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Frisco Humane Society

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Frisco Humane Society is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, abused, or unwanted animals. We strive to provide caring, responsible homes for these animals. We endeavor to reduce animal overpopulation through spay or neuter and to prevent cruelty to animals. It is our hope and dream that someday there will be no unwanted animals and that the animals will no longer need our advocacy. Frisco Humane Society (FHS) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for animals in Frisco and the surrounding communities. FHS provides temporary foster care and medical attention for homeless animals until permanent homes can be found. FHS also helps to reduce the number of abandoned, abused and unwanted animals through education and spay/neuter. The Frisco Humane Society was formed on October 2001 by a group of experienced rescue workers. To date, FHS has saved over 9,400 animals and our goal is to save as many unwanted adoptable animals as we can from being euthanized in area shelters. We also want to prevent countless numbers of unwanted animals from being born through our spay/neuter program. FHS rescues dogs and cats primarily from city run Animal Control Facilities. All animals in the FHS program live in foster homes until they can be placed permanently. FHS provides all necessary medical care for each animal, including:  Rabies Vaccinations  Viral Vaccinations  Deworming  Canine Heartworm Test / Feline Leukemia and Aids Test  Heartworm Treatment (if necessary)  Spaying & Neutering  Microchips

Results: Last year we found forever homes for 196 unwanted, homeless or abused animals.

Target demographics: homeless, unwanted and abused animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: 196 dogs and cats found their forever homes

Geographic areas served: the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex

Programs: Adoption events, fundraisers, spay/neuter programs, education, animal rescue.

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Renee Benavidez R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Several months after the loss of my sweet cat I had the pleasure of meeting the volunteers at Frisco Humane Society at the PetSmart location in Frisco. They were so kind and introduced me to Teddy. Somehow they new we would be a great match. Teddy has been such a wonderful addition to our family and is loved by our cat Lava as well. The volunteers at Frisco Humane really helped me and checked in to see how my sweet boy was adapting. I highly recommend this group if you’re looking for a furever family member.

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2 Sherri V.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our little dog

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2 Amanda H.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my first cat, Phoenix, through the Frisco Humane Society. They are a wonderful group to work with and it was a great experience! I wouldn’t trade my boy for the world!

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2 Dawn W.1

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is near and dear to my heart as we adopted a puppy from them 4 years ago and she has been a great addition to our family. I love that they foster all the animals and everyone I've meet has been so nice!

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2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m impressed at how extensive the adoption process was. They do all they possibly can to make sure the animal that’s getting adopted doesn’t have a bad experience. It’s a necessary process in order to make sure every animal is placed in a forever home. They are honest and tell you everything they know about the animal. That way you can make an educated and good decision. My experience was good. And my animals been thru a lot. Which is something they let you know. But, then of course I could tell them that I’m very patient and have the time to give my animal. She’s doing exceptionally well and she’s been with us a very short time. She’s in her forever home and it took these volunteers to ask the right questions and place her in her forever home. ADOPT PEOPLE!

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2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for Frisco Humane Society. They are well organized and their foster parents really care for the pets waiting for their forever home. We adopted Hercules from Petsmart in Frisco. His foster mom made sure to write his history which made us want to adopt this older cat who had been abandoned on the streets and run over. Meeting his foster mom, Marla, we could tell how much she wanted him to have a forever home. She took the time to get to know us to make sure we were the right parents for Hercules. Frisco Humane Society has a big heart, they care about animals and Frisco is so lucky to have this non-profit organization. Below is our happy cat Hercules. We love him so much. Without Frisco Humane Society this swert kitty would never have found his forever home.

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2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Frisco Humane Society came to my rescue after I rescued 12 kittens from drowning back in 2015. One sadly did not make it. The FHS cat coordinator was quick to respond to my plea for help and the entire organization immediately went to work helping me with the proper medical care and eventual adoption of these sweet furballs. If it wasn't for FHS, I don't know if these kitties would have received the extra medical attention they needed nor find the perfect homes. They are a great group of volunteers with the sole purpose of protecting the pets in and around Frisco. Thank you, FHS for all you do!

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3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Frisco Humane Society is a wonderful organization, and I am so proud to be a part of it! Our cats and dogs are loved and cared for in our network of fantastic foster homes, and by the time they are adopted they are ready to become new furry family members. Foster moms and dads make real connections with each adopter and are always helpful in making the animal’s transition to its forever home as easy as possible. They really care about their animals, and it shows! Our adoption counselors and Petsmart caregivers are also invaluable, and essential to our success. Overall, FHS is a compassionate, dedicated group of people who work hard every day to improve the lives of the animals in their program and to find them the very best forever homes.

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2 Sonja T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Frisco Humane Society is an organization that works to adopt pets to forever homes. Their goal is not just to shuffle pets, but to find the best forever-fit for both the pet and the family.
I have been privileged to add three dogs to my home from Frisco Humane Society. I can not imagine my life before them —Roxy, Vinny and Rex.

Thank you FHS!

