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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Grant Funding Will Support Emergency Fostering Program

Safety NACC will purchase needed supplies

NORFOLK, VA – Animal Resources of Tidewater received a $5,000 grant that it will use to support the Safety NACC program at Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center.

Safety NACC provides temporary homes for pets whose owners are facing hardship. Pets of qualified program participants will be placed in a home with a short-term foster parent for 30 days with a possibility to reapply. Norfolk residents can enroll up to two animals in the program.

Since launching the program in May, NACC has been able to provide temporary homes for seven dogs and five cats, and then reunite the animals with their owners.

The grant was awarded by the Prince William Humane Society and the Homeless Animals Support and will be managed by Animal Resources of Tidewater. The funding will help pay for crates, spay/neuter surgeries and veterinary care.

“For more than 20 years Animal Resources of Tidewater has been providing resources in Hampton Roads to keep families and pets together,” said ART Founder and Vice President Debra Griggs. “The Safety NACC program is completely aligned with ART’s core mission and we are honored to receive grant funding to support NACC in delivering this vital service to our community.”

“We are so grateful that ART has decided to support Safety NACC with this grant,” said Bureau Manager Michelle Dosson. “As COVID-19 eviction moratoriums are lifted around the country, fostering programs like Safety NACC may provide needed support to keep people and their pets together.”

For information on how to enroll in the program or to become a foster, contact NACC at 757-441-5505 or email FosterNACC@norfolk.gov.

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