August 2022 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

The heat here in Northwest Louisiana, and all over the country, has been particularly brutal for us. Our air conditioners are working overtime, and the electric bills are not helping. But we are doing what we can to make sure our cats, and their humans, are safe. We even make sure the community cats we care for have a constant supply of fresh, clean, water, out of the sun. It is a constant task, but they are worth it. Please be safe out there.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS:  Attention Kroger Shoppers. We have been part of the Kroger Community Rewards program for well over 15 years, but they made some changes to their program, and we want to update our fans who happen to shop at Kroger Grocery Stores. Our Kroger Community Rewards number is now GD567, and you can find us by our name as well, Yogie and Friends FIV Positive Cat Sanctuary. When you log into your Kroger account you can select us as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will be donated to our rescue sanctuary. This is one of the easiest ways to help us financially when you go grocery shopping. It takes nothing out of your pockets either. How cool is that?

Please consider helping our cats when you shop at Kroger. We deeply appreciate your help.

Flynn

FLYNN:  had a very prominent third eyelid showing, and the conjunctiva was extremely inflamed. Of course, this always happens on the weekend, but it was not an emergency type situation since, the Director knows the usual signs of conjunctivitis and had leftover meds from other kittens with this condition. She began treating him and he was brought to the vet on Monday morning the 25th and the diagnosis was confirmed. He continued with the meds she had been using as well as oral Clavamox. He went back on the 28th for his follow-up ultrasound and there is no free-flowing abdominal fluid consistent with FIP, but the vet did add another med for his eyes. He also developed diarrhea, which he has never had before. We believe it is just from the Clavamox since it is one of the side effects. He is eating, drinking, and, playing some. His fecal came back negative for parasites, but the vet wants to send a fecal PCR to test for certain bacteria or viruses that can also cause diarrhea. Since he is a small kitten, we want to ensure he gets the proper diagnosis. His eye is taking a bit longer to heal, but it can take as long as three to four weeks to heal. We just want him well, and then get him to another rescue that will adopt him out for us.

Egon

 

EGON: Egon has been in post medication observation for FIP, and he had his 30-day labs done on the 28th. There was an increase in one value that concerned us, but the vet said it is nothing to worry about and he is doing very well. He will have another lab done in 30 days, then 24 days from that, and if they remain clear he is considered healed! Paws and claws crossed!

 

ENYA:  Sweet little Enya had started to isolate, and then we noticed she was not running to the dishes when we fed. On Wednesday, the Director put her in the medical isolation condo to better monitor her. Good thing she did. Enya was acting depressed, not eating, and we found she had vomited in the condo. On Thursday she did nibble some food, but not enough and we noticed she had vomited again. In many instances if there is undigested food, we know it may be a different issue. Since it was more bile like and tinted with blood, we knew it was something needing more vet attention. She was diagnosed with pancreatitis on Friday and was hospitalized. We were a little surprised since they receive a quality food, and she is not even a year old. It is usually seen more in older animals. There is no cure for this, just

Enya

supportive care when it flares up. She is on IV fluids and will hopefully return to the sanctuary after the weekend stay.

As of this typing, our vet bill is $1292.83, but it does not include Enya’s current hospitalization.

If you would like to donate directly to the vet bill you, can one directly to Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic in Bossier City, Louisiana. 318-747-5747. Or:

 

DONATION APPS:  Donation apps are a fast way for you to donate much needed cash to Yogie and Friends. The following are the methods you can use to help the cats:

PayPalyogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Venmo: YogieCats

CashApp: $YogieAndFriends

And as always, you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

 

WHAT IS FIP? Feline Infectious Peritonitis, FIP, is a corona-based virus. This is a feline specific illness and not contagious to humans. This is one diagnosis that those of us in rescue dread because it has always been a death sentence. Until now. There are no guarantees with any medications, but this one is promising. Here is a link with the best explanation of what FIP is, and the program we are using for these two babies.

https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments-centers-and-institutes/cornell-feline-health-center/health-information/feline-health-topics/feline-infectious-peritonitis

CRITICAL FOOD AND LITTER NEEDS:  The shelves at pet stores, and other stores in general, have been quite bear with the critical supplies we need. Our priorities are, scoopable cat litter (no lightweight as it is not safe for sick, or young, cats), Friskies Pate’ canned food, Royal Canin Kitten slices in gravy (Our young cats and kittens eat this best), Royal Canin Dry Kitten, Purina Complete Dry, and Purina Naturals. We do not use grain free as it is not safe or recommended by our veterinarians. We also use Purina Fortiflora, which is a probiotic that aids in the health of the cats. Especially those in FIP treatment. Any, and all, help with these items would be appreciated. You can check out our wish lists on Amazon and Chewy.

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

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

SPONSORSHIP:  We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), 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 financial burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for.

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. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

If you choose to sponsor a cat via PayPal or Venmo, please let us know the name of the cat you would like to sponsor.

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING (WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 70 CATS)

FIV Positive Cats:

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

Sunny

VooDoo

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

Ursula

Olaf

Brexit

Sasha

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

Oskar

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Barney

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

Anna

Duncan – Is being sponsored by Vanessa, a fan in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Grace – is being sponsored by Dorothy, a fan in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

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

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

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Lucia (Deaf, survivor of a broken jaw) – is being sponsored by Dorothy, a fan in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Uncle Fester

Yeti

Bonnie

Yakov

Finn

Chloe

Maggie Mae

Anastasia

Saphira

Eragon

Draco

Egon

Enya

Declan

Fiona

Flynn

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Yogie Booth at Geek’d Con

Shreveport Convention Center

400 Caddo Street, Shreveport, Louisiana

19 – 21 August 2022
(Refer to Geek’d Con’s Site for specific times)

 

Yogie Booth at Paws in the Park

Riverpark Church

3232 E. 70th Street,
Shreveport, LA 71105

15 October 2022 10 A.M. – 3 P.M.

 

Fall Bake Sale

Petco Shreveport, 6596 Youree Drive
Shreveport, Louisiana

22 October 2022 11 A.M. – 2 P.M.

 

AMAZON SMILE: Did you know that 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 effortless way to help.

PAYPAL: PayPal has a program where you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends. 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

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 $5000 a month on food and litter alone. Then we have vet bills and other incidentals that come up creating an immediate need.

 

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 Cats and their Volunteer Staff!


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