November 2018 Newsletter

Hello friends,

I wanted to share some fun events coming up with you very soon. It seems that time gets away quite fast. I realize I am also sending this to those of you far and near, but I still have news we thought you’d still like to know. Lots of good things happening, but I also need to share a bit of sad news that is breaking our hearts.

One of our beloved cats, Bruno, went into liver failure and died early morning on October 22nd. He was rushed to the ER vet that previous Thursday, remained overnight on fluids, and then brought to Dr. Core on Friday morning. Tim and I visited with Bruno on Saturday morning since we knew they would not be open on Sunday. He rallied a bit, then went downhill. He died around 6:30 that morning. Any loss of one of our cats hurts. Bruno really hit me hard. He fought the good fight. Now comes the inevitable huge bill. But, it comes with the territory of what we do and why we keep our population low.


On a happy note, the four kittens we were fostering for Port City Cat Rescue, one was actually a kitten I found in my yard and named him, Yardley, are up for adoption. Yardley was adopted within a couple of days, then TruLove got adopted this past Saturday. Midnight and Arlo are at the adoption center at Petsmart on Youree Drive in Shreveport.

I am still in a boot from my broken ankle, but am well enough to work on the new building to complete the caulking and painting around the trim inside. Once I get that done we will move our cats to the new building in our Bossier Parish location. It will make it much easier on those of us who live in Bossier to be around the cats more often. We are still trying to get quotes from contractors about the outdoor catio and concrete. We need to consider what is the best way to go prior to fundraising and grant searching.

Tigger is doing very well in Tyler, Texas. Moses is doing well in Branson, Missouri. Tim and I are going to visit Moses very soon. Pics will follow our return.

On to the events:

Amazon Smile: From 29 October – 2 Nov, Amazon is 5% of what you purchase to the charity you choose via Smile.Amazon. I haven’t been able to get the name fixed on their site, so there are places that still have a couple of different versions. As long as you find Yogie and Friends in Frierson, Louisiana, that is us. They are trying to fix it for us. It all helps lots.

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 7-10a.m.
Pancake Breakfast at TaMolly’s
2509 Beene Blvd, Bossier City.
Tickets are just $5 each.
You will also have the opportunity to add sausage patty and/or eggs to your meal. We will have several cool raffles as well. Yogie and Friends will receive 100% of the funds raised from this.

Saturday, 24 November 2018, 2-4p.m.
Pet Photos with Santa, Cowen Studios
, 4360 Youree Drive, Shreveport.
We ask that your pets be properly and safely restrained. This is always a huge showing and lots of fun.


Sunday, 2 December 2018, 2-5p.m.
Paws in Paradise,
Margarittaville Casino, Bossier City.
Yogie and Friends will have a booth and raffle items as well. This is another pet friendly event.

Saturday, 15 December 2018, 11a.m.-3p.m.
Christmas Bake Sale and Fundraiser
, Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport.

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 6 – 10 p.m.
Gift Wrapping for Donations,
Barnes & Noble, Youree Drive, Shreveport (We can use volunteers)

Monday, 24 December 2018, 10a.m. – 6p.m.
Gift Wrapping for Donations, Barnes & Noble
, Youree Drive, Shreveport (We can use volunteers. We have a blast on this day.)

Please keep us all in your thoughts. We are working hard for these cats and our hearts are really hurting at the loss of Bruno.

Our funds took a big hit with our current vet bills. If you are able to help in any way it is greatly appreciated.

We really hope to see our friends at one or more of our events. We love catching up with you.

If you are on Facebook, please follow our page under Yogie and Friends FIV+ Cat Sanctuary.

Thank you!

Jenny Senier, Director

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