June 2024 Update

Greetings Yogie Fans!

We hope and pray this newsletter finds you well!

Happy 24th Anniversary Yogie and Friends! We celebrated 24 years as a sanctuary on May 26th! Wow! Can you believe it? Where has the time gone?

We know we could not have made it without the kindness and generosity of our fans. It is not an easy thing keeping an animal rescue solvent, but we have.

Thank you for being there for us, and here is to another 24 years!

GIVE FOR GOOD: We want to thank you for our most successful Give for Good. We made a little over $4000 this year. We are still waiting on the deposit, but it should be sometime this week. The funds are much needed. Thank you all again!

HAIL AND FAREWELL:

Hail: We want to welcome our newest board member, Ashley Bullock, to the organization. Ashely is local to Bossier City, Louisiana. We look forward to working with Ashley, and to what ideas she brings with her. Welcome aboard Ashley!

Farewell: We say goodbye to our Vice President, Victoria Volk. Vicki has been with Yogie and Friends for over fifteen years. We appreciate the time she has been with us here at the sanctuary and wish her the best on her next adventures. Thank you Vicki!

VET CARE:

Bandit

Bandit: Doctor DeFriend called and said “The good news is she has cleared the coronavirus. The bad news is she has Cryptosporidium.” We were a little surprised since it did not show on the first diarrhea panel that was sent to the lab, but sometimes so much is going on in a sample it could be missed. Unfortunately, it is a difficult thing to cure. Not impossible, but difficult and it is a zoonotic thing, which means it can transfer to people. We take every precaution with this. On May 11th she went to the vet again. Her weight was down to 4.15 pounds. She was given subcutaneous fluids. The director gives her subQ fluids once a week. She is on Tylosin and is given an appetite stimulant daily. She is eating and drinking water. We see a lot of improvement and are hoping the Cryptosporidium clears. We weighed her on the 23rd and she weighed five pounds eight and a half ounces. She is brighter and happier.

 

Russell

Russell T: One of our older cats, Russell T., has been losing weight. Not a lot at first, but our director started noticing more. Then she noticed he acted like his mouth hurt when he ate. He saw the vet and has stomatitis. He is not as bad as Alex, so the vet gave him an antibiotic and pain shots and he is scheduled for dental surgery on the 30th. The shots helped him a great deal, so he will be much better for the extractions.

 

If you can help in any way, it would be much appreciated.

 

You can call the vet clinic directly at 318-747-5747 and donate over the phone.

Or you can PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Or Venmo at YogieCats

 

ALEX AND CLAIRE: Recently one of our long-time fans contacted the Director about the possibility of adopting two FIV positive cats. She had lost her last cat about a month ago and said she really missed having cats. She was not interested in adopting kittens because she wanted to outlive her pets, and felt she wanted to help us at the same time.

Alex and Claire

Since Yogie and Friends is a sanctuary, it means we are a forever home, we do not actively look to adopt cats out. We are not averse to it, but most people seek out kittens. Occasionally though, someone does specifically look for an older cat, and with FIV. There are people who do look to adopt FIV positive cats, so we are happy about that.

 

Since we have known this awesome lady for quite some time, we know she is a great cat person and gives them a great home and care. She had seen our previous newsletter and when she saw Alex she felt a connection. She came to visit, and he took to her like a regular family member. It was that fast. The second cat she looked at that she felt had a gentle, and complimentary personality was Claire. Claire is not FIV positive, but she is the sweetest girl and the three of them clicked.

As hard as it is to say goodbye, it is easy when you know they are going to another good place to be spoiled and pampered and have even more attention.

Congratulations to Alex, now Oscar, and Claire, now Clarise. We are thrilled for you!

FOOD AND LITTER: We need food and litter in a bad way. We do not know why it is so difficult to find it here locally, but other rescuers have told us they are having difficulty finding it too. If you would like to help with this, you can go to our Chewy and Amazon links listed below. We appreciate your help.

ADDRESS CHANGE: A reminder that we have a new physical address for Yogie and Friends. It is now: Yogie and Friends, 140 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027

We continue to need your help and there are many ways you can do that. The following are the wish lists for supplies:

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

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2N8IP4356I948/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

 

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS:  Attention Kroger Shoppers. Please consider helping our cats when you shop at Kroger. Our Kroger Community Rewards number is GD567, and you can find us by our name as well, Yogie and Friends FIV Positive Cat Sanctuary. When you log into your Kroger account you can select us as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will be donated to our rescue sanctuary. This is one of the easiest ways to help us financially when you go grocery shopping. It takes nothing out of your pockets either. How cool is that?

SPONSORSHIP We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the financial burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsored funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

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

 

WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 61 CATS, as well as several feral cats we care for:

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING

Sunny

Ursula

Brexit

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

Oskar

Hope

Elsa

Barney

Anna

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

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Bandit

Snowball

Miss Kitty

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

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

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Lucia

Uncle Fester

Yeti

Bonnie

Yakov – is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana

Finn

Chloe

Maggie Mae

Anastasia

Saphira

Eragon

Draco

Egon

Nick

Enya

Declan

Fiona

Flynn

Fabio

UPCOMING EVENTS:

NONE AT THIS TIME

 

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

 

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

Follow us on Facebook!

 

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS

140 FOB LANE (NEW ADDRESS)

FRIERSON, LA 71027

 

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

Thank You! The Yogie Cats and their Volunteer Staff!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

May 2024 Update

Greetings Yogie Fans!

