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Traffic Alert: Traffic Switch On FM 423 Between Little Elm Pkwy And Us 380 On Thursday Night, June 30

Traffic Alert: Traffic Switch On FM 423 Between Little Elm Pkwy And Us 380 On Thursday Night, June 30

(June 29, 2016) As part of TxDOT’s widening project, traffic on FM 423 will be switched onto the...

Frisco ISD Recognized for Health and Wellness Efforts

Frisco ISD Recognized for Health and Wellness Efforts

The School Health Advisory Council’s work to educate Frisco ISD students, parents, and faculty...

Tickets Available to General Public for The Ford Center Opening

Tickets Available to General Public for The Ford Center Opening

Excitement is building as the grand opening of The Ford Center at The Star approaches and...

Unofficial Tabulation for the June 18, 2016 Runoff Election

Unofficial Tabulation for the June 18, 2016 Runoff Election

(La CIUDAD DE FRISCO TABULACION NO OFICIAL DE VOTOS PARA EL 18 de junio, 2016 CONJUNTA, DE SEGUNDA...

Master Planned 729-Acre Community in Frisco to be Developed by Newland Communities

Master Planned 729-Acre Community in Frisco to be Developed by Newland Communities

FRISCO, Texas – June 15, 2016 – American Newland Communities, LP (Newland) and its...

