May 2021

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

It’s May!

GIVE FOR GOOD: Online giving is now open for Give for Good and we have to say that we are off to an amazing start! We have an awesome fan base, and we thank you for your donations. May 4th is the official Give for Good day where many non-profits are working hard to get as many donations as possible to help their organization. We have provided the link to make donating easier.

https://www.giveforgoodnla.org/yogieandfriends

MEDICAL ISSUES:

Grayson: Grayson did very well after his second dental procedure. The doctor had to do additional extractions. She did leave his canines and some molars since they did not have any infection. In leaving these teeth it also helps maintain jaw stability. We have been feeding him a gruel mix of Ensure and Purina canned Critical Nutrition diet to get some weight on him and make eating a less painful issue during healing. We are happy to report he is doing great and even caught him running and playing again. We are incredibly happy to see this.

Sunny: Dr. Daville called to let us know that the mass on Sunny’s conjunctiva, and……. NO MALIGNANCY! Dr. Daville was happy to give us some good news following so much recent loss. We have an amazing medical team and are thrilled that Sunny does not have cancer.

Lucia

Lucia

Lucia: Lucia (Lou Chia) is the white cat we rescued for Dr. Everson of Southern Hills Vet Hospital. She arrived there with a broken jaw and severe ear mites. She has healed well but is deaf because of long-term ear infections. Recently we saw an injury to the tip of her tail we thought may have been the result of fighting. It was superficial and our director treated it accordingly. She healed well, but our director also noticed Lucia was attacking her tail like it was some predator or something. It was very odd behavior. Then, a few days ago she noticed the injury to the tail again. Dr. Joe Scroggs saw a portion of her tail looked black up a little way and that Lucia may be self-mutilating. She had a partial amputation of her tail on the 28th. She is still growling at her tail but is healing well.

Currently, we do have two cats with cancers. Lily has an intestinal lymphoma, which many cats do not live much longer than six months. Munch is the other cat with nasal cancer, and she has just passed a year since surgery. She is not on any medication for her cancer, but she is doing very well otherwise. She has surprised us all.

On a personal note, regarding our director. She has just completed her 20th radiation treatment on April 30th. She hopes to be finished with radiation on May 19th. She said she is feeling well, has not had any real side effects from any treatment, other than her fingernails turning black, and some fatigue at times. Her tumor was stage one, and this is all just to ensure a “sweep” of her system. She completed her 16th chemo on March 8th and her hair is at the “peach fuzz” stage. Lol! She is anxious to get back to doing our bake sale fundraisers and is hoping we can have one in a few months. Paws and claws crossed.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Give for Good 2021
4 May 2021
Online Only

https://www.giveforgoodnla.org/yogieandfriends

NEEDS AND RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a great way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals.  The cats really need you.

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

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

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

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

 

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

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

VooDoo

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

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

Ursula

Olaf

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

Sasha

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

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

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Isabella

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Munch

Mama

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Sarah

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

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

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

 YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS
128 FOB LANE
FRIERSON, LA 71027

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

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

April 2021 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

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

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

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

MEDICAL ISSUES:

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

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

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

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Give for Good 2021

4 May 2021

Online Only

https://www.giveforgoodnla.org/yogieandfriends

 

NEEDS AND RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a great way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals.  The cats really need you.

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

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

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

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

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

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

VooDoo

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

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

Ursula

Olaf

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

Sasha

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

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

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Isabella

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Munch

Mama

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Sarah

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

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

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

Our intake is closed until further notice.

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:

YOGIE AND FRIENDS
128 FOB LANE
FRIERSON, LA 71027

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

Thank You!

The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

February 2021 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

It seems like the month of January just flew by so quickly. It is always a time of looking forward, and looking, back, and reflecting. We cannot change the past, but we can look forward and hope that we can do even bigger, and better, things for our sweet resident cats. We know we cannot do this without our amazing fans, and for that, we are grateful for your thoughtfulness, and kindness.

I have not given an update on how I am doing personally regarding my medical care. Let me say that I am a truly fortunate person and that when I found my cancerous lump it was stage 1. I am thankful I was not in a later stage. The surgeon said the cancer is out of my body and he got great margins, during my surgery in August, and that it had not spread, so the treatment I am doing now is just preventative. It is an aggressive treatment, but that is because the oncologist likes to ensure full body coverage. I will say that the new medicine that came out in 2006 made me tolerate the treatment better. I have been able to function as normal. I have a great support system and wonderful care through our local Veteran’s Medical Center. Other than taking a few precautions regarding exposure to illness, which I am taking, and being bald, which does not bother me one bit, I am doing great. I will be finished with treatment by the end of March or early April. I appreciate the continued support and prayers and hope to see you at our fundraisers when we can hold them again.

