Donations Needed

There are so many easy and convenient ways to help make a difference in the lives of the animals in our shelter and foster care program. Donations can be dropped off 7 days a week or mailed as well. Below are some of the many ways you can help.

Monetary Donations: Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation created to support the work and maximize the resources of the Norfolk Animal Care Center. As a municipal agency, city funding provides the basics and with your generous donations, the FNACC provide funding for additional medical care, foster programs, staff training, medical equipment, and much more. Please consider making a donation today via PayPal

Amazon Wishlist: Take the guesswork out of knowing what to donate to NACC. Click on the Amazon Wishlist 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?!

New & Used items: We gladly accept new and used items you are no longer needing. Things we need the most are: unopened food for cats and dogs, unopened cat litter, throw blankets, towels, toys, collars/leashes, small animal supplies & enclosures, wire dog crates, hard cat carriers, wash cloths, food/water bowls & buckets, litterboxes, hot dogs, pill pockets, and comforters. Have a different item? Please email us at to see if we can put it to use here, you never know what kind of items we need that seem out of the ordinary! However, we cannot accept prescription medications, toilet paper rolls, sheets, or shredded paper.

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. Please consider picking up a bag or two of dog and/or cat kibble while you're out shopping. We will take any brand, any size, any flavor, it just needs to be unopened. Learn more about the pantry here.

Kuranda Dog Beds: Provide comfort to our shelter dogs with durable & easily sanitized Kuranda Dog Beds.

Bonfire - Official NACC merchandise: Check out NACC's very first online apparel store. Update your wardrobe with these fun selections all the while supporting the Friends of Norfolk Animal Care. Your purchase(s) helps support our mission and it lets others in the community know that you are supporting a worthy cause. Go to Bonfire and get your NACC merchandise today.

Calling all Coffee Drinkers: The Friends of NACC are so honored to announce their official partnership with Blakhart Coffee! $5 from each 12 oz. bag goes directly to Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center, which benefits all the loving animal companions at the shelter. Head on over to Blakhart Coffee and place your order today for this delicious blend. 

Charitable Bequests: A will represents a person’s final wishes and intentions. After providing for your loved ones, please consider making a final impact through a bequest in your will or trust to the Friends of Norfolk Animal Care (FNACC) to help them continue to fund the vital work of our shelter, the Norfolk Animal Care Center. FNACC is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization; therefore, donations are fully tax deductible. Please email for further details on how to make a charitable bequest.