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K9 Indy to Receive Body Armor

K9 Indy to Receive Body Armor

Posted by Mike Pastor on May 12, 2016
Tags: Animals, Community, Public Safety, TCPD, Town News

Trophy Club Police Department’s K9 Indy will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. A donation in the amount of $65,825 was presented to the charity from the “Help Officer Hickey Vest K9s” online fundraiser. The funds were raised through nationwide donations in efforts to help retired Officer Matt Hickey of Marietta, OH, keep his partner Ajax upon retirement. Officer Hickey was able to purchase Ajax for the sum of $1 and the balance was donated to Vested…

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First Zika Virus Disease Confirmed in Denton County

First Zika Virus Disease Confirmed in Denton County

Posted by April Reiling on Apr 12, 2016
Tags: Animals, Community, Denton County, Public Health, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus

April 12, 2016 – Denton County Public Health (DCHD) today has confirmed the first travel-associated case of Zika virus in a Denton County resident.  The case is a female with international travel to a country with active transmission in late January.

Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, a known aggressive daytime biter.  Sexual transmission has been reported in a small number of cases.  The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis…

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Outdoor Education for Children - Growing Up Wild Classes Available All Year Long!

Outdoor Education for Children - Growing Up Wild Classes Available All Year Long!

Posted by April Reiling on Apr 07, 2016
Tags: Animals, Community, Events, Schools, Recreation, Parks, Trophy Club Park, Trophy Club Gives

Growing Up WILD (GUW) is a childhood education program that builds on a child’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them.  Through a wide range of activities and experiences, GUW provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the world of nature and lifelong social & academic skills.  Register for your kids for Growing Up WILD to discover the un-ending beauty of the great outdoors!  For more information and registration, visit keeptrophyclubwild.org.

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Freedom Dog Park - Temporary Flip of Large & Small Dog Areas Beginning March 23

Freedom Dog Park - Temporary Flip of Large & Small Dog Areas Beginning March 23

Posted by April Reiling on Mar 18, 2016
Tags: Animals, Community, Town News, Recreation, Parks

Beginning Wednesday, March 23rd, the large and small sides of Freedom Dog Park will flip for approximately two weeks to allow for turf regrowth and general maintenance. Signs will be posted pointing dog owners to the correct side. For questions about the dog park please contact Tony Jaramillo at tjaramillo@trophyclub.org.

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Dog Park Etiquette

Dog Park Etiquette

Posted by April Reiling on Dec 15, 2015
Tags: Animals, Community, Parks, Public Safety, Recreation

Contributed by Susan Edstrom

Etiquette at a dog park?  Yes!

If everyone takes some simple steps, going to the park can be a good experience for all.  We also have a toddler park very close to the dog park and it’s not only ensuring the safety of our dogs but also little ones who are nearby. Know the rules and follow them!  Simple, right? 

Rules are established to help ensure the safety of everyone who attends. 

Freedom Dog Park Rules

In addition to the rules,…

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How to Care for Poinsettias

How to Care for Poinsettias

Posted by April Reiling on Nov 13, 2015
Tags: Animals, Community, Holiday, Landscaping, Hospitality

Bright and colorful, poinsettias are nearly synonymous with the Christmas season. They provide you with a wealth of opportunities for holiday decorating. Poinsettias bring a splash of festive red and green to the table or windowsill. An attractive bowl, used as a planter, makes a cheery winter gift. With proper poinsettia care, you can enjoy these beautiful plants for weeks.  (Pet owners beware – poinsettias, mistletoe and holly are poisonous to cats and dogs.)

Find the Ideal Spot
To keep them looking good, give poinsettias…

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Dangerous Winter Holiday Plants for Pets

Dangerous Winter Holiday Plants for Pets

Posted by April Reiling on Nov 13, 2015
Tags: Animals, Community, Holiday, Landscaping, Public Health

By Marcia Kortmeyer, member TCWC, Trophy Gardeners, Chair TCWC Community Service Projects

You’re kidding? Seriously? The Holidays are just weeks away. Where did summer go? Didn’t I just go Christmas shopping a few months ago? I don’t know how time flies by but it does.  And with the Holidays upon us I think of Poinsettias, Mistletoe and Holly.  Beautiful Holiday plants!  But keep in mind that these plants can be toxic to our pets. 

A new plant in the house will create curiosity for our dogs &…

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