GIVE FOR GOOD: Mark your calendars, we received an email confirming that we have once again been approved for Give for Good, which is always the first Tuesday of May. So, May 4th, 2021 will be the date for this year’s Give for Good. This is a 24-hour online fundraiser and is another great way to help our cats.

BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE: I have a birthday coming up on February 24th. It will be my 61st birthday and I always do a Facebook birthday fundraiser to give friends and fans a way to donate to the cats. I usually make my fundraising goal a multiple of my age. Last year I made my goal $600 but raised more than $2000. We have awesome friends. This year I will make my goal $610, but if I could make it a super challenge it would be $6100! Once I hit goal, I increase the goal. The fundraisers run about two weeks and our fans really help support this. The only thing is we realize many of our fans are not on Facebook, but you can still help make it an awesome birthday fundraiser. This is a great way to help our cats. The downside though is we do not receive the funds from Network for Good for 45-75 days after the fundraisers end. You can still help via PayPal and selecting the family and friends’ option (it lets you pay the processing fees), or simply mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027. If you are on Facebook, we will share the fundraiser on our page.

FUNDRAISERS: We are still having difficulty planning for our regular bake sale fundraisers. The bake sales are a small, but effective, way that we have raised much needed funds over the years for our cats. We often raise anywhere from $900 – $2000 per bake sale. We have missed out on three fundraisers since the lockdown. We also enjoy doing them because it gives us a chance to catch up with fans we do not often see and to share information about our mission with people unfamiliar with our sanctuary. We understand that things are still uncertain regarding the coronavirus, and understandably people are nervous. But we are planning on working in one of our bake sales within the next few months with a great deal of safety involved. In the meantime, we hope our fans can continue to help us defray the regular costs of running the sanctuary and continuing to provide and amazing home for our cats.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

None scheduled at this time.

 

NEEDS AND RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a great way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals.  The cats really need you.

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

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

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

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

CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

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

VooDoo

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

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

Ursula

Olaf

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

Sasha

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

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

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Isabella

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Mittens

Munch

Mama

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Sarah

Lucia

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

This is just a partial list (we currently have 67) of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor.

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! Jenny and The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

December 2020 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

December has come in like a lion! It was 25 degrees here this morning at our location and being Louisiana, it is not easy for most people, and of course, the animals. Rest assured we were ready for the cold and the cats are safe and warm. We even work hard to ensure our fine, feral, friends have some warm, safe, shelters from the elements.

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are looking forward to a safe, and happy holiday season. The cats really need our fans more than ever this holiday season with the lack of fundraising capabilities right now. It has not been easy. Our bank account is at a critically low level and we still have food, cat litter, and vet bills, to pay for. None of this is possible without our incredibly loyal fans.

GIVING TUESDAY: Today begins the Giving Tuesday campaign. We do have a campaign currently running on Facebook, but we realize not all our fans are on Facebook. That does not mean you cannot donate to help our cats. The easiest way to contribute to our cause is via PayPal at yogieandfriends@hotmail.com and choosing the Family and Friends option so we receive 100% of your donation. We hope you can help.

VET BILLS: VET BILLS: If you would like to help with our vet bill, you can call Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic in Bossier City, Louisiana, directly at 318-747-5747.

Theo (Tayo) has been in the hospital since November 20th. His blood work showed he was severely anemic to the point he required a blood transfusion. Some of his lab work has returned unremarkable, so another special lab was sent out and we have not received the results yet. The timing with the holiday has delayed some of the results. He has responded well with antibiotics and the transfusion. He is eating well. If the test results come back as the doctor suspects, then he will continue antibiotics for another two weeks. If not, then he will need a bone marrow biopsy. Since he appears to be responding to the meds, we are hopeful he will not need the biopsy.

