July 2018 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

PAISLEY: Paisley was one of the first FIV/FeLV positive cats to arrive at Yogie and Friends. A local veterinarian asked if we would take her because he didn’t feel it necessary to euthanize a cat just because they test positive for the virus. Paisley always sounds like she has the sniffles and the vet said she didn’t have any infections but would always sound this way. Recently we noticed a little weight loss and wanted to get her checked to make sure nothing bad was happening. Our vet said there wasn’t a big weight loss, but she prescribed a medication we’ve never used and nose drops. Her blood work was sent out to the lab for a more in-depth analysis. Our vet called us and gave us some very surprising, and unexpected, news. Paisley tested NEGATIVE for both FIV and FeLV. This was amazing news. Her labs did show that she has Corona virus, which is very common, and for Toxoplasmosis, which was a bit of a surprise to us. Both are very treatable, and the vet said pose no threat to us. We also are very diligent in our cleaning. The good news is, that after a month of the medications she will be on we will be able to get with one of the other cat rescues that do adoption days at Petco. We would love to get her adopted. We do adopt our cats out to people that understand FIV/FeLV, but it is not a common practice. This made us all very happy. It’s also why we periodically retest. Yay Paisley!

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

BISSELL SUPPORT THE SHELTERS SWEEPSTAKE: Here is your chance to help Yogie and Friends possibly win a $30,000 prize for our shelter. Can you imagine what we could do for our beautiful cats with this much money? Please share this contest info with all your friends. It’s so easy to vote. You have till August 1st. Go to the link and look for Louisiana and then the shelter drop down menu to select and vote for Yogie and Friends.


CRITICAL NEEDS: We have had over $2000.00 in vet bills this past month. This means our coffers are at about $1000, and that is for cat food, cat litter, veterinarian care, and electric. We desperately need your help to build the coffers back up to be prepared for any medical emergencies. We also can use Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any, as well as cat food. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, or Purina Cat Chow complete. We do have some on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We appreciate our fans,

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

NEW CAT BUILDING: The two lofts and all the trim, except base board, have been completed in the new cat building. The lofts are painted and then the trim will be caulked and painted as well. The vinyl plank flooring has been purchased and we got a great price on that. We need to raise some more funds to complete that installation and the base board. The labor is only $300, which is very inexpensive. It’s the same person who did the lofts and trim. It’s looking great! We have had a lot of vet bills this month, so the floor is a lower priority now, but we expect it to be very soon.






If you shop via Amazon.com you select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice. They will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It’s a very easy way to help.


We also have an Amazon wish list to help feed our cats and kittens. We need you!


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

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT: Please consider sponsoring a special needs cat. By sponsoring one of the FIV cats you will be providing food, medical care, and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals.

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

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

Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:













Non-Positive Cats:





















Miss Kitty




You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

Louisiana and Texas Kroger Shoppers: If you link your Kroger Community Rewards to your Kroger Plus Card. Every time you shop at a Texas or Louisiana Kroger and use your Plus Card, Kroger will donate a portion of the sale to Yogie and Friends to help the FIV and other special needs cats we have at the sanctuary. Every little bit helps! Here is the link to enroll or sign in (if you are already enrolled). Choose us as your charity of choice. NPO #80724, Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary (we will be fixing the name later, but it’s still all good). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

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

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

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

Upcoming Events:

TBD Sept 2018
11am – 3 pm

Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser
Petco, Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA


TBD October 2018
7am- 12 Noon

Yogie Yard Sale
Location to be determined


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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!

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