December 2014 Sanctuary Newsletter


Thanks to all fans for making our Big Cat Bash a fun and successful event. We had a great time and this was an opportunity for our visitors to see all the awesome changes we’ve made to the sanctuary. The weather was perfect and so were our fans. Thanks again! Maybe we will try another one around Christmas.

The holiday shopping season is here. There are several ways you can help the big, and little, cats when you shop. We know a lot of you shop on-line and there are many ways you can contribute to the sanctuary when you do. Check out what is available when you shop. Many sites give you the option to donate to your favorite charity. I hope you will consider Yogie and Friends when you do.

Gift Wrapping: We are going to be at Barnes and Noble for gift wrapping on December 21st and again on the 24th. Come by and see us. Volunteers enjoy doing this event every year.

Amazon Smile: If you shop at Amazon, then please select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice under the Amazon Smile program. Everything helps.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC):  CFC is in full swing right now, so if you are a Military member or Federal Employee we hope you will donate to Yogie and Friends via CFC. This program is easy and another good way to give financial assistance to the big cats. We hope you will please consider Yogie and Friends when making your CFC contribution. Our CFC number is 42427.

Kroger Community Rewards Program:  If you haven’t registered your Kroger Plus Card online yet, then you can do so at any time. Once your card is registered you can go to the Community Rewards Program page, select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice and then link your Kroger Plus Card to the Rewards program. Every time an enrolled participant shops at Kroger using his or her Kroger Plus card, Yogie and Friends will begin accumulating rewards. In addition, once a household member enrolls his or her card, all linked Kroger Plus cards within that household will begin earning funds for Yogie and Friends. That is if you have selected us as your charity of choice and we sure hope you have. Please make sure you register your Kroger Plus Card on line and then link Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. This only applies to Texas and Louisiana shoppers for us. Thank you in advance. Our charity NPO number is: 80724

Facebook: If you aren’t already following us on our Facebook page, then please go and like on us. We are very active on the page and share lots of photos and videos of the big cats as well as sharing upcoming events and educational information of big cats and domestic pets. Please help us increase our fan page like.

Recycle Ink Cartridges and Cell Phones: Please consider helping us with our recycling program.  Please don’t throw those old ink jet/laser jet cartridges in the trash. Give them to us. We recycle them and get cash for the cats. You can box up the cartridges; put a prepaid label on it that we will provide you, and then drop it off at any UPS shipping facility or they can pick it up at your business. If you need labels, then just contact us and we will get some to you.


Upcoming Events:


TBD                                        11am-4pm                 Holiday Bake Sale and Fundraiser

                                                                                 Petco, 6596 Youree Drive

     Shreveport, LA


21 December 2014              10am – 10pm           Volunteer Gift Wrapping

  Barnes and Noble

                                                                              Youree Drive, Shreveport


24 December  2014             10am – Closing        Volunteer Gift Wrapping

 Barnes and Noble

                                                                             Youree Drive, Shreveport


Much more to come!                                                

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop! Also, please continue heartworm prevention all year round and not just in the summer months. Heartworm disease can be transmitted all year.

Tim, Jenny, and the Yogie and Friends Gang!


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