Paisley, another cat, who we originally were told by a vet that asked us to take her as being both FIV/FeLV positive and retested negative, is in the hospital right now. She had an enlarged belly and X-rays showed she might have an obstruction. The vet did exploratory surgery and found no obstruction, other than some fecal matter and a great deal of gas, but otherwise clear. She does have a systemic infection of unknown origin, and, has a history of Toxoplasmosis, so, she is now on an antibiotic cocktail and waiting for clearance to return to the sanctuary.

Sebastian, one of our older, non FIV/FeLV cats, is an early stage kidney failure cat, who had to go into the hospital for fluids due to vomiting and not eating. His kidney values were bad this time. He is not on meds three times a day for the rest of his life. He will be 16 years old in March, so, this is not totally unexpected. It is still incredibly sad for us.

Lily, another non FIV/FeLV cat, went at the same time as Sebastian for vomiting and weight loss. She also showed with a systemic infection, was placed on antibiotics, but also showed a thickening of her intestines and belly. She has been placed on Tylosin for the rest of her life. She will be 15 years old in March.

Some of the issues coming up with the cats are not unusual, geriatric, issues. Still, it is a hard thing for us to see happening, and it is also a costly thing. We are currently looking at more than $3500 in vet bills, and no fundraisers currently scheduled due to the coronavirus restrictions. We know we will get through it.

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

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

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a great way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals.  The cats really need you.

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

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

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

VooDoo

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

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

Ursula

Olaf

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

Sasha

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

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

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Isabella

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Mittens

Munch

Mama

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Sarah

Lucia

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

This is just a partial list (we currently have 68) of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

 You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

Upcoming Events:

None scheduled at this time

 

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

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

November 2020 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

November is here! Where has this year gone? It has been a very strange, and challenging, year to say the least. We hope this update finds all of our friends well.

PAWS IN THE PARK: We want to thank Realtor’s to the Rescue for hosting another, very fun and successful, Paws in the Park. We had the opportunity to catch up with some of our rescue friends we don’t often get a chance to, meet old friends, and, new ones alike. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the event, and, for Yogie and Friends. We greatly appreciate you all.

CHEWY: Chewy has finally created a way for rescues to do a wish list with them. We have set up our wish list and here is the link to order items off the wish list for our cats.

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

VET BILLS: We had a couple of vet emergencies, which wracked up bills of more than $1400. We realize it is part of the cost of doing what we do, but we sure could use your help to replenish the coffers if you can help in anyway.

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a great way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals.  The cats really need you.

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

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

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

VooDoo

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

Dotsey

Ursula

Olaf

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

Sasha

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

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

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Isabella

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Mittens

Munch

Mama

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Sarah

Lucia

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

 

This is just a partial list (we currently have 68) of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

Upcoming Events:

TBD (December)       10am – 6pm

Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting (On-Line/In-Store) Online

Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar

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

 

 TBD    11am – 3 pm

Bake Sale and Fundraiser

Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport. LA

 

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

Thank You!
The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News

October 2020 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

We are happy to report that we made it through Hurricane Laura without any physical damage to our property, or that of any of our volunteer staff. We did lose power at the sanctuary, but that has now been restored and we are grateful for the teams from all over the country, and Canada, that helped make it possible. The temperatures were extreme, so the quick response was even more appreciated.

Sadly, someone stole our generator and we are working on getting another. When we do that, we will build a caged enclosure to secure it in, so it does not happen again.

Two kittens adopted!

CLAIRE AND KITTENS: Claire and her kittens are doing well. Sven and Rudy were adopted by two of our volunteers. We have known this sweet couple for well over 12 years and they are great pet people. The two kittens are doing great. We still have Bonnie and Yakov looking for forever homes. Claire, Yakov, and Bonnie are scheduled for spay/neuter.

Mama kitty after surgery

MAMA KITTY: Mama had to have surgery for a cyst in one of her mammary glands. It was removed and she is doing well. The pathology came back, and it was not a cancer! We are incredibly happy about that. Of course, the surgery costs hit us again, but we receive a particularly good discount and that helps a lot.

FUNDRAISERS: Sadly, some places are still limiting our capabilities for doing fundraisers. We desperately need to do some but have not found the right venue that will allow it. We are checking with some places that have worked with us in the past to host the bake sales. These have brought in up to $2400 and we truly need to get some income generated. We have looked at online auctions, but the problem ends up being how to get the item to the winner. We are looking at raffles as well, but they do not often do well. We will be participating in the Paws in the Park on the 24th at Riverview Park in Shreveport. That is always a nice, outdoor, event for us. We look forward to that. But we are working hard on ideas.

