July 2020

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

We hope you are all doing well during these most unusual times.

We never enjoy sharing sad news, but the nature of what we do here at the sanctuary, we realize there will be sad news to report.

FRAZIER: Our sweet boy, Frazier, crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 26 June 2020. Frazier had developed a large mass, and several smaller, masses on his spleen. It also appeared there was other organ involvement. Since he was FIV+, surgery was not a good, safe, option in this situation, he was declining rapidly, so we made the hard decision, to let him go gently. This is always such a difficult thing for us to do, but our vets agreed that it was the right thing in this case.

CLAIRE: The sweet little tortie kitten we found on a Bossier City street, gave birth to six kittens, on June 2nd. Sadly, one of the kittens died shortly after birth. The kittens are doing amazingly well. This is a lot for a young mom. We lovingly refer to the five babies as, The Weebles. We do not know how that name caught on, but it has stuck. Claire and the Weebles, have a wellness check with Dr. Daville, at Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic on July 2nd. Then we will begin them on a watered down canned, Royal Canin Mother and Baby Cat mousse. Once they begin on this food, it will take the stress off mom keeping up with nursing needs. The kitten sizes are quite varied, and it is a lot of fun to see their progress. Two kittens are already spoken for, so that makes us happy. Three we have named already.

THE YOGIE POPULATION: We currently have 66 cats in our care at the sanctuary, at both our Frierson, and Bossier, locations. This does not include Claire’s five kittens. Our population varies in age. We have several geriatric cats. More than half of our cats are 11 years and older, up to 18 years old. Not all our cats are FIV+. In fact, less are FIV+. But, as the cats age, we begin to see issues such as kidney failure. This is more common in geriatric cats. But, with such a large population, you can expect to see an increase in losses. We often hear comments from people like “Wow, you have had a bunch die.” Or, “Why are so many cats dying?” Well, it is kind of frustrating to hear these comments. It is not because they do not receive quality care, it is because, well, many come to us with medical issues, or it is just that they are older and they just, die. Either way, we know we will face the dread of loss. None of us live forever, and it is something we will face more often than we would like. But we are glad that we provide them a quality life while they are with us. No matter how long, or short, a time it is.

FUNDRAISERS: At this time, we still have no idea when we can do in person fundraisers. We miss seeing our fans in person, and we desperately need the funds for our animals. Our needs remain, so it means getting creative. We will do some Facebook fundraising, which we understand not all our fans and supporters can participate in. We have several friends who are not on-line or use any social media. That includes email, so it is difficult to keep them in the loop. But we do our best.

A way you can help us through these difficult times, and throughout the year, is through sponsorship. Sponsorship provides us a continuous source of income. If everyone of our cats had a sponsor, then it would ensure that we would have a regular source of funds for our cats. We hope you would consider sponsoring one, or more, of our sweet cats.

SPONSORSHIP:  We are beginning to get sponsors for our cats. This 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:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

Gatsby

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

VooDoo

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!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

Tigger   29 July 2001 – 6 July 2020

Hello Friends,
We are sad to report that our beloved black leopard, Tigger, had to be humanely euthanized yesterday. He had lost the use of his rear legs, and after an in depth evaluation from the veterinarian, the most difficult, but kindest decision, was made. Fortunately, Tim was able to go over and be with him during that time. Tigger arrived at Yogie and Friends when he was six weeks old and was bonded with Tim. He went gently with the one Tigger loved most.
Tigger   29 July 2001 – 6 July 2020
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Posted in In Memoriam, Our Cats, Special Announcements, The News

June 2020

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

We pray this newsletter finds you all safe, and well.

There is not a lot going on at this time since events and fundraisers have been shut down because of the corona virus. This is a really difficult time, in an already difficult situation, for all non-profits. Your help is needing even more so than before.

