Cost of Edinburg’s Contract with Animal Shelter Increases, Renewal Pending

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EDINBURG – Edinburg city leaders have yet to renew their contract with the Palm Valley Animal Center.

PVAC is contracted with many cities to take in their stray animals.

October 1 was the deadline for cities to renew their contract with the shelter – Edinburg didn’t renew.

The Edinburg interim city manager, Carla Rodriguez, says the annual contract cost increased from $147,000 to $534,000.

“We balanced our budget but we didn’t anticipate an amount that Palm Valley had provided us to renew our annual contract,” says Rodriguez.

PVAC’s director of development tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS the amount is dependent on the number of strays taken in.

She says the cost increased because the number of stray animals doubled for the last three years.

KRGV’s Trason Bragg has the details.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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