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Pet Food Drive-Thru to reoccur at Palm Valley Animal Society


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Edinburg, TX (9/15/2020) – Palm Valley Animal Society (PVAS) will be holding a pet food pantry on Saturday, September 19th, to support our community during these unprecedented times. 

“We served nearly 100 people in the first drive-thru in August,” said Donna Casamento, Executive Director of PVAS. “Our staff, volunteers, and Animal Control Officers from contracting cities joined us along with council members from Edinburg and McAllen. This is truly a community event. As a community, we have a responsibility to support each other, and that includes the animals in the RGV too.” 

The pantry’s drive-thru format requires participants to arrive in a vehicle, where they should remain while PVAS staff requests, from a 6-foot distance, information on the household pets then loads the pet food into the trunk or hatchback. Quantities are limited and food will be available for cats and dogs while supplies last. PVAS requests that those interested drive safely and line up on Roegiers Road by the IDEA Edinburg school. 

The drive-thru food pantry is part of the PVAS’s ongoing commitment to help prevent families from needing to surrender their beloved pets to a shelter for economic reasons.

“When the community steps up like this to support animals in their homes, it prevents pet homelessness. That’s better for the family and the pet. When an animal comes into our care, we give it vaccinations, emergency and regular medical care, and have many other costs during the animal’s time with us. We are happy to support the pets and people in the RGV, but if we can keep a pet secure in its home for less of a cost and help everyone, that’s a wonderful outcome,” said Casamento. 

The PVAS food pantry is donations-based, and the highest need is for dry dog and cat food and ziplock bags. Donations are accepted at the Laurie P. Andrews location of PVAS, 2451 N Expressway 281, Edinburg, TX 78541, which is open daily from 11 am to 7 pm. Monetary donations can be made online as well athttps://www.pvastx.org/donate.

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