January 2011 Newsletter

Happy New Year!

We hope that everyone had a safe and blessed holiday season. We know how hectic things can get for people this time of the year.

We requested, and received, an extension from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to complete our den house work. This will help a great deal.

Christmas Eve brought a really nice phone call. I was visiting my family in Massachusetts and received a call on my cell phone from Mona Cross, Director of Purchasing and Inventory Control, of Cellexion of Bossier City. She is the one we have been working with to get the old cell buildings to be used as den houses for our animals. Well, she said that the Verizon Regional VP will sign off on the transfer of the buildings on January 10th and that we will be able to get together and work on the logistics of getting the buildings to us as soon as possible. This should give us the time needed to make the modifications to the buildings and have our upgrades done for Wildlife and Fisheries. Hopefully much sooner than our July extension. This was a really nice Christmas gift for me and the all of the Yogie volunteer staff. We are really excited about this. We will update you all as soon as we know more.

A lot of work was done at the sanctuary during 2010 and we could not have done it without the dedicated volunteers we have helping us. We want to thank all of the volunteers and staff that made this possible. Thanks again for making this all possible.

Upcoming Events:

March 12, 2011     11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Semi-Annual Bake Sale and Fundraiser, Petco, Youree Drive, Shreveport

If you would like to volunteer for any of our events, please feel free to contact us at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com.

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.

Go Green with our ink jet and cell phone recycling program. Details are listed on our website.

Please remember to spay and neuter your pets.

Please make sure you provide all your animals, inside and outside, fresh, clean water (and not covered in ice during the winter). Provide good, warm and dry shelter for those animals outside.

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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