About Us


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Yogie and Friends was founded in March 1999, and incorporated May 2000, by Bill Strunk and Timothy Mills. We are a nonprofit (501(c)3) organization.  100% of your donation goes toward the care of our animals.

None of the Yogie volunteer staff receives ANY compensation for the work we do.*



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. 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.

Domestic Cats

Domestic Cats

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.

African Servals

Mongo, Noodles, and Speedy

Summer 2015 Our Big Cats up in Oklahoma:

Yogie and Friends Cat Sanctuary
128 Fob Lane Frierson, Louisiana 71027*

 Key Staff at Yogie and Friends

Timothy J. Mills –Founder, Board Member

Jenny Senier, LPC, LMFT –Executive Director,Board Member

Victoria G. Volk –Vice President, Board Member

Alan J. Golden, Attorney at Law – Board Member

William J. Snow –Board Member

Kathy L. Cherry –Board Member

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