December 2018 Newsletter

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

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

Mocha and Latte

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

Sunny pre-surgery

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

Sunny free of the cone

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

Jenny and the Yogie gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

November 2018 Newsletter

Hello friends,

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

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

TruLove

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

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

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

On to the events:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

Jenny Senier, Director


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October 2018 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRITICAL NEEDS: We have had some big hits in the vet bills department this past month. We desperately need your help to build the coffers back up to be prepared for any medical emergencies. We also can use Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any, as well as cat food. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, or Purina Cat Chow complete. We do have some on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We really hope you can help us in this area.

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

Our PayPal is: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

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

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. They will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

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

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex

Gatsby

Sunny

VooDoo

Frazier

Bubba

Nimitz

Dotsey

Bruno

Sarah

Ursula

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Muff

Blackie

Penelope

Blacky

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Snowball

Natasha

Boo

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Sam

 

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events:

Pancake Breakfast

17 November 2018
7a.m. – 10a.m.

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

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

 

Pet Photos with Santa

24 November
2p.m – 4p.m.

Cowen Photo Studio
4360 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA

 

Paws in Paradise

2 December 2018
Time of event pending

Margaritaville Casino and Hotel
Bossier City, LA

 

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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

September 2018 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRITICAL NEEDS: We have had some big hits in the vet bills department this past month. We desperately need your help to build the coffers back up to be prepared for any medical emergencies. We also can use Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any, as well as cat food. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, or Purina Cat Chow complete. We do have some on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We really hope you can help us in this area.

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

Our PayPal is: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

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

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. They will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

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

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex

Gatsby

Sunny

VooDoo

Frazier

Bubba

Nimitz

Dotsey

Bruno

Sarah

Ursula

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Muff

Blackie

Penelope

Blacky

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Snowball

Natasha

Boo

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Sam

 

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events:

Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser

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

 

Pancake Breakfast

17 November 2018 7a.m. – 10a.m.

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

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

 

TBD 2018

Yogie Yard Sale

7am- 12 Noon

Location to be determined

 

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

 

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


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August 2018 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

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

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

CRITICAL NEEDS: We have had some big hits in the vet bills department this past month. We desperately need your help to build the coffers back up to be prepared for any medical emergencies. We also can use Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any, as well as cat food. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, or Purina Cat Chow complete. We do have some on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We really hope you can help us in this area.

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

Our PayPal is: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

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

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. They will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

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

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  Please consider sponsoring a special needs cat. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals.

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

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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex

Gatsby

Sunny

VooDoo

Frazier

Bubba

Nimitz

Dotsey

Bruno

Sarah

Ursula

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Muff

Blackie

Penelope

Blacky

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Snowball

Natasha

Boo

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Sam

 

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events:

22 Sept 2018

11am – 3 pm

Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser

Petco, Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA

 

TBD 2018

Yogie Yard Sale

7am- 12 Noon

Location to be determined

 

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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


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July 2018 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

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

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

Our PayPal is: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

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

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

CRITICAL NEEDS: We have had over $2000.00 in vet bills this past month. This means our coffers are at about $1000, and that is for cat food, cat litter, veterinarian care, and electric. We desperately need your help to build the coffers back up to be prepared for any medical emergencies. We also can use Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any, as well as cat food. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, or Purina Cat Chow complete. We do have some on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We appreciate our fans,

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

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

 

 

 

 

 


AMAZON WISH LIST:
If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. They will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

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

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT: Please consider sponsoring a special needs cat. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals.

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

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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex

Gatsby

Sunny

VooDoo

Frazier

Bubba

Nimitz

Dotsey

Bruno

Sarah

Ursula

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Muff

Blackie

Penelope

Blacky

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Snowball

Natasha

Boo

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Sam

 

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events:

TBD Sept 2018
11am – 3 pm

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

 

TBD October 2018
7am- 12 Noon

Yogie Yard Sale
Location to be determined

 

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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

June 2018

Greetings Yogie Fans!

