By Mary Jimenez
February 13, 2007
A baby chimpanzee isn’t the only sanctuary birth from a failed vasectomy. Moses, a lion cub, was born in Frierson almost a year ago.
“He’s a big dude now,” said Jenny Senier, co-founder of the nonprofit Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary, which provides a safe home for rescued large exotic cats. “He’s doing great.”
The sanctuary, located about 10 miles south of Shreveport, is the only one of its kind in the state. It is home to 20 cats that include Bengal and Siberian tigers, African lions and other large cats that eat about 5,500 pounds of meat a month.
Yogie and Friends relies on monetary and in-kind donations for its mission.
Friday through March 1: Mention Yogie and Friends when you buy an ice cream cake at Cold Stone Creamery at Louisiana Boardwalk and the Bossier City business will give $5 to the sanctuary for each cake sold.
March 17: A bake sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Courtyard Coffee, 7436 Youree Drive, Shreveport.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary.
WHEN: will open April 7, weather permitting.
ADMISSION: $5, adult; $4, child.
TO LEARN MORE: Go to www.yogieandfriends.org or call Tim Mills at (318) 795-0455 or (318) 393-3094 or Jenny Senier at (318) 286-1145.