, is donating her skills to a raffle that will be drawn at our Christmas bake sale on December 18th. Jeanne Marie Reed will do an eight-by-ten pastel of the raffle winner’s pet. This is a very cool thing, and we cannot wait. Tickets are available now at $10 for one and three for $25. We will be selling them throughout our local area. They will also be available during the bake sale. PayPal does not allow raffle payments, so we would have to use other means to collect for them. You can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027 and provide your contact info should you be the winner and we can contact you.

TRAP/NEUTER-SPAY/RETURN (TNR):  Most people are familiar with the term “TNR.” Many are not. What TNR means is we humanely, and safely, trap feral cats, get them spayed or neutered, rabies vaccinated, then return them to their colony. This is a critical part of reducing the feral cat population versus the sad attitude of trapping and euthanizing. Feral, or what we often call, community cats, do serve a positive role in the community regarding the rodent population. A well-managed colony does have its place in the community. A huge part of this though is educating the community that it has its place. Too often people complain about cats using their gardens as litter boxes, or footprints on their cars. Personally, I would rather cat footprints on my windshield than a rat problem. There are many well-managed colonies that you may be unaware of. When we say “managed” it is the people who do the TNR and then feed the colonies. They care for these often-misunderstood cats the best they can. It is an incredibly good program.

Recently, we had seen an increase of stray/feral cats, on the Yogie property in Frierson. We have not had a problem out there in the past. Yes, we would see the occasional cat, but recently we found a litter of four kittens about 3 weeks old. We saw the mother was caring for them, so we waited until we knew the kittens were a safe age to get from mom. There was another litter from, we think, the same mother. Tim put safe traps out and in one night trapped eight cats. Five were kittens and one we had seen with a leg injury was successfully trapped. We got him to our vet and the leg required amputation. So sad that such a young kitten was so severely injured. He is awesome and was adopted the day before Thanksgiving. Eight cats are now fixed that could have produced more than 144 cats over a year. TNR works!

More about TNR can be found here: https://www.alleycat.org/our-work/trap-neuter-return/

CATS AND KITTENS:  As mentioned above in TNR, Tim safely trapped eight cats. Five were kittens around three months old. All eight were spay/neutered. The adults who could not be socialized were returned to their colony and are doing well. They always have excellent food and shelter. The five kittens were taken into the location our director manages. All five kittens have come around to being handled and socialized. They socialized faster than we expected, which we are thrilled about. The window for socializing kittens is small. Two of the kittens, Dunkin, the kitten with the leg amputation, was adopted on the 23rd of November. Brigid was adopted on November 26th by our vice president. Both have settled in their new homes nicely. We hope the other three get adopted soon.

On November 5th, our director was outside working in her yard and heard what she knew to be crying kittens. She followed the sound to her neighbor’s back yard two houses down. Four tiny kittens walked out from under some trash. They looked to be about three weeks old. Since she did not want to take them from their mom, they looked healthy and cared for, she put them in a large, plastic box, under a covering from rain, and put one of her security cameras to see if mom was coming to care for them. She needed to know exactly which feral was the mother. She successfully identified the mother, who thankfully left the kittens where she relocated them, always the risk mom would have moved them, and monitored them until she knew the time was safe to trap mom. On November 14th, the director successfully trapped mom with a drop trap and put mom in a two-story ferret cage, then brought the kittens to her. Mom has mellowed quite a bit and the kittens are beautiful and healthy. Three black, and one gray tabby. One female, and three males. This was an important trap since mom had a litter of five just five months previous. Then there is our Thanksgiving Miracle.

