How much food does a tiger eat?

A lot!  Putty Tat is our biggest eater, and he needs 17.5 lbs of meat per day!  Look at this chart that shows how much all of our cats eat: 

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July 2010 Newsletter


July is here and the year is moving quickly. This is a holiday weekend that can be filled with lots of fun, but danger too. Please, if you use fireworks, do so with much caution. There have already been serious accidents. There are burn dangers due to dry conditions. Also, many animals are frightened by the noise and often they escape people’s yards because of this. Bring the animals in your house so they feel safe and secure.

We will honor our military personnel on 10 July 2010 by giving free admission to the sanctuary for active duty and retired military personnel (with a valid military ID card) and 10% off admission for their family members (with a valid military ID card). Parking is limited, so please carpool when possible. We want to get as many of our military personnel the opportunity to visit these great cats.

Facility Upgrades: We are making progress. It is moving slower than we want because we depend on volunteers and we know we are asking a lot of them to do the kind of work involved. It is very hot, physical, and labor intensive. We so appreciate those who have been helping us meet this goal. The fence work is almost complete. As soon as it is we will begin the most difficult task of the concrete den houses. This will be the most expensive as well. We will update on facebook and our website as to the needs for this next project.

Esteban Guitar Raffle: We’re doing another guitar raffle. Tickets are $10 each and the winner gets a great package that includes lessons on DVD by Esteban, an amplifier, extra strings, and much more. The drawing will take place at our fall bake sale at Petco on September 11th. Winner need not be present, but will be responsible for pickup, or if out of town, shipping costs. More details on our website.

Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Program: The accumulation for the 2010 season begins 1 July 2010. You can download the new Kroger letter and give it to the cashier when you check out. The cashier will link it to your Kroger plus card and every time you shop and use your Plus card, Kroger will donate a portion of the sales to Yogie and Friends. It’s such an easy way for you to help the big cats with no money out of your pocket. Please shop like crazy and use your cards when you do. It can really add up.

Credit Cards: We now have the capability of accepting Visa and MasterCard at the sanctuary. It’s a bit of an old fashioned method since we are unable to do it electronically. We use the old “knuckle buster” machine. It works and gives folks the option to use their Visa or MasterCard. There is a 5% accounting fee on all transactions and it takes a bit longer to process since we have to call in the numbers, but it’s all good when it helps the cats and we don’t have to worry about phone lines or power going down to use it.

Facebook: If you’re on Facebook you will see that Yogie and Friends also has a page and we are starting to get quite a few fans. As of this writing we were over 870 friends, but we want to get as many fans as possible. This is another good way for us to get the word out about the animals and another avenue to help fundraise for the animals. Check us out.

Volunteers of the month:  Thanks to Isaiah Newton, John Walsh, Amie Ferguson, and Scott Adcock for working on the fence. A lot got done and we know it was not easy.

Upcoming Events:

10 July 2010   Noon – 5 P.M. Military Appreciation Day at Yogie and Friends

11 Sep 2010   11 A.M. – 4 P.M. Bake Sale and Fundraiser, Petco, Youree Drive, Shreveport

You can help the animals by doing any of the following:

Go Green: with our ink jet and cell phone recycling program. This is a great way to help the cats and the environment all at once. Get your office involved. Throw your empty inkjet/laser printer cartridges or even an old cell phone into a box and when it is full, just seal the box, place the prepaid postage label on the box, and drop it off at any UPS location or if you have UPS pickup at your office just give them the box. It’s so easy. We’ll be glad to mail you the shipping labels. This all adds up quickly. Details are listed on our website.

Shop on-line is by using iGive. If you do your shopping on-line then you can contribute by shopping through the iGive tool. Everything helps. Visit and select Yogie and Friends as your cause when you shop. It’s so easy.

Coins for Cats! Kids and adults alike can help by collecting spare change. Maybe you empty the change out of your pocket at the end of the day, or you find a dime on the ground. Throw them in a jar or piggy bank or any container you choose and watch how quickly it can add up. This is an easy way to pick up some cash for the cats.

Combined Federal Campaign. Just a reminder that our CFC number is 42427. This is a great program for Federal Employees and military personnel use as a way to do workplace contributions.

Cans for Cats! Kids can also help by collecting cans and taking them to the local recycling center for cash and this can also add up to a nice piece of change for the cats. It’s something kids can do to help go green and help the big cats all at once.

Check out the programs being offered at Yogie and Friends. There is the Yogie and Friends Membership Program , Sponsorship Program, and Corporate Sponsorship Program. These are programs that help us support the animals and another way that you can get involved. Program packages are available here on our website.

Please remember to spay and neuter your pets.

Also, do what you can to prevent flea and ticks causing serious illnesses to your animals. They deserve your care and kindness. Prevention should be year round and not seasonal.

Please make sure you provide all your animals, inside and outside, fresh, clean water. Provide good shelter from the elements for those animals that liveoutside.

Be good to your animals. Be good to people! Be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Jenny and the Yogie Cats!

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