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Dogs Gone Swimming -- September 19

Join us September 19 for the best day ever for dogs!  Click here for more information and to register for swim sessions! Proceeds support the animals of NACC.

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.

Aloha Reduced Adoptions! Bow-Wow and Meow-Meow Luau

Visit the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center August 1 - 31. Find a forever friend AND a discounted adoption fee!  Adoption fees for dogs is $50, cats - $25 and rabbits - $15. Click here to see flyer. Adopt NACC!

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. So far over 100 pets and their families have been served! Our next clinic will be September 30 in at Norview Community Center. Get details and check out pictures from our August clinic.

I Rescued Her Once. She Rescues Me Every Day!

Read this beautiful story about a new pet family.  They recently adopted Etta from NACC and found the pup to be even more than they bargained for ... in the best possible way. Click here to see their story and other Happy Tails.

Best Friends Animal Society Grant Helps Senior Pets Find Homes

Best Friends Animal Society awarded a generous $10,000 grant this year to support the Golden Paws program at NACC. Golden Paws offers reduced adoption fees for senior pets and senior adopters. Check out this heartwarming story of NACC alum, Nellie, featured on the Best Friends website. And to learn more about the grant, click here.

Mark Your Calendar for Dogtoberfest 2015!

You are invited to join Friends of the Norfolk Animal Care Center for a fundraising Sunday afternoon of barks and brew at our 2nd Annual Dogtoberfest on Sunday, October 18. Click here for more.

Train to Fame Selfie Contest Winner

Congratulations to Benjamin! He is the big winner of our #‎AdoptNACC Train to Fame Photo Contest!!! Isn't he adorable?:) Thank you to all of the sponsors of this contest! Cara Hunt with Atlantic Bay Mortgage, Neil Boden of Streats Restaurant...located on 21st in Ghent, Happy Tails, Team L'Hoste Real Estate, and of course, thank you to all of you that help Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center...helping us help them!! All of us together can make a difference!


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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5585 Sabre Road – off Military Highway, near Janaf Shopping

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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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P.O. Box 11403
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