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

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

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

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

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. They will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

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

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  Please consider sponsoring a special needs cat. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals.

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

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

 Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex

Gatsby

Paisley

Sunny

VooDoo

Frazier

Bubba

Nimitz

Dotsey

Bruno

Sarah

Sam

Ursula

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Muff

Blackie

Penelope

Blacky

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Snowball

Natasha

Boo

Miss Kitty

You can also mail your donations to us at:

 Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

 

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

Chewy: We are now a partner with Chewy.com and when you shop via their website and select Yogie and Friends as your charity we will get a portion of the sales. This is a great way to help our cats and we hope you will select us as your charity. You can use this link with our partner number:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Upcoming Events:

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

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

 

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

Petco, Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA

  

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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

May 2018

Greetings Yogie Fans!

Taz: On 15 April 2018, our beautiful bobcat, Taz, crossed the rainbow bridge. Taz arrived at Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary in 2003. We were told he was three or four years old. He had been a privately owned “pet” being fed nothing but boneless, skinless, chicken breasts. This was not a proper diet for him. He had also been declawed on both his front and rear paws. He was going to be put in the “wild” by his previous owner. He surely would have died since he possessed neither the skills, or claws, needed to survive. We gave him a proper diet, vet care, and of course, love and kindness. We are glad his last years were spent with us in comfort. We will miss him.

Give for Good Giving Day: We want to thank those of you who contributed to us during the annual Give for Good Giving Day. It was a success for the local community. Thank you!

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.

New Cat Building: We have good news to report on the new cat building. Our GoFundMe was a success and this coming Sunday our electrician is going to connect the electrical. We still don’t have all the carpentry work such as window/door finish and trim, and the lofts still need to be built. We also haven’t decided on the best floor just yet, but we are close. We feel this will be ready for the cats to move into within the month. We are very excited about this. Even though this current fundraiser met its goal we will keep it open a little longer since we are still paying for the building itself and it all helps us in the overall process. Thank you so much for your help with this much needed project.

https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard/finish-the-new-cat-house

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  Please consider sponsoring a special needs cat. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals.

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

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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:                                    Non-Positive Cats:

Alex                             Sarah                                                  Hope                           Elsa

Gatsby                         Sam                                                    Max                             Barney

Paisley                        Ursula                                                  Anna                            Duncan

Sunny                                                                                      Grace                          Muff

VooDoo                                                                                   Blackie                        Penelope

Frazier                                                                                     Blacky                         Duckie

Bubba                                                                                      Lucy                            Smudge

Nimitz                                                                                      Squeak                        Smokey

Dotsey                                                                                     Bandit                          Snowball

Bruno                                                                                      Natasha                       Boo

Miss Kitty

 

You can also mail your donations to us at:

 Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

Chewy: We are now a partner with Chewy.com and when you shop via their website and select Yogie and Friends as your charity we will get a portion of the sales. This is a great way to help our cats and we hope you will select us as your charity. You can use this link with our partner number:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

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

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

Cat Litter: We always need Scoopable cat litter. We found that the Wal-Mart Special Kitty (40-pound box) to be the best value right now and we have been buying that. But, we will take any Scoopable litter. You can send a monetary donation to us and we will pick up the litter, since shipping it is costly, or contact us for a pickup place. Please help us with this. We need you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. They will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

We also have an Amazon wish list to help with the feeding and caring of our feral cat colonies as well as the adoptable cats and kittens we are fostering. Please help if you can.

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

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

 

Upcoming Events:

 

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

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

 

21 Jul 2018                             10am – 6pm
Yogie Booth at SBC Anime Festival Day 1

Bossier Civic Center, Benton Rd., Bossier City

 

22 Jul 2018                             11am – 5pm
Yogie Booth at SBC Anime Festival Day 2
Bossier Civic Center, Benton Rd., Bossier City

 

TBD Sept 2018                      11am – 3 pm
Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser
Location to be determined

  

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

 Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

April 2018 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our Spring Bake Sale. These are always crazy fun for us to have.

