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Frisco community surpasses Feed Frisco goal

Frisco community surpasses Feed Frisco goal

We want to say a big THANK YOU to every individual, business, group, organization and church...

Texas Confirms Ebola Case

Texas Confirms Ebola Case

A Texas hospital patient has tested positive for Ebola, making the patient the first case...

'Travis: A Soldier’s Story' Film Screening

'Travis: A Soldier’s Story' Film Screening

Travis: A Soldier’s Story tells the inspiring story of the recovery of SSG Travis Mills, a...

Repairing Soil Compaction

Repairing Soil Compaction

Is super-human strength required when digging in your garden? Not just a problem for farmers,...

2014 DFW Area Haunted Houses

2014 DFW Area Haunted Houses

No need to gooooool-gle. We've got the list here. We've dug up a frighting list of Haunted Houses...

Frisco Police Incident Reports 09/22/2014 - 09/28/2014
DATE              CFS#          OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION09/23/2014 14084605 ACCIDENT INVO ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 09/22/2014 - 09/28/2014
Storytellers, crafts and a car show this weekend in Frisco Square, Sept. 27 - 28
(September 23, 2014) What do storytellers, crafts and collector cars have in common?  Discover the answer this weekend at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., in Fris ...
Two mosquito pools test positive for WNV; Frisco to spray two areas, Sept. 28-29
(Sept. 26, 2014) The City of Frisco will ground spray for mosquitoes after receiving confirmation two mosquito pools tested ‘positive’ for West Nile virus (WNV).  Frisco will spray for mosqu ...
Frisco Police Investigate 09/23/2014 Fatality Crash
FRISCO, TX – The Frisco Police and Fire Departments responded to a major vehicle collision at approximately 23:46 hours on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 near the intersection of F.M. 423 and Stonebroo ...
FISD to Host New Parent Orientation on October 8
Frisco ISD invites new parents, or any parent interested in learning more about the District, to a parent orientation session on Wednesday, October 8. The event will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the A ...
Support the Frisco Education Foundation During FIREBALL RUN Kickoff in Frisco
Frisco will host the kickoff of the eighth season of the FIREBALL RUN Adventurally online television series on September 26-28, with the Frisco Education Foundation serving as the charity of choice fo ...
Clark Middle School Promotes Literacy with Frisco ISD’s First Little Free Library
Clark Middle School celebrated the installation of a Little Free Library on Wednesday, September 17 during a ribbon cutting ceremony outside the school. The free book exchange, which contains titles ...
Two Frisco ISD Administrators Named Principals of the Year for Region 10
Two FISD administrators have been recognized by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) for personal excellence, outstanding leadership and commitment to student success. Clare ...
Boys & Girls Club of Collin County Receives Technology Upgrade
Students, parents, volunteers and staff at the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County join Chief Executive Officer, E. Michael Simpson and Greatbatch, Inc. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial O ...
Frisco community surpasses Feed Frisco goal
We want to say a big THANK YOU to every individual, business, group, organization and church who donated food or made a financial contribution during our Feed Frisco call-out. On July 1 ...
'Travis: A Soldier’s Story' Film Screening
Travis: A Soldier’s Story tells the inspiring story of the recovery of SSG Travis Mills, a family man and one of only five soldiers to have survived quadruple amputee injuries in the wars in Ira ...
BNSF Railway, Martin Marietta, and the Museum of the American Railroad Team Up to Save a Piece of TX History
FRISCO, TX (September 26, 2014) - After 65 years of faithful service, the Martin Marietta (formerly TXI) Midlothian Cement Plant’s locomotive #2447 will move to its new home and use as an educationa ...
Motorcyclists ride for local charity at Riding 4 Meals Motorcycle Run
FRISCO, Texas, Sept. 23, 2014 – More than 150 motorcyclists and passengers enjoyed a great day of riding and festivities as they raised funds to help keep the Frisco Family Services Food Pantry stoc ...
