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Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center



To support the Norfolk Animal Care Center in sheltering and caring for Norfolk’s stray and homeless animals, to promote and facilitate adoptions, to assist with special needs medical care, to promote and support spay/neuter in the community and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership. 


Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center (FNACC) 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 Center. Learn more about our mission, what we do, and the many ways you can help.


2019 report coming soon.


As Chair of the Friends of the Norfolk Animal Care Center Board, I would like to share with you our Annual Report for 2018. We have been building our resources and community outreach over the last several years and are proud of our ability to contribute to the community and to permanently affect the lives of many needy animals in Norfolk. Please take a look at what we are doing.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you for your continued support to the Norfolk Animal Care Center,

Anne Odell, Chair

Friends of the Norfolk Animal Care Center

Help spread the word to friends and neighbors that our local animal shelters have many wonderful pets available for immediate adoption.  These shelter pets are waiting patiently for their forever homes. 


Please visit these participating local shelters and pick up an orange ribbon and wear it proudly to raise awareness for homeless pets.  You can help spread the word by posting hashtag   #HR4PETS to your social media.

Thank you for your support!!

Despite the wet weather, we had a great turnout at O'Connor for the 6th annual Dogtoberfest.  Thank you to all that came out and supported us.  We raised close to $6,500 in ticket sales, silent auction items, donations, dog costume contest, merchandise sales and sponsorships.  We couldn't have done it without your generous support.  Many thanks go out to the awesome staff and volunteers at NACC, you always come thru to help make these events a great success. Also a big thank you to our board members that planned and organized this great annual event, your hard work always pays off.


The financial support we receive allows us to continue so many programs that help the homeless animals in our city.

Our 2019 Dogtoberfest Sponsors

A HUGE thank you to all our participants, donors, sponsors & vendors.  Because of your generosity, effort and support, we were able to raise $8,548 for the animals at NACC.  We had a total of 138 dogs that swam and had a splashing blast. Thank you also to Norfolk Police for manning the radar run and to the countless hours our NACC volunteers put in to help us ensure this event was a success. 

Your continued generosity allows us to continue funding and subsidizing many important programs such as Pet Adoptions, Golden Paws, NACC Fostering, Medical Assistance, Spay\Neuter Clinics, NACC Support and the Pet Pantry. Click here for more information on these and other great programs.

Meet our 2019 DGS Sponsors
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Senior Dogs at
Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center Fetch Grant!!


Norfolk, VA –Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center (NACC) are among the winners.


Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center (FNACC) in Norfolk is one of 62 animal welfare groups chosen from 240 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs. The groups received a total of nearly $419,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk old dogs in communities nationwide.  Click here to read the entire press release.

Adoptable Pets of the Day
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FNACC makes no assertions about the availability, behavior or condition of any animal.

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With your generous donations, together we can change the lives of animals in Hampton Roads.

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