May is here and we are hoping some of the more dangerous storms we have had are behind us. But this is Louisiana, and we have to expect the unexpected. We hope all our fans in the recent storm areas are safe. It was bad here, but we are okay.

Happy Anniversary Yogie and Friends!!  We celebrate 24 years of services to animal rescue on May 26th.

We have some incredibly sad news to report. One of our longtime fans and supporters, Rosana Snyder Bruner, has died. Rosana was a longtime board member of Animal Welfare Inc. She was also a huge fan of Yogie and Friends. More importantly she was a dear friend of ours. She and Jenny would email and talk often. When Jenny did not hear back from her after several emails, Rosana always replied, she started to really worry. When Jenny called her, her phone kept ringing and the answering machine did not pick up, so she went to her house this past Saturday and there were no vehicles in the driveway. A neighbor answered his door and confirmed Jenny’s fears that Rosana had died. We do not know the exact day she died since there is no obituary and her daughter lives in Houston. But we did find that Rosana’s older sister, Shirley, also died a few days after Rosana did. Shirley died February 23rd at the age of ninety-two, so we know Rosana died that week as well. Rosana lived a long, and active life. She was an amazing 90 years old! We loved Rosana and will miss her presence here on earth, but what a life she had.

R.I.P. Rosana Bruner   9 June 1933 – February 2024

GIVE FOR GOOD: Give for Good officially begins on May 7th. Early giving has begun, and we have already seen donations coming in. This is a 24 hour online giving program that is done in the Shreveport-Bossier area to help local non-profits. We are having difficulty with the link, but If you would like to donate to Yogie and Friends during, Give for Good go directly to: www.giveforgoodnla.org and select Yogie and Friends FIV Positive Cat Sanctuary.

VET CARE: We had a short break with vet bills, and as often comes with rescue, we got hit hard.

Bandit, who is Snowball’s litter-mate, had been suffering with severe diarrhea and we just could not get it under control. We honestly thought she may have had cancer, or something she could not survive, but we still wanted to get her seen and see if there was anything we could do. We had her thyroid checked, as well as a CBC and full chem panel. Her blood work was surprisingly good. It was the result of the fecal panel we got an answer. Bandit was diagnosed with coronavirus. Not the human form. But this form is what also can lead to Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), which is what killed Miracle. She has been an inpatient on fluids off and on and did well for a period of time. She made some huge improvements, but her advanced age may be making it difficult to get over the virus. Still, we are hopeful she can make it. We will give her every chance.

Alex, one of our FIV positive cats, looked like his mouth hurt while he was eating. He went to the vet on the first and had dental surgery on the second. Alex has stomatitis, which is common in FIV cats, and the only cure is tooth extraction. Some cats can get by with a few teeth here and there, but Alex had several lesions, and needed fifteen teeth removed. He is staying with Jenny for a few days while he is recovering. Grayson and Brexit both had this and do very well. Alex will too and will feel a lot better.

Chloe,’ our 20-year-old cat, gets weekly subcutaneous fluid treatment. Other than this, she is in amazing shape, and you would never really know she is that old.

Of course, we now have a large vet bill, and we still have Bandit in the hospital, but at this point our bill is $2164.09. And we get a 50% discount at our vet.

If you can help in any way, it would be much appreciated.

You can call the vet clinic directly at 318-747-5747 and make a donation over the phone.

Or you can PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Or Venmo at YogieCats

 

BUILDING REPAIRS: The painting of the Frierson cat building has been a slow process with Jenny’s recent medical injury, but it is getting there. As soon as that is done, then the floor will be replaced. We got a price for the vinyl plank floor like we have in the Bossier buildings, and it will run about $1000, which is not bad at all. We have some friends who install floors and we are going to see if they would be willing to install it for free. Paws and claws crossed with that. After that we will add climbing type shelves and avoid cat trees since they cannot be disinfected, and we want to keep the building as healthy as possible.

We want to thank our friend, Mike Powell, for bringing his friend, Jason, who was like a beast with the weed eater and branch cutter, for doing some much needed work on overgrowth to the outdoor habitats. It looks amazing.

FOOD AND LITTER: We need food and litter in a bad way. We do not know why it is so difficult to find it here locally, but other rescuers have told us they are having difficulty finding it too. If you would like to help with this, you can go to our Chewy and Amazon links listed below. We appreciate your help.

ADDRESS CHANGE: A reminder that we have a new physical address for Yogie and Friends. It is now: Yogie and Friends, 140 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027

We continue to need your help and there are a few ways you can do that. The following are the wish lists for supplies:

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

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2N8IP4356I948/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS:  Attention Kroger Shoppers. Please consider helping our cats when you shop at Kroger. Our Kroger Community Rewards number is GD567, and you can find us by our name as well, Yogie and Friends FIV Positive Cat Sanctuary. When you log into your Kroger account you can select us as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will be donated to our rescue sanctuary. This is one of the easiest ways to help us financially when you go grocery shopping. It takes nothing out of your pockets either. How cool is that?

