March 2018 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

We don’t want you all to feel that all we do is share sad news. But, the nature of the work we do here at Yogie and Friends will involve loss. We rescue animals that many would have given up on long ago. The life we give them is the best we can despite the challenges the animal may have. With that being said, we have to announce more loss.

Yogie: Yogie was a young lioness that arrived at Yogie and Friends from Greenbriar, Arkansas, on 26 May 2001. She was just a year old. She died on 18 February 2018. Fortunately, Tim had just visited with her on January 8th and both had the love and joy of the final visit. R.I.P. Yogie girl. 2000 – 18 February 2018.


Petey: Petey was a gorgeous, FIV positive, domestic cat, that we rescued just one hour before he was scheduled for euthanasia. He was going to be destroyed just because he was FIV positive. He never received any good information regarding his “story”, but the vet estimated him to be around 10 years old. He suddenly started losing weight, and rapidly so. After much testing it was found he had developed kidney disease because of lymphoma. It was quick. I had him at my house for the last five days of his life trying to help him eat and to give him the most loving last days of his life. The painful decision to let him go had to be made for his benefit. It’s always heartbreaking for us. Petey crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 27 February 2018.


Oskar: We recently found a very injured cat that we thought we were going to have to have humanely euthanized. He was bloody, battered, muddy, and limping badly. He looked like a car hit him. We were able to capture him and got him to our vet. He was put under a light anesthesia and examined. Surprisingly he had no broken bones, but his wounds were puncture wounds indicative of bites and fighting. Our vet said she had never seen so many abscesses on an animal. This tells us he has been in several fights over a long period of time for the wounds to fester that way. The vet treated his wounds and he was healthy enough to also have neutered. He received antibiotic and pain injections. Sadly, and not surprisingly, he tested positive for FIV. A pleasant surprise is that he is a very friendly and affectionate cat. After his follow-up and clearance from our vet he will be placed in the introduction cage in the FIV cat building and live with us at the sanctuary. Welcome to Yogie and Friends, Oskar!

Happy Birthday Moses! 12th Birthday on 27 February:

Vet Care: Because of the nature of our rescue we often have emergency, chronic, and unusual medical conditions. With the recent issues for surgeries on Voodoo’s eye, Petey’s hospitalization, and more, we have had a big hit on our checking account. We could really use your financial assistance at this time to rebuild our coffers for future needs.

We have recently been consulting with several veterinarians and animal nutritionists. The reason we have been is because there is a great deal more evidence to feed a wet food diet versus dry. We’ve kind of felt this to be a better choice just by seeing the cats we have who, for some reason or another, have been on a wet food diet only, seem to be the healthiest of our cats and the best weight. Dry food is often a choice by many due to the convenience, and, overall cost. But, when it comes down to the health issues we have seen in cats being fed a dry diet and the resulting vet bills, we believe overall, it’s a better choice to feed wet food only. The issue is how we are going to achieve this goal. That’s the big question. And, it is a time-consuming effort since it will require us to not leave food for free feeding. We are currently working on updating our wish lists on Amazon, Chewy, and other sites used for donating items to Yogie and Friends.

New Cat Building: Getting the new cat building insulated and drywalled has been a challenge. With the loss of our sweet volunteer that got injured and could not help us for free, we have hired someone to do the work and have hit many walls regarding his work. The issue has been getting him to arrive on time and do the work as contracted. We are almost there, but not without a lot of frustration for us. When the walls are done we will be searching for a new, more reputable, and reliable, carpenter, to do some finish work.

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  Please consider sponsoring a special needs cat. 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.

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.

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:                                    Non-Positive Cats:

Alex                             Sarah                                                  Hope                           Elsa

Gatsby                         Sam                                                    Max                             Barney

Paisley                        Ursula                                                  Anna                            Duncan

Sunny                                                                                      Casper                         Muff

VooDoo                                                                                   Blackie                      Penelope

Frazier                                                                                     Blacky                         Duckie

Bubba                                                                                      Lucy                            Smudge

Nimitz                                                                                      Squeak                        Smokey

Dotsey                                                                                     Bandit                          Snowball

Bruno                                                                                      Natasha                       Boo

Miss Kitty                    Grace

 

 

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

 

New Cat Building: We still really need your help to get this project finished. It won’t take much to do so and we pray you can make this possible with your donation. You can donate via PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com or by mailing a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

Cost breakdown for the building:

Building  12×24                       $5264.40

Flooring                                   $755.99

Lumber                                    $560.00

Insulation                                 $410.43

Drywall                                    $681.60

Lights                                       $175.88

Ceiling Fan                              $80.00

Labor                                       $1000.00

Miscellaneous Materials such as concrete, lumber, nails, mud, paint, etc.

 

Chewy: We are now a partner with Chewy.com and when you shop via their website and select Yogie and Friends as your charity 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:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

Louisiana and Texas Kroger Shoppers: If you link your Kroger Community Rewards 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). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Bissell Pet Foundation: We are part of the Bissell Pet Foundation and hopefully will be able to receive grants to help our shelter now as a result. The BISSELL Pet Foundation supports programs and initiatives that are focused on addressing the pet overpopulation crisis in our country. Through funding for pet adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping, and foster care we are making a difference to reduce the number of pets in shelters and rescues. They support the lifesaving work of 3,000 animal welfare organizations in all 50 states.

Cat Litter: We always need Scoopable cat litter. We found that the Wal-Mart Special Kitty (40-pound box) to be the best value right now and we have been buying that. But, we will take any Scoopable litter. You can send a monetary donation to us and we will pick up the litter, since shipping it is costly, or contact us for a pickup place. Please help us with this. We need you.

Our Needs: We always need cat litter. We use Scoopable cat litter, preferably unscented or very little scent, cat food, canned Friskies pate’ and Fancy Feast pate’.

Since we have the normal operational costs of electric, water, gas, and of course, Veterinary care, we need cash. Cash is very important to our caring for the cats and none of us get paid at Yogie and Friends. 100% of your tax-deductible donations go to the animal’s care.

