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Harlingen animal shelter reopens; focuses on adopting

HARLINGEN — City Hall’s taking on a new line of business, reopening the Harlingen animal shelter with a fresh make-over while debuting new fees and policies aimed at adopting pets.

Harlingen animal shelter set to reopen after ‘unexpected’ repairs

HARLINGEN — After nearly a month of repairs, city officials are planning to re-open Harlingen’s animal shelter on Monday.

Harlingen pushes back animal shelter opening; sets adoption fees

The Harlingen animal shelter’s “deplorable condition” is leading city officials to push back its re-opening until next week, Assistant City Manager Josh Ramirez said.

Harlingen animal shelter set to open next week

HARLINGEN — City officials are planning to reopen Harlingen's animal shelter next week, hiring staff to take over operations after at least 35 years.

Humane society wants your help fostering dogs from Mission shelter

The Rio Grande Valley Human Society is looking to the community for help in fostering or adopting a dog as its Mission shelter continues to crowd.

RGV Humane Society sent 50 dogs, cats to New York shelter raided by police

HARLINGEN — The Rio Grande Valley Humane Society sent more than 50 dogs and cats to a New York animal rescue shelter before a raid in which its owner was arrested after authorities found more than 100 animals in “extreme conditions of filth and crowding” in her home, authorities said.

Costs could climb as Harlingen officially takes over animal shelter

HARLINGEN — After 34 years, city officials are taking over operations at Harlingen’s animal shelter amid some commissioners’ concerns costs could climb over projections.

Harlingen budgets $365,000 as it takes over animal shelter

HARLINGEN — After more than 30 years, city officials are taking over the Harlingen animal shelter’s operations, setting aside more than $365,000 to cover its payroll while planning on expenses to climb.

Harlingen gears up to take over animal shelter

HARLINGEN — It looks like city officials are taking on the city-owned animal shelter’s operations.

Humane Society dispute, San Benito officer’s death dominated headlines in 2023

While there was much that comprised the year in news in the communities of San Benito and Harlingen, residents and public officials endured events in 2023 that rendered one city in such pain that it took the entire Rio Grande Valley community to console them, and left the other in a state of uncertainty regarding a vital service.