Caspar: On Friday evening, March 23rd, our solid white cat, Caspar, started throwing up. It was the usual look of a cat throwing up food and we had no reason to be concerned. Except, he continued to intermittently do so and began to pant. Since cats do not normally pant I got very nervous and rushed him to the emergency vet. Within 25 minutes of his first episode Caspar was dead. It was so unexpected and shocking. The vet said he had a slight heart murmur and lots of fluid on his lungs. Some fluid even came out during intubation. That’s a lot of fluid. The sad thing is that he had exhibited absolutely NO signs of illness. He was playing and eating normally that day. The vet suspected Hypertrophic Cardio Myopathy, which is a condition that often does not present any symptoms and the animal is suddenly dead. It has happened to several of our friend’s pets. Caspar was not an FIV/FeLV positive cat. He had been seen by a vet within the past six months and there were no indications of a heart murmur. We are still shocked by all this. There was nothing we could have done, but it still hurts us terribly.

Oskar: Oskar, the very injured black cat we helped last month continues to improve and has adjusted well to living inside at the sanctuary. He is very comfortable with us.

Give for Good Giving Day: May 1st is the annual, Give for Good giving day. It starts just after midnight on May 1st and runs all day. It’s an opportunity for non-profits all over the country to raise much needed funds for their organization.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our Spring Bake Sale. These are always crazy fun for us to have.

 

Eat a Dog, Save a Cat: Yogie and Friends will have a cat building fundraiser to help finish the new cat building. We will have our, Eat a (Hot) Dog, Save a Cat, hotdog fundraiser at Petco on Youree drive in Shreveport. This event will run Tuesday, May 1st, from 11a.m.-2:30p.m. You can get a grilled hot dog, chips, and bottle of water, for a donation of $5.95. Kona Ice will also be with us during this time selling their amazing Ice drinks. We will also have our cool Yogie and Friends merchandise as well as several raffles. We hope you will come by and help the cats during this time.

New Cat Building: The new cat house has been an unbelievable and frustrating challenge to get completed. We have found a well-respected, and reputable, building contractor, that came out to look at the building and gave us a price of finishing the inside to include, tape and mud floating, trim and finish work, cat walk shelves and lofts, and any touch ups inside. The cost of materials and labor will be $1650. At this time, we do not have a lot of funds to finish the building and we have created a GoFundMe to help get this building completed. Once that is done and we get more funds, then we will look at doing the outdoor catio. The indoor work is the priority, so we can move the cats in.

https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard/finish-the-new-cat-house

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  Please consider sponsoring a special needs cat. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals.

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

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

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:                                    Non-Positive Cats:

Alex                             Sarah                                                  Hope                           Elsa

Gatsby                         Sam                                                    Max                             Barney

Paisley                        Ursula                                                  Anna                            Duncan

Sunny                                                                                      Grace                          Muff

VooDoo                                                                                   Blackie                                    Penelope

Frazier                                                                                     Blacky                         Duckie

Bubba                                                                                      Lucy                            Smudge

Nimitz                                                                                      Squeak                        Smokey

Dotsey                                                                                     Bandit                          Snowball

Bruno                                                                                      Natasha                       Boo

Miss Kitty

 

 

You can also mail your donations to us at:

 Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

 

New Cat Building: We still really need your help to get this project finished. It won’t take much to do so and we pray you can make this possible with your donation. You can donate via PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com or by mailing a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

Cost breakdown for the building:

 

Building  12×24                       $5264.40

Flooring                                   $755.99

Lumber                                    $560.00

Insulation                                 $410.43

Drywall                                    $681.60

Lights                                       $175.88

Ceiling Fan                              $80.00

Labor                                       $1000.00

Miscellaneous Materials such as concrete, lumber, nails, mud, paint, etc.