GIVE FOR GOOD: Thank you to all who donated during the Give for Good online giving event. This was a more difficult year for everyone since we were unable to hold events, and although we missed our goal, it had a good outcome. We appreciate our fans so much. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

FUNDRAISERS: We still have no idea when we can do in person fundraisers. We miss seeing our fans in person, and we desperately need the funds for our animals. We understand the reasons why we cannot do them at this time, but hopefully soon, we will be able to do so. Thank you for your consideration and patience during this difficult time for our country, and, world.

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.

RUSSELL: One of our non-positive cats, Russell, who is about 11 years old, had stopped eating. He was licking like a cat does prior to vomiting, and his behavior had changed so we brought him to the vet. They gave him a shot that helps with appetite and left him overnight at the vet for observation. We are glad we did so. He had not eaten, used the litter box, and began drooling. The vet ran blood work, which looked surprisingly good, but x-rays showed a possible blockage in his intestines, or possibly just a big gas pocked. They gave him GasX, but there was no improvement. His temperature fluctuated between 104 degrees, then normal, which is 101. He remained in the hospital for a week, given I.V. fluids, then on the fifth day began eating. He is back with us and doing well. The vet bill was just under $800. This is a big hit at a time when funds are critically low and nothing much coming in. We hope you can help us build our coffers back up.

Russell

GATSBY: Gatsby is still on medication and seems to be improving. We will take him for a follow-up visit with our vet to see if he is still anemic. We hope he is not since we are trying to avoid a blood transfusion.

Gatsby

CLAIRE: The sweet little tortie kitten found on the street in Bossier City, is still very pregnant. With veterinarians being forced to stop spay/neuter procedures, the TNR program has also been stopped, resulting in a great deal of new kittens in the community. This is not going to be a good thing since kitten season was already in full force when things were shut down. In the meantime, Claire is safe, will deliver here five kittens in a safe, clean, environment. We will partner with one of the cat rescues that does adoptions when her kittens are old enough. In the meantime, we press on.

Claire

SPONSORSHIP:  We are beginning to get sponsors for our cats. This 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.

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

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

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list, we have added 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:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope
Elsa
Max
Barney
Claire – is being sponsored by Bonnie, a fan in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
Anna
Duncan
Grace
Muff
Blackie
Penelope
Duckie
Lucy
Smudge
Squeak
Smokey
Bandit
Sarah
Snowball
Miss Kitty
Paisley
Isabella
Quinn
Theo (Tayo)
Ms. Gray
Oscar
Dorian
Bert
Ernie
Kay
Rocket
Ziggy
Layla
Angel
Pia
Mittens
Munch
Mama
Pete
Saber
Binx
Domino
Socks
Logan
Yeti – Is being sponsored by Diane, a fan in Bossier City, Louisiana

 

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

Facebook: Please like and follow us on Facebook at Yogie and Friends FIV+ Cat Sanctuary. It is a strictly controlled page so that nobody is every bullied or threatened on our page by others. It 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!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

May 2020 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

We pray this newsletter finds you all safe, and well. These are some crazy times we are experiencing, so we understand it may be especially stressful for some, more than others. But, just remember, we are all in this together and will get through it.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! TWENTY YEARS AT YOGIE
We recently celebrated our 20th anniversary!


GIVE FOR GOOD: Give for Good is this coming Tuesday, 5 May 2020. This is an on-line giving program and something we participate in every year. This year the on-line giving is even more important since we cannot do any events in conjunction with the on-line program. More than ever, we need your help. You can go to this link to donate directly. There is also an option that you can pay the donation fees for us, so we get your complete donation. We truly hope you can help us. Thank you in advance.

https://www.giveforgoodnla.org/yogieandfriends

Claire

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES: The new kitten, Claire, I had found near my home in Bossier, and was in heat, has a vet visit, tested for FIV/FeLV and is negative, then vaccinated. The vet said she is 8-10 months old. The only issue we have is that we were unable to get her spayed since Robinson’s Rescue had to close due to the stay at home order. So, since she is away from any intact males, we wait. Unfortunately, Claire, had developed a fever of 104 and she was not responding to normal treatment at the sanctuary, so she was brought into Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic on March 29th. The concern with a slightly bloated belly was, did she have Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)? That is a feline coronavirus disease, which is deadly. The other question I had prior to bringing her in was, is she already pregnant? Well, good news. NOT FIP! Bad news, is YES, she IS pregnant. Since we rescued her off the streets on the 8th, we would not see it and cats hide pregnancy almost until the day of delivery. The vet said she is advanced, and she could see at least 5 kittens on ultrasound. This is NOT something we needed. But we will figure it out. Then of course, it is the continuation of vet bills.

