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Animal Care and Enforcement

Lost and Found Pets

To View Animals AT the Shelter
Kittens in Shelter

Whether you’re searching for a lost pet or looking for an animal to adopt, this database is the most up-to-date listing of all the animals being housed at our shelter. As any animal is picked up or dropped off at our shelter, our staff uploads a photo and description of the animals onto this site.  Animals will be listed here in the order they have come into the shelter. Try not to narrow your search necessarily by breed for we may list it differently based on characteristics/traits that we see.


To View Animals NOT at the Shelter
Lost and Found
The lost & found postings are for animals NOT at the shelter.  These are listings by citizens for citizens.  The following animals were lost or found in the Gaston County area.  These pets are not being held at Animal Care and Enforcement, rather they are being kept by the person or persons who found them.   If you have any information on any of the pets listed below, please contact using the number(s) provided.  If you have lost or found a pet and would like to post information concerning it online, email and include the pet's breed, gender, color and characteristic markings, area lost/found, pet name, contact information, and any other pertinent information concerning the loss.  You may include up to two (2) photos (one head and one body shot) of the pet in either JPG, PNG or GIF format.  Please attach the photo to your email.  Do not embed or send links to online photo galleries.  Limit any attachments to a maximum of 10M or the email will be blocked because of file size and not delivered.  Allow for at least one business day for the posting to be listed.  You will be contacted by reply email when your ad is online.

Note: The date listed beside the animal is the date the information was posted and does not necessarily reflect the date the animal was actually lost or found.  If you lost your pet and it was not wearing identification, you must come to the shelter to see if it is there.

Be sure to check the “Found” part of the listings repeatedly!  Many times someone may find a pet and try to locate the owner themselves.  We steer as many people as possible to this part of our site to increase the chances of the pet’s safe and quick return to its owner.

Local newspapers generally offer free lost or found pet ads.  Don’t forget about “Craigslist”, “One Man’s Junk”, “Gaston Free Pets” and other paper & web sites.  Personalize this LOST PET or FOUND PET flyer template with the pet’s information and photo, print and post copies in the area where you lost or found the pet, stores, and in other high-traffic community locations.

Pets can often travel long distances or be transported to other areas by people finding them. If you are looking for a lost/found pet and don't see it listed below, you may also want to check with our surrounding counties:

Charlotte/Mecklenburg  704-336-3786
Lincoln   704-736-8734
Cleveland   704-481-9884
York   803-628-3190

Animal Care and Enforcement staff members review postings often, and try to match these community-based postings with impounded animals.  Due to varying and sometimes critical circumstances, often requiring immediate action however, Animal Care and Enforcement cannot guarantee that a given posting will be accurately matched with an impounded animal. Animal Care and Enforcement does strongly encourage every pet owner to comply with legal responsibilities to display a valid license tag on your pet and otherwise make certain your pet has some kind of unique identification which can aid in efforts to reunite lost pets with their owners. This is the best way to ensure a positive identification and to prevent inaccurate postings.




Beagle Mix (6/19/17)
Beagle MixBeagle MixGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Black, white and tan with black scar on snout
Age:  5 years
Named Twill.  Missing since 6/16/17 from area near West Hudson Blvd. She does not respond to her name, is shy around people, very quiet and has a fatal heart condition.  REWARD offered.
Please call 910-228-6862 or 704-808-9360 if found. 

Walker/Red Bone Hound Mix (6/16/17)
Walker/Red Bone Hound MixWalker/Red Bone Hound MixGender:  Male (not neutered)
Age: 7 months
Named Bandit.  Missing since 6/13/17 from East Rhyne St. in Gastonia.
Please email or call 828-772-0415 if found.

German Shorthair Pointer/Lab Mix (6/12/17)
German Shorthair Pointer/Lab MixGerman Shorthair Pointer/Lab MixGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Reddish brown with 2 front paws and chest white speckled 
Size:  ~ 90 lbs.
Age:  11 months
Named Jennah.  Lost​ in South Point area of Belmont.  She is tagged in Lake Wylie, SC with Total Bond Veterinary but was not wearing her collar. She is microchipped. 
Please call 515-212-0543 if found.

Siamese Cat (6/9/17)
Siamese CatGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Tan with black face, ears, legs, feet and tail 
Missing since 6/2/17.  She was wearing a pink collar with a black bell when lost in area of off Bridgewood Lane and Modena (closer to Farewell) in Gastonia.
Please call 980-256-0881 if found.