SPONSORSHIP We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the financial burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsored funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

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

WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 63 CATS, as well as several feral cats we care for:

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING

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

Sunny

Ursula

Brexit

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

Oskar

Hope

Elsa

Barney

Claire

Anna

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

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Bandit

Snowball

Miss Kitty

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

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

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Lucia

Uncle Fester

Yeti

Bonnie

Yakov – is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana

Finn

Chloe

Maggie Mae

Anastasia

Saphira

Eragon

Draco

Egon

Nick

Enya

Declan

Fiona

Flynn

Fabio

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Give for Good On-Line Giving Day

7 May 2024 (All Day)

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

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

Follow us on Facebook!

 

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS

140 FOB LANE (NEW ADDRESS)

FRIERSON, LA 71027

 

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

Thank You! The Yogie Cats and their Volunteer Staff!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

April 2024 Update

Greetings Yogie Fans!

We hope this newsletter finds you happy and well. It is not actually April yet, but the 30th of March, but we wanted to get our best wishes out to you all for a happy, and safe, Easter holiday.

As some of you know, Jenny had an unexpected medical emergency that put her in the hospital for four days. She went to the VA on the 14th for stomach pain and fever, so a CAT scan was ordered with contrast dye and unfortunately with the antibiotics given and the dye created what is known as an Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). Fortunately, three days later she knew things were not right and she went to the ER at the VA hospital. Her labs indicated a dangerously high creatinine level, and the doctor immediately admitted her. She was facing dialysis as treatment. She has had another trip to the ER since, and things are improving, but the doctors said it will take at least a month of care to get through this, but she should make a full recovery. She is in a great deal of pain, but is getting through. It makes her nervous, and she is working hard to get well. She went through ten bags of I.V. fluids and said she does not have any wrinkles on her hands right now. Lol! She is not out of the woods but is improving daily.

Unfortunately, we were unable to hold our spring bake sale as a result and that is a big hit in our wallet. We truly depend on the bake sales to get us through. Once we know what is going on and when things get back on track, we will schedule another bake sale. In the meantime, we appreciate all the help you can give.

VET CARE: We have had some big vet bills this past month. One cat, Liam, had emergency surgery and things developed requiring him to be sent on to the new, 24/7 Emergency Medical Hospital, Valor, in Bossier City. Unfortunately, the ER vets require payment after care and that was over $3000. So, Jenny put it on her own credit card. We sadly lost Liam. We still have an outstanding vet bill of a little over $1000 at our regular vet, Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic in Bossier City. If you would like to help with that you can call them directly at 318-747-5747.

 

We want to say a special thank you to the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux, and the other donors who helped with our huge vet bills. That helped a great deal to get it lowered.

 

BUILDING REPAIRS: Our repairman did much of the repair work on the Frierson location cat building. We hope to get back to finish the painting and touch up on that soon.

FOOD AND LITTER: We need food and litter in a bad way. We do not know why it is so difficult to find it here locally, but other rescuers have told us they are having difficulty finding it too. If you would like to help with this, you can go to our Chewy and Amazon links listed below. We appreciate your help.

ADDRESS CHANGE: A reminder that we have a new physical address for Yogie and Friends. It is now: Yogie and Friends, 140 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027

We continue to need your help and there are a few ways you can do that. The following are the wish lists for supplies:

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

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2N8IP4356I948/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

 

You can also make a monetary donation via:

PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Venmo at YogieCats

VET CARE: We currently have a small vet bill, but it is not as bad as we have seen.

Finn has a follow-up appointment with the vet on March 5th. He will also be checked for diabetes since he is doing much of the same thing that Pete did when he was diagnosed. We pray he is not diabetic.

You can help in any of the following ways. Thank you!

PayPal:  yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Venmo: YogieCats

Call in a donation directly to the vet clinic at 318-747-5747.

And as always, you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 140 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS:  Attention Kroger Shoppers. Please consider helping our cats when you shop at Kroger. Our Kroger Community Rewards number is GD567, and you can find us by our name as well, Yogie and Friends FIV Positive Cat Sanctuary. When you log into your Kroger account you can select us as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will be donated to our rescue sanctuary. This is one of the easiest ways to help us financially when you go grocery shopping. It takes nothing out of your pockets either. How cool is that?

SPONSORSHIP We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the financial burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsored funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

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

WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 63 CATS, as well as several feral cats we care for:

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING

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

Sunny

Ursula

Brexit

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

Oskar

Hope

Elsa

Barney

Claire

Anna

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

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Bandit

Snowball

Miss Kitty

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

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

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Lucia

Uncle Fester

Yeti

Bonnie

Yakov – is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana

Finn

Chloe

Maggie Mae

Anastasia

Saphira

Eragon

Draco

Egon

Nick

Enya

Declan

Fiona

Flynn

Fabio

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Give for Good On-Line Giving Day

7 May 2024 (All Day)

 

Geek’d Con Vendor Booth

TBD

 

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

 

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

Follow us on Facebook!

 

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS

140 FOB LANE (NEW ADDRESS)

FRIERSON, LA 71027

 

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

Thank You! The Yogie Cats and their Volunteer Staff!

 


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

March 2024 Update

Greetings Yogie Fans!

We begin this newsletter with some incredibly sad, personal, news. On February 22nd we lost a very beloved family member. Jack Mills, the older brother of our founder, Tim Mills, sadly lost his battle with stage 4 liver cancer. Jack was one of the kindest men we knew. His death is a great loss to us all.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Janet Mills. He leaves behind his son, Adam (Tamara), brothers Tim, and Tony (Silvia), and their children, Danny and Ashley, and Jack’s girlfriend, Valerie Willhoite.

