About Our Lifesaving Work


About Us

Palm Valley Animal Center (PVAC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal welfare organization that provides services to 7 municipalities in Hidalgo County, as well as the county at-large. 

PVAC accepts stray and owned companion animals from the areas we serve regardless of age, health, or breed, making us one of the largest intake facilities in the nation.

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 largest full service animal intake facility in Hidalgo County serving approximately 30,000 animals and 750,000 residents each year. Palm Valley Animal Center is working towards no-kill, defined as saving 90% or more of the animals that enter our care. 

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

- Municipal Animal Intake
- Owner Surrender
- Reclaim a Lost Pet

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