May 2018

Greetings Yogie Fans!

Taz: On 15 April 2018, our beautiful bobcat, Taz, crossed the rainbow bridge. Taz arrived at Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary in 2003. We were told he was three or four years old. He had been a privately owned “pet” being fed nothing but boneless, skinless, chicken breasts. This was not a proper diet for him. He had also been declawed on both his front and rear paws. He was going to be put in the “wild” by his previous owner. He surely would have died since he possessed neither the skills, or claws, needed to survive. We gave him a proper diet, vet care, and of course, love and kindness. We are glad his last years were spent with us in comfort. We will miss him.

Give for Good Giving Day: We want to thank those of you who contributed to us during the annual Give for Good Giving Day. It was a success for the local community. Thank you!

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.

New Cat Building: We have good news to report on the new cat building. Our GoFundMe was a success and this coming Sunday our electrician is going to connect the electrical. We still don’t have all the carpentry work such as window/door finish and trim, and the lofts still need to be built. We also haven’t decided on the best floor just yet, but we are close. We feel this will be ready for the cats to move into within the month. We are very excited about this. Even though this current fundraiser met its goal we will keep it open a little longer since we are still paying for the building itself and it all helps us in the overall process. Thank you so much for your help with this much needed project.

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:

Alex                             Sarah                                                  Hope                           Elsa

Gatsby                         Sam                                                    Max                             Barney

Paisley                        Ursula                                                  Anna                            Duncan

Sunny                                                                                      Grace                          Muff

VooDoo                                                                                   Blackie                        Penelope

Frazier                                                                                     Blacky                         Duckie

Bubba                                                                                      Lucy                            Smudge

Nimitz                                                                                      Squeak                        Smokey

Dotsey                                                                                     Bandit                          Snowball

Bruno                                                                                      Natasha                       Boo

Miss Kitty


You can also mail your donations to us at:

 Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

Chewy: We are now a partner with 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:

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).

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.

Cat Litter: We always need Scoopable cat litter. We found that the Wal-Mart Special Kitty (40-pound box) to be the best value right now and we have been buying that. But, we will take any Scoopable litter. You can send a monetary donation to us and we will pick up the litter, since shipping it is costly, or contact us for a pickup place. Please help us with this. We need you.

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 Special Needs Cats. 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.

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via 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 with the feeding and caring of our feral cat colonies as well as the adoptable cats and kittens we are fostering. Please help if you can.

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.


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


21 Jul 2018                             10am – 6pm
Yogie Booth at SBC Anime Festival Day 1

Bossier Civic Center, Benton Rd., Bossier City


22 Jul 2018                             11am – 5pm
Yogie Booth at SBC Anime Festival Day 2
Bossier Civic Center, Benton Rd., Bossier City


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