Dubai-based Invest Group Overseas announces plans for The Gate in Frisco, Texas
Author: Invest Group Overseas (September 22, 2014) – DUBAI, UAE   Dubai-based development company, Invest Group Overseas, has announced plans for the company’s first development project ...
Texas Confirms Ebola Case
A Texas hospital patient has tested positive for Ebola, making the patient the first case diagnosed in the United States. The test was conducted at the state public health laboratory in Austin. The Ce ...
Repairing Soil Compaction
Is super-human strength required when digging in your garden? Not just a problem for farmers, soil compaction can occur in almost any garden - especially in recently constructed neighborhoods or in l ...
This Saturday 8 am to 1! Greased Lightening! - Frisco Farmer's Market Weekly Newsletter
  Greased Lightening! What does a Delorean, Ford Ranchero, and S65 have in common?? FIREBALL RUN! The Frisco Farmers Market will temporarily relocate this Saturday, September ...
September 27, 2014 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
It's a great time to clean out your medicine cabinet!  Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal this Saturday,  September 27, 2014  from 10 AM&nbs ...
Preparing Your Fall Garden
If you haven’t already started your fall garden, there’s still time! Fall gardens require a slightly different management strategy from spring gardens, but with a little planning and preparation, ...
Hanser Alberto named Rawlings Gold Glove winner
FRISCO, TEXAS (SEPTEMBER 30, 2014) - Frisco RoughRiders shortstop Hanser Alberto has been selected as a winner of a 2014 Rawlings Minor League Gold Glove Award for defensive excellence at his positi ...
FC Dallas signs 13th Homegrown player Alejandro Zendejas
16-year-old El Paso native becomes first Homegrown signing to come from an FC Dallas affiliate FRISCO, Texas (Wednesday, Oct. 1) – FC Dallas announced today that it has signed its league-leading 13 ...
Scott Sonju named Texas League Executive of the Year
RoughRiders President Is First-Ever Frisco Executive To Be Honored FRISCO, TEXAS (SEPTEMBER 26, 2014) – The Frisco RoughRiders are proud to announce that team president and general manager Scott So ...
David Texeira proves he's 'ready' with two goals in 3-1 win over Seattle Sounders FC
"The most important thing is to always be [ready] and always expecting more." Daniel Robertson FCDallas.com   FRISCO, Texas - The State Fair doesn’t open until Friday, but Big Tex arrived ...
FC Dallas Special Offer for Wednesday Night
Come see US Men’s National Team Captain, Clint Dempsey, and the Seattle Sounders take on FC Dallas in a match with playoff implications for both teams!     “PAY YOUR GRADE”- ...
New Family-Friendly Sports Restaurant Opens In West Frisco
FRISCO, Texas – September 30, 2014 – Marc Waleri, manager of operations at Woody’s Sports Restaurant, announced the opening of this west Frisco dining establishment catering to families and spor ...
Deadline to enter "Then & Now" Art Show
The Heritage Association of Frisco, in cooperation with the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco and Frisco Arts, is sponsoring a juried art show, “Then & Now.”  Opening for the show will coincide ...
RCT Presents 'Back to the 80s Halloween'
October Twilight Cabaret BACK TO THE 80s HALLOWEEN Monday, Oct 20, 8:00pm Tickets: $10 includes BOO-icious desserts For tickets call 972-690-5029 Performed by the Cast of THE WEDDING SINGER. Ho ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 09/26/2014-09/28/2014
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 ...
2014 DFW Area Haunted Houses
No need to gooooool-gle. We've got the list here. We've dug up a frighting list of Haunted Houses in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. If you know of a Haunted House not already listed, please send its lin ...
Frisco Humane Society February Newsletter

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

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

Don't forget .. we love hearing from our adopters - tell us your story about your FHS adopted pets so we can share them on our website in our

Drop us a quick note here if you have suggestions on what you would like to see on our website or read about in this newsletter!

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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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