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Your generous support empowers us to make a difference in the lives of animals in Hampton Roads!  To make a donation through PayPal, please use the link on the right column.

If you would like to make a recurring monthly donation,  you can make a gift through the Network for Good, by clicking on the button above.  Thank you!

From financial gifts to volunteer time, here are ways to get involved:

Monetary Donations

Friends of Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption 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. 

With your help, we provide funding for medical care, foster programs, staff training, medical equipment and medications, adoption events and spay/neuter clinics.  Learn more about Friends' programs that benefit the animals of NACC

 Please consider making a donation today. To learn more about two pets we've helped, check out Francie's story, Muffin's story and Denny's story.

 

Sit Stay Eat Cookbook

Sit, Stay Eat is a collection of unique and delicious recipes published by Friends of Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center. Sales benefit NACC. Click here to learn more and to order your copy.

 

Friends 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.

 

Shelter Wishlist

Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption 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.

 

Volunteer & 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 & Adoption 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 & Adoption Center at (757) 441-5505.

 

Dogs Gone Swimming

One of our most popular events of the year, Dogs Gone Swimming is an annual fundraiser presented by Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center to benefit NACC. Eagerly anticipated by dogs and their families, this fun experience closes out the summer with pool swims, entertainment, contests and more, while raising money to support a variety of programs including medical care, fostering, adoption and more.

 

Dogtoberfest

 A newer fundraiser, Dogtoberfest also is presented by Friends to benefit Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center. Featuring barks and brew, we appreciate the support of O'Conner Brewing Co. Man’s best friend is also welcome as long as he or she is leashed and dog friendly.

 

Gifts and Shopping

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: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/35-2262336 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: krogercommunityrewards.com 
  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

 

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: http://www.cfcshr.org/_root/

  2. Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign: Available for all state employees. The Friends of NACC # is 08354. Link to website: http://www.cvc.virginia.gov

  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 top of the page. Thank you for your support

Make A Difference To Homeless Pets

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


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Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center

P.O. Box 11403
Norfolk, VA   23517
friendsofnacc@
gmail.com


Norfolk
Animal Care & Adoption Center

5585 Sabre Road
Norfolk, VA 23502
nacc@norfolk.gov.
www.norfolk.gov/nacc



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