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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.




Ferret (4/26/17)
FerretFerretGender:  Female
Color:  White
Name is Yasha. Lost in College Park neighborhood in Dallas. REWARD offered.
Please contact 704-214-8147 or 704-747-9090 if found.

Siamese Snowshoe (4/24/17)
Gender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Brown/dark brown with white paws, white belly and blue eyes
Age:  12 years
He just got a hair cut and was wearing a blue scarf. He has a microchip.  Lost in area of Gibbons St., Gastonia.
Please call  704-578-9272 if found.  

Pit Bull (4/24/17)
Pit BullPit BullGender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Brindle w/ white patch that goes up neck and down to chest, some white on paws and a gray spot on top of head
Name is Boss. Missing since 4/22/17 from Holder Dr. near Myrtle School Rd in Gastonia.  He jumped a fence and may have a cut on the back of his right ear.  No collar.
Please contact 704-712-6004 with information.

Cocker Spaniel (4/21/17) 
Cocker SpanielCocker SpanielGender:  Male
Color: Black and brown
Name is Pepper Jack Kisiah.  Lost in Kings Mountain off of Dixon School Rd. Mountain Side Dr.
Please contact 704-477-4421 or if found.

Chihuahua/Yorkie Mix (4/17/17)
Chihuahua/Yorkie MixGender: Female
Named Stella.  Missing since 4/15/17.
Please contact 704-674-3922 or if found.

Pit (4/17/17)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black and brown brindle
Age:  ~ 1 year
Lost in Mt.  Holly near Freightliner.
Please contact if found.

Mini Schnauzer (4/13/17)
Mini SchnauzerSize:  25 lbs.
Named Lucas.  Just shaved.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (4/4/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color/markings:  Orange/white tabby with 4 white paws, a white spot on nose, and some matted fur on side
Age:  5 years
Missing since 4/1/17 from Harbor Point Drive, Cherryville.
If found, please contact 901-896-8110 or

Domestic Short Hair Cat (4/3/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:   Female (spayed)
Age:  1 year
Named Dottie.  Missing for about 4 weeks in area of Armstrong Park Drive.
If found, please call 704-718-6418 or email

Terrier Mix (4/3/17)
Terrier MixTerrier MixGender:  Female
Color: Blonde, brown, and white
Size: 17 pounds
Age: 1.6 years
Named Molly.  Missing since 3/27/17  in area of Cox Rd. going toward Dallas. She could be near New Hope Rd.
Please contact 704-466-1900,, 704-689-1895 or if found.




2 Mixed Breed Dogs (4/21/17) 
2 Mixed Breed DogsGender:  Both male
Found 4/21/17.  They have collars but no tags.
Please contact to identify.

Pit Bull (4/21/17)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Brown & white
Age:  ~ 8 years
Found in Little Mountain Road area.
Please contact to identify.

Pit Mix (4/6/17)
Pit MixPit MixGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Brown & white with brown eyes
Age:  18 months
Found 3/10/17.  She has been taken to vet and now has a chip and is up-to-date on all required shots.
Please contact 704-861-8912 to identify.

2 Mixed Breed Dogs (4/5/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogBoth dogs were found near Hunter Huss High School.
Please call 704-451-0006 to identify.   

Lab (4/5/17)
Gender:  Female 
Color:  Black 
Size:  ~ 65 lbs.
Found 4/5/17 in Downey Road/Gardner park area.  Has a soft & very shiny coat -looks taken care of, no collar.  
Please call 304-972-7069 to identify.

2 Terrier Mixes (4/4/17)
Gender:  Female and male
Color:  Black & white
Age:  Mom with pup
Found in Mount Holly off Acme Rd.  Mom has cherry eye in both eyes.
Please contact 706-358-7007 to identify.

Dachshund (3/30/17)
DachshundFound 3/29/17 near corner of SR 273 and South New Hope Rds. by new roundabout near woods. No collar or tags.
Please contact 843-213-8044 or 330-204-9570 to identify.