We had an amazing season finale on October 27th. One of our best yet. We thank all our volunteers and our fans for making it a great day. We are now closed for the 2012 season and we reopen the first Saturday in April 2013, weather permitting.
We had two very sad losses in October. On October 19th we lost half of the dynamic duo. Robin, one of our lions crossed over the rainbow bridge. It was a really sad time for us all here at the sanctuary. Robin arrived at Yogie and Friends on May 7th, 2003 with his littermate brother, Batman. They were just 14 months old. Batman and Robin were dragged around a
To add insult to injury with our grieving for Robin the lion, Tim’s house cat, Boris, a beautifully sweet Russian Blue died the next day on October 20th from liver failure. This was so shocking and unexpected and we are just heartbroken. Boris was also a rescue and he was just 8 years old. He was the most loving and gentle cat. He also will be sorely missed.
Autographed John Grisham Book Raffle: We are raffling off three, hardcover, first edition, autographed, John Grisham books. The three books are his Theodore Boone Trilogy which includes: The Accused, Kid Lawyer, and The Abduction. Tickets are just $5 each and are available now. You can mail a check or money order for each ticket to: Yogie and Friends Grisham Raffle,
Facebook: If you are currently a Yogie Facebook fan you may have noticed that you don’t always see our updates in your newsfeed. Facebook has made a change to all pages such as ours where our fans MUST now ADD TO INTERESTS LIST us in order to see our updates. Sadly they have only allowed 10% of all of a page posts to be seen unless we pay to promote each post we make. Well, we are an honest non-profit that struggles to make sure every penny donated is used in a proper way that is all for our animals. We think they shouldn’t make us pay, but we have no say in this. BUT, you can help by going to our page, mouse over the LIKE, and there is a dropdown menu you will see. One of the menu items is ADD TO INTERESTS LIST. Add us and then create a list. We made ours ANIMAL RESCUES and all our posts show up now. Please do this to help us continue to get the word out about these great animals. It’s a good way for us to share our events too. Tell all your friends about us too and ask them to like on us.
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): The 2012/2013 CFC campaign has now begun. Military personnel and Federal Employees can do payroll deduction donations to Yogie and Friends via CFC. This program is easy and another good way to give financial assistance to the big cats. We hope you will please consider Yogie and Friends when making your CFC contribution. Our CFC number is 42427.
Finances: The months we are closed always present a financial challenge to us, but with the help of our fans we can make it through. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Yogie and Friends. We appreciate it.
Recycle: We have a really good program of recycling and this is an easy way to help both the environment and the big cats when you recycle your cartridges. Check out the link on our website how to participate in our recycling program.
Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Donation Program: If you are a Kroger shopper in
8 December 10am-5pm
15 December 10am-10pm Gift Wrapping Barnes & Noble Youree Drive,
17 December 10am-2pm Gift Wrapping Barnes & Noble Youree Drive,
21 December 5pm-10pm Gift Wrapping Barnes & Noble Youree Drive,
22 December 11am-4pm Holiday Bake
PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop! Also, please continue heartworm prevention all year round and not just in the summer months. Heartworm disease can be transmitted all year.
For the cats!
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