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Kids and Summer Water Saving Ideas

Kids and Summer Water Saving Ideas

Got antsy kids on vacation at home that need some occupation this summer? Employ their minds and...

Texas ChalleNGe Academy Informational Meeting

Texas ChalleNGe Academy Informational Meeting

An Introduction to the Texas National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program— Reclaiming the potential of...

Frisco ISD Hiring Crossing Guards for 2014-2015 School Year

Frisco ISD Hiring Crossing Guards for 2014-2015 School Year

Frisco ISD is seeking applicants for crossing guard positions at several of our...

Frisco ISD eNewsletter: July 24, 2014

Frisco ISD eNewsletter: July 24, 2014

Read the 2013-2014 Annual Report   Each year, Frisco ISD publishes an annual...

Fend Off Costly Foundation Repairs

Fend Off Costly Foundation Repairs

Extended dry periods may cause foundation problems. When our clay soils become extremely dry, the...

Frisco Police Incident Reports 07/21/2014 - 07/27/2014
DATE         CFS#        OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION07/21/2014 14064070 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE VEH<$200 PRESTON RD / LEBA ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 07/21/2014 - 07/27/2014
ARREST#    DATE        CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE  14001450 07/21/2014 STONEBROOK PKWY / ROLLING BROOK DR DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED BAC>=0.15 NO ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 07/14/2014 - 07/20/2014
DATE          CFS#       OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION07/15/2014 14062085 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEH>=$200 GAYLORD PKWY / DALLAS PKWY07 ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 07/14/2014 - 07/20/2014
ARREST#  DATE          CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 14001403 07/14/2014 12600 WOLF SNARE DR PUBLIC INTOXICATION - MINOR 14001404 07/14/2014 ELDORADO PK ...
Utility billing office closed two days for system upgrade
The City of Frisco’s Revenue Collections Office, on the first floor of City Hall, will be closed Thursday, July 24, and Friday, July 25, for a major upgrade of the utility billing system. Th ...
Texas ChalleNGe Academy Informational Meeting
An Introduction to the Texas National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program— Reclaiming the potential of at-risk teens through mentoring, education, training and volunteer service. Saturday, August 16, 2 ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: July 24, 2014
Read the 2013-2014 Annual Report   Each year, Frisco ISD publishes an annual report highlighting information and statistics about our schools, students and staff. It's an opportunity ...
Campus Leader Update for 2014-15
The following campus leaders were approved at the Monday, July 21, special meeting of the Board of Trustees: Wakeland High School Associate Principal:  Dr. Donna Edge- current associate ...
Frisco Commons Spray Park Now Open!
The repairs to the spray park at Frisco Commons are complete and the spray park is now operational.  The park is open daily from 8am to 8pm.  The spray parks at J.R. Newman P ...
Child Abuse & Neglect: It's Everyone’s Problem Child Abuse Prevention Training
A Professional Development Workshop for child care staff, school personnel and anyone working with children will be held on August 16, 2014, St. Philip's Episcopal Preschool, 6400 Stonebrook Parkway, ...
Frisco Women's League 2014 Mother and Daughter Tea
FRISCO, Texas – The Frisco Women’s League (FWL) has raised more than $30,500 for charity with the success of its signature event, the Mother and Daughter Tea. Event proceedings will be donated to ...
Volunteer this fall and help kids stay safe
Frisco Fire Safety Town is gearing up for a busy fall, and it needs plenty of enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy working with young children and families. Volunteers help provide safety lessons at ...
Frisco Family Services is on a mission to Feed Frisco
FRISCO, Texas, July 16, 2014 – Frisco Family Services is on a mission to keep Frisco residents fed this summer. Last October, because of low donations during the summer and a 20% increase in food ne ...
Dove and Teal Seasons Set
Dove hunters will have more opportunity later in the season with dates and bag limits finalized this last week. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved the 2014-2015 Texas dove season, includ ...
Clothe A Child is coming!
Clothe a Child seeks to address clothing needs of economically disadvantaged children through partnerships with Celina, Frisco, Little Elm & Prosper ISDs, churches, area businesses and Kohl’s. C ...
Kids and Summer Water Saving Ideas
Got antsy kids on vacation at home that need some occupation this summer? Employ their minds and time while teaching them about using water efficiently. Send kids on a journey both inside and outside ...
Frisco ISD Hiring Crossing Guards for 2014-2015 School Year
Frisco ISD is seeking applicants for crossing guard positions at several of our campuses. Crossing guards work two, one-hour shifts each Monday through Friday when school is in session. Pay is $12. ...
Fend Off Costly Foundation Repairs
Extended dry periods may cause foundation problems. When our clay soils become extremely dry, the soil constricts and the foundation sinks, causing cracks. Prevent future costly repairs by keeping the ...
Saturday! Support for You - Frisco Farmer's Market Weekly Newsletter
Support for You and Your Health Save A Family Farm It is easy to take for granted the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables that we have in ...
Every Orphan's Hope Run for Orphans 5K and 1-Mile Family Run
This family friendly event is designed to benefit the orphan-care initiatives of Every Orphan’s Hope, based in Frisco and Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®, based in Dallas. Enjoy musical entertainme ...
FC Dallas Homegrown Midfielder Danny Garcia Added to Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game Roster
20-year-old will join MLS Homegrowns in match vs Timbers U-23 at MLS All-Star Week NEW YORK (July 22, 2014) – FC Dallas midfielder Danny Garcia, Philadelphia Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer and Real ...
Aston Villa's Texas Tour
By Taryn Bray The English Premier League's Aston Villa arrived in Frisco on Saturday morning to mark the beginning of their 2014 Texas Tour. The team attended the FCD vs. New England match in Frisco ...
'Riders Split the Twin Bill
Frisco rallies twice, wins once against Midland   By Chris Vosters / Frisco RoughRiders   MIDLAND, TEXAS (JULY 22, 2014) - The Frisco RoughRiders battled the Midland RockHounds for 1 ...
Vaughn named as official goaltending equipment partner of the NAHL
FRISCO, TEXAS - The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that Vaughn Custom Sports (Vaughn) has been named the official Goaltending Equipment Partner to the NAHL.  Vaughn will also s ...
Mauro Diaz "proud" of Argentina's performance in 2014 FIFA World Cup
Mauro Diaz praises Argentina's 2014 World Cup effort, calls Messi "best player in the world." Daniel Robertson FCDallas.com   FRISCO - For many Argentines, the 2014 World Cup performance wa ...
Frisco Night of Improv
Night of Improv – 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, August 8 in the Black Box Theatre, Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway. Frisco Community Theatre presents Frisco Improv Players' evening of laughte ...
Repertory Company Theater Presents "Into the Woods"
INTO THE WOODS-August 15-24, 2014Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine FR/SAT 7:30, SUN 2:00Tickets: $25 adults, $20 seniors, $14 youth For Tickets call Box office-972-690-5029 Repertory Company Thea ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 07/25/2014 - 07/27/2014
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 ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 07/18/2014 - 07/20/2014
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 ...
Frisco Heritage Village Open House July 20
The July Third Sunday Open House at the Frisco Heritage Village will feature a special storytime, crafts and even live critters in our replica of the old Frisco Depot! Children and parents are welcome ...
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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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
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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