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Frisco City Services Update 12/27/2015

Frisco City Services Update 12/27/2015

The Environmental Collection Center will be closed Saturday, Feb. 28 due to inclement weather. As...

UPDATE: Frisco Police Make Arrest In Anna Moses Murder Case

UPDATE: Frisco Police Make Arrest In Anna Moses Murder Case

FRISCO, TX – On Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:21 pm, Frisco Police arrested 63 year old Robert...

Frisco RoughRiders to make major enhancements to Dr Pepper Ballpark

Frisco RoughRiders to make major enhancements to Dr Pepper Ballpark

FRISCO, TEXAS (FEBRUARY 26, 2015) – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas...

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 02/27/2015-03/01/2015

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 02/27/2015-03/01/2015

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

Arts in the Square 2015 Calling Volunteers

Arts in the Square 2015 Calling Volunteers

Frisco, TEXAS (February 24, 2015) – Arts in the Square, in collaboration with the Frisco...

Frisco City Services Update 12/27/2015
The Environmental Collection Center will be closed Saturday, Feb. 28 due to inclement weather. As a result,  drop-off for chemicals, electronics and household hazardous waste will ...
UPDATE: Frisco Police Make Arrest In Anna Moses Murder Case
FRISCO, TX – On Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:21 pm, Frisco Police arrested 63 year old Robert Moses for the murder of his ex-wife, Anna Moses, in early January. The arrest was made with the assi ...
FRISCO: City Service Update 2/25/2015**UPDATED 10:36AM**
Please leave your carts out the rest of this week, if possible. Trash service resumes today, Feb. 25. Recycling and yard waste will resume next week, as scheduled. Bagged recy ...
Frisco Fire Station Grand Opening postponed
The Grand Opening celebration for Frisco Fire Station #8, scheduled for Saturday, Feb.  28,  is postponed.  A new date has not been determined.  The decision to postpone was made ...
Frisco City Services UPDATE for Feb. 24 - 25 (P/Z will be held as scheduled; Trash schedule / Recycling TBD; Court dockets cancelled Wednesday)
Trash service will resume tomorrow, Feb. 25. A recycling service is yet to be determined. Both collection services were cancelled today due to icy roads and alleyways. Please see the following collect ...
Student Artwork Selected for State Exhibit
Five Frisco ISD students will have artwork displayed in Austin as part of a state-wide celebration of Youth Art Month (YAM). Youth Art Month is an annual observance held each March to emphasize the ...
Seventh Graders Build Prosthetic Hand Using 3D Printing
A group of seventh graders from Frisco ISD’s Pioneer Heritage Middle School is working to give independence to anyone around the world who may be in need of a prosthetic hand. The students created ...
Babysitter Rules: What to Tell Your Babysitter Before You Leave Home
Loving parents spend much of their time caring for their children. When given the opportunity for an evening away for a date or entertainment, finding a good babysitter is always a concern. To make th ...
Speaker Stresses School and Community Partnerships
Jamie Vollmer can’t look at blueberries without remembering the day he changed his mind about public education. That was when he realized that schools cannot educate students alone. That was the ...
Board of Trustees Names New FISD Schools
The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees voted Monday evening to approve names for several new campuses, including two new elementary schools, one new middle school, two new high schools and the FISD Natato ...
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Coming Soon to Texas
Build-Your-Own Artisanal Pizza Restaurant Set to Open in Frisco This May FRISCO, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 5, 2015) - Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own artisanal pizza resta ...
Baxter Brinkmann sells off a piece of his ranch land
It's confirmed, Baxter Brinkmann of Frisco, whose Brinkmann Ranch covers 3500 acres, has FINALLY sold his first tract of that ranch land to Landon Development on the SE corner of Eldorado and Coit. T ...
Nonprofits invited to apply for community grants -- deadline February 27 -- provided by Junior League of Collin County
