September 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 are extreme this week, so the quick response is 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.


GATSBY: We are sad to report that, despite so much excellent medical care given, we just could not save Gatsby. He fought the good fight, but he was just too immune compromised to recover. We made the kindest, and difficult, decision to let him. On August 20th, He was held by our Director while he crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He knew love. We want to thank Dr. Sally Daville, of Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic for her kindness in working so hard to save Gatsby.

LUCIA: On August 7th we brought in a foster, by request of a local vet who wanted the injured cat in a safe place to heal. He provided all the vet care on her. We named her, Lucia (Lou Chia). Lucia is a beautiful, white, cat that a kind lady found near a dumpster at a local nursing home. She was badly malnourished and had a broken jaw. This lady brought her to Southern Hills Animal Hospital in Shreveport and Dr. Brad Everson worked with her. The broken jaw was aligned well enough on its own to not require surgery, so they asked if we could take her to help bring her back to health. She is ear tipped, which meant she had been spayed under a Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program. She was wearing a collar, so we were all a bit confused. She is also very friendly. Lucia has gained three pounds in the short time she has been with us at the sanctuary. She had severe ear mites, which we were hoping was the cause of her hearing issues, but it is not. Lucia is totally deaf. As a result, we make sure we tap our foot when entering the cat building so she can feel our presence. She is sweet, and playful. We will work on getting her adopted to a home without small children, or other pets that could risk reinjuring her jaw.

Our Director is going to be having surgery on the 15th and that will put some minor limitations on her, but it will not interfere with the care that our animals receive, and she will be at the Paws in the Park event in October. She is not thrilled to be having any medical procedures since she hates limitations of any kind. Who does? Please keep her in your prayers.

CLAIRE AND KITTENS: Claire and her kittens are doing well. The kittens turn 3 months old on September 2nd. Oliver, the orange kitten, has been adopted and is thriving in his new home. He has bonded with the husband. The other four are ready to go and we have interest in them. We are trying to raise the funds to get them all spayed and neutered. We will miss them but will be happy to find their forever homes.

FUNDRAISERS: We truly have no idea when we will be allowed to do our bake sales, or other, fundraisers, at this point. We are going to figure out ways to do our events outside of the usual venues that we have, but still make our fans and supporters feel safe. We are desperate to get our funds built up and need to do something quickly.

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 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:

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:


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 66) 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


14 September 2020               5 – 8 pm
Hawt Dog Hut Fundraiser for
Yogie and Friends at Cathey Acres
250 Diane Dr. Stonewall, LA 71078


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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