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 2019. 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

Take time now to make a plan for your pet in case you get sick.  Click here to see the full press release from the Norfolk Animal Care Center. Ensure that your beloved companion animal will be cared for while you recover.

To help ensure that the Norfolk Animal Care Center has the critical supplies needed for fostering, overflow vet care, and community support like emergency boarding for owned pets, please consider making a donation to the Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center by clicking the Donate button below.  Or, consider purchasing an item or two from the NACC Amazon Wish List by clicking the Wishlist button below.  These items will then be conveniently delivered directly to the shelter.


The business of animal sheltering carries on during this and any other emergency.  Strays, surrenders, sick and lost animals are still coming into the shelters and they must be cared for.


Thank you for your continued support!

Kitten Season is upon us!  Do you know what to do if you find kittens?

Sometimes doing what you think might be right may in fact not be right at all.  Please use this graphic as a guide for making the best decision when you find kittens out in the wild.


We all want to feel like we are helping. In some cases, doing nothing can be the best decision.

Keep a watchful eye over the kittens and know when it's time to take action or call for help.

These same guidelines can be used for puppies as well.

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
Click here to see these & more available pets

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

Make A Difference To Homeless Pets


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

Amazon Wishlist


Take the guesswork out of knowing what to donate to NACC.  Click on the Amazon wishlist button below and review NACC's list of needed items. Simply choose an item or two, place your order and they'll be conveniently delivered directly to the shelter.


How easy is that!

Click here to log into Amazon

and 0.05% of your purchase price will be donated to 
Friends of NACC

Register your Kroger Rewards card and make a donation just by shopping!

  Learn more here.

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5585 Sabre Road
Norfolk, VA 23502



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Photos courtesy of staff, volunteers, & adopters featuring NACC animals and event participants.

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