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

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

Low-Cost Clinic Information is Available HERE.

As an open admission shelter, NACC cannot turn away animals. With a shelter being a building confined by four walls, space will always be a factor. Budgeting limitations may determine the number of animals NACC can care for at any one time, but it cannot limit the number of adopters the shelter can serve. We are focusing on that factor, hoping increased shelter awareness will mean more animals adopted into good homes much faster. The result? Increased adoptions and a reduction in euthanasia.

A look at the number of animals who enter the doors of NACC, along with the shelter's Annual statistics, will quickly illustrate why spay/neuter of companion animals is such a critical element to increasing shelter animals' chances at finding adoptive homes.

Animals Received in 2011
Animals Received in 2010
Animals Received in 2009
Animals Received in 2008
Animals Received in 2007
Animals Received in 2006

Holding Capacity for Cats
 Holding Capacity for Dogs
Intake Area*
Main Floor
Quarantine Area

*Animals who are new to the shelter go to the intake area to be evaluated for their health and temperament.  Court holds also stay in this area.


In 2010 and 2011, The Friends of the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center assisted SpayHampton Roads in providing spay/neuter clinics in the Norfolk community. As a result, 278 cats and dogs in the community were spayed/neutered for free and a positive effort toward reducing the number of homeless animals was made.

Event Spay/Neuters Lifetime Cycle Reductions
Clinic Date Dogs Cats Total Dogs Cats Total
2010 Total           46           97         143      2,300     9,700   12,000
Jan 2011             9           17           26         440     1,700     2,150
Feb 2011             6           13           19         300     1,300     1,600
Sept 2011           10           18           28         500     1,800     2,300
Oct 2011             5           21           26         250     2,100     2,350
Nov 2011           13             5           18         650        500     1,150
Dec 2011           15             3           18         750        300     1,050
Totals           104         174         278      5,200   17,400   22,600


Current Year Reports

2011 Statistics

Annual Statistics

2010 Statistics

2009 Statistics

2008 Statistics

2007 Statistics

2006 Statistics

2005 Statistics

2004 Statistics

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics

Put simply, our supply of animals exceeds the current demand of the community, and the result is seen in the number of animals that are put down in shelters across the country each year. Spay/neuter reduces the supply, and helps buy shelter animals more time. While some of the animals that NACC receives are not adoptable for reasons of temperament or health, the majority are healthy, happy, highly adoptable animals. The problem is that the shelter does not have enough potential adopters coming through the doors.

Hampton Roads is extremely fortunate to have several low-cost veterinary clinics that offer spay/neuter services, as well as vaccinations and other animal care services, at a fraction of the cost of a traditional veterinary clinic (all while providing a high level of care and quality of service). While some of the clinics are income based, not all are. A list has been provided below - please follow the links for details on pricing and appointment procedures.

Tidewater Low-Cost Spay/Neuter and Vaccination Clinics

Norfolk SPCA Operates clinics in two locations: In-house at SPCA on Ballentine Boulevard 757 622-3319 and next to Norfolk Animal Care Center on Sabre Road 757 383-6620 to provide nearly full-service veterinary services for all Tidewater residents including low-cost spay/neuter and vaccinations. See for schedule and prices.

Spay Hampton Roads Provides free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations to targeted low-income Norfolk neighborhoods though grant funding. Services currently provided through Norfolk SPCA Clinic, Chesapeake Humane Society CARE clinic, and Greenbrier Animal Care Center. 757 456-1219 See for more information.

Chesapeake Humane Society CARE Clinic In-house clinic that provides low-cost spay/neuter and vaccinations to all Tidewater residents. 757-546-5355 See for schedule, prices and policies.

Virginia Beach SPCA Medical Clinic In-house clinic that provides nearly full-service veterinary services including low-cost spay/neuter and vaccinations for households earning $45,000 or less a year. 757 739-9306. See for schedule and prices.

PETA SNIP Van Operates three mobile clinics that travel throughout Southeastern Virginia to provide low-cost spay/neuter and vaccinations with surgery only. Call 757 622-7382, ext. 3 for prices and to schedule an appointment.

Virginia Beach SPCA Neuter Scooter Operates two mobile clinics that travel throughout Tidewater to provide low-cost spay/neuter and vaccinations. 757 323-7729 See for neuter scooter locations and appointment information.

Portsmouth Humane Society Contracts with PETA SNIP Van to provide low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations to Portsmouth residents. 757 397-6004 See for schedule and prices.

Suffolk Humane Society Contracts with VBSPCA Neuter Scooter to provide low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations to Suffolk residents. 757-538-3030 See for schedule and prices.

Vaccinations Only

PAWS Clinic Provides walk-in low-cost vaccinations and supplies to all Hampton Roads residents at Pets Supplies Plus on Indian River Road in Virginia Beach. No office call fees. No Income restrictions. Open 3 days a week: Saturday, Sunday, and Thursday. 757 496-9858 See for schedule and price list.

Affordable Veterinary Services of VA Provides walk-in low-cost dog and cat vaccinations and supplies at all Care-a-Lot Pet Supply locations: Indian River Road in Virginia Beach, Diamond Springs Road in Virginia Beach, and Oyster Point Road, Newport News. 757 965-4482 See for more information.

Updated January 2014