Pit Mix (6/8/17)
Pit MixPit MixGender:  Female
Color:  Brown and black
Size:  45-50 lb.
Named Sadie.  Wearing pink collar, no tags, when lost in the Rhyne School District near 321.
Please contact 704-524-1790 if found.

Pit Bull Mix (6/7/17)
Pit Bull MixColor:  White and black
Named Chance.  Was wearing a red collar when lost in Gaston Day School area.
Please call 704-792-7738 or 804-512-5199 if found.

Terrier Mix (6/7/17)
Terrier MixGender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Tan/ginger with gray on the ends of ears; black nose
Age:  9-10 years
Size:  ~ 15 lbs.
Has NO EYES after enucleation procedure due to painful glaucoma and blindness. Answers to Lucky. Was wearing a doggy diaper and collar when last seen on Pinhook Loop Rd., Gastonia.  Diaper and collar were both found both lying in the yard. Was last seen off of Hickory Grove Rd. 
Please contact 704-685-7585 or 704 915-0562 with any information.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/5/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  White with pale orange markings
Age:  16 years
Named Punkin.  Has skin tag on left ear.  Last seen 6/2/17 in area of Kenwood & Glenway St., Belmont.
Please contact 980-285-0772 or if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/2/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Black tabby with white chest and paws
Age:  4 1/2 years
Lost 5/1/17 in area of Crowders View Dr., Gastonia.
Please call 609-414-8541 if found. 

Bloodhound Mix (6/2/17)
Gender:  Male
Color:  White with brown spots
Was wearing a black collar when lost and has a scraped nose.
Please call 704-215-3376 or 704-967-9927 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (6/2/17)
Mixed Breed DogLost off County Line Trail Rd. in High Shoals.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/2/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Female (spayed)
Color/Markings:  Gray and white with white spot on back; green eyes
Age:  11 years
Named Cleo.  Last seen on King Street in Gastonia.
Please contact if found. 

Pit Mix (5/26/17)
Pit MixPit MixGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  White with brown nose and speckles on belly
Age:  7 years
Named Sugar.  She is not chipped, but was wearing a purple collar when lost 5/25/17 in area of Weaver Glenn Place, Bessemer City (off Weaver Dairy Road).
Please contact 760-808-7597 or if found.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (5/24/17)
Domestic Medium Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Orange
Age:  8 years
Named Honcho.  He is friendly but does not like to be picked up.  He has a scar on inside of rear leg.  He was wearing a Soresto collar as well as a rabies tag and flame type collar when lost in Kings Grant/Willow Run of Gastonia.
Please contact 704-201-2695 or if found.



2 Great Danes (6/23/17)
Great DanesGreat DanesGender:  Male & female
Color:  Black and white
One was wearing a blue collar when found in Gastonia on Rufus Ratchford Rd. off of South Union New Hope Road near Belmont and Lake Wylie.
Please contact 704-678-4033 to identify.

Rottweiler Mix (6/19/17)
Rottweiler MixGender:  Male
Color:  Black and brown
Age:  ~ 4 years
Found 6/15/17 on West May Street, Gastonia.
Please contact or 704-864-0344 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (6/19/17)
Mixed Breed DogAge:  ~ 10 weeks
Found on Union and Wilson Farm Rds., Gastonia.  No microchip.
Please email to identify.


Dachshund (6/15/17)
DachshundGender:  Male
Age:  Senior
Found 6/13/17 on South New Hope Rd. No microchip.
Please contact 704-913-2788 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (6/8/17)
Mixed Breed DogFound 5/31/17 in South Point Landing, Belmont.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (6/5/17)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Dark brown w/ white markings
Size:  Med/large
Found 6/2/17 on 400 block of S Chester St., Gastonia. She appears to have had puppies recently.
Please contact 704-533-0185 to identify. 

Pit Bull (5/24/17)
Pit BullGender:  Male (intact)
Color:  Brown with white patch under neck
Found in area of Camp Rotary Road and Crowders Mountain, Gastonia.
Please call 704-477-3483 to identify.

Pit Mix (5/24/17)
Pit MixGender:  Female
Color:  Brown & white
Found in the Chapel Grove area of Gastonia. She has a pink collar with no tags. She's brown and white.
Please call 828-234-0662 to identify.

Chihuahua (5/23/17)
Gender:  Male
Color:  White/brown
No collar, no microchip. Friendly, great with other dogs and people. Found on S. York Street in Gastonia.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (5/22/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogFound 5/22/17 on Robinson Road, Gastonia. 
Please contact to identify.