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

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. 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.

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

If you wish to donate 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 Amazon.com 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.

https://smile.amazon.com/

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.

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

All the money we raise during any of our fundraisers goes to the care and wellbeing of our animals. We have always been, and will continue to be, a 100% volunteer driven organization.

 

Upcoming Events:

24 March 2018                       11am – 3 pm
Spring Bake Sale and Fundraiser

Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

21 April 2018                          10am – 3 pm
Paws in the Park

(PENDING VENDOR APPROVAL)

 

1 May 2018                             TBD
Kitty Cat Carnival and Cookout for
Give for Good Day

Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

TBD June 2018                      3-6 pm
Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting and Mini Bake Sale
Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar

1409 E. 70th St., Suite 107   Shreveport, LA

 

21 Jul 2018                             10am – 6pm
Yogie Booth at SBC Anime Festival Day 1

Bossier Civic Center, Benton Rd., Bossier City

 

22 Jul 2018                             11am – 5pm
Yogie Booth at SBC Anime Festival Day 2

Bossier Civic Center, Benton Rd., Bossier City

 

TBD Sept 2018                      11am – 3 pm
Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser

  Location to be determined

 

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop!

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

January 2018 Newsletter

Happy New Year!

A new year is here, and we hope it brings bigger, and better, things for our cats.

Thank you to ALL our volunteer staff. Everyone at Yogie and Friends is a volunteer. Myself included. None of us receives any compensation for the work we do at the sanctuary because we want 100% of the proceeds to go to taking care of the animals. So, thanks to our volunteers:

Tim Mills – Founder and Board Member
Vicki Volk –  Vice President and Board Member
Damon and Paige Bass – Webmasters
Jaret Snow – Board Member
Kathy Cherry – Board Member
Alan Golden – Board Member
Andrea Labor

We have had some challenges and sad losses throughout 2017, but it is not unexpected due to the nature of our rescue. We are heartbroken with every loss.

Who we loved and lost during 2017:

Karen Ludke (Volunteer) – January 22nd
Boo Boo (Lioness) – January
Splotchie (FeLV+ Female Domestic) March 14th
Gomez (Tiger) June 12th
Kristoff (Domestic Cat) September 25th
Luna (Domestic Cat) October 4th

We loved all. Human and animal. They all will be missed.

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  Please consider sponsoring a special needs cat. 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.

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.

 Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:                      Non-Positive Cats:

Petey                           Sarah                                            Hope                           Elsa

Gatsby                         Sam                                               Max                             Barney

Paisley                        Ursula                                            Anna                            Duncan

Sunny                                                                                Casper                         Muff

VooDoo                                                                             Blackie                         Penelope

Frazier                                                                               Blacky                         Duckie

Bubba                                                                                Lucy                            Smudge

Nimitz                                                                                Squeak                        Smokey

Dotsey                                                                                Bandit                          Snowball

Bruno                                                                                  Natasha                       Boo

Alex                                                                                     Miss Kitty                     Grace

 

You can also mail your donations to us at:

 Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

New Cat Building: We still really need your help to get this project finished. It won’t take much to do so and we pray you can make this possible with your donation. You can donate via PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com or by mailing a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

Cost breakdown for the building:

Building  12×24                       $5264.40
Flooring                                   $755.99
Insulation                                $210.43
Drywall                                     $281.60
Lights                                       $175.88
Ceiling Fans                            $140.00

Miscellaneous Materials such as concrete, lumber, nails, mud, paint, etc.

Chewy: We are now a partner with Chewy.com and when you shop via their website and select Yogie and Friends as your charity 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:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

Louisiana and Texas Kroger Shoppers: If you link your Kroger Community Rewards 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). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Bissell Pet Foundation: We are part of the Bissell Pet Foundation and hopefully will be able to receive grants to help our shelter now as a result. The BISSELL Pet Foundation supports programs and initiatives that are focused on addressing the pet overpopulation crisis in our country. Through funding for pet adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping, and foster care we are making a difference to reduce the number of pets in shelters and rescues. They support the lifesaving work of 3,000 animal welfare organizations in all 50 states.

Cat Litter: We always need Scoopable cat litter. We found that the Wal-Mart Special Kitty (40-pound box) to be the best value right now and we have been buying that. But, we will take any Scoopable litter. You can send a monetary donation to us and we will pick up the litter, since shipping it is costly, or contact us for a pickup place. Please help us with this. We need you.

Our Needs: We always need cat litter. We use Scoopable cat litter, preferably unscented or very little scent, cat food (Purina Cat Chow Complete dry), and canned (usually Friskies pate’ or shreds, and Fancy Feast pate’).

Since we have the normal operational costs of electric, water, gas, and of course, Veterinary care, we need cash. Cash is very important to our caring for the cats and none of us get paid at Yogie and Friends. 100% of your tax-deductible donations go to the animal’s care.

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

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. 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.

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

If you wish to donate 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 Amazon.com 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.

https://smile.amazon.com/

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.

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

All the money we raise during any of our fundraisers goes to the care and wellbeing of our animals. We have always been, and will continue to be, a 100% volunteer driven organization.

Upcoming Events:

TBD March 2018                    11am – 3 pm              Spring Bake Sale and Fundraiser
                                                                        Location to be determined 

1 May 2018                             TBD                            Kitty Cat Carnival and Cookout for

Give for Good Day
Location to be determined

 

TBD June 2018                      3-6 pm                        Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting and Mini Bake Sale

Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar
                                                                                    1409 E. 70th St., Suite 107
Shreveport, LA

 

21 Jul 2018                             10am – 6pm               Yogie Booth at SBC Anime Festival Day 1
                                                                                    Bossier Civic Center, Benton Rd., Bossier City

 

22 Jul 2018                             11am – 5pm               Yogie Booth at SBC Anime Festival Day 2
                                                                                    Bossier Civic Center, Benton Rd., Bossier City

 

TBD Sept 2018                       11am – 3 pm              Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser                                                                                    Location to be determined

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop!

