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Pioneer Heritage Students Named Regional Winners in National STEM Contest

Pioneer Heritage Students Named Regional Winners in National STEM Contest

A group of five seventh graders from Pioneer Heritage Middle School won $10,000 in grants and...

Baylor University and Collin College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

Baylor University and Collin College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

Agreement will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions MCKINNEY, Texas...

 Safe Indoor Houseplants

Safe Indoor Houseplants

In the drab of wintertime, houseplants may be the only greenery sprucing up our home. Houseplants...

Citizen Prosecutor Academy now taking applications for spring session

Citizen Prosecutor Academy now taking applications for spring session

What's a plea bargain? What are expunctions? What does a grand jury do? If you've ever wondered...

Recipe for Fun: 10 Steps for Cooking with Your Children

Recipe for Fun: 10 Steps for Cooking with Your Children

One of the most engaging and fun ways to spend time with your child is in the kitchen. There is...

Frisco Police Incident Reports 01/19/2015 - 01/25/2015
DATE              CFS#          OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION01/19/2015 15005338 ACCIDENT INVO ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 01/19/2015-01/25/2015
ARREST#   DATE             CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 15000118 01/19/2015 1800 MAIN ST MCKINNEY PD WARRANT MCKINNEY PD WARRANT MC ...
Traffic switch on Panther Creek Pkwy at FM 423 tomorrow, Jan. 21
(January 20, 2015)  Traffic patterns will be modified at the intersection of Panther Creek Parkway and FM 423 on Wed., January 21 as part of TxDOT’s widening project on FM 423,&n ...
Section of Parkwood Blvd. Closed Today, Jan. 20
(January 20, 2015) Parkwood Blvd. -- between Gaylord Parkway and Seei Circle -- will be closed tomorrow, Jan. 20, starting at 6 a.m. The road will reopen by 7p.m. Tuesday evening.  ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 01/12/2015 - 01/18/2015
DATE               CFS#         OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION01/12/2015 15003194 ACCIDENT INVO ...
Pioneer Heritage Students Named Regional Winners in National STEM Contest
A group of five seventh graders from Pioneer Heritage Middle School won $10,000 in grants and scholarships as part of the Lexus Eco Challenge, a STEM contest for students in grades 6-12 built on envir ...
Recipe for Fun: 10 Steps for Cooking with Your Children
One of the most engaging and fun ways to spend time with your child is in the kitchen. There is something special about sharing time in the kitchen and preparing a favorite dish with loved ones and fr ...
Career and Technical Education Center to Host Guided Tours
Middle and high school students and parents are invited to learn more about the educational opportunities available to all Frisco ISD high school students at the FISD Career and Technical Education Ce ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: January 16, 2015
Trustees Move Forward with New Schools The School Board reviewed preliminary design plans this week for high school #10, scheduled to open in the 2017-18 school year to relieve Heritage, Lon ...
FISD Trustees Plan New School Construction
The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees got their first look Monday at initial design plans for high school #10, scheduled to open in the 2017-18 school year to relieve Heritage, Lone Star and Wakeland ...
Baylor University and Collin College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement
Agreement will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions MCKINNEY, Texas (Jan. 26, 2015) – Baylor University and Collin College today announced the creation of a formal B ...
Citizen Prosecutor Academy now taking applications for spring session
What's a plea bargain? What are expunctions? What does a grand jury do? If you've ever wondered exactly how the criminal justice system works in Collin County, Criminal District Attorney’s Office ha ...
Frisco Square Announced as Developer of the Year at Frisco Chamber Celebration
Frisco, TEXAS (January 22, 2015) – Frisco businesses and several community individuals were honored on Friday, January 16 at the 31st Annual Awards Celebration hosted by the Frisco Chamber of Comme ...
Registration Open For Youth Leadership Summit
January 16, 2015 – Registration is now open for Collin College’s Annual Youth Leadership Summit which will occur from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Lege ...
Deadline extended until January 21, 2015 for Excellence in Service Awards presented by the Junior League of Collin County
Volunteerism is at the heart of the Junior League of Collin County’s mission.   Comprised of nearly 1,000 women dedicated to improving the community through the effective action and leader ...
Safe Indoor Houseplants
In the drab of wintertime, houseplants may be the only greenery sprucing up our home. Houseplants bring not only color and beauty, but also have been shown to improve indoor air quality. Ho ...
Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano Monthly Meeting
When:  Tuesday, March 10, 2015             Refreshments:  9:30: AM, Meeting 10:00 AM Where:  SMU in Plano, 5228 Tennyson Parkway ...
Family Fun Day For People Who Stutter And Continuing Education For Speech Professionals To Be Held In Frisco January 31
The National Stuttering Association will host a Family Fun Day on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Heritage High School, 14040 Eldorado Parkway in Frisco. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ...
Attend Frisco's Healthy Lawns Workshop
Discover ways to maintain a healthy lawn using less water. This free workshop will help you identify potential problem spots in your new or established landscape and how to maintain the natural beauty ...
Rose Rosette Disease
Reports of Rose Rosette Disease (or RRD) are increasing across the country, and may eventually threaten the rose industry in North Texas. While scientists are still actively researching this fatal dis ...
CONCACAF U-20 champion Jesse Gonzalez returns home with new-found confidence
Keeshan: "It’s a massive confidence boost for a young keeper to do that for his country." In general, it's tough to glean too much definitive information from the first few days of preseason traini ...
NAHL announces 2015 Top Prospects rosters
100 NAHL players will be on five different teams at annual event in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Feb. 23-24   FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the rosters for ne ...
FC Dallas acquires midfielder Kyle Bekker from Toronto FC; signs midfielder Atiba Harris
FCD trades allocation money to TFC for midfielder Kyle Bekker FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas has acquired midfielder Kyle Bekker from Toronto FC in exchange for allocation money and agreed to terms with ...
NAHL announces Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton Hockey 01/19/2015
Brookings forward Nate Colwell named Central Division Star of the Week Fairbanks forward Hans Gorowsky named Midwest Division Star of the Week Janesville forward Zach Lavalle named North Division Star ...
Professional Futsal League ready to launch throughout the United States in 2016
Dallas Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson & U.S. Futsal men’s national team coach Keith Tozer spearhead the PFL FRISCO, TX _ Futsal is a game of the people and a sport of the future. Wheth ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 01/23/2015-01/25/2015
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 ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 01/16/2015-01/18/2015
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 ...
Free Family Events At The Frisco Heritage Center
Located Next To Babe’s Chicken Dinner House And Across The Street From The Frisco Senior Center. January 18, 1-4 p.m. is our monthly Third Sunday Open House. Each month we have a different theme, a ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 01/09/2015-01/11/2015
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 Night of Improv Friday, January 23
Frisco Improv Players presents an evening of comedy with CLEAN, Interactive Improv on  Friday, January 23, 2014 in the Black Box Theatre, Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, ...
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

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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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