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Area shelters have teamed up to celebrate Homeless Animal Awareness Week, which starts Monday, February 8 and runs through Sunday, February 14! #HR4PETS 
See story in The Virginian-Pilot

Please!  We Need Your Help to Give Piper a Pain-Free Future

Piper was found in a drain pipe, but that's not why she needs extra help. She has a condition that affects her ability to blink, creating painful abrasions on her cornea.  There are medical options to help, but they can be pricey -- even for a tiny kitten.  Please consider making a donation today.  We know you'll be smitten with this kitten when you read her story.


This Is Why We Do It -- Sad Stories Can Change to Happy Endings

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.

Happy Tail: A Happy and Contented Bunny

Asher is a recent NACC alum who is taking over his new home with lots of love.  His new "mama" says that every day his list of favorite things gets longer... but getting gentle pats and tasty treats always make the top of the list!  Check out Asher's Happy Tail.

City Grant Lets Us Offer MORE Neuter (and Spay!) Norfolk Free Clinics!

Thank you City of Norfolk, for a generous grant which will let us offer more free spay/neuter clinics in partnership with PETA. Help us spread the word.  Download our flyer and share, because fewer litters means fewer surplus animals in need of finding forever homes.  Thank you! Click here for details and photos. At our January clinic in Berkley, 22 pets were spayed or neutered. Our next clinic will be on February 24 in Norview. 

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.

A Truly Happy Tail for a "Cat in a Box"

A truly happy ending for our former "Cat in a Box," whose story was featured on WAVY TV earlier this month. Though she's a bit drowsy after being spayed today, this little kitten met her finder and proud new owner with her typical enthusiastic purr. New kitty-mom, Lisa, not only provided this very special kitty with a fabulous future, but on the day she picked up her new furry friend, she paid for the adoptions of everyone brining home a fine feline!  Lisa, you are our hero for your generosity and heart.  

Thanks to WAVY TV 10 for covering this story of an innocent kitten left abandoned without hope of escape, and to our eagle-eyed Good Samaritan citizens for coming to her rescue. It helped us spread the word that cruelty isn't cool. In case you missed the original story, here's the link: http://wavy.com/…/norfolk-woman-finds-cat-sealed-inside-ca…/

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.


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