Gatsby: One of our older, FIV+, cats, Gatsby, is losing weight and not grooming himself. His last vet visit recommended some dental work, which we had scheduled before the lockdown, could be the cause. He goes to our other vet, Halcyon, on Monday for evaluation and possible dental cleaning/extractions. We will see.

You can help with our vet bills directly by calling Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic at 318-747-5747,

Or PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

FUNDRAISERS: We have no idea when we can do in person fundraisers at this time. We miss seeing our fans in person, and we desperately need the funds for our animals. We understand the reasons why we cannot do them at this time, but hopefully soon, we will be able to do so. Thank you for your consideration and patience during this difficult time for our country, and, world.

REVAMPING THE PROPERTY: Tim has been working hard these past two weeks on taking down all the fences and old habitats on our Frierson property. It was far overdue. It is also a great deal of work. But the property really needs to be cleaned up for any future possibility of selling it and relocating. We have some repairs to do in the cat building. Believe it or not, ants, have damaged a part of the floor inside the building. We hope to replace the current laminate floor we have with the vinyl plank floor. They install the same way the laminate does, but it is more waterproof than laminate is. It is what we put inside the new building and we love it.

SPONSORSHIP:  We are beginning to get sponsors for our cats. This 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.

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

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

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

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

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope
Elsa
Max
Barney
Claire – is being sponsored by Bonnie, a fan in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
Anna
Duncan
Grace
Muff
Blackie
Penelope
Duckie
Lucy
Smudge
Squeak
Smokey
Bandit
Sarah
Snowball
Miss Kitty
Paisley
Isabella
Quinn
Theo (Tayo)
Ms. Gray
Oscar
Dorian
Bert
Ernie
Kay
Rocket
Ziggy
Layla
Angel
Pia
Mittens
Munch
Mama
Pete
Saber
Binx
Domino
Socks
Logan
Yeti – Is being sponsored by Diane, a fan in Bossier City, Louisiana

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

 You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

Facebook: Please like and follow us on Facebook at Yogie and Friends FIV+ Cat Sanctuary. It is a strictly controlled page so that nobody is every bullied or threatened on our page by others. It 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:

5  May 2020                            All Day

Give for Good Day On-Line Giving Day
https://www.giveforgoodnla.org/yogieandfriends


9 May 2020                             10am – 6pm
Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting (On-Line/In-Store)
Online
Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar
1409 E. 70th St., Suite 107 Shreveport, LA 


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!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

April 2020 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

We hope this newsletter finds you all safe and well. These are crazy times we are currently experiencing in our country, but we will get through it.

Due to the Coronavirus, we, as well as many other non-profits, had to cancel our fundraising events. We hate that this happened since it is one of the most important ways, we support our animals. But so many people are in an even more difficult position, and we pray we get through this soon.

Our biggest concerns are the same no matter. We need cat food, cat litter, and vet care. We have several animals on special prescription diets, as well as daily medications. We have been finding the cat food being sold out in almost every store, and, online. Fortunately, our order for the Frierson location came in about a week before this all happened. The Bossier location was a little more difficult, but we are managing. We get our cat litter at Sam’s Club and they have put a limit of one 42-pound pale. We go through 12 pales in a couple of weeks. Hopefully once panic and demand eases up, our supply chains will be replenished and that will ease up so we can get more. We still need your donations more than ever since we are unable to do our fundraisers. We hope you can help.