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a great way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals.  The cats really need you.

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

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

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

VooDoo

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

Dotsey

Ursula

Olaf

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

Sasha

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

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

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Isabella

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Mittens

Munch

Mama

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Sarah

Lucia

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

 

This is just a partial list (we currently have 68) of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

You can also mail your donations to us at:

 Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

Upcoming Events:

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

 

24 October 2020
10am – 4pm
Paws in the Park (Rescue Booth)
Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue
River Park Church
3232 E. 70th Street, Shreveport, LA

 

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

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

September 2020 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

We are happy to report that we made it through Hurricane Laura without any physical damage to our property, or that of any of our volunteer staff. We did lose power at the sanctuary, but that has now been restored and we are grateful for the teams from all over the country, and Canada, that helped make it possible. The temperatures are extreme this week, so the quick response is even more appreciated.

Sadly, someone stole our generator and we are working on getting another. When we do that, we will build a caged enclosure to secure it in, so it does not happen again.

Gatsby

GATSBY: We are sad to report that, despite so much excellent medical care given, we just could not save Gatsby. He fought the good fight, but he was just too immune compromised to recover. We made the kindest, and difficult, decision to let him. On August 20th, He was held by our Director while he crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He knew love. We want to thank Dr. Sally Daville, of Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic for her kindness in working so hard to save Gatsby.

LUCIA: On August 7th we brought in a foster, by request of a local vet who wanted the injured cat in a safe place to heal. He provided all the vet care on her. We named her, Lucia (Lou Chia). Lucia is a beautiful, white, cat that a kind lady found near a dumpster at a local nursing home. She was badly malnourished and had a broken jaw. This lady brought her to Southern Hills Animal Hospital in Shreveport and Dr. Brad Everson worked with her. The broken jaw was aligned well enough on its own to not require surgery, so they asked if we could take her to help bring her back to health. She is ear tipped, which meant she had been spayed under a Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program. She was wearing a collar, so we were all a bit confused. She is also very friendly. Lucia has gained three pounds in the short time she has been with us at the sanctuary. She had severe ear mites, which we were hoping was the cause of her hearing issues, but it is not. Lucia is totally deaf. As a result, we make sure we tap our foot when entering the cat building so she can feel our presence. She is sweet, and playful. We will work on getting her adopted to a home without small children, or other pets that could risk reinjuring her jaw.

Our Director is going to be having surgery on the 15th and that will put some minor limitations on her, but it will not interfere with the care that our animals receive, and she will be at the Paws in the Park event in October. She is not thrilled to be having any medical procedures since she hates limitations of any kind. Who does? Please keep her in your prayers.

CLAIRE AND KITTENS: Claire and her kittens are doing well. The kittens turn 3 months old on September 2nd. Oliver, the orange kitten, has been adopted and is thriving in his new home. He has bonded with the husband. The other four are ready to go and we have interest in them. We are trying to raise the funds to get them all spayed and neutered. We will miss them but will be happy to find their forever homes.

FUNDRAISERS: We truly have no idea when we will be allowed to do our bake sales, or other, fundraisers, at this point. We are going to figure out ways to do our events outside of the usual venues that we have, but still make our fans and supporters feel safe. We are desperate to get our funds built up and need to do something quickly.

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a great way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals.  The cats really need you.

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

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

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

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

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

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

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

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

VooDoo

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

Dotsey

Ursula

Olaf

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

Sasha

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

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

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Isabella

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Mittens

Munch

Mama

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Sarah

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

This is just a partial list (we currently have 66) of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

Upcoming Events:

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

 

14 September 2020               5 – 8 pm
Hawt Dog Hut Fundraiser for
Yogie and Friends at Cathey Acres
250 Diane Dr. Stonewall, LA 71078

 

24 October 2020                    10am – 4pm
Paws in the Park (Rescue Booth)
Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue
River Park Church
3232 E. 70th Street, Shreveport, LA

 

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

 Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

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

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

We thank our friends and fans for helping us through.

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

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

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

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

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a great way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals.  The cats really need you.

