Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!
We pray this newsletter finds you all safe, and well.
There is not a lot going on at this time since events and fundraisers have been shut down because of the corona virus. This is a really difficult time, in an already difficult situation, for all non-profits. Your help is needing even more so than before.
GIVE FOR GOOD: Thank you to all who donated during the Give for Good online giving event. This was a more difficult year for everyone since we were unable to hold events, and although we missed our goal, it had a good outcome. We appreciate our fans so much. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
FUNDRAISERS: We still have no idea when we can do in person fundraisers. We miss seeing our fans in person, and we desperately need the funds for our animals. We understand the reasons why we cannot do them at this time, but hopefully soon, we will be able to do so. Thank you for your consideration and patience during this difficult time for our country, and, world.
CRITICAL NEEDS: Right now, we need a great deal of help with items such as cat litter and food. We really need Scoopable cat litter, no lightweight as they can present a dangerous ingestion and blockage issue, and we use Friskies canned pate, Fancy Feast canned pate, and Purina Naturals dry food. We have an Amazon wish list that makes it easier to order, or you can order any other way that is convenient to you. If you donate cash, check, or PayPal, we can purchase the items as well.
RUSSELL: One of our non-positive cats, Russell, who is about 11 years old, had stopped eating. He was licking like a cat does prior to vomiting, and his behavior had changed so we brought him to the vet. They gave him a shot that helps with appetite and left him overnight at the vet for observation. We are glad we did so. He had not eaten, used the litter box, and began drooling. The vet ran blood work, which looked surprisingly good, but x-rays showed a possible blockage in his intestines, or possibly just a big gas pocked. They gave him GasX, but there was no improvement. His temperature fluctuated between 104 degrees, then normal, which is 101. He remained in the hospital for a week, given I.V. fluids, then on the fifth day began eating. He is back with us and doing well. The vet bill was just under $800. This is a big hit at a time when funds are critically low and nothing much coming in. We hope you can help us build our coffers back up.
GATSBY: Gatsby is still on medication and seems to be improving. We will take him for a follow-up visit with our vet to see if he is still anemic. We hope he is not since we are trying to avoid a blood transfusion.
CLAIRE: The sweet little tortie kitten found on the street in Bossier City, is still very pregnant. With veterinarians being forced to stop spay/neuter procedures, the TNR program has also been stopped, resulting in a great deal of new kittens in the community. This is not going to be a good thing since kitten season was already in full force when things were shut down. In the meantime, Claire is safe, will deliver here five kittens in a safe, clean, environment. We will partner with one of the cat rescues that does adoptions when her kittens are old enough. In the meantime, we press on.
SPONSORSHIP: We are beginning to get sponsors for our cats. This is a great way to help support our cats. 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. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Please consider sponsoring one of our animals. The cats really need you.
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.
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.
CRITICAL NEEDS: Vet care is always a primary need. Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, but we have chosen to change to Purina Naturals for our dry food. We are trying to get our cats on an even better diet. We do have several cats on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. We go through a tremendous amount of cat litter. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We really hope you can help us in this area.
We are spending about $1500 a month on food and litter.
AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list, we have added much needed food items and cat litter. Also, when you shop via Smile.Amazon.com you can select Yogie and Friends as your charity of choice and they will donate a percentage of the sales to us. It is an extremely easy way to help.
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: email@example.com
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
Cats in need of Sponsoring:
FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:
Alex – is being sponsored by Patsy, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana
Sunny – is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
Frazier – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia
Brexit – Is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri
Grayson – Is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana
Claire – is being sponsored by Bonnie, a fan in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
Yeti – Is being sponsored by Diane, a fan in Bossier City, Louisiana
This is just a partial list (we currently have 68) of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.
Our intake is closed until further notice.
You can also mail your donations to us at:
Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027
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
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 is a safe page to share educational information and news about our wonderful cats. Please like on the page and share with your friends.
TBD 11am – 3 pm
Bake Sale and Fundraiser
Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport
24 October 2020 10am – 4pm
Paws in the Park (Rescue Booth)
Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue
River Park Church
3232 E. 70th Street, Shreveport, LA
PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Do not Shop!
Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!
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