Ways to Get Involved

Your generous support empowers us to make a difference in the lives of animals in Hampton Roads!  From financial gifts to volunteer time, there are many ways to get involved.


Monetary Donations

Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center is a charitable foundation created to support the work and maximize the resources of NACC. As a municipal animal control agency, city funding provides basic food, shelter and preventive vaccines. However, a number of animals arrive ill, injured or otherwise in need of additional care. Wiith your help, we provide funding for medical care, foster programs, staff training, medical equipment and medications, adoption events and spay/neuter clinics.  Please consider making a donation today.

If you would like to make a donation through paypal click the donate button on the right Or, to make a recurring monthly donation through the Network for Good, click the button at the bottom of any screen. With your generous donations, together we can better the lives of companion animals in our community.


Pet Pantry Donations

More pets are finding themselves in shelters as some people are forced to make a choice between feeding their families or feeding their pets. So Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center created the Southside’s first Pet Pantry in 2011.

Donations of pet food are much appreciated. Donations may be dropped off at NACC. To learn more about the Friends Pet Pantry program or to apply, click here.


Buy Stuff

It's easy to support NACC and the animals we serve by simply shopping!  From special artwork to enrolling in Amazon Smiles, you have a few ways to shop AND make a difference:

Amazon Smile

  • You can help raise money when shopping on Amazon!  Just log in to Amazon Smile through this link and 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center.


Kroger Rewards Card

  • Helping the homeless animals of our shelter is now as easy as a trip to the grocery store with the Kroger Community Rewards Program. It only takes a few minutes to register your Kroger Plus Card with Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center online and start shopping. If you don't yet have a card, they are free and available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. Here's how to help NACC with your shopping card:

  1. Go to the Kroger Community Rewards Program page online by clicking here.

  2. Click on "Edit Kroger Community Rewards information" and input your Kroger Plus card number

  3. Update or confirm your information

  4. Enter Friends of NACC's NPO number, 91601, or just select the name of our organization from the list

  5. Start shopping!  (Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card OR phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.) If you don't know your Kroger Plus Card#, call 800-576-4377 & select option 4 to get it.

Tote Bags, Pillows and More

  • Local artist Myke Irving was inspired by a young kitten's incredible health challenges and sweet nature to create a charming piece of art that can purchased on tote bags, pillows, cards and other items.  A portion of the proceeds benefits NACC. For the heartwarming story and ordering information, click here.


Kuranda Dog Beds

  • Save money while helping Friends of Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center with Kuranda Dog Beds


Shelter Wishlist

Norfolk Animal Care Center can use many household items to make the animals' stay more comfortable. Towels, blankets, cat litter, toys, treats and more are always needed.  See our complete Wish List here.


Volunteer and Foster

Volunteering at NACC is one of the most rewarding ways to directly help animals during their transitions. Positions range from animal caretakers to office help. NACC relies on its dedicated volunteers to make animal success stories possible.

Attendance at a volunteer orientation is required for most positions. To get started, contact the Norfolk Animal Care Center Volunteer Coordinator at (757) 441-5505, ext. 307 or check out the NACC website for volunteer FAQ's and application form.

Fostering pets is another way to volunteer. Animals that are too young for adoption, recovering from an injury or in need of a different environment, rely on foster families to give them the time and support they need to get ready for adoption. Foster homes provide one-on-one time and attention to hundreds of dogs and cats each year. Fostering can last a few days to a few months.

The program is flexible -- NACC matches the animals to the volunteer's lifestyle and schedule. For people who don't have time for a full-time pet companion, fostering is win-win. The foster provides a short-term opportunity for a lifetime of success. Momma cats with litters, orphaned kittens and puppies have the greatest need. NACC always is seeking additional foster homes, especially during the spring and summer months which are the busiest times of year for the shelter. NACC supplies foster families with food and bedding. If you are interested in fostering, learn more here or call Norfolk Animal Care Center at (757) 441-5505.


United Way Campaigns

If you are making a contribution to a United Way campaign, please consider designating your gift to Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center.  We are listed in three separate United Way Campaigns that are going on right now and employees can sign up, in most cases, through December 15th.

  1. Combined Federal Campaign: Available for all federal employees. The Friends of NACC # is 73232. Link to website

  2. Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign: Available for all state employees. The Friends of NACC # is 08354. Link to website

  3. Combined Charities Campaign: Available for employees of municipalities and school systems in South Hampton Roads (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake). Although we don't have an agency number, donors may simply write in our name “Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center” on their donation card.


Your designated donations do make a difference.  Typically, we receive over $11,000 annually through these campaigns – dollars that go a long way to do good for homeless pets. If you are not a federal, state, or city employee, please consider making a donation through our Network for Good donation button at the bottom of the page.

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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.

You can also make a one time or recurring donation through Network for Good.


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5585 Sabre Road
Norfolk, VA 23502