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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...

Volunteer this fall and help kids stay safe

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...

Utility billing office closed two days for system upgrade

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...

Frisco changes trash/recycling service provider

Frisco changes trash/recycling service provider

Progressive is now providing service throughout the City of Frisco.  The city ended its...

Frisco Family Services is on a mission to Feed Frisco

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...

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 ...
Frisco changes trash/recycling service provider
Progressive is now providing service throughout the City of Frisco.  The city ended its contract with CWD for trash and recycling service on July 14. Progressive was awarded the contrac ...
Soccer game likely to cause increased traffic near Toyota Stadium Saturday night
(July 18, 2014) There will be increased traffic around Toyota Stadium on Saturday evening, July 19, due to a soccer game that starts at 8 p.m.  Before the game, heavy traffic is expected on north ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 07/07/2014 - 07/13/2014
DATE         CFS#        OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION07/10/2014 14060361 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEH>=$200 8200 DALLAS PKWY07/07/2014 1 ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 07/07/2014 - 07/13/2014
DATE                        CHARGE LOCATIONOFFENSE 14001345 07/07/2014 7200 STONEBRO ...
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, ...
Student Transfer Process Now More User-Friendly
Hundreds of forms used to arrive through the mail, via fax or hand-delivery to the Frisco ISD Administration Building. Sometimes, the same form came all three ways. “Parents had no way of knowing f ...
5 Ways to Keep Your Child Safe in the Summer
Summer is in full swing, and with it are a myriad of activities that your child can get involved in! From pool birthday parties to beach vacations, the possibilities for fun are endless. Child safety ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: June 19, 2014
2013-2014 School Year in Review    The 2013-2014 school year began with a population explosion that hasn't slowed down yet. Construction crews worked all year long to prepare Hosp ...
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 ...
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 ...
Caring for Trees in Modified Stage 3
In addition to their attractiveness, trees provide many benefits to a landscape - from reductions in energy costs to filtering and removing pollutants. However, trees can require some extra atte ...
New Hantavirus Cases Trigger Precaution Reminder
Two recent cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome were confirmed in residents of the Texas Panhandle and South Plains, bringing the year’s total to three. Texas had one case in 2013. No cases were ...
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 ...
Valiant Effort Falls Just Short
Defensive miscues prove costly in one-run loss By Chris Vosters / Frisco RoughRiders   SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (JULY 15, 2014) - The Frisco RoughRiders scored two runs in the ninth inning, but ...
A quick look at the Carolina RailHawks
By Taryn Bray The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup continues for FCD on Wednesday as they take on the NASL's Carolina RailHawks in the quarterfinals of the tournament kicking off at 6:30 CT at WakeMed Soccer ...
Boosted by the long ball
Three homers help 'Riders stave off sweep   By Chris Vosters / Frisco RoughRiders   SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS (JULY 7, 2014) - A total team effort helped the Frisco RoughRiders avoid a se ...
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 ...
The Heritage Association of Frisco Presents Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day!
Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 11AM to 4PM 6455 Page St. Frisco,TX We are all blessed to continue the pioneering spirit of the Native Americans, cowboys, ranchers and farmers who first saw the pote ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 07/11/2014 - 07/13/2014
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 ...
Carson’s Crusaders Foundation 3rd Annual Brighten the Night Wine Tasting and Live Auction
Presented by The Michael Young Family Foundation and McKinney Roofing, Carson’s Crusaders Foundation’s third annual Brighten the Night Wine Tasting and Live Auction will take place on Thursday, Se ...
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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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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Stories from the
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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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