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Animal Control

Gaston County Animal Control was established to provide for the health and safety of citizens and protect them from animals and the threat of animals. The mission of Animal Control is not only to enhance the safety of citizens, but also to ensure the proper care and treatment of animals.  This is accomplished through animal-related services which reflect our professionalism and a concern for responsible pet ownership.  Animal Control became a Division of the County Police Department on September 18, 1995.


Gaston County Animal Control uses lethal injection as the Preferred Method of Euthanasia.