September 2018 Newsletter

Greetings Yogie Fans!

YARDLEY: I recently saw a kitten occasionally coming into my front yard. At first, I thought it could be another animal, but its movement indicated a young cat. When I was able to see it more clearly it was obviously a young kitten. It began to run into my back yard and hangout enough to make it possible for me to feed it and try and get it comfortable. After two weeks I finally used a kitten safe, drop trap, and caught him. He appeared to be around 10 weeks of age, and surprisingly quite healthy. Since he was hanging around my yard I call him, Yardley. He has had his first set of kitten shots and is now ready to be placed up for adoption through our friends at Port City Cat Rescue (PCCR).

TIGGER AND MOSES: Due to a change in ownership of the facility we moved our big cats to back in December 2014, our two remaining big cats, Moses the lion, and Tigger the black leopard, have been relocated. We moved Tigger to Tiger Creek in Tyler, Texas on August 1st. Tigger turned 17 in June and he tolerated the move and is adjusting very well to his new home. And as expected, his reaction to Tim was wonderful. He is most bonded with Tim. Moses, who is now 12 years old, went to Branson, Missouri in June and is with some very nice people. Tim went and visited him in July. We will be going back to visit in November. We would have preferred Moses also be in Tyler for our convenience, but it’s all good.

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.

GOFUNDME: With our recent needs for unexpected medical issues, we have had some major increase in our veterinary bills. We have created a GoFundMe campaign to help us with this recent hit and hope you can help, or at least share, this with your friends. You can also donate directly to us via PayPal and use the Friends and Family option that allows you to pay the fees, so we get 100% of your donation, or mail a check or money order to: Yogie and Friends, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027. We have included the GoFundMe campaign link:

NEW CAT BUILDING: Since the new cat building is just about ready to be used, but not 100% completed, we used it for an opportunity to help foster four kittens, as well as Yardley, for Port City Cat Rescue (PCCR) until they were healthy enough, and old enough, to be placed for adoption. They will be placed up for adoption in the next week or two and are happy to have been able to offer this help to another cat rescue.

OLD FACILTY: Our old facility that we had for the lions and tigers has been slowly being cleared out. On September 8th we will do a major clearing, and leveling, of the property to get it into the condition pre-big cat rescue. After we get to that point we will decide on the possible sale of the property and our relocation. We did build our new cat building at a Bossier location in anticipation of this.

MY INJURY: I recently missed a step coming out of the catio and ended up breaking my left ankle and damaging the right. So, as a result it puts me a bit behind on some of the work I will be able to do, such as paint and caulk, and build walkways and loft access, in the new cat building. It will put me about six weeks behind, but it will get completed.

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:

CHEWY: Do you shop for pet food and supplies at Chewy. Well, we are a pet partner with 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:

AMAZON WISH LIST: If you shop via 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).

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:

Fall Bake Sale and Fundraiser

22 Sept 2018 11am – 3 pm
Petco, Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA


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. Additional options of sausage and eggs for an additional fee.
We will also have several raffles at this event.


TBD 2018

Yogie Yard Sale

7am- 12 Noon

Location to be determined


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


Jenny and the Yogie and Friends Gang!

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