Local animal shelter says rumors of mass euthanization are false


EDINBURG, Texas – The Palm Valley Animal Center is putting rumors to rest that claim the shelter was set to euthanize all animals this morning.

PVAC officials tell Local 23 News the shelter is recuperating from a disease outbreak among dogs in the valley. It is causing the shelter to shut down for two weeks but is nowhere near euthanizing all animals.

Mike Bricker, PVAC Executive Director, “What we’ve been doing is over the past couple of weeks, limit the amount of euthanization that has to happen and getting rid of the Distemper that was in our shelter and we’ve done that. Right now we have the healthiest population we’ve ever had so really there’s little to no euthanization happening right now. The only animals that are being euthanized are those that are coming that you know are sick or injured.”

To help save “furry friends” lives the shelter along with Local 23 and Telemundo 40 will be hosting the clear the shelters event on Saturday, August 17 at both Palm Valley Animal Center and the Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center in Edinburg from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Adoption fees will be waived.

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