Traffic Alert: Traffic Switch On FM 423 Between Little Elm Pkwy And Us 380 On Thursday Night, June 30
(June 29, 2016) As part of TxDOT’s widening project, traffic on FM 423 will be switched onto the new pavement between Little Elm Parkway and US 380 during the night of Thursday, June 30. The tr ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 06/13/2016-06/19/2016
DATECFS#OFFENSE/INCIDENTLOCATION 06/14/2016 16055036 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 3200 MAIN ST 06/14/2016 16055126 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 DALLAS P ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 06/13/16-06/19/16
ARREST#DATEOFFENSE/CHARGELOCATION 16001236 06/13/2016 POSS MARIJ-<2 OZ 2800 IZABELLA CT 16001237 06/13/2016 DRIVING WHILE LICENSE INVALID 1STFAILURE TO APPEAR  7200 STO ...
Unofficial Tabulation for the June 18, 2016 Runoff Election
(La CIUDAD DE FRISCO TABULACION NO OFICIAL DE VOTOS PARA EL 18 de junio, 2016 CONJUNTA, DE SEGUNDA VUELTA ELECTORAL)    REPORTING IS FINAL         CANDIDATES & ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 06/06/2016-06/12/2016
DATECFS#OFFENSE/INCIDENTLOCATION 06/08/2016 16053278 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 LEBANON RD / PRESTON RD 06/12/2016 16054513 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$20 ...
Frisco ISD Recognized for Health and Wellness Efforts
The School Health Advisory Council’s work to educate Frisco ISD students, parents, and faculty about healthy lifestyles has resulted in the District being awarded the IT'S TIME TEXAS SHAC Award ...
Legacy ER & Urgent Care Supports FISD Teachers and Classrooms
Legacy ER & Urgent Care – a North Texas-based, hybrid-model healthcare facility – is offering a special social media contest for Frisco ISD teachers and their classrooms. Legacy, with two loc ...
Board of Education Seeks Input About Testing Programs
The State Board of Education (SBOE) is issuing a survey in English and Spanish to seek public input about the state’s current assessment and accountability programs and gather suggestions for future ...
School Board Approves 2016-17 Budget
The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees passed a 2016-17 budget Monday that helps the District keep up with growth, compete with area school districts in attracting and retaining the best teachers and contin ...
Tickets Available to General Public for The Ford Center Opening
Excitement is building as the grand opening of The Ford Center at The Star approaches and construction of the indoor stadium nears completion. More than 800 workers are on-site at the new multi-use e ...
Master Planned 729-Acre Community in Frisco to be Developed by Newland Communities
FRISCO, Texas – June 15, 2016 – American Newland Communities, LP (Newland) and its joint venture partner North America Sekisui House, LLC (NASH) announce the acquisition o ...
Wade Park Signs Anthropologie and Free People
    FRISCO, Texas – June 9, 2016 – Anthropologie and Free People are the latest retailers signed to Wade Park, Thomas Land & Development’s massive 175-acre mixed-use development un ...
Baylor Medical Center of Frisco to Support Families in Crisis
For 14 years, Frisco Family Services’ Mayor’s Golf Classic has brought the community together to support those going through crisis, in a fun tournament on the famed Stonebriar Country Club’s Cl ...
Centennial Medical Center Recognized for Heart Failure Care with Gold Plus Award
Award demonstrates hospital’s continued commitment to quality care for heart failure patients FRISCO, Texas, May 31, 2016 — Centennial Medical Center (CMC) has received the Get With The Guideli ...
Frisco Senior Living Community Seeks Passionate Volunteers of All Ages To Share Life With Seniors
Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco continues to serve seniors and their families after completely opening a year ago, and it is looking for a special group of people to open their hearts to seniors. To e ...
WaterWise Landscape Makeover: The "Traditional" Look
Modern American lawns are an old-fashioned concept. Inspired by such opulent estates as the Palace of Versailles, French and English landscapers first brought the idea of a manicured lawn into the US ...
To Water or Not to Water
Spring in North Texas is full of dramatic weather shifts. In the past week alone, we’ve fluctuated from sweltering hot temperatures to torrential downpours. As a reminder, in accordance with F ...
Gardening for Wildlife
According to the National Wildlife Federation, private residential property now makes up about one-third of our urban landscape. For North Texas wildlife, sometimes this can make finding reliabl ...
Gray Living to Transform Ugly Duckling into a Swan
North Texas home décor favorite to award $10,000 makeover for ugliest room     From drab to dated, from patterned to provincial, Gray Living is on the hunt for North Texas’ ugliest roo ...
WaterWise Container Gardens
Don’t let a small lot or limited outdoor space area stop you from using that green thumb! Container gardens provide opportunities for tremendous creativity in a landscape, whether you are work ...
NAHL sets new single-season NCAA commitment record
During the 2015-16 season, a record total of 240 NAHL players made NCAA commitments FRISCO, TEXAS – Fittingly on the weekend of the 2016 NHL Draft, when so many players are realizing their hockey d ...
Riders Homestand Preview: Thursday, June 23 - Sunday, June 26
FOUR-GAME HOMESTAND INCLUDES SALUTE TO TOP GUN NIGHT AND JOEY GALLO "BIG STICK" BOBBLEHEAD GIVEAWAY FRISCO, TEXAS (June 22, 2016) - The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Ra ...
14th annual NAHL Showcase just three months away
All 24 NAHL teams take to the ice from September 21-24 in Blaine, Minnesota FRISCO, TEXAS – Although the NAHL season ended just over a month ago, plans for the 14thannual NAHL Showcase are well und ...
First Choctaw Lazy River Thursday Night Pool Party Sold Out
FIRST NIGHT FOR INDIVIDUAL SALES IN NEW AREA SELLS OUT FRISCO, TEXAS (June 16, 2016) - The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, have announced that the first “Thurs ...
RoughRiders Crash MiLB Top 25 In Licensed Merchandise Sales
NEW BRANDING, STORE, AND MANAGEMENT DRIVE DRAMATIC INCREASES FRISCO, TEXAS (June 13, 2016) - Minor League Baseball and the Sports Business Journal announced on Monday the Top 25 team ...
Frisco Chamber of Commerce State of the City Luncheon
                What:              Frisco State of the City Luncheon. This sold-out event is Frisco Chamber of Commer ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 06/24/16-06/26/16
Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing.  If you would like to add an event in future editions, please send it to  ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 06/17/16-06/19/16
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La Madeleine Country French Café Celebrates First Day of Summer with Free Iced Tea Day on June 20
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PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) Shakes Things Up on National Vanilla Shake Day
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Frisco Humane Society February Newsletter
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February is not just about Sweethearts and the Presidents. We have a busy month ahead:

  • National Cat Health Month. Cats are the best at hiding an illness. It is time to get your cats to the vet for their yearly checkup. We all want our cats happy, healthy and safe so we can enjoy them as a family member for many years.
  • Pet Dental Month. Does your pet have bad breath? You might think that odor is just a dirty mouth, but also it could be damaging your pet’s internal organs. There are many vets offering discounts on dental cleanings for the month of February.
  • Responsible Pet Ownership Month. We all know that pets have a heart too. They hurt and cry just like we do, but most of all, they love us unconditionally. So take care of your beloved pets, not just for this month but for their and our whole lives.

