Youth Programs

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Tales for Tails

Tales for Tails is a children's literacy program. All school aged children are welcome to participate. Children are encouraged to bring books from home or borrow one from our GCACE library. Hosted one Saturday each month from 10:00am-11:00am located at Gaston County Animal Care & Enforcement. This program helps young readers build confidence while enriching the lives of animals. Spots are limited and sign up is required. Legal guardians must be present for the entire hour. See our current calendar of youth programs at GCACE Facebook.


Furry Friday's

Furry Fridays will take place one Friday evening each month from 6:00pm-7:00pm. This program is offered to all school aged children. Sessions will typically include a craft. This program is designed to help children in the community learn about the basic needs of animals and how they can help shelter pets. Spots are limited and sign up is required. Legal guardians must be present for the entire hour. See our current calendar of youth programs at GCACE Facebook.  


Pen Pals with Tails

Looking for a furry pen pal? Take a look at some of our Adoptable Pets you can write to! Pen Pal letters can be sent to:

Attn: Rescue Coordinator 

Gaston County Animal Care & Enforcement

1491 Business Park Ct.

Gastonia, North Carolina 28052