Jack Francis Mills 16 July 1956 – 22 February 2024

BUILDING REPAIRS: Our repairman asked if he could push back the work on the cat building by two weeks, which works out since Jenny sprained her ankle and cannot get on a ladder just yet. It also lets us have time for grieving the loss of Jack Mills, so We hope to begin that work by mid-March.

FOOD AND LITTER: We need food and litter in a bad way. We don’t know why it is so difficult to find it here locally, but other rescues have told us they are having difficulty finding it too. If you would like to help with this, you can go to our Chewy and Amazon links listed below. We appreciate your help.

ADDRESS CHANGE: A reminder that we have a new physical address for Yogie and Friends. It is now: Yogie and Friends, 140 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027

We continue to need your help and there are a few ways you can do that. The following are the wish lists for supplies:

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

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2N8IP4356I948/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

You can also make a monetary donation via:

PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com
Venmo at YogieCats

VET CARE: We currently have a small vet bill, but it is not as bad as we have seen.
Finn has a follow-up appointment with the vet on March 5th. He will also be checked for diabetes since he is doing much of the same thing that Pete did when he was diagnosed. We pray he is not diabetic.
You can help in any of the following ways. Thank you!
PayPal: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com
Venmo: YogieCats
Call in a donation directly to the vet clinic at 318-747-5747
And as always, you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 140 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS: Attention Kroger Shoppers. Please consider helping our cats when you shop at Kroger. Our Kroger Community Rewards number is GD567, and you can find us by our name as well, Yogie and Friends FIV Positive Cat Sanctuary. When you log into your Kroger account you can select us as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will be donated to our rescue sanctuary. This is one of the easiest ways to help us financially when you go grocery shopping. It takes nothing out of your pockets either. How cool is that?

SPONSORSHIP: We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the financial burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for.
Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat, but rest assured that all sponsored funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.
You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.
If you choose to sponsor a cat via PayPal or Venmo, please let us know the name of the cat you would like to sponsor.

WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 63 CATS, as well as several feral cats we care for:
CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING
Alex – is being sponsored by Patsy, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Sunny
Ursula
Brexit
Grayson – Is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana.
Oskar
Hope
Elsa
Barney
Claire
Anna
Duncan – Is being sponsored by Vanessa, a fan in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Grace
Blackie
Penelope
Duckie
Lucy
Smudge
Squeak
Bandit
Snowball
Miss Kitty
Quinn – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.
Theo (Tayo) – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.
Ms. Gray
Oscar
Dorian
Bert
Ernie
Kay
Rocket
Ziggy
Layla
Angel
Pia
Mama – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia.
Saber
Binx
Domino
Socks
Logan
Russell
April
Tosha
Lucia
Uncle Fester
Yeti
Bonnie
Yakov – is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana
Finn
Chloe
Maggie Mae
Anastasia
Saphira
Eragon
Draco
Egon
Nick
Enya
Declan
Fiona
Flynn
Fabio

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Yogie Vendor Booth
Bakus and Meoux Pet Parade
Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack
Bossier City, Louisiana
4 February 2024
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Yogie and Friends Spring Bake Sale
30 March 2024 (Date Change)
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Petco
6595 Youree Drive
Shreveport, Louisiana

Give for Good On-Line Giving Day
7 May 2024 (All Day)

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

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Your donations are the most important thing to help us with our animals. We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit, in good standing. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We can really use help with funds to buy food, veterinarian care, and everyday care of the wellbeing of the animals. Thank you for your support.
Our intake is closed until further notice.
Follow us on Facebook!

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:
YOGIE AND FRIENDS
140 FOB LANE (NEW ADDRESS)
FRIERSON, LA 71027

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Do not Shop!
Thank You! The Yogie Cats and their Volunteer Staff!

 


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

February 2024 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

 

Well January brought us some very strange weather for Louisiana. We had extremely wintry weather for this state, one point we had a minus one wind chill, and a lot of ice. That shut things down for a week, and more in other areas. We were mostly concerned about the space heaters we use in the cat buildings being able to handle the temperatures. We made it and all the cats are well. Our feral colonies even did well with the more insulated shelters we made for them. One of our fans even bought us two Clawsable heated shelters and we are happy the ferals did use them. That makes us happy. We now have building repairs to get done.

 

We put a call out to our fans on Facebook that we needed to replace three of our heaters. The others were starting to fail. We have had them since 2012 and they did an excellent job. Our fans came through and we have three new, good working heaters. Thank you so much. We are expecting some more very cold, possibly snowy, weather around mid-February.

 

We are now looking to replace the window unit air conditioner in the building we have had since around 2004. We want to do this before we start experiencing 1000-degree temperatures. Yes, we know it does not get that hot, but it sure feels bad.

 

YOGIE BOOTH AT BARKUS AND MEOUX PET PARADE:  This Sunday, February 4th, is the annual Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade. Yogie and Friends will have their vendor booth at this event. The parade will roll on February 4th at the Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack in Bossier City. This is a free family and pet friendly event.
The Vendor Market will open at 11am – with animal group vendors and food trucks.
They will have two contests starting at 1pm – “Best of Broadway” Float decorating contest and a “Best of Broadway” Pet Costume Contest.
The actual parade will start at 2:00pm.

Yogie and Friends will have hats, tee shirts, and collectible ceramic items to raise funds for the Yogie and Friends cats.

