The Norfolk Animal Care Center

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community


5585 Sabre RoadNorfolk, VA 23502 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our commitment is to humanely care for stray, unwanted, sick, injured and abandoned animals in the City of Norfolk. It is our intention to provide services of superior quality and to be responsive to the changing needs of the community.


The Norfolk Animal Care Center is the municipal animal shelter for the city of Norfolk, Virginia. We accept stray and owner-relinquished animals, as well as animals that have been resuced by Animal Control due to neglect and/or abuse.


Would you recommend The Norfolk Animal Care Center?
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by Erica H. (December 16, 2018)
I love volunteering and fostering at the NACC. The staff are awesome and I get to help with fur babies. I have been volunteering here for over a year now.
by Miki K. (April 28, 2011)
I have volunteered off & on for past 5 years and cannot imagine a Shelter or Animal Control facility with more professional, proficient, yet compassionate staff working together with talented, animal loving volunteers who are up to date on the right strategies to socialize, exercise,and groom a diversity of feathers, scales, & fur while maintaining a healthy environment to prep these pets for their new homes. Their thorough adoption selection process includes a meet & greet with all family members and pets to assure a nice fit for the newest family fur member. No matter how much or little time you give as a volunteer to help the animals at NACC you will certainly recieve a heartfelt thank you from a staff member as well as a fuzzy warm feeling in your heart for helping those who cannot speak for themselves... apart from the 'Take ME home today, MeoOws.... and 'Come PLAY with me, wOoOFs!'
by Shari O. (April 25, 2011)
The NACC workers and volunteers take pride in caring for the animals in their shelter. We treat each animal as if it were our own. There are many different areas to volunteer in. So, if you want to help in fundraising or events you can do that, if you want to help walk dogs you can do that, if you want to help do adoptions you can do that too. You will feel appreciated as a volunteer at the NACC. I have been a volunteer there for going on 2 years. Some people don't understand volunteer work. I tell people it's about giving and receiving. You give love and assistance and you receive appreciation and love back. It's as simple as that.
by Katherine H. from Norfolk, VA (April 23, 2011)
Everyone here is awesome! This is truly a place that cares about the animals they are working with. I volunteer here twice a week and i love it! If you love animals and like working in a friendly environment, I definitely recommend volunteering here!
by Jenn T. (September 22, 2010)
The atmosphere is very kind and caring. Everyone there is working hard FOR the animals. I volunteer here on a regular basis and wouldn't change it for anything!

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