Euthanasia

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Owner Requested Euthanasia


As pet guardians, we may have to make the difficult decision to euthanize a pet due to serious illness, injury or if the pet is experiencing a significantly diminished quality of life as they grow very old. In these situations, it may be necessary for you to consider having your pet euthanized in order to spare them from pain and suffering. Palm Valley Animal Center recommends you speak with your veterinarian for guidance in this end-of-life decision. If you wish to stay with your pet during the euthanasia process, please contact your veterinarian.

PVAC offers euthanasia services for animals, but does not provide the opportunity to stay with your pet during the procedure. PVAC’s staff of compassionate, certified technicians provide humane death through a drug injection as recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Cremation options are offered through private cremation service agencies, a pets body can only be released to a cremation service agency.

Process and Procedure

All owner requested euthanasia procedures are preceded by a medical screening of the pet by our staff, although we respect the owner’s decision the final outcome for each pet surrendered to PVAC is made on a case by cases basis always with the pet’s best interest in mind.

Appointments must be made in advance so we can make sure you receive the best care during this difficult time. We require owners to provide proof of pet ownership and personal identification. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency requiring euthanasia services, you may bring your pet to the center during our regular business hours, seven days a week. An appointment is not required for emergency euthanasia services. Your pet will be treated with compassion, dignity and respect by our caring staff.

We’re sorry, we are not able to perform euthanasia services for large companion animals/livestock such as goats, pigs, or horses. Please contact your veterinarian. For more information on our euthanasia services, call 956-686-1141.

Euthanasia and Communal Burial Service Fees

PVAC does not charge a fee for owner requested euthanasia services, however pet owners must follow the Admitting Department Owner Surrender Process and pay corresponding fees.

There will be a $25 fee to surrender a pet to PVAC and you must have a valid picture ID or proof of residency for residents of Partner Municipalities. Residents from non-Partner Municipalities will need to pay a $50 fee to surrender a pet. 

Cremation Options

Memorial Pet Passages
208 E. Canton-Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: 956-720-4414
Email: memfuneral@aol.com
Available 24 hours a day.

Legacy Funeral Home/Legacy Chapels
4610 S. Jackson Rd.-Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: 956-618-5900
Email: lee@legacychapelsrgv.com


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