Dear Friends of Newport Beach Animal Shelter,

Thank you for your support of Friends of Newport Beach Animal Shelter (FONBAS) this year!  We appreciate your donations to help us meet our goal to build a new state-of-the-art animal shelter for Newport Beach.  We have already raised over $2,000,000 in private donations to purchase and improve a property on Riverside Drive, developed a design concept, and submitted plans to the City for approval.

Two major donors have been especially generous:  Doug and Eva Le Bon and the Audrey Steele Burnand family, who provided enough support to purchase the property this year.

We are happy to share our Raise the Roof campaign information so you can see how close we are to our dream becoming a reality.  Watch the Bone Thermometer reach our remaining goal of $250,000. You can participate at any level to help us reach that goal.

We are also grateful for the community’s support for this important and long awaited facility.  We hope to complete construction by the end of 2021.  Our membership has grown and will continue to provide the support for FONBAS to thrive, build the shelter and provide ongoing funds for special needs and treatment of the animals in our community’s care.

Fundraising Goal

Our Goal is to raise $500,000 to upgrade our new home to a State-of-the-Art Shelter that will ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of more lost or homeless pets in our community while they wait for their return home or a second chance.

Please show your support by making a
tax-deductible donation!

Donate online or write a check

Make checks payable to
Friends of Newport Beach Animal Shelter
and mail to
PO Box 10791
Newport Beach, CA 92658

If you have any questions, please send us an Email.






Valerie Schomburg
Newport Beach Police Department
Animal Control Supervisor.

(949) 718-3454


Shelter Location & Hours

Address: 20302 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Open 6 days a week
11:00AM to 4:00PM

In an effort to protect the health of our community members and staff, following guidance form state and local health officials, the Newport Beach Animal Shelter is currently closed to the public.  Certain time-sensitive services, such as redemption of animals by their owners, can be provided by appointment only.  The city is continuously reevaluating the COVID-19 risk and our ability to provide other services, such as adoption of animals in our care, may depend on the most recent guidance received.  Please call the shelter at (949)718-3454 to inquire about making an appointment for services.  Community members wishing to donate to the shelter may leave the items outside of the shelter gate for collection.  Thank you for your support and understanding.

The Newport Beach Animal Shelter is located in a building operated by the City of Newport Beach and is generously supported by the community.

The Shelter has the requisite staff, amenities and volunteers to ensure that the animals experience a comfortable, healthy environment while at the Shelter and are given the maximum opportunity for placement in a new situation.

Contact NBPD Animal Control for info on how to adopt an animal