Speak up for those that can’t
Frisco Animal Advisory Committee Meetings –
Since 2018, Frisco residents have been respectfully asking City Officials to at least create an animal advisory board or perhaps a subcommittee to discuss future plans for a rescue facility for their Frisco pets and/or address any other animal issues citizens may have. On October 4, 2022, the City of Frisco announced their new Mayor’s Ad Hoc Animal Advisory Committee. Anyone may attend these meetings, which are usually every third Thursday of the month at Police Headquarters. You can check the calendar at this link – https://agenda.friscotexas.gov/OnBaseAgendaOnline/ and you are welcome to address the Committee at Citizen Input at the beginning of every meeting. While we have an Animal Advisory Committee now, that doesn’t mean we can depend on them to do all the work. We need to keep asking them for an animal shelter and to ban the sale of retail animals in pet stores.
City Council Meetings –
Want a larger audience? You may also speak at any of the upcoming City Council meetings. Pick any 1st or 3rd Tuesday of the month and arrive at the Council Chambers before 7:30pm. That is when they pause the regular agenda for speakers. When you arrive, ask a city assistant in the lobby to help with filling out a blue request to speak card that you will give to the City Secretary at the desk in the front. They will then call you up at the designated time and you will then have 5 minutes to speak uninterrupted at the podium. Once Citizen Input is over you may get up and leave. Just think, 30 minutes of your time now, could potentially change the quality of life for our pets in Frisco and Denton and Collin County forever.
Can’t be there is person, please write at https://www.friscotexas.gov/585/City-Council.
Collin County Commissioners Court –
Collin County residents and those in cities that contract with Collin County Animal Services (CCAS) are encouraged to speak at the Collin County Commissioners Court and advocate for improvements for Collin County Animal Services and for the shelter to be included on the November 2023 Bond Ballot. If you wish to speak, your next opportunity is listed here at https://www.collincountytx.gov/Government/Commissioners-Court/agendas. Meetings are usually Mondays starting at 1:30PM. If the Shelter isn’t listed on the agenda, you will have to wait until the end of the meeting to speak in Public Comments. Otherwise, you will speak before and you will have three minutes, uninterrupted.
SOME PAST EVENTS
Hosted by Frisco’s Pet Project and Stop Frisco Animal Mill Sales
To raise awareness to the sale of animal-mill pets that Petland Frisco continues to practice, PETA joined forces with us in a peaceful protest on Sunday, Oct. 4th, starting at 11:30. Signs and educational flyers will be provided. One photo posted received over 600 shares on Facebook and from this message, three more Petland victims have come forward.
February 17, 2020 – Monday Frisco’s Town Hall Meeting 7pm to 9pm — Our thanks to all those that attended and for Shannon Greer for being advocate for the night. Watch and see if you don’t agree that Frisco needs to be more pet-friendly.
OUR THANKS to all who came to see us this Saturday, June 15th at the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market from 8am to noon at 8821 4th Street in Old Downtown. We collected over 50 signatures towards our cause to keep Frisco’s pets in Frisco! Isn’t that the cat’s meow! Stay tuned for our next visit!
And, if you wish to speak to a representative of our group or invite us to an event to speak on behalf of our pets, email us and let’s Keep Frisco Pets in Frisco!
Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.A.A. Milne