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Palm Valley Animal Society (PVAS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal welfare organization serving five municipalities in Hidalgo County, as well as the county at-large. PVAS operates two facilities in Edinburg, TX, taking in approximately 25,000 animals on behalf of 775,000 residents each year. PVAS is on a journey to maintain “no-kill” status, broadly defined as saving 90% or more of the animals that enter into our care.


PVAS accepts stray and surrendered companion animals from municipalities and counties who contract our services regardless of age, health, or breed, making us the largest intake facility in Hidalgo County, and one of the largest intake facilities in the country.

Our Mission

“Palm Valley Animal Society provides lifesaving care, comfort, and compassion to animals in need by engaging the hearts, hands, and minds of our community.”


Our Goals

PVAS’ goal is to save every animal that can be saved through progressive adoption, foster care, and rescue transfer programs. PVAS offers a number of additional programs designed to help pets in the shelter, in the community, and in your home, including volunteer, fee-reduction, and veterinary services programs.