October 2018 Newsletter

Hello Yogie Friends!

October has arrived, it is “officially” fall, except here in the south! Temperatures are still in the low to mid 90’s. Don’t forget that we are still dealing with pests like mosquitos, fleas, ticks, and the like here, as if it is summer. We need to continue preventatives throughout the year here since it takes into consideration the life cycle of these pests. We want you and your pets to remain safe and free from parasite born illnesses.

PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA: Our friends at Cowen Photo Studio in Shreveport are working with us on a Pet Photo with Santa Fundraiser at their studio on Saturday, November 24th from 2 – 4 pm.  We love how Neal Cowen is Santa and, in our opinion, and that of many others who bring their children to him for Santa photos, is the best-looking Santa we have seen around here. Once we work out the times of the photo shoot, and any details regarding the animals, we will post it on our website and Facebook page. Watch for more info.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: We will have a pancake breakfast at TaMolly’s Mexican Restaurant in Bossier City, on Saturday morning, 17 November from 7 am-10 am. Yogie and Friends will receive 100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser, which is awesome. Most food fundraising events only give 10%. We are going to have several raffle items available at this event. This is also an animal friendly event. In other words, you CAN bring your dog to this event. We ask that you use common sense when doing so. If you bring a dog, it MUST be leashed. There may be some other considerations regarding the type of animal allowed as well.

We can also use some volunteer help regarding presale of tickets, drivers who can deliver to local businesses that would like to participate, but cannot leave work to do so, and help at the event itself. Please contact us if you can do so.

Tickets will be $5 for pancakes. You can add eggs and/or sausage patty, for an additional $6, or $7.

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a very important way to help our animals. 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. If each cat had a regular, monthly, sponsor, it would help ease the burden of care for the animals we provide sanctuary for. Would you please consider sponsoring one of our animals? We 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.

CRITICAL NEEDS: We have had some big hits in the vet bills department this past month. We desperately need your help to build the coffers back up to be prepared for any medical emergencies. We also can use Scoopable cat litter, preferable unscented, but we will take any, as well as cat food. We feed Friskies or Fancy Feast canned pate, or Purina Cat Chow complete. We do have some on an expensive urinary tract formula that we have to get at the vet. If you can help with a monetary donation, please do. We really hope you can help us in this area.

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

CHEWY: Do you shop for pet food and supplies at Chewy. Well, we are a pet partner with Chewy.com. Enter the Chewy website from the link on the Yogie and Friends website and 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:  www.chewy.com/rp/6019

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via Amazon.com 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 feed our cats and kittens. We need you!


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.


Cats in need of Sponsoring:

FIV/Feline Leukemia Positive Cats:













Non-Positive Cats:





















Miss Kitty




You can also mail your donations to us at:

Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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). https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

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 FIV+ Cat Sanctuary. 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.

Upcoming Events:

Pancake Breakfast

17 November 2018
7a.m. – 10a.m.

TaMolly’s Mexican Restaurant
2509 Beene Blvd., Bossier City, LA

We will receive 100% of the proceeds from this event.
Tickets are $5.00 each. Eggs and/or Sausage Patty for $6/$7
We will also have several raffles at this event.


Pet Photos with Santa

24 November
2p.m – 4p.m.

Cowen Photo Studio
4360 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA


Paws in Paradise

2 December 2018
Time of event pending

Margaritaville Casino and Hotel
Bossier City, LA


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

Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!

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