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

December 2017 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Fans!

Thank you all that came and supported our animals at the 3rd Annual Paws in Paradise event at Margaritaville Casino. We had a great time meeting old friends and new at this event.

Pet Photos with Santa: On Saturday, December 9th from 1-4p.m. at Petco, Youree Drive in Shreveport, we will have Santa available to take pictures with your beloved pet for a donation of only $9.95. This is a fun way to help our cats and our pet friends really enjoy this event.

Christmas for the Cats: Why not consider a gift of sponsorship of one, or more, of our cats as part of your holiday gift giving. You can choose a cat, or leave that up to the recipient, and pay for the sponsorship of the cat and we will send the sponsor gift to the recipient. It’s a thoughtful way to help the animals.

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  Please consider sponsoring a special needs cat. 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.

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.

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:                      Non-Positive Cats:

Petey                           Sarah                                                  Hope                           Elsa
Gatsby                         Sam                                                    Max                             Barney
Paisley                        Ursula                                                  Anna                           Duncan
Sunny                                                                                      Casper                         Muff
VooDoo                                                                                   Blackie                         Penelope
Frazier                                                                                     Blacky                         Duckie
Bubba                                                                                      Lucy                            Smudge
Nimitz                                                                                      Squeak                        Smokey
Dotsey                                                                                     Bandit                          Snowball
Bruno                                                                                      Natasha                       Boo
Alex                                                                                         Miss Kitty                    Grace

 

You can also mail your donations to us at:

 Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

 

New Cat Building: The electrical is installed in the building now. We haven’t connected it to the electric box yet, but this allows us to at least get the insulation and drywall done. We hoped we could have this completed before Christmas, but it’s not looking as if we will hit that mark. And since we didn’t reach our fundraising goal for the building, we still need your help. You can make this possible with your donation. You can donate via PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com or by mailing a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

Cost breakdown for the building:

Building  12×24                       $5264.40  ($3864.40 balance)

Flooring                                   $755.99

Insulation                                 $210.43

Drywall                                    $281.60

Lights                                       $175.88

Ceiling Fans                            $140.00

Miscellaneous Materials such as concrete, lumber, nails, mud, paint, etc.

 

Chewy: We are now a partner with Chewy.com and when you shop via their website and select Yogie and Friends as your charity 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:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

Louisiana and Texas Kroger Shoppers: If you link your Kroger Community Rewards 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). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Bissell Pet Foundation: We are also part of the Bissell Pet Foundation and hopefully will be able to receive grants to help our shelter now as a result. This is a great program that Bissell has started. We appreciate being able to be part of this program. BISSELL Pet Foundation supports programs and initiatives that are focused on addressing the pet overpopulation crisis in our country. Through funding for pet adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping and foster care we are making a difference to reduce the number of pets in shelters and rescues. They support the lifesaving work of 3,000 animal welfare organizations in all 50 states.

Cat Litter: We always need Scoopable cat litter. We found that the Wal-Mart Special Kitty (40-pound box) to be the best value right now and we have been buying that. But, we will take any Scoopable litter. You can send a monetary donation to us and we will pick up the litter, since shipping it is costly, or contact us for a pickup place. Please help us with this. We need you.

Our Needs: We always need cat litter. We use Scoopable cat litter, preferably unscented or very little scent, cat food (Purina Cat Chow Complete dry), and canned (usually Friskies pate’ or shreds, and Fancy Feast pate’).

Since we have the normal operational costs of electric, water, gas, and of course, Veterinary care, we need cash. Cash is very important to our caring for the cats and none of us get paid at Yogie and Friends. 100% of your tax-deductible donations go to the animal’s care.

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

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. 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.

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

If you wish to donate 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 Amazon.com 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.

https://smile.amazon.com/

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.

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

All the money we raise during any of our fundraisers goes to the care and wellbeing of our animals. We have always been, and will continue to be, a 100% volunteer driven organization.

Upcoming Events:

3 December 2017                  Noon – 6pm
Christmas Gift Wrapping
Barnes and Noble Bookstore   Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

16 December 2017                11am – 3 pm
Christmas Bake Sale and Fundraiser
Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

16 December 2017                1 – 4 pm
Pet Photos with Santa
Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

24 December 2017                10am – 6 pm
Christmas Gift Wrapping
Barnes and Noble Bookstore Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

TBD March 2018                   11am – 3 pm
Spring Bake Sale and Fundraiser
Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

TBD Apr 2018                        10am – 6 pm
SBC Louisiana Comic Con
Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, LA

 

1 May 2018                             Time TBD
Kitty Cat Carnival and Cookout for 
Give for Good Day
Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

TBD June 2018                      3-6 pm
Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting and Mini Bake Sale B
ella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar
1409 E. 70th St., Suite 107  Shreveport, LA

 

TBD Sept 2018                      11am – 3 pm
Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser
Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop!

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

November 2017 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Fans!

Luna: Luna was a very sweet, and extremely, pregnant, Tuxedo cat I found going in and out of an abandoned and run-down house in Bossier City, Louisiana. She was a very sweet and friendly cat. I took her down to Yogie and Friends where she had four beautiful kittens, who remain at Yogie and Friends. Unfortunately, she recently went into severe kidney failure and lost the use of her back legs. We don’t understand why this happened and it seemed to happen so fast. She was gently put to sleep on October 4th. We expect loss, but not in such young animals. But, it does happen, and we just do the best we can. She is greatly missed.

Paws in Paradise: The Paws in Paradise 3rd Annual Adoption event will be held this coming Sunday, November 5th at Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana. The event will be held from 2-6p.m. and Yogie and Friends will have a booth with our awesome tee shirts, new hats, cool mugs, and more. We also have some great raffles for your pets. Please stop by our booth and help our kitties.

Vet Bills: Vet bills hit us hard the past month and a half. The ER visit for Kristoff was $545. Another vet bill was $2744. Then Luna cost us another $530. We really need your help to build our coffers back up. Please help us if you can. We need you.

