July 2008 News


SpeedyˍAfricanˍServal.jpgWell, summer is officially upon us and with that comes the typical seasonal issues. Storms, water and road safety, and of course, heat related care for your animals. Please be aware of these things. It’s hot out there!

We want to thank everyone who came out to Yogie and Friends to support our military personnel and their families during our Military Appreciation Day on June 14th. We had a steady crowd all day and it was a fun time for us all. It looks like we may even have some new volunteers from this day.

The grant we wrote for our privacy fence was turned down. We do understand the reasons for that and know that in the future we will be considered for other grants from that organization. But this now means we must work even harder to raise the money we need to build this much needed fence. We aren’t afraid of a little hard work and will press on towards that goal.

KrogerNeighborthumb.jpgKroger Neighbor to Neighbor Program replaces the Kroger Share Card Program. The new Kroger program is now up and running. The advantage of the new program is now you only need to use the one card, your Kroger Plus Card. The Share card is obsolete. If you download the Kroger letter from our website and bring it with you the next time you shop at Kroger’s all you need to do is give the letter, with the bar code, to the cashier along with your Kroger Plus Card. The cashier will scan the bar code and it will be part of your Kroger Plus Card. One less step. The only downside is that it must be renewed annually. But, that is a small price to pay to help the cats. So, if you are a Kroger shopper please help the cats with this program.

Upcoming Events:

13 Sep 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Grandparents Day.

Kids can bring their grandparents to Yogie and Friends on this day and the Grandparents will get in for FREE! Kids, don’t forget to bring your grandparent with you since you need an adult with you to visit Yogie and Friends.

20 Sep 11 A.M. – 4 P.M. Semi-Annual Bake Sale at Courtyard Coffee on Youree Drive in Shreveport.

Volunteer of the month: Our volunteer of the month is Anne Shinoskie. Anne helped work the Saturdays we needed an extra hand to help with admissions and visitors. It is greatly appreciated!

If you are interested in volunteering with us then please contact us. Come visit us at the sanctuary and see what we are all about. This is a 100% volunteer driven organization, which means, nobody gets paid for the work they do. We love the animals and what we are doing for them. There are many different volunteer opportunities such as tour guide, admissions, lawn care, fundraising, etc. A little something for everyone. But, please know this. There is absolutely no contact with the animals. So, if you think this is the place for you, then let us know.

Check out the programs being offered at Yogie and Friends. There is the Yogie and Friends Membership Program , Sponsorship Program, and Corporate Sponsorship Program . These are programs that help us support the animals and another way that you can get involved. Program packages are available here on our website.

Go Green with our ink jet and cell phone recycling program. Details are listed on our website.

We have several programs for you to help our animals: www.magfundraising.com, www.igive.org, www.networkforgood.org, www.goodsearch.com, just to name a few. They are all listed here on our website.

Please remember to spay and neuter your pets. We have been receiving numerous calls for fostering or adopting domestic cats. The Ferrell cat problem is really bad in this area and this can be better controlled with just spaying and neutering these animals.


Also, do what you can to prevent flea and ticks causing serious illnesses to your animals. They deserve your care and kindness.

Please make sure you provide all your animals, inside and outside, fresh, clean, and cool water. Provide good shade shelter for those animals outside. NEVER leave your animals outside in the hot car. Even parked in the shade temperatures rise to well over 100 degrees.

Please be safe this July 4th holiday. People who have no business handling fireworks will be out there doing so and it adds stress to the animals and danger to humans. We hear every year about serious injuries. Please use some common sense and care if you are going to be celebrating this way. We certainly want this to be an enjoyable time of fun and not something to look back on with sorrow. Safety, safety, safety!

Be good to your animals. Be good to people! Be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Jenny and the Yogie Cats!

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