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Embracing the Whole Wide World

Embracing the Whole Wide World

Earth Day is this month and it provides an excellent opportunity to get your preschooler or...

Frisco ISD Plans Two New Elementary Schools to Open in 2017

Frisco ISD Plans Two New Elementary Schools to Open in 2017

Frisco ISD is moving forward with plans to open two new elementary schools in the 2017-18 school...

Help Wakeland Baseball Support Research for Juvenile Diabetes

Help Wakeland Baseball Support Research for Juvenile Diabetes

The Wakeland High School baseball team will host a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research...

Frisco ISD Earns National Recognition for Music Programs

Frisco ISD Earns National Recognition for Music Programs

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School Board Hears Preliminary Outlook for 2016-17 Budget

School Board Hears Preliminary Outlook for 2016-17 Budget

Among the business at the regular March meeting of the Frisco ISD School Board, Chief Financial...

Northbound Dallas Parkway Closed Between Eldorado Parkway and US 380 Saturday Morning For Bicycle Ride
(April 29, 2016) Segments of northbound Dallas Parkway (and some adjoining roads) will be closed Saturday morning, April 30, for the “Bike MS” bicycle ride.  The ride starts at the Embass ...
Section of Westbound Gaylord Parkway Shutdown Following Gas Line Break;  Firefighters Monitoring, No Evacuations Necessary At This Time
(April 29, 2016) Westbound Gaylord Parkway -- between Avenue of the Stars and Dallas Parkway – is shutdown following a natural gas line break in the 7400 block of Gaylord Parkway.  Firefighters ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 04/18/2016-04/24/2016
DATECFS#OFFENSE/INCIDENTLOCATION 04/20/2016 16036412 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 SH 121 / SPRING CREEK PKWY 04/23/2016 16037384 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>= ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 04/18/2016-04/24/2016
Arrests#DateOffense/Charge Location 16000774 04/18/2016  COLLIN CO WARRANTGRAPEVINE PD WARRANT 7800 PRESTON RD 16000775 04/18/2016 CORINTH PD WARRANT CORINTH PD W ...
Lightning Blamed For Two Overnight House Fires
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Frisco High Student Wins Top Prize from YEA! Investment Panel
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FISD Families Invited to PTA Vendor Fair on Saturday, May 7
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FISD Golfers Compete at the State Tournament
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Vanilla Cream Filled Doughnuts
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U.S. Soccer Star Hosts Camp For Students With Disabilities
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North Texas Athlete Heading Behind the Iron Curtain to Compete in Russian National Sport
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Autism Awareness Month
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Shrimp & Crawfish Boil to Benefit Growing Boys & Girls Clubs
Frisco, Texas (April 12, 2016) - The Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC) announces that their 7th Annual Shrimp & Crawfish Boil will be held on Saturday, April 30th, at the corner of L ...
Frisco Seniors Celebrate Earth Day by Planting Sensory Garden and Tree for Memory Care Residents
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Introducing: Frisco's Volunteer of the Year, Teen Volunteer of the Year
To celebrate April as National Volunteer Month, the City of Frisco recognized its top "MVP" (Municipal Volunteer Program) participants during "A Night with the Stars" on Thursday.Lee Wilson, a me ...
Know the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke: FAST
Byline by Dr. Maushmi Sheth at Centennial Medical Center   May is National Stroke Awareness Month and it’s a good time to remind the community that during a stroke, every secon ...
Rain, Rain, Don't Go Away
Congratulations to everyone who picked up their new Ivy rain barrel this past Saturday! Through our third annual partnership with Rainwater Solutions, the City of Frisco helped to distribute 257 rain ...
A Guide to Fertilizer
Plants need organic matter as well as water, and a fertilization schedule can be helpful to plants growing in our tough North Texas climate. Unfortunately, many homeowners apply the wrong fertil ...
WaterWise Landscape Makeover - Creating a Prairie Wildscape
North Texas is Blackland Prairie country . Before this region was developed, huge swaths of tallgrass extended along graceful sloping hills for as far as the eye could see. Today, very little t ...
Diagnose Insect Problems in Your Lawn
In the great outdoors, insects are a part of life. Many are beneficial and their presence is often an indicator of a healthy garden. However, the presence of some insects may indicate a problem ...
RoughRiders Welcome Fourth-Largest Crowd in Franchise History Sunday
DR PEPPER BALLPARK COMPLETELY SOLD OUT The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, completely sold out Sunday’s game at Dr Pepper Ballpark shortly after the gates opened at ...
NAHL announces 2015-16 season awards
Todd Burgess of the Fairbanks Ice Dogs named NAHL’s Most Valuable Player and Forward of the Year FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the remainder of its awards ...
NAHL announces 2015-16 Divisional Awards
Four Divisional MVP’s include Hunter Shepard (Bismarck), Kristofers Bindulis (Aston),Todd Burgess (Fairbanks) and Hampus Sjodahl (Odessa) FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) h ...
Fox Sports Southwest to Air Eight Roughriders Games
FORMER BIG LEAGUER MIKE BACSIK, RANGERS PAUL KRUGER JOIN BROADCAST THURSDAY  The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are pleased to announce that the club has entere ...
NAHL announces 2015-16 All-Rookie Teams
12 players recognized on All-NAHL Rookie Teams; Divisional teams named as well FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced its All-Rookie Teams for the 2015-16 season, as ...
FC Dallas, U.S. Soccer, Frisco ISD and City of Frisco set to break ground on $39 million stadium improvement and National Soccer Hall of Fame Museum
Groundbreaking will include a special guest and announcement of 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees         WHAT:           &nbs ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/29/2016-05/01/2016
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  ...
Moms Eat Free on Mother’s Day at Piada Italian Street Food
WHAT: Piada Italian Street Food will celebrate Mother’s Day by offering Moms a free Piada, pasta, or chopped salad when their child brings a handmade card into the restaurant on Sunday, May ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/22/2016-04/24/2016
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  ...
2nd Annual Frisco Chamber of Commerce 5-Star Corporate Challenge
The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 2016 2 nd Annual 5-Star Corporate Challenge on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Dr. Pink Field. The 5-Star Corporate Challenge will pit local businesses agains ...
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




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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