Animal League of Gaston County

Ruth's Garden

This unique Garden was established by Ms. Ruth Waggoner. It is a tranquil oasis where you can celebrate your special event, memorialize your beloved animal or honor that special "pet person" in your life. It features butterfly gardens, a fountain, stone benches, and a shaded pergola that provide a serene and beautiful place for a quiet moment or joyous occasion. This beautiful venue in historic Gastonia, NC is perfect for a small wedding, birthday party, business after hours or quinceanera. If you are interested in reserving the Garden, please visit or call 980-777-7279. To explore the many options for honoring a special person in your life or a beloved pet with an engraved brick, please click the order link below!

Mission Statement

Our Mission to promote companion animal welfare
in the community through advocacy, education and service.

The ALGC Board meets the second Monday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Meeting location is the downstairs board room at the clinic. The meetings are open to the general public and we welcome you to join us.

Board Members:

  • David Holcombe, President
  • Cathy Frye, Vice President
  • Kathy Hodge, Secretary
  • Cindi Hastings, Treasurer
  • Bonnie Reidy, Director
  • William Barnes, Director
  • Christine Green, Director
  • Amanda Fifield, Director

The annual board meeting is held the 3rd Monday in March at 6:30 p.m., 425 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052

Advisory Board:

  • Michael Guthrie
  • Terry Kenny, Gaston Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic Executive Director


Membership Information

Membership runs from January 1 - December 31.

Cost: $5


Make Checks Payable to: ALGC

Please mail to: Animal League Gaston County
425 West Franklin Boulevard
Gastonia, NC 28052


Pay with PayPal through the menu below and fill out the information on the page that comes up. Please Print the Membership Form and mail to the address above.

Please reference the date of your payment application.

Volunteer Information

We are always looking for volunteers! If you enjoy helping animals, come join us. We have many different projects from fence building to get a dog off a chain, or spay/neuter or Shelter Pets To Go! You pick the program and time you want to spend, we will help you become involved in helping animals.