 

If anyone would also like to help the Yogie and Friends cats with food and litter, this would be a good time to bring your donations to our booth and visit the Yogie and Friends volunteers. We are in desperate need of canned pate’ food, dry food, and scoopable cat litter. The only thing we request is the food NOT be grain free. Grain free food has been proven to cause serious heart issues in animals. The things we use most are Friskies Pate,’ Purina Cat Chow Complete, or Purina Naturals. Any scoopable cat litter works for us. We thank you in advance.

 

Hope to see you all there.

 

BUILDING REPAIRS: Our repairman came to Yogie to look at our original cat building that needs the floor repaired. We decided to remove one door on the side of the building, it was previously the gift shop, and one door was entrance and the other exit. We really do not need the two doors, so we decided to put the wall back up where the second door is now. That second door also has continuous leaking issues because the person who installed it did not properly do so. This will take care of that and let us have a better layout for the cats. The Director will paint the building after the wall is put up and then the floor repaired and vinyl planks will replace the old, damaged, laminate. This should freshen it up and be an even healthier environment.

 

Our director bought a five gallon can of paint for the old cat building in Frierson and she plans to begin painting next week. She is going to start on the higher parts now and get that going in advance of Vernon doing the repair work. This way she also will not have to be as worried about the floor if she has any splatters before the floor is repaired and the vinyl planks put in. She wants to get as much done as she can so it will be an easier finish.

 

 ADDRESS CHANGE: A reminder that we have a new physical address for Yogie and Friends. It is now: Yogie and Friends, 140 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027

 

We continue to need your help and there are a few ways you can do that. The following are the wish lists for supplies:

 

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

 

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2N8IP4356I948/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

 

You can also make a monetary donation via:

 

PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Venmo at YogieCats

 

VET CARE: Snowball is doing well after his aural hematoma surgery. He has spent his recovery with our director at her house and has been a spoiled little boy, but we would not have it any other way. We currently have a small vet bill, but it is not like our normal bills.

Finn continues to have lung issues and after a visit to the vet it was decided to put him on an Albuterol inhaler. Dr. Daville has placed other cats on this treatment for the same issue with a great deal of success. The inhaler has arrived, and the director is going to start his treatment.

You can help in any of the following ways. Thank you!

PayPal:  yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Venmo: YogieCats

Call in a donation directly to the vet clinic at 318-747-5747

And as always, you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 140 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS:  Attention Kroger Shoppers. Please consider helping our cats when you shop at Kroger. Our Kroger Community Rewards number is GD567, and you can find us by our name as well, Yogie and Friends FIV Positive Cat Sanctuary. When you log into your Kroger account you can select us as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will be donated to our rescue sanctuary. This is one of the easiest ways to help us financially when you go grocery shopping. It takes nothing out of your pockets either. How cool is that?

SPONSORSHIP We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the financial burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat, but rest assured that all sponsored funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

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

 

WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 63 CATS, as well as several feral cats we care for:

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING

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

Sunny

Ursula

Brexit

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

Oskar

Hope

Elsa

Barney

Claire

Anna

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

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Bandit

Snowball

Miss Kitty

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

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

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Lucia

Uncle Fester

Yeti

Bonnie

Yakov – is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana

Finn

Chloe

Maggie Mae

Anastasia

Saphira

Eragon

Draco

Egon

Nick

Enya

Declan

Fiona

Flynn

Fabio

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Yogie Vendor Booth

Bakus and Meoux Pet Parade

Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack

Bossier City, Louisiana

4 February 2024

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Yogie and Friends Spring Bake Sale

16 March 2024

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Petco

6595 Youree Drive

Shreveport, Louisiana

 

Give for Good On-Line Giving Day

7 May 2024 (All Day)

 

 

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

 

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

Follow us on Facebook!

 

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS

140 FOB LANE (NEW ADDRESS)

FRIERSON, LA 71027

 

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

Thank You! The Yogie Cats and their Volunteer Staff!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

January 2024 Newsletter

Happy New Year!

 

Another year has come and gone, and it seems like it has so quickly! We hope and pray you all had a safe, and wonderful holiday season.

 

THANK YOU:  There are so many people we want to thank. Of course, you, our awesome fans, who donate and make helping these cats possible. We know we could not do it without you!

We also want to say a special thank you to our webmasters, Damon, and Paige Bass, for creating and maintaining our website. They have been doing this for us for years and we cannot thank them enough for this kindness. It is much appreciated.

Our Christmas bake sale was an amazing success and we thank all who came out and bought goodies, our bakers, and our donors. We were so busy from setup till we shut down. We were not even able to put our merchandise out because we were nonstop from the start. We did it outside under our event tent and that was amazing. There is no way we can do that in the warmer months, but we loved this setup. Thank you all again!

 

ADDRESS CHANGE: A reminder that we have a new physical address for Yogie and Friends. It is now: Yogie and Friends, 140 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027

 

We continue to need your help and there are a few ways you can do that. The following are the wish lists for supplies:

 

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

 

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2N8IP4356I948/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

 

You can also make a monetary donation via:

 

PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Venmo at YogieCats

Call in a donation directly to the vet clinic at 318-747-5747

 

VET CARE: We had two cats with ear infections, which we have no idea how they got them, but they did, and both cats developed hematomas from scratching. It does not seem to take much to cause those, but they often come back and can be difficult to deal with as a result. So far Snowball and Lucy are responding to treatment.

