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Support Friends of the Newport Beach Animal Shelter by becoming a founding member

If you take a moment to receive a heartwarming message that will brighten your day, go to the Friends of Newport Beach Animal Shelter (FONBAS) website – – and click on the section called videos under news. Especially look for the Henry and Maggie stories. 

Henry is the Golden Retriever found on the beach with a 40-pound tumor and Maggie needed a cart so she could walk and run again. Both were treated and have loving new homes, because of the tender loving care of the Newport Beach Animal Shelter under the management of Valerie Schomburg. They are also success stories because of donations from the community that have helped pay for medical help and the cart.

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Maggie was lovingly adopted into a forever home

These and hundreds of other stories are what have drawn many people in the community to form FONBAS. Although the Shelter is very capably operated in a leased space by the Newport Beach Police Department Animal Control Division, the goal of the “Friends” is to raise community awareness and support for a permanent shelter with optimal facilities for the care of animals while they await a loving home or reunite with their owner.

If you would like to expand on the heartwarming feeling, then become a Founding Member of the Friends of Newport Beach Animal Shelter. Join the Furry Friends Family. You are also welcome to drop by the Shelter at 20302 Riverside Dr., Newport Beach. It is open six days a week from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  The Shelter is closed on Monday. Valerie Schomburg can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 949.718.3453. 

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