Animal shelter hosting a Valentine’s shelter dog slumber party

No date this Valentine’s Day? Want to cuddle up on the couch and watch movies with a cute, snuggly four-legged companion? We’ve got you covered.

Join the Fort Worth animal shelter Feb. 14 or 15 to look around the shelter and choose a special houseguest. Light refreshments will be served, and a spot has been reserved for you to get acquainted with your “date.” Plenty of staff will be available to answer questions. You’ll also receive a leash, bag of food and a report card to help staff gain information about your foster dog’s experience.

Studies have shown that even a short amount of time away from the shelter decreases stress in dogs and increases their adoptability. The report card helps tremendously when matching dogs with adoptive families.

The slumber party is part of the shelter’s Cowtown Crashpads foster program. The first slumber party was held in January, and it was a huge success: 106 dogs were able to leave the shelter and spend a night – and, in many cases, longer — with their foster family.

Cowtown Crashpads normally helps pets that land at the shelter and are sick or have other issues where being in a foster home will allow that pet the care and attention they need until they can be adopted. The Valentine Slumber Party will give people the opportunity to help adoption-ready shelter pets and experience being a foster parent.

All animals available for the slumber party are spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccines and on flea/tick preventative. Staff recommends leaving your current pet at home, as the shelter is a stressful place. Staff members will be happy to talk you through introducing your guest to your current pets.

Slumber party pets can be picked up from the main shelter, 4900 Martin St., between 3 and 6 p.m. Feb. 14 or 15. Complete a foster application beforehand.

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Hiley Subaru hosting adoption event for homeless pets

Hiley Subaru, a partner of the Fort Worth Animal Shelter, is transforming its huge showroom to make way for dogs waiting to be adopted.

The Subaru Loves Pets adoption event is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Fort Worth dealership, 3505 W Loop 820 S.

The animal shelter remains completely full with loving pets waiting for someone to take them home. The pets that land in the shelter are there because of a people problem, not because the animals did anything wrong. Many are already housetrained and are accustomed to living with families. The shelter is currently caring for approximately 600 dogs and cats.

If there was ever a time to find the dog or cat of your dreams, now would be great as there are so many to select from.

The adoption fee will be reduced to $10 and includes an initial medical examination, rabies vaccination, city license, micro-chip and spay/neuter.

See available pets.

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Southlake Library Hosting Painted Pumpkin Faire

Bring in your own hand-painted pumpkin to the Library from October 22-31 to put on display and be entered to win a $50 Harkins gift card.

Who wants to earn some free movie tickets just in time for Halloween?  The Library is hosting a Painted Pumpkin Faire from October 22-31 for kids ages 12 & under. Help us deck out the Library with your works of art.

Every child who brings in a painted pumpkin will receive a Halloween treat bag and be entered into a contest to win a gift card. There will be one winner. No carved pumpkins can be accepted and all pumpkins must be picked up by November 1st to avoid the compost pile.

Just bring in your pumpkin, with a name tag, anytime between October 22 -31. We look forward to seeing what you create!

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Carroll ISD Hosting Curriculum Nights

All 11 campuses in Carroll ISD are holding parents-only Curriculum Nights this week. These nights are designed to introduce parents to the curriculum for the school year.

See below a list of Curriculm Night dates and times by campus:

Carroll Elementary:
September 7th – Curriculum Night for K, 1st & 2nd 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
September 14th – Curriculum Night for Preschool, 3rd & 4th 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Johnson Elementary:
September 7th – Curriculum Night – K/1st grades 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
September 14th – Curriculum Night – 2 nd/3rd/4th grades 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Old Union Elementary:
September 7th -Curriculum Night Preschool, 3rd & 4th grades 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., K, 1st & 2nd grades 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

Rockenbaugh Elementary:
September 7th – Curriculum Night – PK-Kindergarten, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; 1st -2nd grades, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
September 14th – Curriculum Night – 3rd -4th grades, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Walnut Grove Elementary:
September 7th  – Curriculum Night – 3rd grade, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.; 4th grade 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
September 13th– Curriculum Night – 2nd grade, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.; Quest 6:15 – 7:00 p.m.
September 14th – Curriculum Night – Kindergarten, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.; 1st grade, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Durham Intermediate:
September 12th – Curriculum Night 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Eubanks Intermediate:
September 12th – Curriculum Night 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. 5th Grade Parent Welcome to Canvas 5:00 p.m.

Carroll Middle:
September 6th – Curriculum Night, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Dawson Middle:
September 6th – Curriculum Night, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Carroll High:
September 18th – Curriculum Night, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Carroll Senior High:
September 19th – Curriculum Night, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

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Hiley Subaru hosting adoption event for homeless pets this weekend

The summer of 2017 is turning out to be a challenging one for the Fort Worth Animal Shelter. The shelter is over capacity, with more pets coming into the shelter every day. Normally, the shelter will see 30 pets enter the shelter daily, but this summer it’s been more like 70 pets arriving daily.

Hiley Subaru, a partner of Fort Worth Animal Care and Control, has stepped-up to host an adoption event July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at its Fort Worth dealership, 3505 W, Loop 820 South. Adoption fees have been reduced to $17.76 through July.

Currently, the animal shelter is caring for approximately 610 dogs and cats — all of them waiting to be adopted into their forever home. If there was ever a time to find the dog or cat of your dreams, now would be great since there are so many to choose from.

The $17.76 adoption fee includes an initial medical examination, rabies vaccination, city license, micro-chip and spay/neuter.

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HCPL Hosting County Heritage Exhibit

tarrant county historical commission haltom city libraryThe Haltom City Library is honored to host a special exhibit from the Tarrant County Historical Commission: the Tarrant County Heritage Traveling Exhibit. The Exhibit was made possible through a grant from the Fash Foundation. The exhibit, covering Tarrant County History through 1900, will be on view until the end of July.

Thanks to the Birdville Historical Society for coordinating with the Tarrant County Historical Commission in securing this exhibit.

The Haltom City Library is located at 3809 Haltom Rd.

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City hosting open house on Comprehensive Plan – Oct. 14

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE
Colleyville Comprehensive Plan
Destination Colleyville

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Colleyville Center
5301 Riverwalk Drive

The open house is an opportunity for the Colleyville community to review the highlights of the draft Colleyville comprehensive plan, called Destination Colleyville. City staff and representatives from the plan consultants, will be available to share information and answer questions. If youre unable to attend, but would like to submit questions or comments, send them to .

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