Collin County nonprofits are invited to apply for Junior League of Collin County (JLCC) Community Grant funds.  Grants will be awarded to support programs that have significant community impact a ...
Collin College announces finalists for presidency
Feb. 9, 2015 – Today, the Collin College Board of Trustees released the names of finalists for the district presidency. They are Dr. Neil Matkin, executive vice president of the Louisiana Community ...
Hall Financial Group Announces Four New Leases at Hall Office Park
FRISCO, Texas – February 5, 2015 – Mark Depker, president of Hall Financial Group’s management division, announced today that its leasing team has signed four new leases within Hall Office Park. ...
Join our Block Captain Team!
Calling all water conservation enthusiasts! Frisco WaterWise would like to extend you an invitation to join our network of Block Captain volunteers. The WaterWise Block Captain Program is a gras ...
Sprinklers 101
Want to learn more about your sprinkler system but don’t know where to start? It may seem as if there is an endless variety of sprinkler systems, sprinkler heads and controllers to choose from ...
Romancing the Stone
Hardscape, or areas of stone, pebbles, or pavers in your garden, can provide striking visual appeal and dramatically reduce water use in your landscape. Your entire yard need not be paved in ord ...
Announcing the 2015 Orangetheory Fitness Paddy Dash
The Frisco Sunrise Rotary is proud to announce its partnership with Orangetheory Fitness Frisco as the naming sponsor of the 2015 Paddy Dash 5K and Fun Run! Orangetheory's dedication to an active life ...
Groundhog Day
Happy Groundhog Day! No matter what the predictions are for winter weather, it’s not yet time for the return of spring growth in our North Texas plants and grasses. For most warm season perenn ...
Toyota Stadium set to host Querétaro versus Puebla in March, presented by El Rancho
FRISCO, Texas – Gallos Blancos of Querétaro FC will face fellow Mexican side  Puebla FC in a match presented by El Rancho at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 29, at Toyota Stadium. The two Liga MX sides ...
Frisco RoughRiders to make major enhancements to Dr Pepper Ballpark
FRISCO, TEXAS (FEBRUARY 26, 2015) – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, today announced plans for a series of massive upgrades to Dr Pepper Ballpark that will signif ...
Matt Hedges using years of USMNT snubs as motivation: "I thought I should be getting that call"
Pareja: “He’s leading this group, and big things are happening for him." Pablo Maurer MLSsoccer.com   The job of a central defender is a largely thankless one, and perhaps nobody proves ...
NAHL announces Easton Hockey Stars of the Week 2/23/2015
Aberdeen forward Kyle Haak named Central Division Star of the Week  Kenai River forward Jack Gessert named Midwest Division Star of the Week Janesville goalie Matt Jurusik named North Division St ...
FC Dallas falls, 1-0, to D.C. United in final of ATX Pro Challenge
AUSTIN, Texas – FC Dallas lost a 1-0 decision to D.C. United in the final of the ATX Pro Challenge today at Mike A. Meyers Stadium. The lone goal of the match was scored by D.C. United’s Chris Ro ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 02/27/2015-03/01/2015
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 ...
Arts in the Square 2015 Calling Volunteers
Frisco, TEXAS (February 24, 2015) – Arts in the Square, in collaboration with the Frisco Independent School District, Frisco Square, with proceeds going to the Frisco Education Foundation and Frisco ...
Jimmy Buffett Workin' n' Playin' Tour 2015
DFW, the wait is over. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, together with special guest Huey Lewis & The News will perform at Toyota Stadium for one night only on Saturday, May 30 at 7 pm, as ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 02/20/2015-02/22/2015
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 ...
Local Group Of Disabled Kids To Experience An Interactive Tour At Odysseo Next Week
Horses & artists extend their stay in Dallas-fort worth for a sixth week! Shows now scheduled through March 1 Frisco, TX (February 10, 2015) #OdysseoTX- The two and four legged stars of Odysseo b ...
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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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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