Lucia, our deaf cat with megacolon will be going in for a follow-up appointment and we hope the medications are doing their job.

Egon will also be going for a follow-up appointment to check his blood work. He is more than a year out from his Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) treatment, and he is doing very well.

Our plan is to also do some physicals of our more senior and geriatric cats. We have several and we want to be on top of things.

PayPal:  yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Venmo: YogieCats

And as always, you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 140 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS:  Attention Kroger Shoppers. Please consider helping our cats when you shop at Kroger. Our Kroger Community Rewards number is GD567, and you can find us by our name as well, Yogie and Friends FIV Positive Cat Sanctuary. When you log into your Kroger account you can select us as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will be donated to our rescue sanctuary. This is one of the easiest ways to help us financially when you go grocery shopping. It takes nothing out of your pockets either. How cool is that?

SPONSORSHIP We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the financial burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat, but rest assured that all sponsored funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

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

 

WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 63 CATS, as well as several feral cats we care for:

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING

 

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

Sunny

Ursula

Brexit

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

Oskar

Hope

Elsa

Barney

Claire

Anna

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

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Bandit

Snowball

Miss Kitty

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

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

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Lucia

Uncle Fester

Yeti

Bonnie

Yakov – is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana

Finn

Chloe

Maggie Mae

Anastasia

Saphira

Eragon

Draco

Egon

Nick

Enya

Declan

Fiona

Flynn

Fabio

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Yogie Vendor Booth

Bakus and Meoux Pet Parade

Louisiana Downs

Bossier City, Louisiana

Date/Time TBD

 

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

 

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

Follow us on Facebook!

 

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS

140 FOB LANE

FRIERSON, LA 71027

 

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

Thank You! The Yogie Cats and their Volunteer Staff!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

November 2023 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Fans!

 

November has arrived and we are finally experiencing some cooler weather. It’s going to get warm again, so we never really know what to expect. So, we just make sure the feral cat houses are clean and always have fresh straw. We give these cats a variety of shelter from the elements.

 

We have no events planned in November, but Jenny is working on a very cool raffle we hope to get going in plenty of time to draw at the Christmas bake sale. It’s just getting everything set.

 

We also have a unique plan for the Christmas bake sale if Petco will allow us to do it. More to come as soon as we get the go ahead on it. We will still have it on December 23rd though.

 

PAWS IN THE PARK:  Thank you for another successful Paws in the Park. We want to thank those of you who were able to come out and support the event. This is always an event we enjoy doing and we want to especially thank Realtors to the Rescue for hosting this event for the local rescues every year. We truly appreciate the kindness.

 

BUILDING REPAIRS:  We are still waiting for our building repairs to be done. With recent storm damage the repair people have been really backed up. We really like our guy because he does a good job and has been the fairest regarding labor costs. One quote for work in the large cat building was more than $2000 and our guy did the same work with materials for $900. His work is quality too, so we wait for him. It will be done soon though.

 

VET CARE:  Fabio, the little black kitten that showed up at the catio one very hot June day got neutered on October 30th. He did very well. There was a feral female kitten, Little Fuzz, that was finally trapped and spayed that same day. She is also doing well but is a very spicy feral. We still didn’t want to release her back to the colony the day after spaying with temperatures expected in the 20s and 30s, so she is in our two-story medical cage and after a week of healing we will release her back to her colony. Jenny tried to socialize her, but she’s just not having it. We really wanted to, but she does well in her colony.

We do have a small balance at our vet clinic, a little over $300, and an $81 balance at Robinson’s Rescue for the spay and neuter on the 30th. That is a very inexpensive spay and neuter.

FOOD AND LITTER: We don’t know why there is such a problem with cat food and litter, but a recent order we placed for five cases of Friskies Pate’ came in so damaged that only four cases were usable. It’s crazy how poorly this stuff was packaged and shipped. We always need your help with cat food and litter, and you can help with our wish lists.

These are our current wish lists. Food and litter are always a top priority. We continuously need help with these items.

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

 

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2N8IP4356I948/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

 

Cash donations are even more important for us. Or you can donate using one of the following methods:

PayPal:  yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Venmo: YogieCats

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

 

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS:  Attention Kroger Shoppers. Please consider helping our cats when you shop at Kroger. Our Kroger Community Rewards number is GD567, and you can find us by our name as well, Yogie and Friends FIV Positive Cat Sanctuary. When you log into your Kroger account you can select us as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will be donated to our rescue sanctuary. This is one of the easiest ways to help us financially when you go grocery shopping. It takes nothing out of your pockets either. How cool is that?

 

SPONSORSHIP We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the financial burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsored funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

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

 

WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 62 CATS, as well as several feral cats we care for:

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING

 

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

Sunny

Ursula

Brexit

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

Oskar

Hope

Elsa

Barney

Claire

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Bandit

Snowball

Miss Kitty

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

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

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Lucia

Uncle Fester

Yeti

Bonnie

Yakov – is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana

Finn

Chloe

Maggie Mae

Anastasia

Saphira

Eragon

Draco

Egon

Enya

Declan

Fiona

Flynn

Fabio

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Yogie Christmas Bake Sale

Petco

Youree Drive, Shreveport

23 December 2023

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

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

 

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

 

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS

128 FOB LANE

FRIERSON, LA 71027

 

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

Thank You! The Yogie Cats and their Volunteer Staff!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

October 2023 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Fans!

