February 2015 Sanctuary Newsletter

Greetings Fans!

Can you believe it is February already?

All of our big cats are doing well in their boarding location and we want to thank those who are still helping us care and support our animals. We see them often. We don’t see them daily as it should be, but they are happy, healthy, and doing well. We spend a great deal of time on the road in order to visit them and let them know all is well and that we are still a part of their lives. Your continued donations help us with the boarding and care of our animals and we appreciate this.

Our Mission is modified, as has always been our plan and goal. We have been doing Trap-Spay/Neuter-Release (TNR) of feral cats all along on a limited basis. We knew that one day our big cats would be gone, but through natural attrition as is life, and not through boarding at another facility. But, our hand was forced as a result of threats and we are still supporting our remaining big cats. Just in another location.

We do a tremendous amount of TNR of feral cats. Some kittens have been successfully socialized and adopted out. We love that. All animals deserve a loving home. We care for several community cat colonies, which entails feeding and vetting the cats in these colonies. We will modify our facility to provide shelter for those animals with special needs or who cannot be adopted. Although we don’t believe there are any unadoptable animals. It just takes someone special willing to take on a special needs animal. We know they exist.

Money we raise during any of our fundraisers goes to the boarding of our big cats and for TNR. We have always been, and will continue to be, a 100% volunteer driven organization.

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:  Link your Kroger Plus Card for the 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

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:


21 February 2015                10am – 7pm              1st Annual Comic Con

                                                                                    Bossier Civic Center

                                                                                    620 Benton Road

Bossier City, LA



TBD March 2015                  11am-4pm                 Spring Bake Sale and Fundraiser

                                                                        Petco, 6596 Youree Drive

Shreveport, LA


TBD                                        11am – @5pm           Eat a (hot) Dog, Save a Cat

                                                                                    Parking Lot of Discount Tobacco

                                                                                    1201 Shady Grove, Bossier City


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.

The Yogie and Friends Gang!


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