March 2015 Sanctuary Newsletter


Wow! Moses just celebrated his 9th birthday on February 27th!  We cannot believe how fast nine years has passed. Happy Birthday Big Boy!

Yogie and Friends just participated in the 1st Annual Louisiana Comic Con and had a blast doing it. We met some amazing people and made new fans and supporters. We want to thank all the Yogie volunteers and the event organizers for making it such a fun and successful event. Several of us are fans of the show, Criminal Minds, and met one of the cast members, Nicholas Brendon, of the show. Nicholas Brendon, is an American actor and writer. He is best known for his character Xander Harris in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) and Kevin Lynch in Criminal Minds (2007–present). He was very nice and so down to earth. Thank you for posing with us and stopping by our booth. We had fun. And that is me posing with him in my cheetah face outfit. Lol!


We will be raffling off another autographed, first edition, John Grisham book. His newest book is Gray Mountain. Tickets are just $2 each and you can get them by mailing a check or money to: Yogie and Friends Grisham Raffle, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027. Tickets will also be available at our spring bake sale as well as Discount Tobacco, 1201 Shady Grove Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana. Be sure to LEGIBLY write your information on a card or piece of paper to include your name, mailing address (in case we need to mail the book to you), and current phone contact so we can contact you if you win. Drawing will be held at Petco on Youree Drive, Shreveport on April 4th at 4pm. Winner need not be present to win.

Adoptable Cats/Kittens: We will be posting photos of adoptable cats and kittens as soon as they are available. We are updating our adoption forms/applications and process to ensure these animals get the best homes. We have approximately 18 kittens currently in foster care. Many have already been spayed/neutered and are current on vaccinations. We will keep you posted.

Amazon: If you shop via you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. They will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.

We also have an Amazon wish list to help with the feeding and caring of our feral cat colonies as well as the adoptable cats and kittens we are fostering. Please help if you can.

We still need your financial help with the nine big cats we are boarding and any and all donations are appreciated as we continue to care for them. They are safe and well.

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:

John Grisham Autographed

First Edition novel Gray Mountain

Raffle Tickets are $2.00 each

Drawing to be held at the Spring

Bake Sale at Petco.


4 April 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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