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  Please consider sponsoring a special needs cat. 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.

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.

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:                                    Non-Positive Cats:

Petey                           Sarah                                                  Hope                           Elsa

Gatsby                         Sam                                                    Max                             Barney

Paisley                        Ursula                                                  Anna                            Duncan

Sunny                                                                                      Casper                         Muff

VooDoo                                                                                   Blackie                         Penelope

Frazier                                                                                     Blacky                         Duckie

Bubba                                                                                      Lucy                            Smudge

Nimitz                                                                                      Squeak                        Smokey

Dotsey                                                                                     Bandit                          Snowball

Bruno                                                                                      Natasha                       Boo

Alex                                                                                         Miss Kitty

 

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

 

New Cat Building: The electrical is installed in the building now. We haven’t connected it to the electric box yet, but this allows us to at least get the insulation and drywall done. We hoped we could have this completed before Christmas, but it’s not looking as if we will hit that mark. And since we didn’t reach our fundraising goal for the building, we still need your help. You can make this possible with your donation. You can donate via PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com or by mailing a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

Cost breakdown for the building:

Building  12×24                       $5264.40  ($3864.40 balance)

Flooring                                   $755.99

Insulation                                 $210.43

Drywall                                    $281.60

Lights                                       $175.88

Ceiling Fans                            $140.00

Miscellaneous Materials such as concrete, lumber, nails, mud, paint, etc.


Chewy:
We are now a partner with Chewy.com and when you shop via their website and select Yogie and Friends as your charity 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:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

Louisiana and Texas Kroger Shoppers: If you link your Kroger Community Rewards 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). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Bissell Pet Foundation: We are also part of the Bissell Pet Foundation and hopefully will be able to receive grants to help our shelter now as a result. This is a great program that Bissell has started. We appreciate being able to be part of this program. BISSELL Pet Foundation supports programs and initiatives that are focused on addressing the pet overpopulation crisis in our country. Through funding for pet adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping and foster care we are making a difference to reduce the number of pets in shelters and rescues. They support the lifesaving work of 3,000 animal welfare organizations in all 50 states.

Cat Litter: We always need Scoopable cat litter. We found that the Wal-Mart Special Kitty (40-pound box) to be the best value right now and we have been buying that. But, we will take any Scoopable litter. You can send a monetary donation to us and we will pick up the litter, since shipping it is costly, or contact us for a pickup place. Please help us with this. We need you.

Our Needs: We always need cat litter. We use Scoopable cat litter, preferably unscented or very little scent, cat food (Purina Cat Chow Complete dry), and canned (usually Friskies pate’ or shreds, and Fancy Feast pate’).

Since we have the normal operational costs of electric, water, gas, and of course, Veterinary care, we need cash. Cash is very important to our caring for the cats and none of us get paid at Yogie and Friends. 100% of your tax-deductible donations go to the animal’s care.

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

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. 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.

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

If you wish to donate 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 Amazon.com 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.

https://smile.amazon.com/

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.

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

All the money we raise during any of our fundraisers goes to the care and wellbeing of our animals. We have always been, and will continue to be, a 100% volunteer driven organization.

Upcoming Events:

5 November 2017                  2pm – 6pm                 Vendor Booth at Paws in Paradise

                                                                                    Margaritaville Casino and Hotel

                                                                                    Bossier City, Louisiana

 

16 December 2017                11am – 3 pm              Christmas Bake Sale and Fundraiser

                                                                                   Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

TBD March 2018                    11am – 3 pm              Spring Bake Sale and Fundraiser

                                                                                  Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

TBD Apr 2018                        10am – 6 pm              SBC Louisiana Comic Con

                                                                                    Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, LA

 

1 May 2018                             TBD                            Kitty Cat Carnival for Give for Good Day

                                                                                    Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

TBD June 2018                      3-6 pm                        Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting and Mini Bake Sale

Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar

1409 E. 70th St., Suite 107

Shreveport, LA

 

TBD Sept 2018                      11am – 3 pm              Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser

                                                                                    Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

 

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop!

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!

 

 

 

 

 


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

September 2017 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Fans!

We want to assure our fans that Yogie and Friends is okay from Hurricane Harvey. We are in the Northwest corner of Louisiana and the only thing we experienced from this storm was some heavy rain and some wind. All of our animals and humans are safe. Now on to the recovery part for our friends who were heavily impacted. 

Adoption: As you know, Yogie and Friends IS a forever home for the FIV/FeLV positive cats. But, if someone is interested in adopting one of these sweet cats, and there is some interest due to a person already having a positive cat, or they just fall in love with one or more of our cats, we will adopt out our cats. We do an application process like any other rescue.

Recently we had a friend of the veterinarian who brought us King, say they were ready to love another cat. Their cat had died some time ago and they were ready to love another. Their friend told them about King.

King had lived with a family in a multiple cat house hold and they said he began fighting with their other cat. Being FIV+ they were afraid and that is why we got King. King lived up to his name. He was our biggest cat. He never fought with any of our current residents.

King was adopted by the Collins family in Shreveport, and they love him and we can tell King is loving his new life with them. This makes us very happy.

We would love more cats to get adopted like this so we could save more.

Fall Bake Sale: We hope you will make it to our Fall Bake Sale on September 23rd. The bake sales are one of our best events to help us raise funds for our animals and we depend on our fans for this. Please share as much as possible and let’s make these events even bigger and better! We thank Petco on Youree Drive in Shreveport for continuing to let us do our bake sales at their store.

Cat Litter: We are currently in desperate need of Scoopable cat litter. We usually get great pallet sales at the Barksdale Air Force Base commissary, but a change in vendors and management has negatively impacted these deals. So, we need your help. We find the Arm & Hammer Scoopable litter to be very, very, dusty. We usually bought pallets of Tidy Cat Scoopable litter (except for lightweight, which is not good for young cats). We found that the Wal-Mart Special Kitty (40-pound box) to be the best value at the moment and we have been buying that. But, we will take any Scoopable litter right now as we really need it. You can send a monetary donation to us and we will pick up the litter, since shipping it is costly, or contact us for a pickup place. Please help us with this. We need you.