 

We want to thank you all for another successful bake sale. Despite the slow day and less item availability, we did well and know we couldn’t have without you.

 

ISABELLA:  We must report yet another loss. One of our former feral cats, Isabella, was found in the catio, looking like she was sleeping, but she was dead. We were a little surprised, but she looked so peaceful, and we couldn’t ask for a better way for one of the cats to go. We had no real idea how old she was. She has been with us about 10 years, but living her previous feral life, she may have been older. She was FIV+ and that became more of an issue when she recently got sick and didn’t have a strong enough immune system to fight. But we take comfort in knowing she had a good life with us, however short we always feel it is. We will miss Isabella.

 

PAWS IN THE PARK:  Paws in the Park will be held on Saturday, October 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Riverview Park Church (The Old Hamels) 3232 E. 70th Street, Shreveport, Louisiana. This is hosted by Realtors to the Rescue, and it is a really good time for people to come see adoptable pets, meet rescue groups, and just have fun. We hope you can make it.

 

During this year’s Paws in the Park, we would like to see if our fans would consider donating food and litter and dropping it by the event for our cats. It will also give us a chance to visit with our fans as well. You can look at the wish lists below to see what we can use.

 

BUILDING REPAIRS:  Recent storms, and just years of wear and tear, are taking a toll on our cat building on the Frierson property. Surprisingly ants can be just as destructive as termites, and we have some damage to our floor. Our air conditioning unit has also seen better days, it’s over 10 years old and works very hard. We would like to get the storm damage repaired, a new AC unit since they will be on sale now, and possibly do a decking style patio like we have in the Bossier houses. The decking makes it easier to treat fleas, clean off when a cat may occasionally vomit, and just overall look better and easier to maintain. We have a carpenter who has done amazing work for us, and he never charges a lot. Our Bossier houses need to have the plastic patio roofing replaced because the extreme summer heat and sun has made it so brittle it’s starting to break. We are going to replace those with metal. We are researching material costs and will start fundraising as soon as possible to get this all done. We feel fortunate we haven’t had to do much maintenance to our buildings up to this point.

 

VET CARE:  At this moment, thanks to some very special people, we don’t have a vet bill. We do have some follow-up medical tests coming up, but hopefully no major issues.

 

FOOD AND LITTER: We have been having a really difficult time getting canned cat food. We have no idea why this has been such a problem, but it has been. We normally get the Friskies Canned Pate’ at Sam’s Club because it was the best price for the box of 60, but the clubs have not had it in stock for over five months now. When the director goes to order it online, they limit it to five boxes per month. This is crazy. We have 62 cats, and this does not last. She spends more time running from store to store to find the food.

These are our current wish lists. Food and litter are always a top priority. We continuously need help with these items.

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

 

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2N8IP4356I948/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

 

Cash donations are even more important for us. Or you can donate using one of the following methods:

PayPal:  yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Venmo: YogieCats

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

 

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS:  Attention Kroger Shoppers. Please consider helping our cats when you shop at Kroger. Our Kroger Community Rewards number is GD567, and you can find us by our name as well, Yogie and Friends FIV Positive Cat Sanctuary. When you log into your Kroger account you can select us as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will be donated to our rescue sanctuary. This is one of the easiest ways to help us financially when you go grocery shopping. It takes nothing out of your pockets either. How cool is that?

 

SPONSORSHIP We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the financial burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsored funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

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

 

WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 62 CATS, as well as several feral cats we care for:

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING

 

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

Sunny

Ursula

Brexit

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

Oskar

Hope

Elsa

Barney

Claire

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Bandit

Snowball

Miss Kitty

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

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

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Lucia

Uncle Fester

Yeti

Bonnie

Yakov – is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana

Finn

Chloe

Maggie Mae

Anastasia

Saphira

Eragon

Draco

Egon

Enya

Declan

Fiona

Flynn

Fabio

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Yogie Vendor Booth at Paws in the Park

Riverview Park

3232 E. 70th Street, Shreveport

21 October 2023

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

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

 

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

 

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS

128 FOB LANE

FRIERSON, LA 71027

 

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

Thank You! The Yogie Cats and their Volunteer Staff!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

September 2023 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Fans!

Welcome to September. Now, let’s bring on some cooler weather so it FEELS like September!

Our Fall Bake sale is scheduled for September 23rd, Jenny’s shoulder injury from November was doing great, but now it looks like she will need surgery and she is limited in the use of her arm. If you would like to, and care, help contribute baked items to the bake sale we certainly would appreciate your help. Just let us know.

Olaf

Olaf

OLAF:  We are sad to report that our sweet, beautiful, Olaf, has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. This was an unexpected thing. Our director had noticed he seemed a little “off.” Nothing obvious, but he just wasn’t himself. He was still eating and drinking, didn’t sound sick with anything like an upper respiratory infection of UTI. He just wasn’t his usual vocal, or cuddly, self. A Cat Scan revealed a tumor the size of Jenny’s fist in one of his lungs. It was wrapped around blood vessels near his aorta and diaphragm. On the way back to the sanctuary he had a seizure and Jenny, still close to the clinic, rushed him back. It was the most difficult decision to let him go because he looked so perfect and normal, but it was obvious that medically he was not. This cat comforted the Six Pack kittens when they arrived, he was one of the most beloved cat ambassadors for us and visitors just loved him. We love all our cats and will always do the best for them, but it is never easy. R.I.P. our sweet Olaf. You are truly missed.  2014 – 28 August 2023

