About Our Lifesaving Work


About Us

Palm Valley Animal Center (PVAC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal welfare organization that provides services to 8 municipalities in Hidalgo County. 

PVAC is the only full service open admission animal intake facility in all of South Texas, making us one of the largest single intake facilities in nation. This facility accepts stray and owned companion animals from the 8 municipalities we service regardless of age, health, species or breed. 

Our goal is to place all adoptable animals in forever homes through adoptions, foster care or rescue partner groups. PVAC has numerous programs and partnerships designed to help pets in the shelter, in the community and in your home.

Our Mission

Palm Valley Animal Center cares for homeless companion animals and enhances the relationship between animals and people through adoptions, education and community outreach.

Company Overview

Palm Valley Animal Center (PVAC) is the only full service, open admission, animal intake facility in Hidalgo County serving more than 42,000 animals and 750,000 residents each year. Palm Valley Animal Center is working towards no-kill, where we save 90% or more of the animals that enter our care. 

- Adoption Program
- Foster Program 
- Rescue and Transport Program
- Volunteer Program

- Healthy Public Pet Services
- Municipal Animal Intake and Quarantine
- Community Resource Center
- Event Planning and Management
- Humane Animal Euthanasia 

Palm Valley Animal Center is an incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Edinburg, Texas. © 2019. All rights reserved.

Our successes are made possible in part by our passionate lifesaving partners: