Happy New Year Yogie Fans!
We hope you all had a safe, and blessed, Holiday! Can you believe we have entered a new year again? So fast too! At least it feels that way to us as we get older. Lol!
THANK YOU: There are so many people we want to thank. Of course, you, our awesome fans, that donate and make helping these cats possible. We know we could not do it without you!
We also want to say a very special thank you to our webmasters, Damon, and Paige Bass, for creating and maintaining our website. They have been doing this for us for years and we cannot thank them enough for this kindness. It is much appreciated.
BAKE SALES: Our Christmas bake sale was amazing because several of our fans made extra generous donations, making it a big success. It was disappointingly slow and would have been the lowest yielding bake sale, but this made it a record breaker and we cannot thank you enough for making Christmas extra special.
Regarding the bake sale locations. We were informed at the Christmas bake sale by the Petco manager that all fundraisers at the store have been put on hold until further notice. He told us this came down from headquarters and we don’t know what this will mean for future bake sales. So, we are currently searching for another location. We have been holding bake sales at Petco since 2003. But maybe we can find an even better location. We will let you know.
VET ISSUES: Finn had a very high white blood cell count in December, as well as an upper respiratory infection that is taking longer than usual to resolve, but age is part of that, but his count is normal, and he is on a healthy upward swing.
Pete, who was diagnosed diabetic in the summer of 2022, and went into remission, has come out of remission and has been placed back on insulin. He has improved and we hope that he goes into remission again.
Several cats are on prescription diets, two are on thyroid meds, and a couple are on Tylosin, a type of antibiotic specifically used for G.I. issues, but all are responding well.
We buy Royal Canin Urinary S/O, at $99.99 a 17.6-pound bag. Royal Canin Ultamino at $63.99 a 5.5-pound bag. Royal Canin Glycobalance at $36.99 a 4.4-pound bag. This is for Pete, and it has been successful in keeping him off insulin. These are all prescription diets, but they are working as they should, so in the long run prescription food versus vet bills. This does not include tax. Being a non-profit does not mean we do not have to pay sales tax.
FOOD AND LITTER: The need here is constant. You can always help with our Amazon, or Chewy, wish lists. Chewy tends to cost less than Amazon.
Cash donations are even more important for us. Or you can donate using one of the following methods:
And as always, you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS: Attention Kroger Shoppers. We have been part of the Kroger Community Rewards program for well over 15 years, but they made some changes to their program, and we want to update our fans who happen to shop at Kroger Grocery Stores. Our Kroger Community Rewards number is now GD567, and you can find us by our name as well, Yogie and Friends FIV Positive Cat Sanctuary. When you log into your Kroger account you can select us as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will be donated to our rescue sanctuary. This is one of the easiest ways to help us financially when you go grocery shopping. It takes nothing out of your pockets either. How cool is that?
Please consider helping our cats when you shop at Kroger. We deeply appreciate your help.
SPONSORSHIP: We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the financial burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for.
Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsored funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.
You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.
If you choose to sponsor a cat via PayPal or Venmo, please let us know the name of the cat you would like to sponsor.
CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING (WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 70 CATS)
FIV Positive Cats:
Alex – is being sponsored by Patsy, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Dotsey – Is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Grayson – Is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana.
Claire – is being sponsored by Bonnie, a fan in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
Duncan – Is being sponsored by Vanessa, a fan in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Grace – is being sponsored by Dorothy, a fan in Blytheville, Arkansas.
Quinn – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.
Theo (Tayo) – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.
Mama – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia.
Lucia (Deaf, survivor of a broken jaw) – is being sponsored by Dorothy, a fan in Blytheville, Arkansas.
Yogie Booth at Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade
12 February 2023
Geek’D Con 2023
18, 19, and 20 August 2023
Shreveport Convention Center
AMAZON SMILE: Did you know that when you shop via Smile.Amazon.com you can select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice, and they will donate a percentage of the sales to us? It is an extremely effortless way to help.
PAYPAL: PayPal has a program where you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends. This is an easy and effective way to help our fundraising for the animals. You can also choose to pay the fees by selecting the Friends and Family option in PayPal ensuring we would receive the entire amount of your donation. Our PayPal is: email@example.com
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Your donations are the most important thing to help us with our animals. We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit, in good standing. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We can really use help with funds to buy food, veterinarian care, and everyday care of the wellbeing of the animals. Thank you for your support.
We are spending about $5000 a month on food and litter alone. Then we have vet bills and other incidentals that come up creating an immediate need.
Our intake is closed until further notice.
YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:
YOGIE AND FRIENDS
128 FOB LANE
FRIERSON, LA 71027
PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Do not Shop!
Thank You! The Yogie Cats and their Volunteer Staff!
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