Hello Yogie Fans!
November has arrived and we are finally experiencing some cooler weather. It’s going to get warm again, so we never really know what to expect. So, we just make sure the feral cat houses are clean and always have fresh straw. We give these cats a variety of shelter from the elements.
We have no events planned in November, but Jenny is working on a very cool raffle we hope to get going in plenty of time to draw at the Christmas bake sale. It’s just getting everything set.
We also have a unique plan for the Christmas bake sale if Petco will allow us to do it. More to come as soon as we get the go ahead on it. We will still have it on December 23rd though.
PAWS IN THE PARK: Thank you for another successful Paws in the Park. We want to thank those of you who were able to come out and support the event. This is always an event we enjoy doing and we want to especially thank Realtors to the Rescue for hosting this event for the local rescues every year. We truly appreciate the kindness.
BUILDING REPAIRS: We are still waiting for our building repairs to be done. With recent storm damage the repair people have been really backed up. We really like our guy because he does a good job and has been the fairest regarding labor costs. One quote for work in the large cat building was more than $2000 and our guy did the same work with materials for $900. His work is quality too, so we wait for him. It will be done soon though.
VET CARE: Fabio, the little black kitten that showed up at the catio one very hot June day got neutered on October 30th. He did very well. There was a feral female kitten, Little Fuzz, that was finally trapped and spayed that same day. She is also doing well but is a very spicy feral. We still didn’t want to release her back to the colony the day after spaying with temperatures expected in the 20s and 30s, so she is in our two-story medical cage and after a week of healing we will release her back to her colony. Jenny tried to socialize her, but she’s just not having it. We really wanted to, but she does well in her colony.
We do have a small balance at our vet clinic, a little over $300, and an $81 balance at Robinson’s Rescue for the spay and neuter on the 30th. That is a very inexpensive spay and neuter.
FOOD AND LITTER: We don’t know why there is such a problem with cat food and litter, but a recent order we placed for five cases of Friskies Pate’ came in so damaged that only four cases were usable. It’s crazy how poorly this stuff was packaged and shipped. We always need your help with cat food and litter, and you can help with our wish lists.
These are our current wish lists. Food and litter are always a top priority. We continuously need help with these items.
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. Please consider helping our cats when you shop at Kroger. Our Kroger Community Rewards number is 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?
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 62 CATS, as well as several feral cats we care for:
CATS IN NEED OF SPONSORING
Alex – is being sponsored by Patsy, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Grayson – Is being sponsored by Phil and Ann, fans in Haughton, Louisiana.
Quinn – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.
Theo (Tayo) – Is being sponsored by Denyce, a fan in Houston, Texas.
Mama – Is being sponsored by Louise, a fan in Australia.
Yakov – is being sponsored by Beverly, a fan in Shreveport, Louisiana
Yogie Christmas Bake Sale
Youree Drive, Shreveport
23 December 2023
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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.
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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