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Two Mosquito Pools Test Positive For West Nile Virus; Frisco To Spray Friday And Saturday Nights

Two Mosquito Pools Test Positive For West Nile Virus; Frisco To Spray Friday And Saturday Nights

(September 3, 2015) The City of Frisco will apply larvicide and spray for mosquitoes after...

Frisco City Hall Closed Monday, 9/7; Other Services Affected

Frisco City Hall Closed Monday, 9/7; Other Services Affected

No trash or recycling services will be provided on Monday, September 7.  Services will be...

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 09/04/2015-09/06/2015

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 09/04/2015-09/06/2015

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

Frisco CVB Hires New Director Of Sales And Services

Frisco CVB Hires New Director Of Sales And Services

(Frisco, Texas) September 3, 2015 ~ Michael Szymanski has been hired as the new director of sales...

New Electronic Billing For City Utilities Adds Convenience While Saving Printing, Postage Costs

New Electronic Billing For City Utilities Adds Convenience While Saving Printing, Postage Costs

(September 1, 2015) No more paper.  Beginning today, city utility customers can choose the...

Two Mosquito Pools Test Positive For West Nile Virus; Frisco To Spray Friday And Saturday Nights
(September 3, 2015) The City of Frisco will apply larvicide and spray for mosquitoes after receiving confirmation today two separate mosquito pools tested ‘positive’ for West Nile v ...
Frisco City Hall Closed Monday, 9/7; Other Services Affected
No trash or recycling services will be provided on Monday, September 7.  Services will be delayed by one day.  For example, Monday service moves to Tuesday, September 8, Tuesday service move ...
New Electronic Billing For City Utilities Adds Convenience While Saving Printing, Postage Costs
(September 1, 2015) No more paper.  Beginning today, city utility customers can choose the convenience of e-billing.  Interested customers must register online to receive electronic bills ve ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 08/24/2015-08/30/2015
DATE           CFS#        OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION08/25/2015 15081312 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEH>=$200 U ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 08/24/2015-08/30/2015
ARREST#   DATE         CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 15001848 08/24/2015 7200 STONEBROOK PKWY SPEEDING VIOLATE PROMISE TO APPEAR 15001849 08/24/2015 NA ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: September 2, 2015
Students Excel on AP, ACT and STAAR Exams  Frisco ISD is starting the new school year with new data regarding student achievement. Students continue to outperform their peers in Texas and across ...
Questions to Ask When Choosing a New Daycare or Childcare
When choosing a new childcare, daycare, or preschool there are so many options, it can be difficult to make the best choice. Childcares may appear to be the same, but there are many major differences ...
Wanted: Professionals to Volunteer for ISM Symposium
Like everything in Frisco ISD, the Independent Study and Mentorship (ISM) program is growing! The District needs volunteers to offer professional advice to approximately 330 high school juniors and s ...
Portal Connects Students to Online Resources
Frisco ISD students now have one place to look for web links often used as part of their school work. The Student Portal connects students to online resources like their student email, Google Apps, ...
Frisco ISD Offers New Ticketing Options for Varsity Football
Fans of Frisco ISD football now have new options for purchasing advance tickets to games hosted at Memorial and Toyota stadiums. The District has launched online sales for varsity football games held ...
Frisco CVB Hires New Director Of Sales And Services
(Frisco, Texas) September 3, 2015 ~ Michael Szymanski has been hired as the new director of sales and services for the Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau. Szymanski who was on the opening sales t ...
Registration Opens Online for the Gary Burns Fun Run
Get your tennis shoes ready! Runners, walkers and supporters of the Frisco Education Foundation may sign up online for the Foundation’s Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union Gary Burns Fun Run at&nb ...
Hunting in Frisco - Dove Season Starts Tuesday, September 1
On June 22, 2009 Governor Perry signed into law a new bill that will further restrict the areas in which firearms can be discharged in the City of Frisco and Collin County.  Beginning on Se ...
Collin College Trustees Hold Tax Rate Steady
Aug. 26, 2015 – Last night, the Collin College Board of Trustees held the line on the ad valorem tax rate during an open meeting in McKinney in which they approved the college’s annual budget ...
DoorDash now Delivering in Frisco and Addison
Starting today, DoorDash is expanding its service in the Dallas area to include Frisco and Addison, providing on-demand delivery from hundreds of the region's most popular restaura ...
WaterWise Your New Home's Landscape
You just moved into a new home. Your new space is a blank canvas, including the builder’s standardized landscape installments. The builder’s plant material looks good, but you want a ho ...
Williams-Sonoma at Stonebriar Centre Presents Cookbook Club Classes in September and October
FRISCO, TX (August 26, 2015) – For those who love cookbooks and enjoy new recipes, the Cookbook Club classes at Williams-Sonoma at Stonebriar Centre are ideal, showcasing recipes from the latest co ...
Read Your Weeds
Dealing with a proliferation of weeds in your garden this year? Instead of combating the problem with expensive and potentially toxic herbicides, listen to what your weeds are telling you about the he ...
Weekly Lawn Watering Advice 8/24-8/30
One day of watering is needed for the week of Monday (8/24) - Sunday (8/30). Please apply 0.50 inches of water using the Cycle and Soak method to your lawn this week. &nb ...
Cycle and Soak Watering
It’s hot out there! For many North Texas residents, our heavy spring rains followed by sweltering summer temperatures could result in some challenging issues with soil compaction this year. Compact ...
MLS Players to wear special Soccer Kicks Cancer t-shirts prior to matches in September
Apparel available at MLSstore.com during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month NEW YORK (September 3, 2015) – Today Major League Soccer announced that players will wear special Soccer Kicks Cancer t-shi ...
Martes quiets Frisco bats in 5-0 loss
Quintana tosses four scoreless in Double-A debut By Lance Ragland / Frisco RoughRiders   CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS (September 2, 2015) - The Frisco RoughRiders had no answers for Corpus Christ ...
FCD Youth Coach Named North Texas Coach of the Year
FCD Youth Coach and College Director Scott Dymond named North Texas Coach of the Year Carter Baum FCDallas.com The FC Dallas Youth teams have picked up more than their share of accolades in 2015, ...
Robinson knocks inside the park home run in win
Riders even series with 6-3 victory on Bark in the Park Night FRISCO, TEXAS (August 26, 2015) - The Frisco RoughRiders evened the series with the San Antonio Missions behind a 6-3 victory at Dr ...
Bring Your Dog To The Roughriders’ Aug. 26 Game
Team Set To Host Second Bark In The Park Night At Dr Pepper Ballpark FRISCO, TEXAS (August 19, 2015) – Calling all Canines! Pooches and Puppies are invited to the Frisco RoughRiders' game on Wednes ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 09/04/2015-09/06/2015
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 ...
Announcing Autumn & Winter Walking Tours!
Guided tours of the Museum of the American Railroad’s new facilities have been extended through December 5th.  Due to the strong response throughout the summer, tours of a portion of the histor ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 08/27/2015-08/29/2015
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 ...
September 11th Seed Scattering At Freedom Meadow
Frisco, Texas August 25rd 2015: Join the Frisco Garden Club for the annual observance of September 11th. The quiet ceremony begins at 6 p.m. at Freedom Meadow in Warren Sports Complex on Eldorado Par ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 08/20/2015-08/22/2015
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 ...
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




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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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