Bake Sale April 23rd @ Petco on Youree Drive

Yogie and Friends Bake Sale April 23rd, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm At Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport LA

Yogie and Friends Bake Sale
April 23rd, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
At Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport LA

Posted in Special Announcements

April 2016 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Fans!

We’ve had some pretty rough weather here in Louisiana, but fortunately Yogie and Friends was not flooded or experienced any damage. All the animals and their humans are safe. Even our volunteers and board members were fortunate enough not to have any damage to their homes. Many of our team are working with those who have been impacted and our prayers go out to those who may not have been as fortunate. Even the local animal groups and shelters worked to help families with their pets until they were/are able to get back home with them. It’s a team effort we are proud to see at work.

IN MEMORIUM: We are sad to announce that one of our dear friends and Yogie fan/supporter, Kay Robinson, died unexpectedly on March 29th. Kay has been a long time Yogie supporter, but more so, a friend, to many of us at the sanctuary. She worked with Tim at LSUHSC until her retirement from there in 2011. She was a huge cat lover and a super person all around. Our cats Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff, came to Yogie and Friends because of Kay. We will always think of her when we see them at the sanctuary. She is going to be missed a great deal.

PAISLEY AND SUNNY UPDATE: Paisley and Sunny have responded well to their medications. Sunny will always need some help with his eyes requiring occasional eye drops, but otherwise he is doing very well. Paisley is still her sweet, loveable self.

Work at the sanctuary is progressing. We of course have had rain delays, but all the big cat pools are out, some of the perimeter fencing is down, but there is a lot more to go. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can get more down quickly. We do need volunteers to help with this. The sooner we get the fence down, the sooner we can move a larger building for the non-FIV cat house.

WISH LIST: We are in desperate need of cat litter and canned cat food. We are currently using Purina Complete and Purina Indoor Formula for dry food, and Friskies canned (all types). As far as cat litter we use Tidy Cat Scoopable without any scents in it such as Glade. Cats don’t like scented cat litter. We use no harsh chemical products for cleaning. For pest control we use food grade diatomaceous earth that we spread on the grounds. This is available at most feed stores. Also, washable blankets and throws are greatly appreciated. Please email us if you have any questions about helping with supplies.

VOLUNTEERS: We really need dedicated volunteers who are willing to help with our new mission of rescuing these special needs, domestic cats. Litter boxes need to be scooped, floors swept, catios cleaned, and cats need to be loved and socialized. We hope you will consider helping us make our mission a successful one. Please volunteer with us and make life a little nicer for these special cats. Now that we are not housing big cats, our volunteers do not have to be 18 or older. However, we do need you to have a current, valid driver’s license and a way to get yourself to the sanctuary to work if you volunteer.  Since we currently do not have a landline at the facility (this saves us a great deal of money) you can contact us via email at and our volunteer coordinator will call you as soon as possible.

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) is a feline only, slow-acting virus. It is so slow to progress that most FIV+ cats die of old age.  Once thought to be deadly and highly contagious, it has since been found to be neither. Just as HIV was once believed to be a death sentence for those afflicted, so it is still with FIV. Only in the case of cats, the mere diagnosis produces that death sentence. Fortunately there are many veterinarians who don’t believe that this is the case and this is why we got four FIV cats. We got them from veterinarians who did not want to kill them. We do NOT want these cats to die just because of this diagnosis either. They deserve the chance to live. And live they will with us. Now that we have our first FIV positive cats living comfortably in their new home at Yogie and Friends, they will need your support. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. None of the Yogie volunteer staff receives ANY compensation for the work we do.

Donate Cash:

Donations of cash are what we need most. You can donate online via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card to make a one-time donation via PayPal.

Sponsors Needed:

Please note that some cats may be sponsored by more than one person, but rest assured that all sponsor funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:


Non-Positive Cats:


You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027


If you wish to make a donation on a regular basis and do not wish to use PayPal, your bank can set up automatic payments for you.

AMAZON WISH LIST: 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.

LOUISIANA AND TEXAS KROGER SHOPPERS: If you have not already done so, please don’t forget to get your Kroger Community Rewards linked to your Kroger Plus Card. Every time you shop at a Texas or Louisiana Kroger and use your Plus Card, Kroger will donate a portion of the sale to Yogie and Friends to help the FIV and other special needs cats we have at the sanctuary. Every little bit helps! Here is the link to enroll or sign in (if you are already enrolled). Choose us as your charity of choice… NPO #80724, Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary (we will be fixing the name later, but it’s still all good).

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.

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:

23 April 2016       11am – 4 pm     Yogie and Friends Spring Bake Sale

Petco, Youree Drive

Shreveport, LA
(Click the flyer to see it full size)



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.

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!

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