Hello Yogie Fans!
We want to thank you all for another successful bake sale. Despite the slow day and less item availability, we did well and know we couldn’t have without you.
ISABELLA: We must report yet another loss. One of our former feral cats, Isabella, was found in the catio, looking like she was sleeping, but she was dead. We were a little surprised, but she looked so peaceful, and we couldn’t ask for a better way for one of the cats to go. We had no real idea how old she was. She has been with us about 10 years, but living her previous feral life, she may have been older. She was FIV+ and that became more of an issue when she recently got sick and didn’t have a strong enough immune system to fight. But we take comfort in knowing she had a good life with us, however short we always feel it is. We will miss Isabella.
PAWS IN THE PARK: Paws in the Park will be held on Saturday, October 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Riverview Park Church (The Old Hamels) 3232 E. 70th Street, Shreveport, Louisiana. This is hosted by Realtors to the Rescue, and it is a really good time for people to come see adoptable pets, meet rescue groups, and just have fun. We hope you can make it.
During this year’s Paws in the Park, we would like to see if our fans would consider donating food and litter and dropping it by the event for our cats. It will also give us a chance to visit with our fans as well. You can look at the wish lists below to see what we can use.
BUILDING REPAIRS: Recent storms, and just years of wear and tear, are taking a toll on our cat building on the Frierson property. Surprisingly ants can be just as destructive as termites, and we have some damage to our floor. Our air conditioning unit has also seen better days, it’s over 10 years old and works very hard. We would like to get the storm damage repaired, a new AC unit since they will be on sale now, and possibly do a decking style patio like we have in the Bossier houses. The decking makes it easier to treat fleas, clean off when a cat may occasionally vomit, and just overall look better and easier to maintain. We have a carpenter who has done amazing work for us, and he never charges a lot. Our Bossier houses need to have the plastic patio roofing replaced because the extreme summer heat and sun has made it so brittle it’s starting to break. We are going to replace those with metal. We are researching material costs and will start fundraising as soon as possible to get this all done. We feel fortunate we haven’t had to do much maintenance to our buildings up to this point.
VET CARE: At this moment, thanks to some very special people, we don’t have a vet bill. We do have some follow-up medical tests coming up, but hopefully no major issues.
FOOD AND LITTER: We have been having a really difficult time getting canned cat food. We have no idea why this has been such a problem, but it has been. We normally get the Friskies Canned Pate’ at Sam’s Club because it was the best price for the box of 60, but the clubs have not had it in stock for over five months now. When the director goes to order it online, they limit it to five boxes per month. This is crazy. We have 62 cats, and this does not last. She spends more time running from store to store to find the food.
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 Vendor Booth at Paws in the Park
3232 E. 70th Street, Shreveport
21 October 2023
10 a.m. – 3 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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