Gaston County Animal Shelter

Find Gaston County North Carolina animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Animal League of Gaston County 972 East Franklin Boulevard Gastonia NC 28054 704-718-4673


Carolina Animal Rescue Experts 701 Highland Street Cramerton NC 28032

Gaston County Animal Control 220 Leisure Lane Dallas NC 28034 704-922-8677

Gaston Humane Society Inc 114 Sherrill Road Gastonia NC 28056 704-824-8990

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.