November 2014 Sanctuary Newsletter


Thank you fans for making our Fall Bake Sale another successful one. It’s a lot of fun doing them and we appreciate your continued support of our animals.

Some very cool news. Yogie and Friends will have a vendor booth at the 1st Annual Comic Con to be help at the Bossier Civic Center, Bossier City, Louisiana on February 21st. We are excited to be participating at this first ever event in our area. We can’t wait.

With all the recent fighting to Save Our Sanctuary (SOS) we are now forced to purchase a new diet for our animals. If you can help us with your tax-deductible donation toward this we are paying $2000 a month now for food. This is not an easy thing, but we are doing it. We appreciate our fans for all their help. And remember. Yogie and Friends is NOT out of the woods yet. We will let you all know as news comes along.

Amazon Smile: If you shop at Amazon, then please select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice under the Amazon Smile program. Everything helps.

Holiday Bake Sale and Fundraiser:  December 20th from 11am-4pm at Petco, Youree Drive, Shreveport. These are always a lot of fun. Please share with your friends. We always have some awesome items.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC):  CFC is in full swing right now, so if you are a Military member or Federal Employee we hope you will donate 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.

Kroger Community Rewards Program:  If you haven’t registered your Kroger Plus Card online yet, then you can do so at any time. Once your card is registered you can go to the Community Rewards Program page, select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice and then link your Kroger Plus Card to the Rewards program. Every time an enrolled participant shops at Kroger using his or her Kroger Plus card, Yogie and Friends will begin accumulating rewards. In addition, once a household member enrolls his or her card, all linked Kroger Plus cards within that household will begin earning funds for Yogie and Friends. That is if you have selected us as your charity of choice and we sure hope you have. Please make sure you register your Kroger Plus Card on line and then link Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. This only applies to Texas and Louisiana shoppers for us. Thank you in advance. Our charity NPO number is: 80724

Facebook: If you aren’t already following us on our Facebook page, then please go and like on us. We are very active on the page and share lots of photos and videos of the big cats as well as sharing upcoming events and educational information of big cats and domestic pets. Please help us increase our fan page like.

Recycle Ink Cartridges and Cell Phones: Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Please don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us. 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.

Upcoming Events:

November 29th (Saturday)      Noon – 5pm            Big Cat Bash

                                                                               At Yogie and Friends

                                                                               Last Public Visit at the Sanctuary

    Pet Education Project and Holley’s Hopping Habitat will be there to educate visitors on animal care.

    Concessions with Hot Dogs, nachos, Hot chocolate.


20 December 2014              11am-4pm           Holiday Bake Sale and Fundraiser

                                                                        Petco, 6596 Youree Drive

Shreveport, LA


21 December 2014              10am – 10pm         Volunteer Gift Wrapping

 Barnes and Noble

                                                                            Youree Drive, Shreveport


24 December  2014             10am – Closing       Volunteer Gift Wrapping

 Barnes and Noble

                                                                            Youree Drive, Shreveport 


Much more to come!                                               

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.

Tim, Jenny, and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


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