MIRACLE:  On Wednesday November 24th, our director noticed one of the little black kittens in the litter of four was not acting right. It seemed a little lethargic and was isolating. It is never a good sign when cats or kittens isolate. The kitten also did not appear to be nursing. Our director brought all four kittens to the vet that morning to be seen and there were no obvious signs of illness. The kitten, the only female, was being monitored hourly. At one point the kitten was found unconscious, face down, in the litter box. She was immediately taken out, cleaned, and then lost consciousness again. It appeared she had died, but the director looked closely and saw shallow breathing and dilating pupils. At that point we all felt hope was lost and the kitten was quickly dying. She was wrapped in a clean, soft, towel, and held. Suddenly when the director gently rubbed the top of the kitten’s head, she made a faint meow. She lifted her head and the director put a tiny drop of honey on the kitten’s lips. She was then rushed to the emergency vet clinic. Upon arrival the kitten kept meowing and sat up! When she picked up the kitten to hand to the tech, the kitten purred! The vet said she was a bit wobbly, appeared blind, but was otherwise okay. It was decided to leave her overnight and be monitored. Throughout the night she got stronger, can see well, played, ate, and drank, and became the darling of the vet staff. She was spoiled the entire stay. The kitten was aptly named, Miracle. She was our Thanksgiving Miracle. We do not get many of these. Miracle is back with mom and siblings and will be getting a medical checkup and see if they are all clear for adoption. Miracle! We believe in miracles.

CAT CORNER:  We call the five kittens that were safely captured at Yogie, The Lucky Charms. We have Dunkin (the one who had his leg amputated), Declan (Gray Tabby), Fiona (Tuxedo), Enya, and, Brigid, who are Dunkin’s litter mates, and they are gray and white. All the kittens have socialized very well. They are all spayed and neutered and have begun their kitten vaccinations. Two, Dunkin and Brigid, have been adopted and are doing great. We are working on getting them adopted and are thankful for a successful TNR.

FOOD AND LITTER: We could really use some help with cat food and litter. Since things have been shut down for so long, we had no opportunity to do our normal fundraising. We hope you can help us in this area. What we use for our cats is Purina Naturals, Friskies Canned Pate, and Fancy Feast Pate. Regarding litter, any scoopable is good. Tidy Cat is usually the best because it is not as dusty. If you can help, you can PayPal a donation to yogieandfriends@hotmail.com or Venmo: @yogiecats. Thank you!

SPONSORSHIP:  We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), 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.

We do not do any giveaways such as shirts, merchandise, etc., as part of the sponsorship. Many fans agree that it is an unnecessary expense that takes away from the donation you are sending. We do, on occasion, get fans who will donate things such as magnets with our name on it that we will send our fans. We want to make the best use of your donation for our cats. We appreciate our fans so much and know you are who make this all possible.

We have been slowly getting sponsors for our cats. One way you can do this is a monthly donation via PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com, but we ask that you choose the Friends and Family option so that you pay the processing fees and Yogie receives the entire donation. You can make this a recurrent automatic transaction, so you do not have to go in every month to donate. Or you can also donate via Venmo @YogieCats.

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. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

If you choose to sponsor a cat via PayPal or Venmo, please let us know the name of the cat you would like to sponsor. We are currently working on the cat biographies, we will feature out cats in a section called, Cat Corner, to tell you what we know about each cat. We do not always have much information about those in our care, but hopefully we can give you some useful information about them. We have names on the list for you to choose a cat to sponsor.

 

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING (WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 64 CATS)

FIV Positive Cats:

Alex – is being sponsored by Patsy, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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

VooDoo

Bubba – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia.

Dotsey – Is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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.

Oskar

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Barney

Claire – is being sponsored by Bonnie, a fan in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Anna

Duncan – Is being sponsored by Vanessa, a fan in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Grace – is being sponsored by Dorothy, a fan in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Isabella

Quinn – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Theo (Tayo) – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Mama

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Lucia (Deaf, survivor of a broken jaw) – is being sponsored by Dorothy, a fan in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Uncle Fester

Yeti – Is being sponsored by Diane, a fan in Richardson, Texas.

