November 2017 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Fans!

Luna: Luna was a very sweet, and extremely, pregnant, Tuxedo cat I found going in and out of an abandoned and run-down house in Bossier City, Louisiana. She was a very sweet and friendly cat. I took her down to Yogie and Friends where she had four beautiful kittens, who remain at Yogie and Friends. Unfortunately, she recently went into severe kidney failure and lost the use of her back legs. We don’t understand why this happened and it seemed to happen so fast. She was gently put to sleep on October 4th. We expect loss, but not in such young animals. But, it does happen, and we just do the best we can. She is greatly missed.

Paws in Paradise: The Paws in Paradise 3rd Annual Adoption event will be held this coming Sunday, November 5th at Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana. The event will be held from 2-6p.m. and Yogie and Friends will have a booth with our awesome tee shirts, new hats, cool mugs, and more. We also have some great raffles for your pets. Please stop by our booth and help our kitties.

Vet Bills: Vet bills hit us hard the past month and a half. The ER visit for Kristoff was $545. Another vet bill was $2744. Then Luna cost us another $530. We really need your help to build our coffers back up. Please help us if you can. We need you.

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:

Petey                           Sarah                                                  Hope                           Elsa

Gatsby                         Sam                                                    Max                             Barney

Paisley                        Ursula                                                  Anna                            Duncan

Sunny                                                                                      Casper                         Muff

VooDoo                                                                                   Blackie                         Penelope

Frazier                                                                                     Blacky                         Duckie

Bubba                                                                                      Lucy                            Smudge

Nimitz                                                                                      Squeak                        Smokey

Dotsey                                                                                     Bandit                          Snowball

Bruno                                                                                      Natasha                       Boo

Alex                                                                                         Miss Kitty


You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027


New Cat Building: The electrical is installed in the building now. We haven’t connected it to the electric box yet, but this allows us to at least get the insulation and drywall done. We hoped we could have this completed before Christmas, but it’s not looking as if we will hit that mark. And since we didn’t reach our fundraising goal for the building, we still need your help. You can make this possible with your donation. You can donate via PayPal at or by mailing a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.

Cost breakdown for the building:

Building  12×24                       $5264.40  ($3864.40 balance)

Flooring                                   $755.99

Insulation                                 $210.43

Drywall                                    $281.60

Lights                                       $175.88

Ceiling Fans                            $140.00

Miscellaneous Materials such as concrete, lumber, nails, mud, paint, etc.

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 also part of the Bissell Pet Foundation and hopefully will be able to receive grants to help our shelter now as a result. This is a great program that Bissell has started. We appreciate being able to be part of this program. 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 (Purina Cat Chow Complete dry), and canned (usually Friskies pate’ or shreds, 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:

5 November 2017                  2pm – 6pm                 Vendor Booth at Paws in Paradise

                                                                                    Margaritaville Casino and Hotel

                                                                                    Bossier City, Louisiana


16 December 2017                11am – 3 pm              Christmas Bake Sale and Fundraiser

                                                                                   Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport


TBD March 2018                    11am – 3 pm              Spring Bake Sale and Fundraiser

                                                                                  Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport


TBD Apr 2018                        10am – 6 pm              SBC Louisiana Comic Con

                                                                                    Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, LA


1 May 2018                             TBD                            Kitty Cat Carnival for Give for Good Day

                                                                                    Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport


TBD June 2018                      3-6 pm                        Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting and Mini Bake Sale

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, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport



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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!






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