SAM AND MUFF: Our sweet Sam crossed the rainbow bridge on March 18th. There were no signs, or warning, but he suddenly became very ill. Cats often hide things and sometimes to the point it is too late to save them. Please don’t ask questions that we really have no answers for. The very difficult decision was made by our Director after expert vet consultation. He went gently in the arms of our Director.

Sam 21 April 2016 – 18 March 2020

Muff, a sweet, older cat, we got from Animal Welfare several years ago, crossed the rainbow bridge on March 24th around 7:30 p.m. Tim said she looked like she was sleeping, but realized she had just passed. He had seen her walking, somewhat wobbly, to her bed about 10 minutes prior, so he went to see if she was okay. She just went to sleep and passed on her own. We don’t know how old she was, but she was at least 14.

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES: On March 25th we brought one of our cats, Munch, to Dr. Core for a dental CT and surgery for her bloody nose. He removed a large mass from her right nostril and said that the septum has a large hole in it. The mass was sent out to pathology. However, the next morning Dr. Core called and said the radiologist felt it looked malignant. The report came in today, and it is in fact, cancer. At this point Munch is comfortable, eating, drinking, and doing otherwise fine. We are choosing not to pursue treatment for her because it would require taking her to Dallas, Texas for radiation, at a cost of $6000-$8000. We feel that it not prudent. We love our animals, but we also know that some things are not the best choice. And, it would possibly not give her much more than a year, if lucky. The goal is now to just let her continue with the pampering she currently gets, and when quality of life becomes an issue, we will do the right thing for her.

NEW CAT BUILDING: The new catio is finally enclosed! The cats have been so happy and enjoy the fresh air in safety again. Nothing can get in and hurt them. And the cats cannot get out and get hurt or killed. Over the last week we have been letting the cats in each building out at the same time. So far, there has not been any fighting. That was a concern since the younger cats in the new building are playful and not always welcome by the older cats. But it has been working out well and we are enjoying sitting outside, drinking a cup of coffee, and watching them play.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

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

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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope
Elsa
Max
Barney
Anna
Duncan
Grace
Muff
Blackie
Penelope
Duckie
Lucy
Smudge
Squeak
Smokey
Bandit
Sarah
Snowball
Miss Kitty
Paisley
Isabella
Quinn
Theo (Tayo)
Ms. Gray
Oscar
Dorian
Bert
Ernie
Kay
Rocket
Ziggy
Layla
Angel
Pia
Mittens
Munch
Mama
Pete
Saber
Binx
Domino
Socks
Logan
Yeti – Is being sponsored by Diane, a fan in Bossier City, Louisiana

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

 You can also mail your donations to us at:

 Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

Upcoming Events:

 TBD
11am – 3 pm              Spring Bake Sale and Fundraiser

                                         Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

The Hawt Dog Hut will be joining us this day

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

March 2020 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

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

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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

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

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

 You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

Upcoming Events:

 

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

                                                                                  Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

The Hawt Dog Hut will be joining us this day

 

 

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

Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue

River Park Church

3232 E. 70th Street
Shreveport, LA

 

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

 

 

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

Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar

1409 E. 70th St., Suite 107

Shreveport, LA

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

 

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

February 2020 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

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

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

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

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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

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

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

Upcoming Events:

 

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

                                                                                  Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

The Hawt Dog Hut will be joining us this day.

 

 

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

3232 E. 70th Street

Shreveport, LA

 

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

 

 

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

Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar

1409 E. 70th St., Suite 107

Shreveport, LA

 

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

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

January 2020 Newsletter

Happy New Year to our Yogie and Friends Fans!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES:

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

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

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

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

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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

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

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

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

 

Upcoming Events:

None scheduled at this time

 

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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

December 2019 Newsletter

Orel

Oreo

Greetings Fans!

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

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

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

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

I miss that little bugger.

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

Frank

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

Theo

Theo

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

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

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

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

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

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES:

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

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

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

 

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

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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

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

 

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

 You can also mail your donations to us at:

 Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

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

Upcoming Events:

 

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

Petco
6596 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA

 

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

 

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

Don Edson Sherret

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

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

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

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

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