Bonnie

Yakov

Finn

Chloe

Maggie Mae

Anastasia

 

CRITICAL NEED: Right now, we are in urgent need of food and cat litter and have found the easiest way to get these items is through CHEWY We have set up our Chewy wish list and here is the link to order items off the wish list for our cats. They ship the items directly to the sanctuary in Frierson and they are fast. Items have arrived as fast as two days for items they have in stock. It is a great program to help the cats.

https://www.chewy.com/g/yogie-and-friends-fiv-cat-sanctuary_b66609597?fbclid=IwAR2PutvdDsL2hKM9UNmkJqplrsvJtYewWZd7kPqqeY6FUtXoYpzOA-mHq-Q

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Christmas Bake Sale

Petco

6596 Youree Drive

Shreveport, LA

18 December 2021

10am – 2pm

VXV Events Comic Con

Yogie Booth

Bossier Civic Center

620 Benton Road, Bossier City, LA

18 – 20 February 2022

Times to be announced

NEEDS AND RESOURCES:

 

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list; with our most needed food items and cat litter. 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 is an extremely effortless way to help.

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

VENMO:  You can also donate via our Venmo account at YogieCats.

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.

We are spending about $3500 a month on food and litter.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS
128 FOB LANE
FRIERSON, LA 71027

 

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Do not Shop!

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

November 2021 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

November is already here and there is so much we hope to accomplish for the cats. We can only do so with the help of our friends, and we so appreciate the help you have provided over the years. Thank you for that.

Thank you to those who came out to the Paws in the Park event. It is always an enjoyable time to see, and catch up, with friends both new and old. It was a great day.

TNR: Trap-Neuter-Return, is when we humanely trap feral cats, take them to get spay/neutered, rabies vaccinated, then returned to the colony we trapped them. This is the best way to control the community cat population. At the sanctuary property we have not had to do much of this over the years. That has changed. This year we have had more feral cats than we have ever seen on the property. It is from Frierson building new homes, people moving and leaving cats behind to fend for themselves outdoors, we just do not know. We just know we have a new problem, and we are getting it under control. It is a shame these cats are in this situation. It is not their fault. It is not ours either, but we need to rectify this situation. We have been caring for these cats on our property, but it seems there were many more births than we even knew about. One cat had two litters. On Wednesday evening, October 27th, eight cats and kittens were successfully trapped and brought in to be fixed. One kitten we knew had a possible broken leg and we were thrilled to have successfully caught him. Our director took him to Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic and this young baby, 3 months, had a poorly healed compound fracture just above his ankle. We cannot imagine how much pain he experienced at such an early age. On Friday, October 29th, his leg was amputated, he tested negative for FIV/FeLV, was vaccinated, and is spending his healing with the director. He is coming out of his shell and likes her. He is playful and gets around like nobody’s business. He is quite fast and adept. We hope to get his four littermates socialized as well. We believe there may be four more needing to be captured. But, to get eight cats fixed in one day is great. Unfortunately, it costs to do all this and the injured kitten, the receptionist named, Dunkin, cost $800. It would have been much more without the generous discount we received. TNR is an important thing. This was a huge step in stopping a long line of more feral kittens.

PASTEL PET PORTRAIT RAFFLE: One of our very talented artist friends, we are fortunate to have several talented friends, is donating her skills to a raffle that will be drawn at our Christmas bake sale on December 18th. Jeanne Marie Reed will do an 8×10 pastel of the raffle winner’s pet. This is a very cool thing, and we cannot wait. Tickets are available now at $10 for one and three for $25. Tickets are selling fast. We will be selling them throughout our local area. They will also be available during the bake sale. When you purchase tickets through PayPal, please use the Family and Friends option where you pay the fees, and we get 100% of the ticket donation. DO NOT SAY RAFFLE! SAY PET PORTRAIT. Tell us how many tickets you want, and please ensure you provide a good name and contact info so we can reach you if you win. You can also mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027 and again, provide your contact info should you be the winner so we can contact you.