New Cat Building: The new cat building is built. It only took six hours, which is another reason we like this type of building. Gemco builds them on site and makes it so much better. And, being a metal building there is less maintenance on the outside of it. We got a 12 x 24 Gemco metal building. We did a fundraiser on Facebook for the building, but fell short (we raised $3911) and the building cost $5264.40. It was purchased as two years same as cash, so we can do this. I painted the floor in the building as an extra protective seal.

We are now ready for the electrical to be installed. Once that is done the next steps will be insulation, drywall, painting, installing vinyl floor, and carpentry trimming. The outdoor patio/catio part will be last since it will be a bit more involved. The rest of the costs are to purchase insulation, drywall, electrical materials, AC and heater units, overhead lights, and ceiling fan. We will also need to purchase lumber such as plywood to put the lofts in and build cat walks. We are working on using skilled volunteers to do this work. We have that for the electrician. If you can help us make this possible much faster you can donate via PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com or by mailing a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

More of a cost breakdown for the building:

Building  12×24                    $5264.40
Flooring                                 $ 755.99
Insulation                              $210.43
Drywall                                   $281.60
Lights                                     $175.88
Ceiling Fans                         $140.00

Miscellaneous Materials such as concrete, lumber, nails, mud, paint, etc.

 

Bissell Partners for Pets: We have recently been accepted into the Bissell Partners for Pets program and we hope that this helps us and many needy pets in our community. More to come regarding this program.

Our Needs: We always need cat litter. We use Scoopable cat litter, preferably unscented or very little scent, cat food (Purina Cat Chow Complete dry), and canned (usually Friskies pate’ or shreds, and Fancy Feast pate’).

Since we have the normal operational costs of electric, water, gas, and of course, Veterinary care, we need cash. Cash is very important to our caring for the cats and none of us get paid at Yogie and Friends. 100% of your tax-deductible donations go to the animal’s care.

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

Louisiana and Texas Kroger Shoppers: If you have not already done so, it’s time to relink your Kroger Community Rewards 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). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. 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.

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

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  We need sponsors for our cats. We hope that is you. 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.

 

Sponsors Needed:

Please note that more than one person may sponsor some cats, 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:

Petey                                                                                      Hope                          Elsa

Gatsby                                                                                    Kristoff                       Barney

Paisley                                                                                   Anna                          Duncan

Sunny                                                                                    Casper                       Muff

VooDoo                                                                                 Blackie                       Penelope

Frazier                                                                                    Luna                           Duckie

Bubba                                                                                     Lucy                           Smudge

Nimitz                                                                                     Squeak                      Smokey

Dotsey                                                                                    Bandit                        Snowball

Bruno                                                                                     Natasha                     Boo

Alex                                                                                        Miss Kitty                   Blacky

Ursula                                                                                     Max

Sam

Sarah

 

You can mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027 

If you wish to donate 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 Amazon.com 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.

https://smile.amazon.com/

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.

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

 

We still need your financial help with the nine big cats we are boarding 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.

Upcoming Events:

23 Sept 2017                 11am – 4 pm       11am – 4 pm Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser

                                                                       Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

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!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

August 2017 Newsletter

Gomez

Greetings Yogie Fans!

Gomez, the last of our beautiful Yogie and Friends tigers, has crossed over the rainbow bridge. Gomez died on June 12th. We will miss him a great deal. It’s a reminder of how much things have changed for us at Yogie and Friends and his loss is just that much more difficult for us. R.I.P. Gomez. June 2000 – 12 June 2017.

Kristoff: Good news! Kristoff finished his antibiotic regimen on the 22nd and got his blood tested on July 8th his Packed Cell Volume (PCV) was 29 and on the 27th it tested at 34 and he gained two more pounds. This is all a positive outcome. He was a very sick boy and we thought we would lose him. He is a fighter and we are happy he made it through all this. He will get his PCV tested again on August 10th.

New Cat Building: We need to replace the building that our non-positive cats live in. The current building is a cell phone tower building, which would have been good if it was a bit larger and didn’t have water running inside the walls. There was enough of a hole in the outside wall that caused flooding and now it is not a healthy option with mold developing.

We are getting a 12 x 24 Gemco metal building, which will be a far cry better. It will be much larger, fresh, and new, and much easier to work in and the cats will love it. We did a fundraiser on Facebook for the building, which cost $5264.40 and it was purchased as two years same as cash, so we can do this. The rest of the costs are to purchase insulation, drywall, electrical materials, AC and heater units, overhead lights, and ceiling fan. We will also need to purchase lumber such as plywood to put the lofts in and build cat walks. We are working on using skilled volunteers to do this work. We have that for the electrician.

If you can help us make this possible much faster you can donate via PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com or by mailing a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

More of a cost breakdown for the building:

Building 12×24 $5264.40
Flooring $ 755.99
Insulation $210.43
Drywall $281.60
Lights $175.88
Miscellaneous Materials such as lumber, nails, mud, paint, etc.

Bissell Partners for Pets: We have recently been accepted into the Bissell Partners for Pets program and we hope that this helps us and many needy pets in our community. More to come regarding this program.

Our Needs: We always need cat litter. We use Scoopable cat litter, preferably unscented or very little scent, cat food (Purina Cat Chow Complete dry), and canned (usually Friskies pate’ or shreds, and Fancy Feast pate’).

Since we have the normal operational costs of electric, water, gas, and of course, Veterinary care, we need cash. Cash is very important to our caring for the cats and none of us get paid at Yogie and Friends. 100% of your tax-deductible donations go to the animal’s care.

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

Louisiana and Texas Kroger Shoppers: If you have not already done so, it’s time to relink your Kroger Community Rewards 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). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program. Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. 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.

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

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT: We need sponsors for our cats. We hope that is you. 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.

Sadly, we have lost two sponsors. This was a loss of $600 a month. They were special people to us and we will miss them dearly. They loved these cats and one of them even brought three cats to us to save. This was a big hit to us emotionally, we loved these people, and financially.

