April 2021 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

April is here already. We hope our fans are well after some recent, dangerous, storms.

GIVE FOR GOOD: Mark your calendars. Give for Good will officially begin on May 4th. They will be opening the online giving opportunity on April 20th. Yogie and Friends will not be doing an event in conjunction with this fundraiser, so we hope our fans will help with their online donations.

JAKE: Jake has sadly lost his long battle with intestinal lymphoma. Back in October 2017, Dr. Core did exploratory abdominal surgery on him and diagnosed him with a condition called, Triaditis. Dr. Dore said he would do well to survive for 18 months post op. Most cats with lymphoma typically last 3 to 6 months. Jake made it an amazing 3 years and five months. This is just confirmation of the great veterinary, and, personal care, all the Yogie and Friends cats receive. Jake was the litter-mate of Sebastian, who died because of kidney disease in December. Jake was a Facebook favorite of our Director’s friends. He was much loved, and he will be sorely missed.     R.I.P. Jake 7 March 2005 – 24 March 2021

MEDICAL ISSUES:

Grayson: We recently noticed Grayson was losing weight. When he was being fed, we also saw he would only take a few nibbles, then run away. Grayson has been diagnosed with Feline Stomatitis. This is a very painful, dental, disease. It is quite common in FIV+ cats. One way to deal with the condition is through complete dental extraction. Some cats do very well after the procedure and can live a long life. Sadly though, many cats just never really continue to have a good quality of life and end up being humanely euthanized. At this time Grayson had the most infected teeth removed, but it appears that is not enough at this point. He is scheduled for a complete dental extraction and our hope is that he will have that quality of life. We will of course monitor his progress closely through all of this. We want only the best for him.

Sunny: Many of our fans may remember one of our FIV+ cats, Sunny, that had chronic eye infections we were told would never improve, we took him to Dr. Core for a second opinion. Dr. Core immediately diagnosed him with Spastic Entropion, a condition that caused the eyelids to turn inward causing the eyelashes to constantly scratch the eyes. He had successful surgery and not one eye infection since surgery in November 2018. A few days before this update we noticed his left eye looked like he had discharge typical of an upper respiratory infection, or possible conjunctivitis. When we cleaned his eyes, the discharge did not come off, so we realized it was something else. On March 30th Dr. Daville said it was a conjunctivial mass and needed to be removed. They did that on the same day and sent the mass to pathology. These typically are malignant masses, but not always. Our hope is the “not always.” So, we wait for the results.

Smokey: Smokey had to have surgery for his aural hematoma. It was not responding as our veterinarian hoped, but after a second surgery, and nine days in the hospital, it looks to finally have responded to treatment. Unfortunately, they do not know the causes of these, and they commonly reoccur. We hope it never comes back. He is happily back at the sanctuary in our Frierson location.

We had no outstanding vet bill for a change, but here we go again. We are looking at close to $2000 again. If you would like to, and can help, we appreciate any donation. You can call in to our vet, Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic at 318-747-5747, and they will be glad to take your donation over the phone. Or you can donate via PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com . Thank you so much!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Give for Good 2021

4 May 2021

Online Only

https://www.giveforgoodnla.org/yogieandfriends

 

NEEDS AND RESOURCES:

CHEWY: We have set up our Chewy wish list and here is the link to order items off the wish list for our cats.

https://www.chewy.com/g/yogie-and-friends-fiv-cat-sanctuary_b66609597?fbclid=IwAR2PutvdDsL2hKM9UNmkJqplrsvJtYewWZd7kPqqeY6FUtXoYpzOA-mHq-Q

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list; with our most needed food items and cat litter. Also, when you shop via Smile.Amazon.com you can select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice and they will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It is an extremely easy way to help.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A2LGJPU9KN7C2N

PAYPAL: Did you know you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends via PayPal? This is an easy and effective way to help our fundraising for the animals. You can also choose to pay the fees by selecting the Friends and Family option in PayPal ensuring we would receive the entire amount of your donation. Our PayPal is: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a great way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie 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. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals.  The cats really need you.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat, 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.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Your donations are the most important thing to help us with our animals. We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit, in good standing. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We can really use help with funds to buy food, veterinarian care, and everyday care of the well-being of the animals. Thank you for your support.

We are spending about $1500 a month on food and litter.

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex – is being sponsored by Patsy, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Sunny – is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri

VooDoo

Bubba – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia.

Dotsey – Is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Ursula

Olaf

Brexit – Is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri

Sasha

Grayson – Is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana.

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

Claire – is being sponsored by Bonnie, a fan in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Isabella

Quinn – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Theo (Tayo) – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Munch

Mama

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Sarah

Lucia (Solid white, deaf, survivor of a broken jaw)

Yeti – Is being sponsored by Diane, a fan in Houston, Texas.

This is just a partial list (we currently have 66) of the cats’ we are caring for.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS
128 FOB LANE
FRIERSON, LA 71027

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Do not Shop!

Thank You!

The Yogie and Friends Gang!


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