Chewy: We are now a partner with Chewy.com and when you shop via their website and select Yogie and Friends as your charity we will get a portion of the sales. This is a great way to help our cats and we hope you will select us as your charity. You can use this link with our partner number:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

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

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

Cat Litter: We always need Scoopable cat litter. We found that the Wal-Mart Special Kitty (40-pound box) to be the best value right now and we have been buying that. But, we will take any Scoopable litter. You can send a monetary donation to us and we will pick up the litter, since shipping it is costly, or contact us for a pickup place. Please help us with this. We need you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. They will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

 

We also have an Amazon wish list to help with the feeding and caring of our feral cat colonies as well as the adoptable cats and kittens we are fostering. Please help if you can.

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

 

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

 

Upcoming Events:

 

21 April 2018   10am – 3 pm
Paws in the Park Participant Booth
Riverside Church
3232 E.70th St., Shreveport, LA

 

1 May 2018
11am – 2:30 pm
Eat a (Hot) Dog, Save a Cat
Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 1 May 2018
All Day
Give for Good Day On-Line Giving Day

                                                              

 June 2018
10am-6 pm
Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting (On-Line/In-Store)
Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar
1409 E. 70th St., Suite 107
Shreveport, LA

 

21 Jul 2018
10am – 6pm
Yogie Booth at SBC Anime Festival Day 1
Bossier Civic Center, Benton Rd., Bossier City

 

22 Jul 2018
11am – 5pm
Yogie Booth at SBC Anime Festival Day 2
Bossier Civic Center, Benton Rd., Bossier City

 

TBD Sept 2018
11am – 3 pm
Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser
Location to be determined

 

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

 

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


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March 2018 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

We don’t want you all to feel that all we do is share sad news. But, the nature of the work we do here at Yogie and Friends will involve loss. We rescue animals that many would have given up on long ago. The life we give them is the best we can despite the challenges the animal may have. With that being said, we have to announce more loss.

Yogie: Yogie was a young lioness that arrived at Yogie and Friends from Greenbriar, Arkansas, on 26 May 2001. She was just a year old. She died on 18 February 2018. Fortunately, Tim had just visited with her on January 8th and both had the love and joy of the final visit. R.I.P. Yogie girl. 2000 – 18 February 2018.


Petey: Petey was a gorgeous, FIV positive, domestic cat, that we rescued just one hour before he was scheduled for euthanasia. He was going to be destroyed just because he was FIV positive. He never received any good information regarding his “story”, but the vet estimated him to be around 10 years old. He suddenly started losing weight, and rapidly so. After much testing it was found he had developed kidney disease because of lymphoma. It was quick. I had him at my house for the last five days of his life trying to help him eat and to give him the most loving last days of his life. The painful decision to let him go had to be made for his benefit. It’s always heartbreaking for us. Petey crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 27 February 2018.


Oskar: We recently found a very injured cat that we thought we were going to have to have humanely euthanized. He was bloody, battered, muddy, and limping badly. He looked like a car hit him. We were able to capture him and got him to our vet. He was put under a light anesthesia and examined. Surprisingly he had no broken bones, but his wounds were puncture wounds indicative of bites and fighting. Our vet said she had never seen so many abscesses on an animal. This tells us he has been in several fights over a long period of time for the wounds to fester that way. The vet treated his wounds and he was healthy enough to also have neutered. He received antibiotic and pain injections. Sadly, and not surprisingly, he tested positive for FIV. A pleasant surprise is that he is a very friendly and affectionate cat. After his follow-up and clearance from our vet he will be placed in the introduction cage in the FIV cat building and live with us at the sanctuary. Welcome to Yogie and Friends, Oskar!

Happy Birthday Moses! 12th Birthday on 27 February:

Vet Care: Because of the nature of our rescue we often have emergency, chronic, and unusual medical conditions. With the recent issues for surgeries on Voodoo’s eye, Petey’s hospitalization, and more, we have had a big hit on our checking account. We could really use your financial assistance at this time to rebuild our coffers for future needs.

