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Catch the Weekend Buzz! 02/05/2016-02/07/2016

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 02/05/2016-02/07/2016

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

Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish, February 13, 2016

Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish, February 13, 2016

The City of Frisco Parks & Recreation Department hosts annual Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish at...

May 2016 Elections

May 2016 Elections

Candidate Application For a Place on the Ballot: Now Open (Through Feb. 19) Candidates may now...

Under Construction: More Roundabouts Coming to Frisco in 2016  

Under Construction: More Roundabouts Coming to Frisco in 2016  

  A new 'round' of changes is coming to Frisco roads this year.  Two multi-lane...

Award Nominees Announced for 32nd Annual Frisco Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Celebration, presented by The Dallas Cowboys

Award Nominees Announced for 32nd Annual Frisco Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Celebration, presented by The Dallas Cowboys

Frisco (Jan. 14, 2016) – Finalists for the Frisco Chamber of Commerce’s 32nd Annual Awards...

Frisco Police Incident Reports 01/25/2016-01/31/2016
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Frisco Police Arrest Reports 01/25/2016-01/31/2016
ARREST#DATEOFFENSE/CHARGE LOCATION 16000165 01/25/2016 DRIVING WHILE LICENSE INVALID 1STFAILURE TO APPEAR SPEEDING  7200 STONEBROOK PKWY 16000166 01/25/2016 PUBLI ...
Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces Promotion and New Addition to Team
(Frisco, Texas) February 1, 2016 ~ The Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau announced today the promotion of Ryan Callison to Director of Marketing and Communications, as well as the hire of Wesley ...
May 2016 Elections
Candidate Application For a Place on the Ballot: Now Open (Through Feb. 19) Candidates may now file an application for a place on the ballot if they are interested in running for a place on Frisco C ...
Under Construction: More Roundabouts Coming to Frisco in 2016  
  A new 'round' of changes is coming to Frisco roads this year.  Two multi-lane roundabouts are under construction in city limits.The first will open at The Star development (Gay ...
Student Graphic Artist Winner for the Official Arts in the Square Poster
In collaboration with the Frisco Independent School District, Frisco Square presents the 7th Annual Arts in the Square, with proceeds going to the Frisco Education Foundation and Frisco Family Service ...
Norris Elementary Hosts Surprise Military Reunion
Norris Elementary helped make a military homecoming even more special for two second grade students. Twins Ava and Mya Keefe have a close relationship with their older sister, who was deployed for mo ...
School Board Honors Students, Accepts Donations at Meeting
View Board Book/ View Meeting Video During the January 19th regular meeting of the School Board, trustees honored the Lone Star High School football team for its record-setting bid for the ...
Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish, February 13, 2016
The City of Frisco Parks & Recreation Department hosts annual Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish at Frisco Commons, located at 8000 McKinney Road on February 13, 2016.The event begins at 8:00 a.m. and runs ...
Career and Technical Education Center to Host Building Tours
The Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center will show off approximately 44,000 square feet of new space as part of its annual tours  for middle and high school students and parents ...
Basketball 101 For Women: benefiting National Breast Cancer Foundation
Only 100 spots available. Register HERE! The Texas Legends are proud to present a Free Basketball 101 for Women Clinic benefiting National Breast Cancer Foundation on Saturday, February&nbs ...
Piada Italian Street Food Partners Donates $5,000 to the FC Dallas Foundation
            Proceeds from the Month Long Fundraising Event Raised Money for the New Youth Soccer Field at the Salvation Army of Plano WHAT:    &nbs ...
Frisco volunteers to produce 1,000,000 life-saving meals
Next month, over 5,000 of Frisco community members will work to feed thousands of starving children in the developing world. Through a partnership between Stonebriar Community Church and Feed My Starv ...
It's Not Too Late To Help Those In Need
The holidays are here - a wonderful time of reflection, joy and hope. As we are getting ready to celebrate with our friends and family, Frisco Family Services wants to thank you for your sup ...
Frisco Dodge Donates $6000 for Toy Drive
FRISCO, TX – The Frisco Police and Fire Departments are holding their 2nd Annual Toy Drive to provide a Merry Christmas for hundreds of local families in need. All toys collected will be d ...
A Hard Look at Planning Turf Reduction
Turf reduction is fast becoming a homeowner trend in communities around the country. According to a 2013 Consumer Reports Survey , nearly a third of homeowners who recently updated their landsca ...
Dallas-Based Lifeologie Institute Co-FounderKicks Off National Expansion to Better Mental Health
Nearly one in five Americans experience mental health and relationship issues every year, yet available treatment options have been slow to adapt or encourage collaborative and client-center ...
Cultivating an Indoor Succulent Garden
As temperatures dip during the winter, many gardeners find themselves in the time-honored tradition of hauling prized container plants indoors and out in order to protect them from freezes and harsh w ...
Grow with Us in 2016!
Come grow with us! Frisco's Water Resources team would like to extend you an invitation to join our growing volunteer network of water conservation enthusiasts for another exciting year. Do you enjoy ...
Planting the Seeds of a Healthy Spring Landscape
Plants and grasses are dormant now, but there is still a lot to do during the colder months. In fact, some preparation and maintenance during the winter can make all the difference for a healthy lawn ...
NAHL announces monthly player awards for January 2016
Fairbanks Ice Dogs forward Reggie Lutz named the Easton Hockey NAHL Forward of the MonthLone Star Brahmas defenseman Dalton Skelly named the Easton Hockey NAHL Defenseman of the MonthBismarck Bobcats ...
Toyota Stadium to Host Leg Two of U-23 U.S. Men's Olympic Qualifying Playoff
U.S. U-23 Men's National Team will host Colombia at Toyota Stadium on March 29 for second leg of 2016 Olympic Qualifying Playoff First match of home-and-away series will be played in Barranquilla, Co ...
NAHL announces Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton Hockey, February 2, 2016
Honors this week go to Minot goalie Gunner Rivers, Aston forward Michael MerullaFairbanks defenseman Jakob Stridsberg and Wichita Falls forward Aleksi Poikola  FRISCO, TEXAS – The North Americ ...
NAHL announces Future Prospects Tournaments and Combines
NAHL launches new initiative that is all about the future players of the NAHL FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is pleased to announce the development and launch of the North ...
Chirinos Added to Saturday’s Rangers Caravan Stop in Frisco
RANGERS CATCHER JOINS LIST OF SIX OTHERS SCHEDULED TO ATTEND FRISCO, TEXAS (January 28, 2016) - On Saturday, January 30, the Rangers Winter Caravan comes to an end at Dr Pepper Ballpark, th ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 02/05/2016-02/07/2016
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 ...
Award-Winning Exhibit Coming to St. Philip’s Frisco as Part of National Tour, March 17-20
The nationally touring, interactive World Vision Experience is coming to Frisco! Walk through this free, interactive exhibit to experience the effects of extreme poverty from the perspective of the wo ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 01/29/2016-01/31/2016
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 ...
Texas pinball festival returns to Frisco March 18-20
Enjoy an Entire Weekend of Game Room Fun! Leave Your Quarters at Home. (Frisco, Texas) January 26, 2016 ~ The Texas Pinball Festival returns to Frisco March 18-20 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Fris ...
La Madeleine Country French Café Reawakens the Legend of the Croissant on National Croissant Day
WHAT: La Madeleine Country French Café, a local favorite for country French cuisine, fresh baked breads and handcrafted pâtisseries, is celebrating a French favorite by offering ...
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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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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