Sponsors Needed:

Please note that more than one person may sponsor some cats, 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:

Petey                                                                                Hope                          Elsa

Gatsby                                                                              Kristoff                       Barney

Paisley                                                                             Anna                          Duncan

Sunny                                                                               Casper                       Muff

VooDoo                                                                            Blackie                       Penelope

Frazier                                                                              Luna                           Duckie

Bubba                                                                                Lucy                           Smudge

King                                                                                  Squeak                      Smokey

Dotsey                                                                              Bandit                        Snowball

Bruno                                                                               Natasha                     Boo

Alex                                                                                  Miss Kitty                   Blacky

Ursula                                                                              Max

Sam

Nimitz

Sarah

You can mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

If you wish to donate 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 Amazon.com 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.

https://smile.amazon.com/

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.

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

We still need your financial help with the nine big cats we are boarding 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.

Upcoming Events:

23 Sept 2017 11am – 4 pm 11am – 4 pm Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser
Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

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!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

July 2017 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

It is officially summer! As far as we are concerned it always feels like summer here in Louisiana. With the summer comes more issues for our animals. We had a very warm winter here, which means bugs. We don’t usually have the kind of cold weather here we need to kill pests such as fleas, ticks, and mosquitos. These are bad for both humans and animals. For some reason people seem to think they can stop using heartworm or flea preventions in the colder months. That’s not true. Fleas, for instance, have a life cycle of egg, larvae, and adult flea. What you need to make sure you are doing is stopping the cycle. You need to prevent the egg from becoming a flea.

Fleas can bring on many different issues in our cats. One of the more common issues is tapeworm. You may see a wiggly white flat worm coming out of your cat’s backend. It only takes them ingesting one flea with it. It’s easily treatable, but prevention is key.

Another very serious issue with fleas and ticks is a parasite that causes Mycoplasma (formerly called Hemobartonellis). This is a very good article regarding this issue.

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+2133&aid=292

Kristoff

Kristoff: Kristoff is one of our cats that is NOT FIV or FeLV positive. He is living in another location with us separate from the Special Needs house. Our cats are treated with Revolution monthly and yet Kristoff DID get Mycoplasma. We were really surprised by this diagnosis due to the fact we DO use a very good prevention and our indoor and outdoor catio enclosures and the houses are also treated monthly. Again, it only takes one bug. Kristoff received two blood transfusions and is on a three week, twice a day, Doxycycline liquid. He is improving daily. He is eating well and gaining weight. It was touch and go for a while. Even with the best prevention in place he still managed to get this. We are trying to figure out what else we can do to, to make it even less possible to happen again. Now, for the vet bill!

Logo Tee Shirt: We currently have a Yogie and Friends logo tee shirt campaign going on until July 12th. Please go to the link and help us make this a successful campaign. We really need your help.

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/yogieandfriends

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): The rules to participate in CFC have changed so drastically and to a point we cannot now participate. They have changed it to where, on top of the already large fees they take, you now must PAY to participate. The amount was far too much for us to be able to participate and this is another huge hit for us financially because it brought in much needed funds donated by Federal and Military donors. We hope this changes back in the next campaign so we can once again participate. Until then we hope our former CFC contributors will still donate directly to Yogie and Friends. We miss and need you.

Our Needs: We always need cat litter. We use Scoopable cat litter, preferably unscented or very little scent, cat food (Purina Cat Chow Complete dry), and canned (usually Friskies pate’ or shreds, and Fancy Feast pate’).

Since we have the normal operational costs of electric, water, gas, and of course, Veterinary care, we need cash. Cash is very important to our caring for the cats and none of us get paid at Yogie and Friends. 100% of your tax-deductible donations go to the animal’s care.

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

Louisiana and Texas Kroger Shoppers: If you have not already done so, it’s time to relink your Kroger Community Rewards 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). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. 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.

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

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  We need sponsors for our cats. We hope that is you. 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.

Sadly, we have lost two sponsors. This was a loss of $600 a month. They were special people to us and we will miss them dearly. They loved these cats and one of them even brought three cats to us to save. This was a big hit to us emotionally, we loved these people, and financially.

Sponsors Needed:

Please note that more than one person may sponsor some cats, 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:

Petey                                                                                      Hope                          Elsa

Gatsby                                                                                    Kristoff                       Barney

Paisley                                                                                   Anna                          Duncan

Sunny                                                                                      Casper                       Muff

VooDoo                                                                                 Blackie                       Penelope

Frazier                                                                                    Luna                           Duckie

Bubba                                                                                      Lucy                           Smudge

King                                                                                        Squeak                      Smokey

Dotsey                                                                                    Bandit                        Snowball

Bruno                                                                                     Natasha                     Boo

Alex                                                                                        Miss Kitty                   Blacky

Ursula                                                                                      Max

Sam

Nimitz

Sarah

 

You can mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends

128 Fob Lane

Frierson, LA 71027

 

If you wish to donate 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 Amazon.com 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.

https://smile.amazon.com/

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.

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

We still need your financial help with the nine big cats we are boarding 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.

Upcoming Events:

 

23 Sept 2017                 11am – 4 pm       11am – 4 pm Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser

                                                                       Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

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!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

June 2017 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Fans!

The weather has not been very cooperative with us at the sanctuary, so that has literally put a damper on the breakdown of the old habitats on the property. It’s not unexpected here in Louisiana since spring is typically rainy, but we were hoping to get more of the habitats torn down so we could start clearing the land more in preparation for a larger, better, building to house ALL the cats in one building. It’s okay though. The houses we have now are still very good houses and all the cats are doing well. We just want to make it a more consolidated setup.

Our two remaining African Servals are Speedy (born January 5th, 2001), and Noodles (born May 23rd, 2001). Speedy came to us from Washington State and Noodles arrived at Yogie from south Louisiana with her mate, Mongo. Both of our Servals are now 16 years old. They can live as long as 19+ years. Speedy isn’t as playful as he once was, as is expected, and Noodles is also starting to show her age. They still enjoy an enriched life with us, but we know they will eventually cross the rainbow bridge. For now, they are still doing well at the sanctuary.

