956-686-1141

Groundbreaking for RGV PAWS



Edinburg, TX (March 24, 2105) – Palm Valley Animal Center will hosting a Groundbreaking Celebration for RGV PAWS: Pet Adoption & Wellness Service on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 10AM-11AM at 2541 U.S. 281, Edinburg, TX 78541.

Over the last year the PVAC Board of Directors, Staff, and Community Leaders have been working toward reaching the goal of raising roughly $3,000,000 to build RGV PAWS, a limited intake (no-kill) animal center in Edinburg. PVAC is over half way to their goal and they are ready to kick off construction with the Groundbreaking Ceremony.

“We hope that our community’s excitement is growing as we near this historic date and event. We want to encourage those who are interested in receiving information and updates about RGV PAWS and/or Naming Opportunities to please contact us.” Tim Ousley, PVAC Executive Director.

RGV PAWS will increase adoptions, expand educational opportunities, enlarge the Foster and Volunteer Programs, and improve the overall welfare of companion animals in the Rio Grande Valley. RGV PAWS will become a gathering place for animal lovers and be instrumental at turning the tide of abandoned and unwanted companion animals, beginning first in Hidalgo County.RGV PAWS: Pet Adoption and Wellness Services will be a 28,000+ sq. ft. facility with state-of-the-art kennels for puppies, kittens, dogs, and cats; a veterinarian suit including surgical facilities; low cost spay and neuter programs; community educational classrooms and resources using multi-media; resources to support volunteers, especially children and youth; dedicated outdoor family recreational and educational areas; memorial areas to commemorate beloved pets; and a public access dog park.  RGV PAWS was designed in consultation with national animal care experts and with the help of Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architecture.

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About Palm Valley Animal Center
Palm Valley Animal Center (PVAC) is a private, 501(c)3 nonprofit, open-intake animal welfare agency dependent on the generosity of individual, civic and corporate donations. It was originally founded in 1974 and opened in 1983 as The Upper Valley Humane Society and in 2007 the name was changed to Palm Valley Animal Center. PVAC is the only center serving Hidalgo County, PVAC takes in over 40,000 animals each year. PVAC is dedicated to caring for homeless companion animals and to enhancing the relationships between animals and people through adoptions, education and community outreach. PVAC is not affiliated with any national organizations.

If you would like more information about this topic, or you are interested in being a RGV PAWS Donor, please contact Tim Ousley, Executive Director, at 2501 W Trenton Rd-Edinburg, TX, call (956) 686-1141, Ext. 30, or email tim@pvaconline.com. Remember our website is open 24/7, www.pvaconline.com.

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Pictured above are a couple of renderings of RGV PAWS and a draft of the RGV PAWS logo.

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