FOOD AND LITTER: We could really use some help with cat food and litter. Since things have been shut down for so long, we had no opportunity to do our normal fundraising. We hope you can help us in this area. What we use for our cats is Purina Naturals, Friskies Canned Pate, and Fancy Feast Pate. Regarding litter, any scoopable is good. Tidy Cat is usually the best because it is not as dusty. If you can help, you can PayPal a donation to yogieandfriends@hotmail.com or Venmo: @yogiecats. Thank you!

MEDICAL ISSUES:

Mama kitty was diagnosed with pneumonia. This is a bad thing for cats, but we feel she will recover after her antibiotic regimen. She is an older cat, about 12+ years, so it does make it harder on her. This kicked our vet bill to over $1200.

Dunkin’s surgery was over $800.

TNR of the seven feral cats at Robinson’s Rescue, Dunkin was neutered by the vet who did his leg amputation, Is $271, and that included rabies vaccinations. We are fortunate to have a low cost spay/neuter clinic here.

If you would like to help defray the current medical costs, you can phone in a donation directly to the vet clinic for Dunkin and Mama at 318-747-5747.

If you want to help with the TNR bill you can call Robinson’s Rescue at 318-221-0017 ext. #. You may have to leave a message, but they will return your call.

Or PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

or Venmo @yogiecats. We appreciate any help you can provide.

SPONSORSHIP:  We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), 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.

We do not do any giveaways such as shirts, merchandise, etc., as part of the sponsorship. Many fans agree that it is an unnecessary expense that takes away from the donation you are sending. We do, on occasion, get fans who will donate things such as magnets with our name on it that we will send our fans. We want to make the best use of your donation for our cats. We appreciate our fans so much and know you are who make this all possible.

We have been slowly getting sponsors for our cats. One way you can do this is a monthly donation via PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com, but we ask that you choose the Friends and Family option so that you pay the processing fees and Yogie receives the entire donation. You can make this a recurrent automatic transaction, so you do not have to go in every month to donate. Or you can also donate via Venmo @YogieCats.

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. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

If you choose to sponsor a cat via PayPal or Venmo, please let us know the name of the cat you would like to sponsor. We are currently working on the cat biographies, we will feature out cats in a section called, Cat Corner, to tell you what we know about each cat. We do not always have much information about those in our care, but hopefully we can give you some useful information about them. We have names on the list for you to choose a cat to sponsor.

Since we do not do adoptions, and our cats live their lives at the sanctuary, sponsorship is a fantastic way to help.

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING (WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 64 CATS)

FIV Positive Cats:

Alex – is being sponsored by Patsy, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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

VooDoo

Bubba – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia.

Dotsey – Is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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.

Oskar

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Barney

Claire – is being sponsored by Bonnie, a fan in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Anna

Duncan – Is being sponsored by Vanessa, a fan in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Grace – is being sponsored by Dorothy, a fan in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Isabella

Quinn – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Theo (Tayo) – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Mama

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Lucia (Deaf, survivor of a broken jaw) – is being sponsored by Dorothy, a fan in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Uncle Fester

Yeti – Is being sponsored by Diane, a fan in Richardson, Texas.

Bonnie

Yakov

Finn

Chloe

Maggie Mae

Anastasia

 

CRITICAL NEED: Right now, we are in urgent need of food and cat litter and have found the easiest way to get these items is through CHEWY We have set up our Chewy wish list and here is the link to order items off the wish list for our cats. They ship the items directly to the sanctuary in Frierson and they are fast. Items have arrived as fast as two days for items they have in stock. It is a great program to help the cats.

https://www.chewy.com/g/yogie-and-friends-fiv-cat-sanctuary_b66609597?fbclid=IwAR2PutvdDsL2hKM9UNmkJqplrsvJtYewWZd7kPqqeY6FUtXoYpzOA-mHq-Q

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Christmas Bake Sale

Petco

6596 Youree Drive

Shreveport, LA

18 December 2021

10am – 2pm

 

VXV Events Comic Con

Yogie Booth

Bossier Civic Center

620 Benton Road, Bossier City, LA

18 – 20 February 2022

Times to be announced

 

NEEDS AND RESOURCES:

 

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list; with our most needed food items and cat litter. 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 is an extremely effortless way to help.