Taz, our bobcat, is also still doing well, for an 18-year-old bobcat. He remains a little bit grumpy, but he has earned that right.

These are the three remaining exotic cats at our Frierson property.

Our Needs: We usually purchase our cat food and cat litter on the local Air Force base since both our vice president and me, are retired from the Air Force. We have lifetime access to the base commissary and they often have amazing sales on these items. In the recent past, we could purchase the 35 pound pails of Tidy Cat for $5 – $7 a pail during their case lot sales. Well, there has been a change of hands for the pet supplies and they are no longer offering the huge discounts we’ve had in the past. We are going to try and contact companies directly to see if we can work out a deal with them to purchase as a greatly discounted price. In the meantime, we still need your help with Scoopable cat litter, canned and dry cat food. If you can help us with these items we would certainly appreciate it. And cash is still always the best way to donate so we can still purchase some items as a reduced rate.

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

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): CFC has made some major changes that has impacted Yogie and Friends, and many other charities. They are now making it somewhat of a “pay to play” type program. What we mean by this is we now must PAY to PARTICIPATE in the program. The shame of this is that we already had fees taken out of the donations, but the cost of being part of the program is not cost effective. We are hoping this changes back in the future. It just makes no sense to have to pay to receive the donations from our Federal employee fans. We hope they will choose to donate directly now.

Louisiana and Texas Kroger Shoppers: If you have not already done so, it’s time to relink your Kroger Community Rewards 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). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. 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 soe to you.

 

Facebook: We have a new Facebook page now. It is called, Yogie and Friends Special Needs Cats. It is a strictly controlled page so that nobody is every bullied or threatened on our page by others. It’s a safe page to share educational information and news about our wonderful cats. Please like on the page and share with your friends.

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  We are looking for sponsors for our cats. We hope that is you. 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.

Sponsors Needed:

Please note that more than one person may sponsor some cats, 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:

Petey             Gatsby
Paisley          Sunny 
VooDoo        Frazier   
Bubba           King  
Dotsey           Bruno
Alex                Ursula
Sam                Nimitz

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope                          Elsa
Kristoff                       Barney
Anna                          Duncan
Sarah                         Muff
Blackie                       Penelope
Luna                           Duckie
Lucy                           Smudge
Squeak                      Smokey
Bandit                        Snowball
Natasha                     Boo
Miss Kitty                 Blackie (2)
Max

 

You can mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

 

If you wish to donate 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 Amazon.com 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.

https://smile.amazon.com/

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.

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

We still need your financial help with the nine big cats we are boarding 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.

 

Upcoming Events:

17 June 2017           3 – 6 pm                   

Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting and Mini Bake Sale
Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar

1409 E. 70th St., Suite 107  Shreveport, LA

 

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!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

March 2017 Newsletter

Boo Boo 1999 – 2017

Greetings!

We found out some sad news a little late to add to our last newsletter, but one of our lionesses, Boo Boo, died in mid-January. Tim had gone to Oklahoma to visit our big cats and found out while he was there. Boo Boo was one of the first group of lions that arrived Yogie and Friends. She was born 4 December 1999 and lived a good life with us. She was also Moses’ mother. She left a beautiful legacy behind. We will miss her dearly, but we are glad for the long life she had.

Bert’s leg cast

Our sweet boy, Bert, is healing well. He has another week in his splint, but he is doing very, very well.

We have two new intakes coming in soon that will put us back at capacity for animals. We do not believe in taking more animals than we can afford to take care of. It’s sad that we cannot save them all, but we can’t. These cats have special needs and when they do get sick they sometimes take more time to recover. Right now, we are dealing with upper respiratory infections, which is not an unusual problem at any animal facility, but we are waiting for this to clear up before we bring the two new cats in. They are in the care of a vet clinic right now, so they are safe.

Remodeling: We are working hard on taking down the 16 foot fences and all the materials that housed our big cats and working on building one larger, two story, building for the little guys. This will be a multi-functional building that will have a quarantine section for new intakes, as well as a quarantine section for sick or recovering cats. At this time, we are working on a 5000-square foot building, but we cannot get it started until we get the property cleared of the older materials. We will be donating the cell phone tower buildings to a pig rescue in Ida and are just waiting until transportation can be arranged to do so. This is a huge, but not impossible, task. Once this is behind us we will be able to move forward in a big way with the building. We are excited about this. We will have an artist’s rendition of the building to show our fans soon.

Booster Fundraiser: Thank you to everyone who helped with our Booster tote bag fundraiser. We appreciate your help and hope you enjoy the tote bags.

Financial Needs: Our bank account is a bit low right now due to recent vet bills and the obvious food and cat litter, and we could really use our donors help. Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law, so please, if you c

Boo Boo 1999 – 2017

an find it in your heart to help us, please do. These animals are so worth it.

We still have four remaining big cats in boarding in Oklahoma and they are doing amazing as always. They love seeing us when we visit them.

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.

Louisiana and Texas Kroger Shoppers: If you have not already done so, it’s time to relink your Kroger Community Rewards 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). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. 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.

Facebook: We have a new Facebook page now. It is called, Yogie and Friends Special Needs Cats. It is a strictly controlled page so that nobody is every bullied or threatened on our page by others. It’s a safe page to share educational information and news about our wonderful cats. Please like on the page and share with your friends.

Cat Food and Cat Litter: We always need 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.

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  We are looking for sponsors for our cats. We hope that is you. 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 therefore 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.