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

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

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

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

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

 

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

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

 

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex – is being sponsored by Patsy, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana
Gatsby
Sunny – is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
VooDoo
Bubba – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia
Dotsey
Ursula
Olaf
Brexit – Is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
Sasha
Grayson – Is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope
Elsa
Max
Barney
Claire – is being sponsored by Bonnie, a fan in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
Anna
Duncan
Grace
Blackie
Penelope
Duckie
Lucy
Smudge
Squeak
Smokey
Bandit
Sarah
Snowball
Miss Kitty
Paisley
Isabella
Quinn – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.
Theo (Tayo) – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.
Ms. Gray
Oscar
Dorian
Bert
Ernie
Kay
Rocket
Ziggy
Layla
Angel
Pia
Mittens
Munch
Mama
Pete
Saber
Binx
Domino
Socks
Logan
Russell
April
Tosha
Taco
Sarah
Yeti – Is being sponsored by Diane, a fan in Houston, Texas

This is just a partial list (we currently have 66) of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

 

Upcoming Events:

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

 

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

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

 

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

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

July 2020

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

We hope you are all doing well during these most unusual times.

We never enjoy sharing sad news, but the nature of what we do here at the sanctuary, we realize there will be sad news to report.

FRAZIER: Our sweet boy, Frazier, crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 26 June 2020. Frazier had developed a large mass, and several smaller, masses on his spleen. It also appeared there was other organ involvement. Since he was FIV+, surgery was not a good, safe, option in this situation, he was declining rapidly, so we made the hard decision, to let him go gently. This is always such a difficult thing for us to do, but our vets agreed that it was the right thing in this case.

CLAIRE: The sweet little tortie kitten we found on a Bossier City street, gave birth to six kittens, on June 2nd. Sadly, one of the kittens died shortly after birth. The kittens are doing amazingly well. This is a lot for a young mom. We lovingly refer to the five babies as, The Weebles. We do not know how that name caught on, but it has stuck. Claire and the Weebles, have a wellness check with Dr. Daville, at Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic on July 2nd. Then we will begin them on a watered down canned, Royal Canin Mother and Baby Cat mousse. Once they begin on this food, it will take the stress off mom keeping up with nursing needs. The kitten sizes are quite varied, and it is a lot of fun to see their progress. Two kittens are already spoken for, so that makes us happy. Three we have named already.

THE YOGIE POPULATION: We currently have 66 cats in our care at the sanctuary, at both our Frierson, and Bossier, locations. This does not include Claire’s five kittens. Our population varies in age. We have several geriatric cats. More than half of our cats are 11 years and older, up to 18 years old. Not all our cats are FIV+. In fact, less are FIV+. But, as the cats age, we begin to see issues such as kidney failure. This is more common in geriatric cats. But, with such a large population, you can expect to see an increase in losses. We often hear comments from people like “Wow, you have had a bunch die.” Or, “Why are so many cats dying?” Well, it is kind of frustrating to hear these comments. It is not because they do not receive quality care, it is because, well, many come to us with medical issues, or it is just that they are older and they just, die. Either way, we know we will face the dread of loss. None of us live forever, and it is something we will face more often than we would like. But we are glad that we provide them a quality life while they are with us. No matter how long, or short, a time it is.

FUNDRAISERS: At this time, we still have no idea when we can do in person fundraisers. We miss seeing our fans in person, and we desperately need the funds for our animals. Our needs remain, so it means getting creative. We will do some Facebook fundraising, which we understand not all our fans and supporters can participate in. We have several friends who are not on-line or use any social media. That includes email, so it is difficult to keep them in the loop. But we do our best.

A way you can help us through these difficult times, and throughout the year, is through sponsorship. Sponsorship provides us a continuous source of income. If everyone of our cats had a sponsor, then it would ensure that we would have a regular source of funds for our cats. We hope you would consider sponsoring one, or more, of our sweet cats.

SPONSORSHIP:  We are beginning to get sponsors for our cats. This is a great way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals.  The cats really need you.

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

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

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

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

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

CHEWY: Do you shop for pet food and supplies at Chewy. Well, we are a pet partner with Chewy.com. Enter the Chewy website from the link on the Yogie and Friends website and we will get a portion of the sales. This is a great way to help our cats and we hope you will select us as your charity. You can use this link with our partner number:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

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

Gatsby

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

VooDoo

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

Dotsey

Ursula

Olaf

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

Sasha

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

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

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

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Isabella

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

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

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Mittens

Munch

Mama

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Sarah

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

 

This is just a partial list (we currently have 66) of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

Upcoming Events:

 

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

  

24 October 2020                    10am – 4pm
Paws in the Park (Rescue Booth)
Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue
River Park Church

3232 E. 70th Street,   Shreveport, LA

 

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

 

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter

June 2020

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

We pray this newsletter finds you all safe, and well.

