June 2018

Greetings Yogie Fans!

It’s Official! We have legally changed our name to: Yogie and Friends FIV+ Cats Sanctuary.

We knew we would be changing our name once we no longer had any exotic cats. We added the Domestic Animal Project (D.A.P.) as a division of our organization back in 2005. We have been Yogie and Friends since 2000. We felt it was a brand many know and wanted to maintain it. So, here we are.

Sam: We took three cats in for physicals the other day and got Sam retested for FIV/FeLV. Whenever we get young cats that have tested positive we always retest them several months later. Many young cats test positive because of their mother’s antibodies and come back negative later. Well, this is the case for sweet Sam. We were thrilled that his retest came back a big, fat, NEGATIVE! Yay! We asked our friends at Port City Cat Rescue (PCCR) if they would take Sam for us and place him up for adoption. They have agreed to do so, and they will take him to their rescue in about a week. PCCR has an adoption area in Petco and they also have a large facility within the Shreveport city limits that people go to adopt. They are in a much better place to do this for us. We will miss this sweet little guy, but we hope he gets adopted to a family that will spoil him like crazy!

New Cat Building: The new cat building is so close to completion. We painted a special water sealant on the floor the past two days as an extra added protection prior to putting the vinyl plank flooring in. This was recommended by a friend who is a home builder and we felt it was an excellent idea. The only things remaining to be completed inside the building is the two lofts, window and door trims, and the floor. When the inside is complete we will bring the cats in. We will then look at completing the outdoor enclosure later, but the sooner we get the cats inside, the better.

AMAZON WISH LIST: 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


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.

Chewy: We are now a partner with Chewy.com and when you shop via their website and select Yogie and Friends as your charity 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

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

Bissell Pet Foundation: We are part of the Bissell Pet Foundation and hopefully will be able to receive grants to help our shelter now as a result. The BISSELL Pet Foundation supports programs and initiatives that are focused on addressing the pet overpopulation crisis in our country. Through funding for pet adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping, and foster care we are making a difference to reduce the number of pets in shelters and rescues. They support the lifesaving work of 3,000 animal welfare organizations in all 50 states.

Our Needs: We always need cat litter. We use Scoopable cat litter, preferably unscented or very little scent, cat food, canned Friskies pate’ and Fancy Feast pate’.

Since we have the normal operational costs of electric, water, gas, and of course, Veterinary care, we need cash. Cash is very important to our caring for the cats and none of us get paid at Yogie and Friends. 100% of your tax-deductible donations go to the animal’s care.

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+ Cats 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.

If you wish to donate on a regular basis and do not wish to use PayPal, your bank can set up automatic payments for you.


Upcoming Events:

June 2018
10am-6 pm
Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting (On-Line/In-Store)
Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil & Vinegar – Tasting Bar

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


TBD Sept 2018
11am – 3 pm
Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser

Petco, Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA


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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!

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