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On Tuesday, May 3, Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center will be joining the largest fundraising event ever for local charities in Hampton Roads! Give Local 757, a 24-hour giving event, will run midnight to midnight on May 3.   Click here for more.

Facebook Fundraiser Benefits Norfolk Animal Care Center -

These dapper gentlemen are from Kalfus and Nachman. These serious-minded local lawyers are also serious about helping the homeless animals of Norfolk Animal Care Center. For every like they receive on their Facebook page in April they will donate $2 to our shelter animals. Let's make their generosity count.  Please go to their Facebook page and like it, then share with your friends.  Thank you!!

Spring Adopt-A-Thon on Saturday, April 30

Join us at PETA’s Spring Adopt-A-Thon – a fabulous dog party with friendly shelter dogs in search of permanent, loving homes. Featuring adoptable dogs from multiple organizations, including Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center! Also enjoy yummy vegan food, vendors, raffles and face painting.  Saturday, April 30 from 11 am to 2 pm at Bea Arthur Dog Park, 501 Front Street, Norfolk, Va. Click here to see flyer.

Help Us Raise $1000 (or More!) in 60 days!
Donate Your Used Shoes During WoofTrax Shoes for Shelter Drive
March 15-May15

High heels, boots, cleats, sandals – bring them on.  As long as they are gently used, clean and in pairs we can take them.  Help keep shoes out of our landfills while raising funds for our animals. Your shoes will be recycled to developing nations for $1 a pair. Donations can be dropped off at Norfolk Animal Care Center, 5585 Sabre Road or any participating business.  Click here for the list and more details.

Plucky Piper Finds Her Happy Tail Ending!

Thanks to everyone who shared Piper's story, donated to her cause and wanted the very best for this little kitten with big medical issues.  Piper is doing great (after traveling all the way to Pennsylvania for surgery) and has found her forever home  Click here to read about her happy ending.

Partnership Success = Amazing Outcomes

In February, Friends of NACC and PETA wrapped up a successful spay/neuter program in Norfolk.  Monthly free clinics were held at designated neighborhoods, resulting in 249 dogs and cats receiving spay/neuter services and over 150 pets received free rabies shots. Thank you PETA! Click here for details and photos.  

Thank You Banfield Charitable Trust for Supporting Our Pet Pantry

We owe a big thank you to the Banfield Charitable Trust for supporting our Pet Pantry. Without their generous $5,000 grant, we would not have been able to provide temporary assistance to area pet owners facing hardship.

Over the past 11 months, we have distributed over 17,000 lbs. of pet food to feed an average of 158 pets per month so at-risk pets could stay in loving homes together with their families. We thank Banfield for their continued support. Click here to find out more about our pet pantry.


Muffin -- Another Example of How Together We Do Make a Difference

Meet Muffin, a sweet dog who came to us with severe medical issues and signs of neglect. Because of your support, Friends was able to help NACC provide medical care, a loving foster home, and best of all a future forever home. Click here to read Muffin's story and learn how you can help make a difference for pets like Muffin.

Happy Tail: Friendship at First Sight

In this Happy Tail, Kitty Leo picked out his adopter!  Lada brought him home where he found his BFF, resident cat Hector.  With the advice of the amazing NACC staff, Lada created a positive introduction and now the dynamic duo share toys, food and the perfect perch on a sunny window sill. Read their Happy Tail story.

2015 Annual Report

We have our fingers in a lot of pies -- so check out our pie chart and 2015 Annual Report to discover what Friends accomplished last year.


About Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center

Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center gives Hampton Roads residents the ability to make a positive difference in the lives of homeless pets. We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit created to support the important work of the Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center.  Learn more about our mission, what we do, and how you can help. 

Adoptable Pets of the Day (Click here to see more available pets)


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ues, Wed, Fri, & Sat.: 11 am-4:30 pm
Thurs: 2 pm-7 pm
Sun: 12 am-4:30 pm
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