We have recently been consulting with several veterinarians and animal nutritionists. The reason we have been is because there is a great deal more evidence to feed a wet food diet versus dry. We’ve kind of felt this to be a better choice just by seeing the cats we have who, for some reason or another, have been on a wet food diet only, seem to be the healthiest of our cats and the best weight. Dry food is often a choice by many due to the convenience, and, overall cost. But, when it comes down to the health issues we have seen in cats being fed a dry diet and the resulting vet bills, we believe overall, it’s a better choice to feed wet food only. The issue is how we are going to achieve this goal. That’s the big question. And, it is a time-consuming effort since it will require us to not leave food for free feeding. We are currently working on updating our wish lists on Amazon, Chewy, and other sites used for donating items to Yogie and Friends.

New Cat Building: Getting the new cat building insulated and drywalled has been a challenge. With the loss of our sweet volunteer that got injured and could not help us for free, we have hired someone to do the work and have hit many walls regarding his work. The issue has been getting him to arrive on time and do the work as contracted. We are almost there, but not without a lot of frustration for us. When the walls are done we will be searching for a new, more reputable, and reliable, carpenter, to do some finish work.

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  Please consider sponsoring a special needs cat. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals.

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

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

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:                                    Non-Positive Cats:

Alex                             Sarah                                                  Hope                           Elsa

Gatsby                         Sam                                                    Max                             Barney

Paisley                        Ursula                                                  Anna                            Duncan

Sunny                                                                                      Casper                         Muff

VooDoo                                                                                   Blackie                      Penelope

Frazier                                                                                     Blacky                         Duckie

Bubba                                                                                      Lucy                            Smudge

Nimitz                                                                                      Squeak                        Smokey

Dotsey                                                                                     Bandit                          Snowball

Bruno                                                                                      Natasha                       Boo

Miss Kitty                    Grace

 

 

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

 

New Cat Building: We still really need your help to get this project finished. It won’t take much to do so and we pray you can make this possible with your donation. You can donate via PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com or by mailing a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

Cost breakdown for the building:

Building  12×24                       $5264.40

Flooring                                   $755.99

Lumber                                    $560.00

Insulation                                 $410.43

Drywall                                    $681.60

Lights                                       $175.88

Ceiling Fan                              $80.00

Labor                                       $1000.00

Miscellaneous Materials such as concrete, lumber, nails, mud, paint, etc.

 

Chewy: We are now a partner with Chewy.com and when you shop via their website and select Yogie and Friends as your charity we will get a portion of the sales. This is a great way to help our cats and we hope you will select us as your charity. You can use this link with our partner number:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

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

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

Cat Litter: We always need Scoopable cat litter. We found that the Wal-Mart Special Kitty (40-pound box) to be the best value right now and we have been buying that. But, we will take any Scoopable litter. You can send a monetary donation to us and we will pick up the litter, since shipping it is costly, or contact us for a pickup place. Please help us with this. We need you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. They will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

https://smile.amazon.com/

We also have an Amazon wish list to help with the feeding and caring of our feral cat colonies as well as the adoptable cats and kittens we are fostering. Please help if you can.

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

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

 

Upcoming Events:

24 March 2018                       11am – 3 pm
Spring Bake Sale and Fundraiser

Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

21 April 2018                          10am – 3 pm
Paws in the Park

(PENDING VENDOR APPROVAL)

 

1 May 2018                             TBD
Kitty Cat Carnival and Cookout for
Give for Good Day

Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

TBD June 2018                      3-6 pm
Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting and Mini Bake Sale
Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar

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

 

21 Jul 2018                             10am – 6pm
Yogie Booth at SBC Anime Festival Day 1

Bossier Civic Center, Benton Rd., Bossier City

 

22 Jul 2018                             11am – 5pm
Yogie Booth at SBC Anime Festival Day 2

Bossier Civic Center, Benton Rd., Bossier City

 

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

  Location to be determined

 

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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News