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

 

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.

We are spending about $2500 a month on food and litter.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS

128 FOB LANE

FRIERSON, LA 71027

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Do not Shop!

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

September 2021 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Fans!

Can you believe it is September already? Where has this year gone so fast? Now, we would really like some cooler temps and that would be awesome. We would love our electric bill to go down! Lol!

Max

Max

MAX: We must sadly report that we had to make the difficult choice to help Max cross the rainbow bridge. In 2005 a Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputy asked us if we would take his very mean cat. Max was about a year old. The deputy had two young daughters that loved the cat, but he would attack for no reason. We love that they all cared enough to give him a chance in another environment. He bonded with our founder. He also mellowed some over the years. Max had been in failing health off and on the past year. His kidneys worsened over the past few months and blood test showed slight improvement, but his red blood count was very bad. He also stopped eating the last day and a half of his life, so we knew he was ready.

Max gently crossed the rainbow bridge. We are happy for his 16 years with us and know we gave him the best life. He is reunited with the deputy that brought him to us.

R.I.P. Max. 2004 – 26 August 2021

CONDOLENCES: We want to send our condolences to the family of a special friend, Diane Bartoo Burns. Diane sadly died on August 2nd after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. She was an amazing person who loved all animals and would do what she could to help support rescues in their endeavors. She and our director became friends because of rescue, and she was a sponsor to one of our cats. Her death hit us all hard, but more so her son and daughter. We are going to miss Diane a great deal. R.I.P. Diane. Give all our cats a scratch under the chin for us.

CONSTRUCTION DUMPSTERS: On July 15th we paid to have two construction dumpsters delivered to the Yogie property to clear out old concrete and fence materials and get the property leveled out in preparation for new building construction. Sadly, the person who made these arrangements on our behalf with a third party has not delivered as promised. We are sad that someone would do something like this to us. So, we are now out $300, owe our veterinarian over $2000, and STILL don’t have the construction dumpsters as promised. Do we have any Yogie fans in the Shreveport Bossier City area that can donate the use of construction dumpsters? We are in Frierson, Louisiana. We really want to get this project done ASAP.

MEDICAL ISSUES:

Smokey: Smokey, our cat that had an aural hematoma in his right ear, has lost seven pounds. That is too big a weight loss for a cat. The vets are going to retest his thyroid levels on September 9th. He also is on a probiotic since he has severe diarrhea that could be the other cause of his weight loss. Smokey is around 11 or 12 years old, and fortunately he is not showing any geriatric organ issues.

Miss Gray: Our director noticed Miss Gray panting heavily, which is often a very dangerous sign for cats. Cats don’t pant like dogs to cool down and can be a sign of heart issues. We rushed her to our vet and the doctor said her lungs had a slight noise that concerned them. X-Rays showed what looked to be a mass in Miss Gray’s lung, so they performed Cat Scan the next morning. Fortunately, it was not a mass, but appears to be a diaphragmatic hernia. It is a congenital condition that the doctor just recommends watching for now. We are just very happy it is not something more serious. We have had two panting cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy that resulted in them dying from heart attacks. We were fearing that with Miss Gray, but so happy this is not the case with her. Of course, the time without any vet bills was short lived. We currently have a balance of $2057.04 on our vet bill. Considering what procedures were done, we are glad it isn’t much higher.

If you would like to help defray the current medical costs, you can phone in a donation directly to the clinic at 318-747-5747.

Or PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

or Venmo @yogiecats. We appreciate any help you can provide.

