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Catch the Weekend Buzz!  09/19/2014-09/21/2014

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 09/19/2014-09/21/2014

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

 Frisco Father Honored by Mayor for his Cancer Contributions

Frisco Father Honored by Mayor for his Cancer Contributions

Local Man Receives Official Proclamation Declaring September Blood Cancer Awareness Month Frisco,...

RBFCU Opens Two Collin County Branches

RBFCU Opens Two Collin County Branches

LIVE OAK, Texas – The second-largest credit union in Texas has expanded its reach into the Dallas...

Less Watering for Cooler Temperatures

Less Watering for Cooler Temperatures

According to some recent weather reports, the North Texas region may expect to enjoy some cooler...

Pending Changes in Interest Rates?

Pending Changes in Interest Rates?

If you're a parent like me, you always tend to be more suspicious when your children are quiet...

Frisco Police Incident Reports 09/08/2014 - 09/14/2014
DATE              CFS#          OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION09/13/2014 14081648 ACCIDENT INVO ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 09/08/2014 - 09/14/2014
ARREST#   DATE             OFFENSE/CHARGE LOCATION 14001812 09/08/2014 7200 STONEBROOK PKWY MINOR IN POSSESSION OF CIGARETTES O ...
Community Open Houses Invite Residents to Share ideas for Frisco's Future; First of Four Meetings Wed., Sept. 10
(September 9, 2014)  “What do you want Frisco to be in the next ten or twenty years?”  Share your answer in person by attending a Community Open House in your neighborhood beginning Sept ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 09/01/2014 - 09/07/2014
DATE              CFS#         OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION09/01/2014 14077941 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEH>=$200 5800 FM ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 09/01/2014 - 09/7/2014
ARREST#   DATE            CHARGE LOCATIONOFFENSE 14001738 09/01/2014 7500 423 FAILED TO SIGNAL TURN FAIL TO REPORT CHANGE OF ADDRES ...
Frisco ISD Trains High School Students on Ways to Improve Campus Climate
Frisco ISD is empowering its student leaders to take a more active role in building positive school climate. About 80 high school students from across the District took part in a training program on ...
Dillon International Becomes One of Two U.S. Agencies Licensed to Provide Adoption Services to Children in Vietnam
Dillon International has been named—in announcements by the U.S. Department of State and by the Ministry of Justice’s Department of Adoptions in Vietnam—as one of two U.S. agencies selected to p ...
Calling Local Professionals to Volunteer for Frisco ISD ISM Business Symposium
Frisco ISD seeks volunteers to offer professional advice to approximately 250 high school juniors and seniors involved in the Independent Study and Mentorship (ISM) program. ISM is a challenging cour ...
Frisco ISD Plans New Elementary for 2015, Names New Schools
The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees voted Monday evening to accelerate construction of a new elementary school to relieve Ashley Elementary in the northeast portion of the District. Construction will no ...
Frisco ISD to Celebrate New Elementary Schools
Frisco ISD invites students, parents and community members to help celebrate the opening of its four newest elementary schools. The District will host an official dedication ceremony at each campus h ...
Frisco Father Honored by Mayor for his Cancer Contributions
Local Man Receives Official Proclamation Declaring September Blood Cancer Awareness Month Frisco, TX (September 16, 2014)  Steve Rigby will forever remember his son’s 16th birthday and how it ...
RBFCU Opens Two Collin County Branches
LIVE OAK, Texas – The second-largest credit union in Texas has expanded its reach into the Dallas area with the opening of two new branch locations. Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union opened its n ...
THIS SATURDAY the FFS Food Pantry is Open to Accept Donations!
Most Needed Items: Non-perishable items Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich Sliced White/Wheat Bread Canned Pasta Meals (Ravioli, Spaghetti O's, etc.) Boxed Meal Helpers (Hamburger Helper, etc.) Boxed Mac a ...
Ebby Halliday Realtors In Frisco Hosts Charity Golf Tournament And Lexus Raffle To Benefit City House
Frisco, Tex. (September 10, 2014) – Ebby Halliday Frisco will be hosting its Sixth Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Stonebriar Country Club on Thursday, October 23. One hundred percent of the proce ...
Collin County White Ribbon Rally 10/2
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. To bring awareness to our community, the Collin County Council on Family Violence (CCCFV), an initiative of the Junior League of Collin County, and the Co ...
Less Watering for Cooler Temperatures
According to some recent weather reports, the North Texas region may expect to enjoy some cooler weather in the next few weeks. With the milder temperatures reminding us that fall is indeed around th ...
Pending Changes in Interest Rates?
If you're a parent like me, you always tend to be more suspicious when your children are quiet than when there is the typical running through the house and sibling bickering. Of late, there seems to b ...
State Senator Jane Nelson To Address Denton County Republicans September 18th
State Senator Jane Nelson will be the keynote speaker at the Thursday, September 18, 2014 monthly meeting of the Denton County Republican Party. She is expected to give an update on the upcoming elect ...
Help us Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer by running or walking in the 29th annual Oktoberfest Run for the Children 5K/1M
Join the fight against childhood cancer by running or walking in the 29th annual Oktoberfest Run for the Children on Saturday, September 20, 2014. This family-friendly event is presented by Tom Thumb ...
“Leadership Lessons Of Ronald Reagan” To Be Theme Of Denton County GOP Victory 2014 Kickoff Rally
It’s hot in Texas, as hot as the 2014 political scene. As the days count down toward Election Day in November, it will grow even hotter! No one loved a good political race more than our 40th Preside ...
Plantation Golf Club Joins The Footgolf Movement
DALLAS – FootGolf, an increasingly popular combination of golf and soccer played with a regulation soccer ball on a shortened golf course, is now available at Plantation Golf Club. The course has be ...
FC Dallas Forward Blas Perez wins MLS Player of the Week
Perez wins weekly award after scoring both goals in FCD's 2-1 win over Vancouver NEW YORK (Monday, September 15, 2014) – FC Dallas forward Blas Perez was voted Major League Soccer Player of the W ...
Strong second half performance in Salt Lake undone by late goal
Strong second half performance undone by late Saborio goal Daniel Robertson FCDallas.com   SALT LAKE CITY - In another exciting matchup of Western Conference heavyweights, it was just one m ...
Legends Release 2014-2015 Schedule
FRISCO, TX, (Sep. 9, 2014) - The Texas Legends will open the 2014-15 NBA Development League season with a two-game road trip to the West coast prior to their home opener, traveling to Bakersfield Nov. ...
For The 'Riders, That's All She Wrote
Fun-filled season ends in Midland By Chris Vosters / Frisco RoughRiders   MIDLAND, TEXAS (SEPTEMBER 6, 2014) - After 143 games, a memorable 2014 campaign is in the books for the Frisc ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 09/19/2014-09/21/2014
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 ...
Night of Improv
From 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, September 26 in the Black Box Theatre, Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway. Frisco Community Theatre presents Frisco Improv Players' evening of laughter with clea ...
Mosasaur Exhibit to open October 4 at the Heard Museum
By: Darlene Sumerfelt In 2008, an amateur fossil hunter by the name of Deniz Oktay walked along Duck Creek in Garland, Texas and saw something fossil hunters love to see: bones! Erosion in the creek ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 09/12/2014 - 09/14/2014
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 Pumpkin Patches, Festivals, and more! **Updated 9/15**
2014 Pumpkin Patches, Festivals, and more! If you would like to add an event please send it to \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ...
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




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


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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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