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Friends Pet Pantry

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We know that pets are beloved members of the family. By providing pet food assistance to Norfolk pet owners our goal is to make it possible for pets to stay in a loving home together with their families. Responsible pet owners facing personal hardship and financial challenges may have to make a hard choice between feeding their families or feeding their pet. Some owners faced with this difficult decision may be forced to give up their animal companions to local animal shelters.

The Pet Pantry was established by the Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center in 2011 as part of a pet surrender prevention program. As an extension of our community outreach program FNACC and NACC have together developed a new monthly “Mobile Pet Pantry” event at 3 anchor Norfolk public libraries. Look for NACC’s mobile adoption van Waggin’ Wheels where city residents can come by and pickup dog or cat food and discuss their pets long term health care needs. The goal is to create accessible and informational events for members of our community.​

Who Is Eligible?

Any City of Norfolk resident and pet owner in need of temporary assistance in providing the basic nutrition every pet needs.​

How Do I Apply?

No application process necessary.  Simply stop by NACC, or meet up with one of the mobile pet pantry events each month. Visit NACC's Pet Pantry website page for more information and about dates and locations of the monthly Waggin’ Wheels mobile events.


Where is the Friends Pet Pantry?

The Friends Pet Pantry is located at the Norfolk Animal Care Center, 5585 Sabre Road, Norfolk, VA 23502. City of Norfolk residents may also catch one of the monthly Mobile Pet Pantry events at one of the Norfolk Public Libraries.

When Is The Pet Pantry Open?

Pet food can be picked up during shelter hours.  Contact the shelter at (757) 441-5505 for their current operating schedule.

Waggin' Wheels Mobile Adoption Van
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