NORFOLK, VA – High gas prices, rising food costs and increased living expenses are putting the squeeze on household budgets everywhere. Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center (NACC) doesn’t want residents to struggle to feed their pets. Thanks to the Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center’s (FNACC) Pet Pantry, NACC can provide that lifeline to families facing hardship. Now, with the help of Norfolk Public Library, the Pet Pantry program is expanding to make it easier and more accessible by bringing resources right into the community.
Once a month, NACC's Waggin' Wheels Mobile Pet Pantry will bring free pet food, resources, and engagement opportunities to a different Norfolk Public Library anchor branch. FNACC is funding the new initiative.
The first Pet Pantry stop is on April 8 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch Library at Broad Creek.
Waggin’ Wheel’s Mobile Pet Pantry will stop at the following locations and dates, from noon to 2 p.m.:
April 8, May 13, July 8, October 14
Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch Library at Broad Creek
1425 Norchester Ave.
June 10, September 9, December 9
Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library
111 W. Ocean View Ave.
August 12 and November 12
Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library
2350 Berkley Ave. Ext.
Any Norfolk resident can access the mobile pet pantry - just look for NACC's Waggin' Wheels. And don't forget to bring your library card or sign up for one while visiting the mobile pet pantry.
Click here for more information about FNACC’s Pet Pantry. Meet adoptable pets, find out about foster and volunteer opportunities and more by visiting www.norfolk.gov/nacc and connecting on social media @norfolkanimals.