I hope you find our newsletter interesting. Thank you for your incredible support and, as always, please donate and share!

~ Julie
President of the FHS Board

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Click to Read about Valentine Kitty Extravaganza

Come join us for our
Valentine's Kitty Extravaganza adoption event! We will have many cats and kittens available to meet on site, and all are looking for their very own Valentines! Could that be you?
Unconditional Love, Just a Pawprint Away!

Frisco PetSmart Stonebriar Center, across from Target Saturday, February 11, 2012 11-4pm

February Featured Pets

Click to read about ABNER
Click to read about KIMBA




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Stories from the
Front Line

When you work with an animal rescue organization you get used to hearing hard-luck tales and sad stories, but it doesn't make it easier. Our latest variation on the story begins with two pregnant dogs in a local kill shelter.

Athena, affectionately known as Big Momma, (top photo, right) a 3-year-old Yorkie, had given birth to six tiny puppies in a kill shelter. The shelter pleaded with us to rescue this sweet girl. Fortunately one of our foster parents has a soft spot for Yorkies so she came to a FHS foster home. But then Big Momma started getting sick. A trip to the vet led to a diagnosis of Parvo, a highly-contagious virus that attacks the lining of the digestive system and is usually fatal in puppies. It can also kill adult dogs if not treated promptly . Big Momma had to be separated from her puppies immediately and she then remained at the vet's office to be treated.

The little ones would now need constant care, including being bottle fed every two hours. Sadly, there was only a slim chance of the puppies surviving since they had been directly exposed to parvo but with the dedication, hard work and boy3weeksunconditional love of our foster two of the original six puppies have survived. Every day they grow stronger. Big Momma has recovered well and she was able to come home after a couple of days at the vets.

Sadly, the loss of four sweet puppies could have easily been prevented had Big Momma’s original owners vaccinated her.

 

Our second rescue dog, Quinn (top photo left), a 3-year-old terrier mix, was at the same shelter and had potentially been exposed to Parvo. Quinn looked about ready to pop with puppies and we all thought she about a week or so away from giving birth. A foster was called and asked to save her from the shelter so that she could have her babies in a safe place. Once in her foster home, flea-covered and filthy, Quinn enjoyed a bath and a good meal before snuggling into her new person’s lap. This tail-wagging lap dog would be a great family dog once her puppies were weened.


Her foster watched carefully for any signs of parvo - we were worried about her even though she had been vaccinated. The next morning Quinn was vomiting - a symptom of parvo - she was rushed to the vet where we were happy to hear that her parvo test was negative. But it wasn't good news - upon further examination, the vet told us that Quinn wasn’t pregnant at all but had advanced heart failure due to heartworms - we knew she had tested positive for heartworms but had no idea they were so bad. Her little chest was full of fluids and pushing on her lungs forcing her to painfully gasp for each breath. Queenie had so many heartworms in her heart that it was impossible to save her and she was humanely put to sleep that day in the arms of her foster.

Again .. her life could've been saved if her owners had given her monthly heartworm prevention.


We must learn from these sad events - please, please give your dogs their monthly heartworm prevention, and vaccinate as recommended by your vet.


2012 Adoptions

345Blossom-aka-PeanutIn just 5 weeks, already 50 cats and 14 dogs have been adopted through FHS. Thanks to all our great volunteers for their hard work and to our adopters for giving our dogs and cats wonderful new homes.
I'm sure little Peanut (photo right) would agree!

Thanks for reading,
Your Friends at Frisco Humane Society
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