Welcome to July Yogie Fans!
We hope this newsletter finds you all safe and well. The storms we had a couple of weeks ago wreaked havoc on the Shreveport-Bossier area. This storm was not just in the northwest Louisiana area, but also did a great deal of damage in East Texas as well. The National Weather Service said it had been an EF-1 tornado and with the damage that was left behind we are grateful it was not worse. There were no storm related deaths, but sadly, there was a heat related death in Marshall, Texas of a Swepco lineman from West Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
More than 250,000 people were without power for as long as ten days. And these were some of our hottest days so far. Our director said she slept right through the storm. Not sure how considering the mess it left behind.
We are fortunate with Yogie and Friends that, other than no power, there was no damage to the property and all humans and animals are well.
FOOD AND LITTER:
Our biggest issues now remain food and litter. We have no idea what the issue is with the canned cat food we buy. We try to keep our cats on canned pate’ because our vets say it is better than shreds and gravy that cats tend to just lick the juices, and they are higher in carbs. Currently, we feel that food is food, and they must eat. Also, our vets tell us to never use grain free food because of the heart problems arising in animals being fed a grain free diet.
We typically get our Friskies canned pate’ at Sam’s Club because the box of sixty cans was the best price. They have not had this available at the clubs here for more than two months.
If our fans would like to help us with cat food and litter, we have provided our links below.
These are our current wish lists. Food and litter are always a top priority.
Cash donations are even more important for us. Or you can donate using one of the following methods:
And as always, you can mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS: Attention Kroger Shoppers. Please consider helping our cats when you shop at Kroger. Our Kroger Community Rewards number is GD567, and you can find us by our name as well, Yogie and Friends FIV Positive Cat Sanctuary. When you log into your Kroger account you can select us as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will be donated to our rescue sanctuary. This is one of the easiest ways to help us financially when you go grocery shopping. It takes nothing out of your pockets either. How cool is that?
SPONSORSHIP: We often speak of our sponsorship program and right now we are really trying hard to get all our cats sponsored. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie cats, you will be providing food, limited medical care (we know that medical bills can get extremely high and do not expect a sponsor to cover it. Unless they can, and want to), and their basic care and support. 100% of the sponsorship goes to the care of these animals. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the financial burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for.
Please note that more than one person may sponsor a cat but rest assured that all sponsored funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats.
You can sponsor a cat for just $15 a month, $45 a quarter, or $180 a year. You can always contribute more. It all helps a great deal.
If you choose to sponsor a cat via PayPal or Venmo, please let us know the name of the cat you would like to sponsor.
WE CURRENTLY CARE FOR 63 CATS, as well as several feral cats we care for:
CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING
FIV Positive Cats:
Alex – is being sponsored by Patsy, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Grayson – Is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana.
Quinn – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.
Theo (Tayo) – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.
Mama – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia.
Yakov – is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana
NONE AT THIS TIME
PAYPAL: PayPal has a program where you can do automatic monthly donations to Yogie and Friends. This is an easy and effective way to help our fundraising for the animals. You can also choose to pay the fees by selecting the Friends and Family option in PayPal ensuring we would receive the entire amount of your donation. Our PayPal is: email@example.com
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Your donations are the most important thing to help us with our animals. We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit, in good standing. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We can really use help with funds to buy food, veterinarian care, and everyday care of the wellbeing of the animals. Thank you for your support.
Our intake is closed until further notice.
YOU CAN MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO US AT:
YOGIE AND FRIENDS
128 FOB LANE
FRIERSON, LA 71027
PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Do not Shop!
Thank You! The Yogie Cats and their Volunteer Staff!
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