Norfolk Animal Care Center
is located at
5585 Sabre Road,
just off Lowery Road at
Military Highway near
Broad Creek Shopping Center


Animal Visitation Hours:

Mon Closed
Tues 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thur   2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri   11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat  11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Office Hours:
Monday - Sunday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All photos on our site are of animals that have been at Norfolk Animal Care Center.  Images are courtesy of staff, volunteers, and adopters.


Thank you for considering a donation to Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center.  As a 501(c)(3) organization, your donations are deductible to the extent permitted by law.  Ways you can help include: monetary donations, in-kind donations, and donating your time and VOLUNTEERING. We appreciate any way you might choose to support Norfolk Animal Care Center


The funds are used to support NACC in the shelter and care for homeless animals; This includes providing medical assistance to shelter animals to help facilitate adoptions, sponsoring spay/neuter clinics in the community, and other projects that help to increase shelter adoptions.

Our primary goal is to get the word out about NACC and the important role that spay/neuter plays in the success of getting more animals adopted. Please help us spread the word!

We hope you will consider making a yearly donation
at one of the following levels to assist in providing year-round marketing of the shelter:

$25 - Animal Supporter
$35 - Animal Friend
$50 - Shelter Provider
$100 - Shelter Guardian

Donations of any amount may be made through PayPal or Network for Good. 
If you prefer to make regular timed donations, please consider
using Network for Good's automatic donation program.
Our name will currently appear as
The Medical Fund for Animals
as we are in the process of an official name change.
Our EIN number is 35-2262336.

Thank you for your support!


How will your donations be used? Some of the ways include:

$100 sponsors a cherry eye operation
$200 sponsors heart worm treatment
$650 sponsors 1 day spay/neuter clinic for the community (avg. 20 animals per day)

Any donation of another amount will aid us greatly in ensuring more people in Hampton Roads know about Norfolk Animal Care Center and the fantastic animals waiting to be adopted. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Donations by check can be sent to us at the following address:

Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center
P.O. Box 11403
Norfolk, VA 23517


For corporate donations or placing an ad for your business on our website, please contact Nancy.


Items may be dropped off directly to the shelter during their office hours (8:00a-4:30p, seven days a week).  Please note that the shelter has a contract for dry dog and cat food, and because they prefer to keep the animals on a uniform diet, food items (aside from treats) cannot be accepted.

Blanket of Love Drive
Friends of NACC are going "undercover" - literally! Our goal is to provide each dog and cat staying with us with their own "blanket of love". These blankets don't just provide warmth - they provide a soft, comfortable place to rest while waiting for their forever home. Please assist in our goal by donating your gently used blankets, duvets, quilts, and throws. Items can be taken directly to the shelter, or to one of our drop-off locations (see list to the left).

Download a PDF of the shelter wish list (please consider posting it on your office or church bulletin board and acting as a point of contact for donations).

The shelter has an on-going need for the following items:
Canned dog and cat food Liquid KMR and Esbilac for newborn kittens and puppies Cat Treats
Peanut Butter Rawhide Chews Dog Biscuits
Leashes and Collars (all sizes) Stuffed Animals (new or "lightly loved") Slip Leads
Tennis & Ping Pong Balls Cat Toys & Catnip Kiddie Pools (for dogs)
Treat Dispensing Toys Stainless Steel Dishes & Bowls (tip-proof; any size) Bedding (blankets, comforters, sheets, towels)
Isopropyl (Rubbing) Alcohol Cotton Balls Dog Crates & Exercise Pens
Cat Carriers Nail Clippers (for dogs and cats) Newspaper
Laundry Soap Liquid Bleach Fabric Softener, Dryer Sheets
Paper Towels Elastic Cat Collars Humane Box Traps (all sizes)
Brooms/Mops/Dustpans 4' and 6' Shelving Units Air Freshener Sprays
Dishwashing Gloves Glass Cleaner Copy Paper (White or Color)
Pens/Pencils/Highlighters/Markers Postage Stamps Facial Tissues
Hydrogen Peroxide AA and AAA Batteries Staples, Paperclips, White Out, Tape
Bandannas Mesh Laundry Bags Gift Cards to Area Retailers
If you would like to donate items for our dogs, the following items would be very useful because they are rugged and durable, and as such can be used for multiple dogs.  While the items are not available solely at Care-A-Lot, the links have been provided for you to see a picture and average price range.

Gripper Balls

Jolly Ball Tug N Toss

Kong Goodie Toys

Busy Body Football

Hol-ee Rollers

Easy Walk Harness

Slip Leads

Pooper Scoopers


Norfolk Animal Care Center is always looking to grow its volunteer base.  If you have some extra time to spend with our animals, please consider attending a volunteer orientation.  To sign up, contact Laurelyn Flowers by e-mail, or call her at 441-5505.

Link to the volunteer application here.

If you would like to assist the shelter but cannot volunteer there, please consider working on one of our committees. Visit our CONTACT US page for committee information.