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2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were new to Texas and when my son said he wanted a dog, we didn’t know where to go. It was close to Christmas, and I happened to drive by Pet Smart. I could see there was a pet adoption event happening, so I walked in. It was then that I met the fabulous volunteers who work for Frisco Humane Society. They were kind and patient, and ultimately matched my family with the perfect dog, a four-year-old Chi-weenie named Chelsea. FHS has rescued Chelsea after she had given birth to three puppies in a local shelter. Fast forward one year and we adopted another dog from FHS, a sweet Chihuahua named Maya. I admire the organization so much that I now volunteer as a foster mom myself. Rescuing dogs with FHS is the most rewarding service work I’ve ever done. I am so thankful I walked into Pet Smart that day. #adoptdontshop

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2 LaurenElrod

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet Carly from Frisco Humane. She had a rough start in life and had trouble getting through her first home visits. I contacted Frisco Humane as soon as I saw her pictures. I fell in love immediately. We went to the adoption event where we met wonderful fosters/volunteers who made everything so easy. You can really see the love they have for these animals. We took Carly home that day and love her to death. We are also still in contact with her fosters. Frisco Humane is doing great things!

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3 Angie S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Frisco Humane for over 14 years. As all non profits we've had our ups and downs. But the one reason I stay volunteering and support FHS is bc ultimately the most important thing to everyone is the cats and dogs.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

After working closely with the cat adoption crew I witnessed a great injustice. After a cat had taken to a couple and the couple had stayed and waited for the adoption agency to get back to them for over 2 hours and followed their policies as well as filled out their paperwork, the cat was given to member of the organization itself who did not file for adoption. The couple that had wanted to adopt the cat had waited for days and checked up on him daily, visiting him and making sure they were going to get him. However after they left, the cat in question was handed off to another associate and replaced with a different cat. Injustice and unfair treatment to those who have fallen for an animal.

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FriscoHumaneSociety 12/18/2014

Thank you very much for your comments. We will strive to make our adoption process more obvious to the general public in the future. We do not adopt out on a first come, first serve basis. This is stated on our Website and our adoptable animal profiles on Petfinder. We review all applications received to ensure that the animal and the applicant are a good match based on our personal experiences with the animal. These animals live in our homes with us so we are familiar with habits and behaviors. http://www.friscohumanesociety.com/Adoption-Process. The kitten was at the adoption center less than 36 hours before it was adopted so the kitten was not there for any prospective adopter to wait days for him or to check up on him daily. He arrived just before 12pm on Saturday and was adopted out the next afternoon. It was also very clearly marked on his adoption card that he was applications only and the foster had to approve all applications prior to adoption. Siamese mix kittens are always very popular and attract lots of potential adopters. We received several applications on the Siamese kitten on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday morning, the couple that had been waiting at the location wanting to adopt the kitten arrived two hours prior to our adoption start time. They were informed when the adoption counselor arrived that they were welcome to apply for the kitten but that we had already received several applications on the kitten. The couple was okay with our adoption application process and our adoption counselor also tried to help locate another Siamese kitten available for adoption. A family that had already completed an application for the kitten was selected to adopt it and the required adoption paperwork was completed and the adoption fee was paid.

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

My dog died and I wasn't quite ready for a new doggie. I was reading the Frisco paper and saw a dog smiling at me and I knew this was my new dog. It was the Featured Pet for Frisco Humane Society so I gave them a call. From the first contact with FHS to meeting with the foster family that took care of my dog, I was impressed. I got to meet the dog at the foster's home and they were completely honest about the dog's personality. I love that they do home visits and truly want a good match for each dog they adopt out. The process was easy and straightforward and after a trial stay I knew I had the perfect dog for me! I have nothing negative to say. The whole experience with FHS was positive for me and I still keep in touch with my dog's wonderful foster family five years later!

6 Sharyl T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my first dog from Frisco Humane Society in 2007 and have been a volunteer ever since. I love volunteering with this group and the people in it. I've always been proud to be a part of FHS and happy for the animals that we have all worked together to save & for the friendships I've made.

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5

Client Served

Rating: 5

January 2014, I adopted my cat from Frisco Humane Society. Last summer, my dog died of old age and I had moved to an apartment. I decided it was time to get another pet. I had only had dogs in the past, but decided a cat would be a good choice since I had no yard. I wanted a cat with a friendly "dog-like" personality. The next weekend, I met Nikki. Nikki greets me at the door when I come home. She follows me from room-to-room. Thank you Frisco Humane Society for helping me find the perfect pet.

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5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I became acquainted with FHS when a relative adopted a pup from them several years ago....This pup has been such a blessing to our whole family........We especially got to know one of the foster parents.......She has always been there from the beginning to help with the new pup and to give advise for our other dogs and cats and for homeless pets we came across over the years........

5 Christi6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FHS is a non profit organization. I have volunteered off and on for over 9 years. This program has high standards when it comes to caring for cats and dogs (occasionally ducks). FHS makes sure all their pets are spayed/neutered and healthy. Its not easy being a foster mom. FHS main goal is to find loving homes for cats and dogs.

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my baby girl from FHS in December of 2006. I started the process in October of that year. The two month delay was due to her health. She needed to be seen by a vet for mange and FHS wanted to make sure she received vet care and was in perfect health before they let me sign official paperwork. My baby girl was born blind and deaf and was in a special foster for her condition (blindness and deafness). FHS did everything in their power to provide great care for her as soon as they were made aware of her health. She is my sweet Angel Aikman, and I will forever be in debt to FHS for blessing me with her! She is a very special girl, and I am lucky enough to call her mine.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with FHS for about 6 months. Have really enjoyed both the rescue work and the other volunteers.

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