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Recent Inflows Increase Water Supply Capacities in Lakes Lavon and Jim Chapman NTMWD to Ease Watering Schedule June 1st

Recent Inflows Increase Water Supply Capacities in Lakes Lavon and Jim Chapman NTMWD to Ease Watering Schedule June 1st

Water customers urged to continue conservation measures and water only when needed (Wylie,...

Attend Frisco's Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

Attend Frisco's Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

Want to learn more about rainwater harvesting? Attend one of our TWO free Rainwater...

Road closures throughout Frisco Square March 28 - 29 for 'Arts in the Square'

Road closures throughout Frisco Square March 28 - 29 for 'Arts in the Square'

(March 26, 2015)  Coleman Boulevard, which is the main entrance to Frisco Square and the...

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 03/27/2015-03/29/2015

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 03/27/2015-03/29/2015

Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing....

 Frisco Family Services 21st Annual Gala will bring Collin County community together as ONE

Frisco Family Services 21st Annual Gala will bring Collin County community together as ONE

Raising funds to prevent hunger and homelessness and address other urgent needs FRISCO, Texas,...

Road closures throughout Frisco Square March 28 - 29 for 'Arts in the Square'
(March 26, 2015)  Coleman Boulevard, which is the main entrance to Frisco Square and the Frisco Public Library, will be closed this Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29, for “Arts in the Square ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 03/16/2015 - 03/22/2015
DATE              CFS#          OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION03/17/2015 15024614 ACCIDENT INVO ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 03/16/2015-03/22/2015
ARREST#    DATE            CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 15000566 03/16/2015 LEBANON RD / PLANTATION LN DRIVIE W/LIC INV W/PREV CONV/S ...
Frisco Police Investigate Shooting
FRISCO, TX – The Frisco Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that occurred on 03/23/2015, in the 14000 block of Turnbridge Dr. Dispatchers were notified of the incident at 7:29 pm ...
Town Hall Meeting to be held March 23; 2014 'Year in Review', City Election on Agenda
(March 18, 2015)  It could be remembered as the ‘year of the shovel’.  For Frisco, it’s another example of ‘Progress in Motion’. During a March 23 Town Hall Meeting the City of Fri ...
Elementary Schools to Host 2015-16 Kindergarten Round-Up
Frisco ISD invites parents to pre-register their children to enter kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year.  All 37 elementary schools will host Kindergarten Round-Up the week of April 6-10 f ...
Arts in the Square to Highlight FISD Fine Arts Programs
Frisco ISD students and teachers will showcase their artwork side by side with professional artists this weekend during Arts in the Square. The two-day festival will feature more than 120 local and r ...
Students Raise $12,000 for Water Well in Swaziland, Africa World Water Day: Sunday, March 22nd
Frisco middle and high school students raised over $12,000 in less than six months to build water well for Swaziland, Africa and will announce their achievement on Sunday, March 22nd as a part of Worl ...
Mindbender Academy Registration Set for Friday, March 20
Registration for Mindbender Academy will take place online at www.mypaymentsplus.com beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015. The popular summer camp, which is a program of the Frisco Education ...
Easter Eggstravaganza
23nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza, Saturday, March 21, 2015     FREE EVENTAges: 12 and under1-4 p.m.; Egg Hunt: 2 p.m. sharp! Toyota Soccer Center, 9200 World Cup Way (Fields 9-1 ...
Recent Inflows Increase Water Supply Capacities in Lakes Lavon and Jim Chapman NTMWD to Ease Watering Schedule June 1st
Water customers urged to continue conservation measures and water only when needed (Wylie, Texas-March 26, 2015) The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) Board of Directors has voted to cont ...
Frisco Family Services 21st Annual Gala will bring Collin County community together as ONE
Raising funds to prevent hunger and homelessness and address other urgent needs FRISCO, Texas, March. 24, 2015 – Advanced Fixtures, Inc and the Frisco community are coming together for a night of m ...
Collin College Trustees Welcome New President
Dr. Neil Matkin is a remarkable leader, and we are very excited to welcome him to Collin College,” said Mac Hendricks, who chairs the college’s Board of Trustees. “At every phase of the search p ...
6th Annual You Be The Tour Guide Photo Contest
(Frisco, Texas) March 19, 2015 ~ Last year the Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau received more than 300 entries in the You Be the Tour Guide Photo Contest. This year it’s possible those entrie ...
Spring Clean Your Home and Spruce Up Your Wardrobe!
As we enter into spring, Frisco Family Services hopes you’ll consider cleaning out those pesky, cluttered closets in your home and donate your new or gently used clothing and household goods to our ...
Attend Frisco's Rainwater Harvesting Workshop
Want to learn more about rainwater harvesting? Attend one of our TWO free Rainwater Harvesting workshops. These workshops will offer an introduction to rainwater harvesting wh ...
Rain Gardens
Rain gardens, also known as bioretention areas, are a great way to incorporate beautiful native plants into your landscape while helping to reduce stormwater runoff and pollution. As stormwater runs ...
Attend Frisco's Fix a Leak Workshop
On average, leaks account for 10,000 gallons of water wasted per household every year. That’s enough to fill a backyard swimming pool!   The City of Frisco is teaming up again with the Environm ...
Daylight savings time is good time to check sleep habits
Frisco physician discusses how new sleep guidelines relate to Sunday's time change FRISCO, TEXAS, MARCH 10, 2015 — How much is enough when it comes to sleep? It’s a question that may be on the m ...
Drip...Drip...Drip...
That leaky faucet or running toilet may not sound like much water, but according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), household leaks waste more than one trillion gallons of water annually ...
RoughRiders add Rick Revoir to front office
Experienced sales executive is new VP of Corporate Development FRISCO, TEXAS (MARCH 24, 2015) - The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are pleased to announce the ...
Texas Legends Recap 03/24/2015
 Friday, March 20th the Legends took on Austin.  Texas was paced by Justin Dentmon (27 points, eight assists), but the Spurs defeated the Texas Legends 126-113 on the SWBC Court inside th ...
Frisco RoughRiders announce 2015 television schedule on KTXD 47
KTXD 47 TO AIR 20 FRISCO GAMES THIS SEASON FRISCO, TEXAS (MARCH 23, 2015) – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, will once again televise 20 games on KTXD 47 this se ...
NAHL announces Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton Hockey 3/16/2015
Austin forward Trevor Boyd named Central Division Star of the Week  Fairbanks goalie Kevin Aldridge named Midwest Division Star of the Week Keystone goalie Alex Blankenburg named North Division S ...
Frisco Roughriders To Host “Full House” Theme Night On June 12
Custom Uniforms, Trip To San Francisco & Visit From “Uncle Joey” Highlight Special Night At Dr Pepper Ballpark FRISCO, TEXAS (MARCH 16, 2015) – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliat ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 03/27/2015-03/29/2015
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 ...
6th Annual Arts in the Square
Frisco, TEXAS (March 24, 2015) – In collaboration with the Frisco Independent School District, Frisco Square Property Owners Association presents the 6th Annual Arts in the Square, benefitting the F ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 03/20/2015-03/22/2015
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 ...
Student Artist Poster Contest VIP Reception 2015
Frisco, TEXAS (March 17, 2015) – In collaboration with the Frisco Independent School District, Frisco Square presents the 6th Annual Arts in the Square, with proceeds going to the Frisco Education F ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 03/13/2015-03/15/2015
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 ...
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
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Stories from the
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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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