Greetings Yogie Fans!
Welcome March! It sure doesn’t feel like it. We need air conditioning already. Hope this is not a sign of a very hot summer!
SASHA: Our sweet Sasha crossed the rainbow bridge on February 1st. She was taken to the vet for what at first appeared to be a severe urinary tract infection. Her white blood count was so high it didn’t even register. Her red blood count was so low she required a blood transfusion. She had to be put under sedation to access a vein. She was a very sick girl, riddled with cancer, and we did not want her to suffer. She was a sweet, sweet, once feral, cat. She was a hard loss for us. R.I.P. Sasha.
SHARON DECARLO: We are sad to share that one of the Shreveport-Bossier areas animal advocates died on February 25th as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident the previous week. Sharon DeCarlo was very well known in our area. She was a volunteer at Robinson’s Rescue Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. Sharon would photograph all the animals after surgery on rescue day, then post them on the website and Facebook to get more notice for adoptions. She really loved animals. Sharon retired from Bossier Parish Community College where she taught math for several years. Sharon was a very kind lady who will be missed by so many.
VET ISSUES: On February 9th Draco, Eragon, and Flynn were neutered. They are all doing very well. Now, we want to trap, spay/neuter, return (TNR), nine feral cats and kittens we have seen between our Bossier, and Frierson, location. It is a never-ending battle to keep these colonies fixed because of dumped and abandoned cats and kittens.
GEEK’D CON: We are sorry to announce we had to pull out of the Geek’d Con event this year. Our Director had an injury back in November that now requires surgery. She is holding off till after the bake sale, but the doctor said she cannot do things the things that doing an event like this requires, so we pulled out. Everything will be fine, but this involves at least four to six months physical therapy and recovery. Thank you for understanding.
FOOD AND LITTER: The need here is constant. You can always help with our Amazon, or Chewy, wish lists. Chewy tends to cost less than Amazon.
We buy Royal Canin Urinary S/O, at $99.99 a 17.6-pound bag. Royal Canin Ultamino at $63.99 a 5.5-pound bag. These are all prescription diets, but they are working as they should, so in the long run prescription food versus vet bills. This does not include tax. Being a non-profit does not mean we do not have to pay sales tax.
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. We have been part of the Kroger Community Rewards program for well over 15 years, but they made some changes to their program, and we want to update our fans who happen to shop at Kroger Grocery Stores. Our Kroger Community Rewards number is now 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?
Please consider helping our cats when you shop at Kroger. We deeply appreciate your help.
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 66 CATS, as well as several feral.
Yogie and Friends Spring Bake Sale
8 April 2023
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
6595 Youree Drive
Give for Good On-Line Giving Day
2 May 2023 (All Day)
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.
We are spending about $5000 a month on food and litter alone. Then we have vet bills and other incidentals that come up creating an immediate need.
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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