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Neuter (and Spay!) Norfolk Free Clinic

Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center and PETA have joined forces to offer a series of free clinics in select Norfolk neighborhoods. Our next clinic will be in Wednesday, December 30 in Lambert's Point at the Lambert's Point Community Center, 1251 W 42nd Street in Norfolk. Get details and check out pictures from our November clinic.
Free Shipping For PURRfect Holiday Gift ... Sit Stay Eat Cookbook

We're offering FREE shipping on our fabulous cookbook through January 1. It's the perfect gift for anyone ... plus proceeds support the pets at Norfolk Animal Care Center. Find delicious recipes from neighbors and from local chefs.  Click here to order today.
She Made My Heart Whole Again

Meet Penelope, who might have looked like a matted mess when Amber saw her at the Center, but Amber saw the sweet dog beneath the tangles.  Now fluffy and happy, she is living the spoiled life she deserves, Check out her Happy Tail, and others, here.

We Appreciate United Way Campaign Donations       

If you are making a contribution to a United Way campaign, please consider designating your gift to Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center.  We are listed in three separate United Way Campaigns that are going on right now and employees can sign up, in most cases, through December 15th. Click here for details and our agency number.

Over 200 Pets Find Homes, Thanks to Best Friends Animal Society Grant!

We thank Best Friends Animal Society for their generous $10,000 grant which resulted in 263 adoptions!  We used this grant to support the Golden Paws program and various adoption events.  Great pets found great homes thanks to Best Friends. To read one of these special adoption stories, click here.

Dogtoberfest Success

We had a fantastic turnout, great weather, tasty beer and costumed canines having a howling good time. We raised $10,800 for the homeless animals at Norfolk Animal Care Center, thanks to all of our wonderful supporters.  And a BIG thank you to O'Conner Brewing Co. for opening their doors to us. We still have some Dogtoberfest T-shirts and glasses available for purchase.  Click here for details and link to photo album.

Dogs Gone Swimming 2015

Thanks everyone who made Dogs Gone Swimming 2015 a fun, soggy success!  Check out our highlights from the event, or go to https://friendsofnacc.smugmug.com/ where you can see more pics and purchase your faves!

Shelter Kitten Inspires Local Artist

Great partnerships are often inspired by a shared passion and for local artist, Myke Irving, and Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center (NACC) that passion is animals. Irving approached Friends with the idea of doing a benefit painting for Norfolk’s largest animal shelter.  The finished work captures a tender moment between a dog and cat.  To learn more about the inspiration and how you can order copies to benefit NACC, click here.

Did You Adopt Your Dog From NACC?

Help us win $25,000 from the Petfinder Foundation. Just post your rescued dog’s story and earn $10 for the Petfinder Foundation. Every vote for your pup then triggers a $1 donation. The top-voted dogs will earn up to $25,000 for their favorite shelter! Help us make an impact and earn funds!  Click here for information.


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. 

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Animal Visitation Hours:

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



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