May 2021 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

It’s May!

GIVE FOR GOOD: Online giving is now open for Give for Good and we have to say that we are off to an amazing start! We have an awesome fan base, and we thank you for your donations. May 4th is the official Give for Good day where many non-profits are working hard to get as many donations as possible to help their organization. We have provided the link to make donating easier.

https://www.giveforgoodnla.org/yogieandfriends

MEDICAL ISSUES:

Grayson: Grayson did very well after his second dental procedure. The doctor had to do additional extractions. She did leave his canines and some molars since they did not have any infection. In leaving these teeth it also helps maintain jaw stability. We have been feeding him a gruel mix of Ensure and Purina canned Critical Nutrition diet to get some weight on him and make eating a less painful issue during healing. We are happy to report he is doing great and even caught him running and playing again. We are incredibly happy to see this.

Sunny: Dr. Daville called to let us know that the mass on Sunny’s conjunctiva, and……. NO MALIGNANCY! Dr. Daville was happy to give us some good news following so much recent loss. We have an amazing medical team and are thrilled that Sunny does not have cancer.

Lucia

Lucia

Lucia: Lucia (Lou Chia) is the white cat we rescued for Dr. Everson of Southern Hills Vet Hospital. She arrived there with a broken jaw and severe ear mites. She has healed well but is deaf because of long-term ear infections. Recently we saw an injury to the tip of her tail we thought may have been the result of fighting. It was superficial and our director treated it accordingly. She healed well, but our director also noticed Lucia was attacking her tail like it was some predator or something. It was very odd behavior. Then, a few days ago she noticed the injury to the tail again. Dr. Joe Scroggs saw a portion of her tail looked black up a little way and that Lucia may be self-mutilating. She had a partial amputation of her tail on the 28th. She is still growling at her tail but is healing well.

Currently, we do have two cats with cancers. Lily has an intestinal lymphoma, which many cats do not live much longer than six months. Munch is the other cat with nasal cancer, and she has just passed a year since surgery. She is not on any medication for her cancer, but she is doing very well otherwise. She has surprised us all.

On a personal note, regarding our director. She has just completed her 20th radiation treatment on April 30th. She hopes to be finished with radiation on May 19th. She said she is feeling well, has not had any real side effects from any treatment, other than her fingernails turning black, and some fatigue at times. Her tumor was stage one, and this is all just to ensure a “sweep” of her system. She completed her 16th chemo on March 8th and her hair is at the “peach fuzz” stage. Lol! She is anxious to get back to doing our bake sale fundraisers and is hoping we can have one in a few months. Paws and claws crossed.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Give for Good 2021
4 May 2021
Online Only

https://www.giveforgoodnla.org/yogieandfriends

NEEDS AND RESOURCES:

CHEWY: We have set up our Chewy wish list and here is the link to order items off the wish list for our cats.

https://www.chewy.com/g/yogie-and-friends-fiv-cat-sanctuary_b66609597?fbclid=IwAR2PutvdDsL2hKM9UNmkJqplrsvJtYewWZd7kPqqeY6FUtXoYpzOA-mHq-Q

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list; with our most 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.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A2LGJPU9KN7C2N

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: yogieandfriends@hotmail.com

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a great way to help support our cats. By sponsoring one of our Yogie 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.

We are spending about $1500 a month on food and litter.

 

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

VooDoo

Bubba – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia.

Dotsey – Is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Ursula

Olaf

Brexit – Is being sponsored by Richard, a fan in St. Louis, Missouri

Sasha

Grayson – Is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana.

 

Non-Positive Cats:

Hope

Elsa

Max

Barney

Claire – is being sponsored by Bonnie, a fan in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Anna

Duncan

Grace

Blackie

Penelope

Duckie

Lucy

Smudge

Squeak

Smokey

Bandit

Sarah

Snowball

Miss Kitty

Paisley

Isabella

Quinn – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Theo (Tayo) – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.

Ms. Gray

Oscar

Dorian

Bert

Ernie

Kay

Rocket

Ziggy

Layla

Angel

Pia

Munch

Mama

Pete

Saber

Binx

Domino

Socks

Logan

Russell

April

Tosha

Taco

Sarah

Lucia (Solid white, deaf, survivor of a broken jaw)

Yeti – Is being sponsored by Diane, a fan in Houston, Texas.

This is just a partial list (we currently have 66) of the cats’ we are caring for.

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 and Friends Gang!


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