There is not a lot going on at this time since events and fundraisers have been shut down because of the corona virus. This is a really difficult time, in an already difficult situation, for all non-profits. Your help is needing even more so than before.

GIVE FOR GOOD: Thank you to all who donated during the Give for Good online giving event. This was a more difficult year for everyone since we were unable to hold events, and although we missed our goal, it had a good outcome. We appreciate our fans so much. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

FUNDRAISERS: We still have no idea when we can do in person fundraisers. We miss seeing our fans in person, and we desperately need the funds for our animals. We understand the reasons why we cannot do them at this time, but hopefully soon, we will be able to do so. Thank you for your consideration and patience during this difficult time for our country, and, world.

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

RUSSELL: One of our non-positive cats, Russell, who is about 11 years old, had stopped eating. He was licking like a cat does prior to vomiting, and his behavior had changed so we brought him to the vet. They gave him a shot that helps with appetite and left him overnight at the vet for observation. We are glad we did so. He had not eaten, used the litter box, and began drooling. The vet ran blood work, which looked surprisingly good, but x-rays showed a possible blockage in his intestines, or possibly just a big gas pocked. They gave him GasX, but there was no improvement. His temperature fluctuated between 104 degrees, then normal, which is 101. He remained in the hospital for a week, given I.V. fluids, then on the fifth day began eating. He is back with us and doing well. The vet bill was just under $800. This is a big hit at a time when funds are critically low and nothing much coming in. We hope you can help us build our coffers back up.

Russell

GATSBY: Gatsby is still on medication and seems to be improving. We will take him for a follow-up visit with our vet to see if he is still anemic. We hope he is not since we are trying to avoid a blood transfusion.

Gatsby

CLAIRE: The sweet little tortie kitten found on the street in Bossier City, is still very pregnant. With veterinarians being forced to stop spay/neuter procedures, the TNR program has also been stopped, resulting in a great deal of new kittens in the community. This is not going to be a good thing since kitten season was already in full force when things were shut down. In the meantime, Claire is safe, will deliver here five kittens in a safe, clean, environment. We will partner with one of the cat rescues that does adoptions when her kittens are old enough. In the meantime, we press on.

Claire

SPONSORSHIP:  We are beginning to get sponsors for our cats. This is a great way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals.  The cats really need you.

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

You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year.

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

CRITICAL NEEDS: Vet care is always a primary need. Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, but we have chosen to change to Purina Naturals for our dry food. We are trying to get our cats on an even better diet. We do have several cats on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. We go through a tremendous amount of cat litter. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We really hope you can help us in this area.

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

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

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

CHEWY: Do you shop for pet food and supplies at Chewy. Well, we are a pet partner with Chewy.com. Enter the Chewy website from the link on the Yogie and Friends website and we will get a portion of the sales. This is a great way to help our cats and we hope you will select us as your charity. You can use this link with our partner number:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:

Alex – is being sponsored by Patsy, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana
Gatsby
Sunny – is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
VooDoo
Frazier – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia
Bubba
Dotsey
Ursula
Olaf
Brexit – Is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
Sasha
Grayson – Is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope
Elsa
Max
Barney
Claire – is being sponsored by Bonnie, a fan in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
Anna
Duncan
Grace
Muff
Blackie
Penelope
Duckie
Lucy
Smudge
Squeak
Smokey
Bandit
Sarah
Snowball
Miss Kitty
Paisley
Isabella
Quinn
Theo (Tayo)
Ms. Gray
Oscar
Dorian
Bert
Ernie
Kay
Rocket
Ziggy
Layla
Angel
Pia
Mittens
Munch
Mama
Pete
Saber
Binx
Domino
Socks
Logan
Yeti – Is being sponsored by Diane, a fan in Bossier City, Louisiana

 

This is just a partial list (we currently have 68) of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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

Upcoming Events:

TBD                                        11am – 3 pm
Bake Sale and Fundraiser

Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport

24 October 2020                    10am – 4pm
Paws in the Park (Rescue Booth)
Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue
River Park Church
3232 E. 70th Street, Shreveport, LA

 

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

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!


Posted in Monthly Newsletter, The News