 

CAT CORNER:

Sunny

Sunny

Sunny: Sunny is a gorgeous, deep orange in color, FIV+ cat. We were contacted several years ago by Dr. Snyder in Bossier City that he was a positive cat that he did not want to euthanize just for having this diagnosis. He told us he also had a continuous weeping eye condition and would be that way the rest of his life. We took Sunny into the sanctuary and after cleaning his eyes and administering eye drops, we wanted to see if there was something more, we could do for him. He always seemed like he was in pain. He was. He had a condition called, Spastic Entropion, which means the eye lids curl inward, and the eye lashes scratch the corneas. He had ulcers in his eyes. Dr. Core did surgery on his eye lids and Sunny was like a whole new cat. He wasn’t squinting all the time, no sore ulcers, and he started playing more and became an overall much happier cat. We are thrilled he had a successful surgery.

Voodoo

Voodoo

Voodoo. Voodoo was another cat that tested FIV positive and came to us from the same veterinarian, Dr. Snyder. We really appreciate that Dr. Snyder feels these cats deserve to live. He came to us with Sunny, Paisley, and Bubba. They were our first group. Voodoo is a chill cat. One of his ears folds down like a Scottish fold. He is a beautiful, black, longhaired cat. He loves to just lay on your lap and get love.

 

SPONSORSHIP:  We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a great way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), 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.

We do not do any giveaways such as shirts, merchandise, etc., as part of the sponsorship. Many fans agree that it is an unnecessary expense that takes away from the donation you are sending. We do, on occasion, get fans who will donate things such as magnets with our name on it that we will send our fans. We want to make the best use of your donation for our cats. We appreciate our fans so much and know you are who make this all possible.

We have been slowly getting sponsors for our cats. One way you can do this is a monthly donation via PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com, but we ask that you choose the Friends and Family option so that you pay the processing fees and Yogie receives the entire donation. You can make this a recurrent automatic transaction, so you do not have to go in every month to donate. Or you can also donate via Venmo @YogieCats.

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. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

If you choose to sponsor a cat via PayPal or Venmo, please let us know the name of the cat you would like to sponsor. We are currently working on the cat biographies, we will feature out cats in a section called, Cat Corner, to tell you what we know about each cat. We do not always have much information about those in our care, but hopefully we can give you some good information about them. We have names on the list for you to choose a cat to sponsor.

 

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING (WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 64 CATS)

FIV Positive Cats:

Alex – is being sponsored by Patsy, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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

VooDoo

Bubba – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia.

Dotsey – Is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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.

Oskar

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Barney

Claire – is being sponsored by Bonnie, a fan in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Anna

Duncan – Is being sponsored by Vanessa, a fan in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Grace – is being sponsored by Dorothy, a fan in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Isabella

Quinn – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Theo (Tayo) – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Mama

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Lucia (Deaf, survivor of a broken jaw) – is being sponsored by Dorothy, a fan in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Uncle Fester

Yeti – Is being sponsored by Diane, a fan in Richardson, Texas.

Bonnie

Yakov

Finn

Chloe

Maggie Mae

Anastasia

 

CRITICAL NEED: Right now, we are in urgent need of food and cat litter and have found the easiest way to get these items is through CHEWY We have set up our Chewy wish list and here is the link to order items off the wish list for our cats. They ship the items directly to the sanctuary in Frierson and they are fast. Items have arrived as fast as two days for items they have in stock. It is a great program to help the cats.

https://www.chewy.com/g/yogie-and-friends-fiv-cat-sanctuary_b66609597?fbclid=IwAR2PutvdDsL2hKM9UNmkJqplrsvJtYewWZd7kPqqeY6FUtXoYpzOA-mHq-Q

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

23 October 2021

10am – 3pm

Paws in the Park (Rescue Booth)

Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue

River Park Church

3232 E. 70th Street, Shreveport, LA

 

NEEDS AND RESOURCES:

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list; with our most needed food items and cat litter. 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 is an extremely easy way to help.

