September 2019 Newsletter

Greetings Fans!

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

Quinn

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

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

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

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

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

 

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

 

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events:

 

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

Petco
6596 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA

 

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

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

 

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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

August 2019 Newsletter

Greetings Fans!

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

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

NEW RESCUE/S:

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

Rose


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

Moshe


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

Quinn

Quinn


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

Frank


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

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

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

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex

Gatsby

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

VooDoo

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

Bubba

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

Dotsey

Sarah

Ursula

Olaf

Brexit

Sasha

Yeti

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Muff

Blackie

Penelope

Blacky

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Snowball

Natasha

Boo

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Sam

Isabella

J.D.

Mia

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

 You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events:

 

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

Petco
6596 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA

 

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

Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue and KLKL 95.7

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

 

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

 Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

July 2019 Newsletter

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

Natasha

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

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

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

Please, spay and neuter your pets!

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

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

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

Benny & Joon

NEW RESCUE/S:

Millie

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

 

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES:

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

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

JD

 

Grayson

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

Non-Positive Cats:

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

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

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends

128 Fob Lane

Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events:

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

                                                                                    Petco

                                                                                    6596 Youree Drive

                                                                                    Shreveport, LA

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

Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue and

KLKL 95.7

River Park Church

                                                                                    3232 E. 70th Street

                                                                                    Shreveport, LA

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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

April 2019 Newsletter

Greetings Fans!

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

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

VETERINARY ISSUES/UPDATES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

Non-Positive Cats:

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

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

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events:

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

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

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

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

       

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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

March 2019 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Fans!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

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

 

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events:

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

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

11 May 2019    10am – 6pm    Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting (On-Line/In-Store)  Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar
1409 E. 70th St., Suite 107    Shreveport, LA

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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

February 2019 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Fans!

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

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

Finn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

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

 

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

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

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

 

Upcoming Events:

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

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

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

  

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

 

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

January 2019 Newsletter

Happy New Year to our Yogie and Friends Fans!

Another year has come and gone, and we always wonder where has the time gone? Some of our plans for 2018 came to fruition, and some are still a work in progress. That’s okay though. It comes with the territory of the type of work we do. We must prioritize what we can, and will do, but the priority is ALWAYS the health and well-being of our animals. If that puts us behind on some work completion, that is fine with us. As long as our animals are healthy, safe, and, happy, then that is good. The other things will work their way out.

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

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

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

Who we loved and lost during 2018:

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

We loved and miss them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

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

 

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events:

 None scheduled at this time

  

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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

December 2018 Newsletter

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

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

Mocha and Latte

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

Sunny pre-surgery

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

Sunny free of the cone

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

Jenny and the Yogie gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

November 2018 Newsletter

Hello friends,

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

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

TruLove

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

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

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

On to the events:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

Jenny Senier, Director


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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