 

LUCIA:  Lucia is our deaf cat that arrived at the sanctuary with a broken jaw. Over time we saw other signs she was most likely hit by a car and rolled. She aggressively attacks her own tail to the point she has had two minor amputations. Yet she still attacked it. Our director recently went to visit her family and when she returned, she noticed Lucia was growling, isolating, and just not acting normally. There were no visible signs of injury or illness, but she was obviously in some distress. When she was picked up to put in the kennel, she got very aggressive and a lot of blood started coming out near her tail, but we didn’t know where it was coming from, so she was rushed to the ER. She had attacked herself so much she had a very large abscess on the top of her tail. She also had a great deal of necrotic tissue. We didn’t know the extent of the infection, but she remained in the hospital for about 10 days and received laser therapy. Thankfully it did the job. We feared they were going to need to debride the area, which is terrible, but it was not necessary. The vet also said she has Megacolon and is on Lactulose and a special diet. Because she may have nerve damage, or behavioral issues that may be causing her to attack herself.  She has also been placed on Gabapentin. That seems to be helping and she will have a follow-up on the 22nd of September.

VET CARE:  With Olaf and Lucia’s recent medical issues, our vet bill was over $3000. Thanks to some great fans it is down to about $1300. The major illnesses make it hard to get a lot of preventative care for our geriatric population, but we are working on it. Any help with the vet bill is always appreciated and you can call a donation to the vet clinic directly at 318-747-5757.

FOOD AND LITTER:

These are our current wish lists. Food and litter are always a top priority. We continuously need help with these items.

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

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2N8IP4356I948/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

 

Cash donations are even more important for us. Or you can donate using one of the following methods:

PayPal:  yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Venmo: YogieCats

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

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS:  Attention Kroger Shoppers. Please consider helping our cats when you shop at Kroger. Our Kroger Community Rewards number is GD567, and you can find us by our name as well, Yogie and Friends FIV Positive Cat Sanctuary. When you log into your Kroger account you can select us as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will be donated to our rescue sanctuary. This is one of the easiest ways to help us financially when you go grocery shopping. It takes nothing out of your pockets either. How cool is that?

SPONSORSHIP We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the financial burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat, but rest assured that all sponsored funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

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

 

WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 63 CATS, as well as several feral cats we care for:

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING

FIV Positive Cats:

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

Sunny

Ursula

Brexit

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

Oskar

Isabella

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Barney

Claire

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Bandit

Snowball

Miss Kitty

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

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

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Lucia

Uncle Fester

Yeti

Bonnie

Yakov – is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana

Finn

Chloe

Maggie Mae

Anastasia

Saphira

Eragon

Draco

Egon

Enya

Declan

Fiona

Flynn

Fabio

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser

Petco, Youree Drive, Shreveport

23 September 2023

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Yogie Vendor Booth at Paws in the Park

Riverview Park

3232 E. 70th Street, Shreveport

21 October 2023

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

 

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

 

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

 

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS

128 FOB LANE

FRIERSON, LA 71027

 

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

Thank You! The Yogie Cats and their Volunteer Staff!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

August 2023 Newsletter

Welcome Yogie Fans!

We are fortunate with Yogie and Friends that, other than no power, there was no damage to the property and all humans and animals are well.

FOOD AND LITTER:

Our biggest issues now remain food and litter. We have no idea what the issue is with the canned cat food we buy. We try to keep our cats on canned pate’ because our vets say it is better than shreds and gravy that cats tend to just lick the juices, and they are higher in carbs. Currently, we feel that food is food, and they must eat. Also, our vets tell us to never use grain free food because of the heart problems arising in animals being fed a grain free diet.

We typically get our Friskies canned pate’ at Sam’s Club because the box of sixty cans was the best price. They have not had this available at the clubs here for more than two months.

If our fans would like to help us with cat food and litter, we have provided our links below.

These are our current wish lists. Food and litter are always a top priority.

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

 

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2N8IP4356I948/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

Cash donations are even more important for us. Or you can donate using one of the following methods:

PayPal:  yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

Venmo: YogieCats

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

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS:  Attention Kroger Shoppers. Please consider helping our cats when you shop at Kroger. Our Kroger Community Rewards number is GD567, and you can find us by our name as well, Yogie and Friends FIV Positive Cat Sanctuary. When you log into your Kroger account you can select us as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will be donated to our rescue sanctuary. This is one of the easiest ways to help us financially when you go grocery shopping. It takes nothing out of your pockets either. How cool is that?

SPONSORSHIP We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the financial burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for.

Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsored funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.

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

 

WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 63 CATS, as well as several feral cats we care for:

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING

FIV Positive Cats:

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

Sunny

Ursula

Olaf

Brexit

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

Oskar

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Barney

Claire

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Bandit

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Isabella

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

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

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Lucia

Uncle Fester

Yeti

Bonnie

Yakov – is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana

Finn

Chloe

Maggie Mae

Anastasia

Saphira

Eragon

Draco

Egon

Enya

Declan

Fiona

Flynn

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

NONE AT THIS TIME

 

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

 

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS

128 FOB LANE

FRIERSON, LA 71027

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

Thank You! The Yogie Cats and their Volunteer Staff!

 


Posted in Monthly Newsletter