Palm Valley Animal Society serves seven municipalities (Edinburg, Hidalgo, Hidalgo County, La Joya, McAllen, Palmhurst, Palmview) on behalf of approximately 770,000 residents, taking in close to 25,000 animals each year.

PVAS accepts stray and surrendered companion animals from the municipalities we serve regardless of age, health, or breed, making us the largest open-intake facility in Hidalgo County, and one of the largest open-intake facilities in the United States.


Shelter Animals Count is a nationwide collaborative project undertaken by the ASPCA, Maddie’s Fund, Best Friends Animal Society, the Humane Society of the United States, and Petsmart Charities representing an effort to establish standardized data collection 

and reporting for animal shelters across the US including intake, adoptions, return-to-owner, transfers, euthanasia and shelter deaths. Palm Valley Animal Society has been a proud participant in this effort since 2013, along with more than 5,500 other organizations. Review and explore all of PVAS’ Shelter Animals Count data here: Shelter Animals Count: Explore the Data. Choose “Detailed View,” “Texas,” and “Palm Valley Animal Society” to review our historical and current data.


Although we’re proud of the progress we’ve made together with the communities we serve and our lifesaving partners, we know there’s more work to be done. We hope you’ll join us in working together to help the communities of the Rio Grande Valley set a new national standard for progressive lifesaving - click to learn more.


The State of Texas, Health and Safety Code Chapter 823.003 requires animal shelters  to be inspected annually by a licensed veterinarian for compliance with Chapters 823 and 829.


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Palm Valley Animal Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, operates two facilities in Edinburg, TX, providing intake, adoption, foster, rescue, transport, wellness, and educational programs for 6 municipalities and Hidalgo County at large.