Frisco City Emails Leaves Residents Begging

Some Frisco residents are now wondering if the City of Frisco, TX could be intentionally misleading residents on an animal shelter’s potential of getting on the ballot for a 2023 Bond.

Don’t want to read why but want to take action – keep scrolling down.

For years, Frisco residents, rescue volunteers, animal advocates, and citizens in neighboring communities have questioned why Frisco doesn’t have an animal shelter. As one of the largest and most affluent cities in the State, it leaves many North Texans puzzled about this missing Frisco public service.

In 2016, Frisco residents were told by council that an animal shelter would only be considered if it were part of a bond for the citizens to vote on. They were told to be patient and wait.

In 2018, city staff disappointed residents and chose not to present a municipal shelter to the Citizen Bond Committee for 2019. They recommended a 62 million dollar library, but they felt an estimated 6 million dollar animal shelter wasn’t a “viable project” even though residents had been speaking in favor of one at council and town hall meetings and with city leaders leading up to the bond.

Frisco residents didn’t let this detour them. They continued to reach out to council and city leaders for the years to follow. Recently, and with a new bond on the horizon, residents were sent an encouraging email from a city official on June 21, 2022 stating, “an animal center would be presented to the committee.” Frisco residents quietly and eagerly waited for further steps only to receive another email on September 30, 2022 where a city official wrote, “to clarify, city staff will not be presenting a recommendation to the bond committee regarding a shelter at this meeting.” They continued, citizens are welcome to speak during citizen comment about the request for this facility. They added, it is now at the discretion of the committee to ask city staff to present this at a later date. This leaves many wondering, was this Frisco’s plan all along? How will ideas for an animal shelter be discussed if the city doesn’t initially present them to the bond committee? Why are Frisco residents having to beg yet again for an animal shelter at Citizen Input?

Frisco followers of the grassroots effort at Frisco’s Pet Project are suggesting residents to take any of these simple and quick actions to make sure that an animal shelter isn’t overlooked again.

Five Fast Steps to Animal Shelter Success – Pick Any You Want!

Email Your Citizen Bond Committee at

STEP 1 – Click this link to email the Citizen Bond Committee at Cut and paste the ask below, or by all means, feel free to say more. You can share your lost pet story, rescue experiences, evidence to why we need a shelter, or send photos of your pets. Whatever you choose, be sure to let them know you want to be added to the list of Frisco residents that want to hear options for an animal shelter, and have the right to vote on it next May.

Dear Committee Members, Please add my name to the list of your Frisco residents that would like to see an animal shelter on the Bond. I would really like to vote on this. Thank you! Sincerely — add your name and address

Another idea, and scroll down to see if you already know someone on the committee and get them on the phone or meet them for coffee.

Make an Appearance – Mondays at 5:30PM, City Hall, 5th Floor

STEP 2 – They say 80% is showing up and your pets need this. They would do it for you if they could! While the City has decided not to present a shelter to the Committee as part of Public Safety, Frisco residents can rally at any of their Monday meetings in a show of support to recommend an animal shelter to be discussed at a later date. You can leave right after Roll Call and Citizen Input. It shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes. Check the calendar here and then email and we will step you through the process. It really is as simply thing that we hope will reap big results.

Add Your Name – Sign our PETition

STEP 3 – Please click this link We will add you to our list of hundreds that have signed up in support of this public service. It also signs you up to newsletters sent only when there are time sensitive bulletins you may need. Once submitted, check your junk or spam folder for a confirmation email to make sure you are counted.

Let Frisco Leaders Know – Call or Email Them Too

STEP 4 Don’t let your City Council and City Manager feel left out. On several occasions, the Council has said they are not hearing from enough of their residents. Go ahead and accept this challenge and forward your Committee email on to them at Being new, the City Manager likely doesn’t know how passionate you are and how long you’ve been asking for this, so email Mr. Pierson at

One More Thing – Let People Know

STEP 5 – Please help your Frisco pets and share this plea with others! Encourage them to take these actions as well. And, you’re welcome to let Frisco’s Pet Project know you can come to the Monday meeting. We would love to know if you sent the Committee and/or the City by copying us at too. Who knows, maybe we will read your comments at an upcoming meeting.

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