October 2020 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie and Friends Fans!

We are happy to report that we made it through Hurricane Laura without any physical damage to our property, or that of any of our volunteer staff. We did lose power at the sanctuary, but that has now been restored and we are grateful for the teams from all over the country, and Canada, that helped make it possible. The temperatures were extreme, so the quick response was even more appreciated.

Sadly, someone stole our generator and we are working on getting another. When we do that, we will build a caged enclosure to secure it in, so it does not happen again.

Two kittens adopted!

CLAIRE AND KITTENS: Claire and her kittens are doing well. Sven and Rudy were adopted by two of our volunteers. We have known this sweet couple for well over 12 years and they are great pet people. The two kittens are doing great. We still have Bonnie and Yakov looking for forever homes. Claire, Yakov, and Bonnie are scheduled for spay/neuter.

Mama kitty after surgery

MAMA KITTY: Mama had to have surgery for a cyst in one of her mammary glands. It was removed and she is doing well. The pathology came back, and it was not a cancer! We are incredibly happy about that. Of course, the surgery costs hit us again, but we receive a particularly good discount and that helps a lot.

FUNDRAISERS: Sadly, some places are still limiting our capabilities for doing fundraisers. We desperately need to do some but have not found the right venue that will allow it. We are checking with some places that have worked with us in the past to host the bake sales. These have brought in up to $2400 and we truly need to get some income generated. We have looked at online auctions, but the problem ends up being how to get the item to the winner. We are looking at raffles as well, but they do not often do well. We will be participating in the Paws in the Park on the 24th at Riverview Park in Shreveport. That is always a nice, outdoor, event for us. We look forward to that. But we are working hard on ideas.

SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship is a great way to help support our cats. 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. 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.

CRITICAL NEEDS: Right now, we need a great deal of help with items such as cat litter and food. We really need Scoopable cat litter, no lightweight as they can present a dangerous ingestion and blockage issue, and we use Friskies canned pate, Fancy Feast canned pate, and Purina Naturals dry food. We have an Amazon wish list that makes it easier to order, or you can order any other way that is convenient to you. If you donate cash, check, or PayPal, we can purchase the items as well.

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have updated our Amazon wish list; we have added much 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.


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:

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


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




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


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


Non-Positive Cats:





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














Miss Kitty



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


























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


This is just a partial list (we currently have 68) of the cats’ we are caring for. These are the cats at the Frierson, Louisiana location. We are working on making the list an easier one to post, read, and for you to select who you would like to sponsor. We are also trying to put photos of each for you to see them better.

Our intake is closed until further notice.

You can also mail your donations to us at:

 Yogie and Friends
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, LA 71027

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

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 is 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:

TBD    11am – 3 pm
Bake Sale and Fundraiser
Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport. LA


24 October 2020
10am – 4pm
Paws in the Park (Rescue Booth)
Hosted by Real Estate to the Rescue
River Park Church
3232 E. 70th Street, Shreveport, LA


PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Do not Shop!

Thank You! The Yogie and Friends Gang!

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