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

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.

We are spending about $2000 a month on food and litter.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS
128 FOB LANE
FRIERSON, LA 71027

 

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Do not Shop!  

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

August 2021 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

The current situation regarding the coronavirus has taken a toll on so many. We realize we are not the only rescue struggling to make ends meet, but we are unique in the fact that our cats are permanent residents, so it takes a bigger toll on our bank account. Honestly, with the controls on fundraisers, which we understand the caution, and no other real source of steady income, it is stressful. We are trying to get creative with fundraising, but many of our fans are not on social media, which seems to be the way these days, and some do not even have email to send. We are looking into an online auction, but that is something we really must work hard on to coordinate to be successful.

We know we can do it. We have 66 cats, and the 5 kittens, but we have some cats that may be of interest for adoption outside of the sanctuary, and if, and when, a good adopter does come along, we have adopted a cat out.

We thank our friends and fans for helping us through.

 TIGGER: We share yet another, incredibly sad, loss. Many of you have visited and had the opportunity to see our black leopard, Tigger, in person. We are sad to report that Tigger crossed the rainbow bridge on July 6th. He would have turned 19 years old on July 29th. We are thankful for the years we had with him, but our hearts will miss his earthly presence.

GATSBY: Gatsby is one of our FIV+ cats. He has been with us since sometime in 2015. Over the past couple of months, we have noticed him losing weight. Nothing too concerning at first, but over the past month it has gotten worse. When we first noticed weight loss the vet put him on a long-term antibiotic for any possible blood borne parasite. The lab work showed some signs that warranted it. But this did not resolve his problems. Some more in-depth lab work was sent out to the lab and we got results in showing a treatable issue. He has been placed on Azithromycin and responding well.  He is currently at Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic on Airline Drive, in Bossier City. He has been there over a week this time. If you would like to help with his vet bill, you can call a donation directly in by calling 318-747-5747. However, if you need a donation receipt, then you can mail a check or money order directly to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027. If you use PayPal, then you can use the receipt they give you for the donation tax purposes. Our PayPal is yogieandfriends@hotmail.com. You can help us defray the fees if you choose to donate via the Family and Friends option on PayPal and it gives you the chance to pay the fees.

CLAIRE AND KITTENS: Claire and the five kittens are doing very well. We had an issue with two kittens having high fevers, which is known as “Fever of Unknown Origin.” Our vet put all on an antibiotic as a precaution, and the first set of vaccinations was delayed for a week. They did have their first series of shots started on August 4th, and all five tested negative for FIV/FeLV. We have some adoption interest in them and hopefully soon we will have all five in outstanding, forever, homes. We will miss them though. Claire will be scheduled to be spayed in about another month. We will place her up for adoption as well.

FUNDRAISERS: We are still unable to do our usual bake sale fundraisers, so we are working on some other, creative, ways to raise the much-needed funds for our cats.

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a great way to help support our cats. 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.

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

CRITICAL NEEDS: Right now, we need a great deal of help with items such as cat litter and food. We really need Scoopable cat litter, no lightweight as they can present a dangerous ingestion and blockage issue, and we use Friskies canned pate, Fancy Feast canned pate, and Purina Naturals dry food. We have an Amazon wish list that makes it easier to order, or you can order any other way that is convenient to you. If you donate cash, check, or PayPal, we can purchase the items as well.

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list; we have added much needed food items and cat litter. 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 is an extremely easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

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:

 

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

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

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

Claire – is being sponsored by Bonnie, a fan in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Isabella

Quinn – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Theo (Tayo) – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Mittens

Munch

Mama

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Sarah

Yeti – Is being sponsored by Diane, a fan in Houston, Texas

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

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 is 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                                        11am – 3 pm
Bake Sale and Fundraiser
Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

24 October 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

 

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Do not Shop!

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


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July 2021 Newsletter


Posted in Monthly Newsletter