We are SO EXCITED to share the news that our new Newport Beach Animal Shelter is actually UNDER CONSTRUCTION! After 5 years of raising nearly $3 million, thanks to donations large and small, we’re on the final leg of completing our Capital Campaign, and the building and kennels are framed and roofed! Please see construction photos on the NEW SHELTER page.

Your gifts large and small have CATapulted us so close to the finish line, and we’re DOGgone thrilled with the generosity of our supporters. Thanks to a $100,000 challenge grant from Eva and Doug Le Bon, our most generous donors to date with over $1 million in total gifts, and a matching $100,000 from an anonymous donor, we’re THIS CLOSE to reaching our $3 Million goal!

With the finish line in sight, we need to raise the final $100,000 to top off our Capital Campaign thermometer. This will give us enough to complete construction and present the shelter to the City in the fall of this year.

Eva has been a charter member of our Board of Directors and has the most generous heart and soul and a deep love of animals. Her active participation on the Board and remarkable kindness have equaled her financial support and inspired others to give generously. We hope you will join them with the biggest gift you can give to reach our construction goal.

Having successfully endured the ups and downs of the pandemic years, the shelter staff and dedicated volunteers eagerly anticipate the opening of the new shelter with expanded kennels, a cattery, visiting room, exercise yards, and customized amenities to help them provide quality care to pets in need.  This public/private partnership has been a model of community participation and support for our newest public facility.  Upon completion we will donate the Shelter to the City for ongoing operations.

Please help us reach our final goal to make the finishing touches with a donation or Membership Renewal

Thanks to all!

To donate or become a FONBAS member click MAKE A GIFT on this site and follow us at @friendsofnbanimalshelter on Instagram.