 

Sponsors Needed:

Please note that more than one person may sponsor some cats, 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:

Petey                                                                                      Hope                          Elsa

Gatsby                                                                                    Kristoff                       Barney

Paisley                                                                                    Anna                          Duncan

Sunny                                                                                     Sarah                         Muff  

VooDoo                                                                                 Blackie                       Penelope  

Frazier                                                                                    Luna                           Duckie     

Bubba                                                                                     Lucy                           Smudge

King                                                                                        Squeak                      Smokey

Dotsey                                                                                    Bandit                        Snowball

Bruno                                                                                     Natasha                     Boo

Alex                                                                                        Miss Kitty                   Blackie (2)

Splotchie                                                                               Max    

 

You can mail your donations to us at:

 

Yogie and Friends

128 Fob Lane

Frierson, LA 71027

 

If you wish to donate 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 Amazon.com 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.

https://smile.amazon.com/

 

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.

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

 

We still need your financial help with the nine big cats we are boarding 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.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

 

Our bake sale has been rescheduled!!

Our bake sale has been rescheduled!!

.

 

25 March 2017  NOTE: Our bake sale has been rescheduled!
8 April 8 2017       11am – 4 pm Spring Bake Sale and Fundraiser

                                                                 Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

23/23 Apr 2017        10am – 6 pm SBC Louisiana Comic Con

                                                                        Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, LA

 

17 June 2017           3 – 6 pm                    Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting and Mini Bake Sale

Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar

1409 E. 70th St., Suite 107

Shreveport, LA

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!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

February 2017 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

I hate starting off our newsletter with sad news, but sadly, I must.

We received devastating news that one of our volunteers, Karen Ludke, sadly died on January 22nd. This was such a shock to us since we were just visiting with her after a recent stay in the hospital because of pneumonia. Karen called me several years ago, and told me she had, had heart surgery, a stroke, and suffered with Lupus. All by the young age of 37. She loved big cats and wanted to somehow volunteer her time to be around them. Since her health was so precarious she worked indoors in our gift shop. That was a big help to us and we never took her for granted. She had been with us for about seven years. In fact, she had just come over to my house to meet one of the Six Pack kittens because she wanted to adopt one. Karen fought the good fight. She was only 42 years old. She leaves behind her mother, her step-dad, her older brother and sister, and her beloved baby girl, her dog, Bailey, and of course, her Yogie and Friends family. We will miss Karen dearly.

My sweet chocolate lab, Riley, died unexpectedly from a splenic rupture on January 19th. To say I was shocked is an understatement. She was the best dog I’ve had and she was somewhat of a Yogie dog. So many of the team loved her. We have found out this is more common and when it happens, it is often sudden and unexpected. She is in good company with many who loved her.

One of the Six Pack kittens, Bert, was injured when a volunteer accidentally knocked over a 35-pound pail of Tidy Cat litter and it hit Bert, breaking his right, rear, leg. He is being splinted now and will make a full recovery. Accidents happen, but this was a freak one. Believe me, we know that we will take extra care to avoid something like this ever happening again.

Booster Fundraiser: We currently have a fundraiser using Booster, but instead of the usual tee shirts we decided to go with tote bags. We hope you will support these great animals by buying a tote, or two, or more.

https://www.booster.com/special-needs-cats-need-us

Sarah Surgery Update: Sarah, the long haired-black cat that needed surgery has made a great recovery. The large lump on his abdomen ended up being a hernia and Dr. Wise repaired it and he is doing wonderful now. The surgery was $700, but it was worth it.

Financial Needs: Our bank account is a bit low right now due to recent vet bills and the obvious food and cat litter, and we could really use our donors help. Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law, so please, if you can find it in your heart to help us, please do. These animals are so worth it.

We still have five remaining big cats in boarding in Oklahoma and they are doing amazing as always. They love seeing us when we visit them.

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.

Louisiana and Texas Kroger Shoppers: If you have not already done so, it’s time to relink your Kroger Community Rewards 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). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Recycle Ink Cartridges: New labels have arrived and are available for you to ship cartridges out for recycling. Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us or let us mail you the labels so you can send them out directly and save us a step. 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.

Volunteers: We need dedicated volunteers. Volunteering at Yogie and Friends does have its rewards. You get to cuddle with some great cats. You get to meet great people with a similar love for cats and for what we are doing. And we will feed you! Lol! But really, it’s a good feeling and the work is not that difficult. Yes, we will have some very labor intensive jobs as we repurpose the property to safely accommodate domestic cats and yes, there is lawn work, but that’s not all that is needed. We need volunteers who will scoop litter boxes, sweep and mop floors, clean counter tops and work spaces, poop scoop the outdoor cat play areas, and other basic cleaning needs. We also have 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 help us make life a little nicer for these special cats. You can contact us via email at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com and our volunteer coordinator will call you as soon as possible.

 

Facebook: We have a new Facebook page now. It is called, Yogie and Friends Special Needs Cats. It is a strictly controlled page so that nobody is every bullied or threatened on our page by others. It’s a safe page to share educational information and news about our wonderful cats. Please like on the page and share with your friends.

Cat Food and Cat Litter: We always need 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.

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT:  We are looking for sponsors for our cats. We hope that is you. 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 therefore 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.

 

Sponsors Needed:

Please note that more than one person may sponsor some cats, 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:

Petey                                                                                      Hope                          Elsa

Gatsby                                                                                    Kristoff                       Barney

Paisley                                                                                    Anna                          Duncan

Sunny                                                                                      Sarah                         Muff            

VooDoo                                                                                 Blackie                       Penelope      

Frazier                                                                                    Luna                           Duckie          

Bubba                                                                                       Lucy                           Smudge

King                                                                                        Squeak                      Smokey

Dotsey                                                                                    Bandit                        Snowball

Bruno                                                                                     Natasha                     Boo

Alex                                                                                        Miss Kitty                   Blackie (2)

Splotchie                                                                               Max    

 

You can mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

If you wish to donate 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 Amazon.com 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.

https://smile.amazon.com/

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.

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

We still need your financial help with the nine big cats we are boarding 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.

Upcoming Events:

 

25 March 2017         11am – 4 pm             Spring Bake Sale and Fundraiser

                                                                             Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

 

23/23 Apr 2017        10am – 6 pm             SBC Louisiana Comic Con

                                                                             Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, LA

 

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!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News