August 2020 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

The current situation regarding the coronavirus has taken a toll on so many. We realize we are not the only rescue struggling to make ends meet, but we are unique in the fact that our cats are permanent residents, so it takes a bigger toll on our bank account. Honestly, with the controls on fundraisers, which we understand the caution, and no other real source of steady income, it is stressful. We are trying to get creative with fundraising, but many of our fans are not on social media, which seems to be the way these days, and some do not even have email to send. We are looking into an online auction, but that is something we really must work hard on to coordinate to be successful.

We know we can do it. We have 66 cats, and the 5 kittens, but we have some cats that may be of interest for adoption outside of the sanctuary, and if, and when, a good adopter does come along, we have adopted a cat out.

We thank our friends and fans for helping us through.

TIGGER: We share yet another, incredibly sad, loss. Many of you have visited and had the opportunity to see our black leopard, Tigger, in person. We are sad to report that Tigger crossed the rainbow bridge on July 6th. He would have turned 19 years old on July 29th. We are thankful for the years we had with him, but our hearts will miss his earthly presence.

GATSBY: Gatsby is one of our FIV+ cats. He has been with us since sometime in 2015. Over the past couple of months, we have noticed him losing weight. Nothing too concerning at first, but over the past month it has gotten worse. When we first noticed weight loss the vet put him on a long-term antibiotic for any possible blood borne parasite. The lab work showed some signs that warranted it. But this did not resolve his problems. Some more in-depth lab work was sent out to the lab and we got results in showing a treatable issue. He has been placed on Azithromycin and responding well.  He is currently at Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic on Airline Drive, in Bossier City. He has been there over a week this time. If you would like to help with his vet bill, you can call a donation directly in by calling 318-747-5747. However, if you need a donation receipt, then you can mail a check or money order directly to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027. If you use PayPal, then you can use the receipt they give you for the donation tax purposes. Our PayPal is yogieandfriends@hotmail.com. You can help us defray the fees if you choose to donate via the Family and Friends option on PayPal and it gives you the chance to pay the fees.

CLAIRE AND KITTENS: Claire and the five kittens are doing very well. We had an issue with two kittens having high fevers, which is known as “Fever of Unknown Origin.” Our vet put all on an antibiotic as a precaution, and the first set of vaccinations was delayed for a week. They did have their first series of shots started on August 4th, and all five tested negative for FIV/FeLV. We have some adoption interest in them and hopefully soon we will have all five in outstanding, forever, homes. We will miss them though. Claire will be scheduled to be spayed in about another month. We will place her up for adoption as well.

FUNDRAISERS: We are still unable to do our usual bake sale fundraisers, so we are working on some other, creative, ways to raise the much-needed funds for our cats.

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a great way to help support our cats. 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. 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 wellbeing of the animals. Thank you for your support.

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

CRITICAL NEEDS: Right now, we need a great deal of help with items such as cat litter and food. We really need Scoopable cat litter, no lightweight as they can present a dangerous ingestion and blockage issue, and we use Friskies canned pate, Fancy Feast canned pate, and Purina Naturals dry food. We have an Amazon wish list that makes it easier to order, or you can order any other way that is convenient to you. If you donate cash, check, or PayPal, we can purchase the items as well.

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list; we have added much 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.

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

CHEWY: Do you shop for pet food and supplies at Chewy. Well, we are a pet partner with Chewy.com. Enter the Chewy website from the link on the Yogie and Friends website and we will get a portion of the sales. This is a great way to help our cats and we hope you will select us as your charity. You can use this link with our partner number:

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex – is being sponsored by Patsy, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana
Gatsby
Sunny – is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
VooDoo
Bubba – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia
Dotsey
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
Mittens
Munch
Mama
Pete
Saber
Binx
Domino
Socks
Logan
Russell
April
Tosha
Taco
Sarah
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. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

Donations of cash can be done in several ways, online via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card to make a one-time donation via PayPal. Or you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027

Facebook: Please like and follow us on Facebook at Yogie and Friends FIV+ Cat Sanctuary. It is a strictly controlled page so that nobody is every bullied or threatened on our page by others. It is a safe page to share educational information and news about our wonderful cats. Please like on the page and share with your friends.

 

Upcoming Events:

TBD                                        11am – 3 pm              Bake Sale and Fundraiser
Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

24 October 2020                    10am – 4pm               Paws in the Park (Rescue Booth)

Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue
River Park Church
3232 E. 70th Street,  Shreveport, LA

 

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

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


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