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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.



Corgi Mix (3/20/17)
Corgie MixGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Light brown
Age:  1 1/2 years
Named Swiper. Last seen 3/18/17 at owner's barn on Sparrow Dairy Rd., Gastonia. Please contact 704-999-2054 if found.

Cat (3/20/17)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black and gray stripes with little dots and white belly
Named Dottie.  Missing for a week from Armstrong Park Drive.
Please call 704-718-6418 if found.

Red Nose Pit Bull (3/16/17)
Pit BullPit BullGender:  Male
Color/markings:  Top of nose white with white feet 
Age:  ~ 3 years
Missing since 3/13/17 from Over hill St./ Garrison area.
Please call 980-202-8818. 

Mixed Breed Dog (3/14/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Male
Color/markings: Black and tan w/ some white around chest, paws and face
Named Dakota. Was wearing an invisible fence collar when lost in area of Long Creek Rd., Bessemer City.
Please contact or 704-914-7628 if found.

Pit Bull (3/13/17)
Pit BullPit BullGender:  Male
Named Marsellus.  Missing from Pinnacle Road, Kings Mountain. He is up to date on all shots was wearing a lime green collar with a custom tag that says Babee Dust. REWARD offered!
Please call 704-675-4629 or 704-396-6364 if found.

German Shepherd (3/9/17)
German ShepherdGender:  Female
Age:  ~ 2 years
Named Darali. Lost 3/8/17 on South 321 in Gastonia.  She was wearing a collar when lost, but with incorrect number and name (Luna).
Please call 704-772-6057 if found.

Australian Shepherd (3/8/17)
Australian ShepherdColor:   Black with gray undertones
Age:  Over ten years
Size:  60-70 lbs.
Has a feathery tail and a loping gait with head down.  Was wearing a red collar with name tag when lost.  Skittish around strangers and afraid of storms.  Possibly 60 - 70 pounds.
Please contact if found.

Red Nose/Bully Mix (3/7/17)
Red Nose/Bully MixGender:  Female
Color:  Brown and white
Age:  7 months
Requires medical attention.  Missing since 2/28/17 from Robinson/Union Road area of Gastonia.
Please call 980-829-8479 or 704-967-9877 if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (3/6/17)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Orange and white
Age:  2 years
Lost on Mauney Rd. in Stanley.
Please call 704-718-4018 if found.  

German Shepherd (2/28/17)
German ShepherdGerman ShepherdGender:  Female
Color:  Tan with black saddle and tail
Age:  8 months
Named Grace.  She was wearing a pink camouflage collar when lost 2/26/17 in the Dameron Road area of Bessemer City.
Please contact 704-964-0716, 704-685-8161, 704-685-1603 or if found. 

Domestic Short Hair Cat (2/27/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Calico w/ heart shape on forehead and a black around one eye
Age:  9 moths
Named  Paisley.  She was wearing a flea collar when last seen 2/21/17 in Riverwood Plantation.
Please call 704-674-2002 if found.




Mixed Breed Dog (3/22/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Black and white with a little brown near ears
Size:  Small
Found on Little Mountain Road. No collar or tags, and not microchipped.
Please contact to identify. 

Wirehair Dachshund (3/20/17)
DachshundGender:  Male
Color:  Gray mix
Found 3/16/17 on Lineberger Road in Stanley.  No tags.
Please contact: to identify.

Pit Mix (3/13/17)
Pit MixPit MixGender:  Female
Color:  Brown with white feet
Size:  Medium
Was wearing a harness when found 3/10/17 off of Garrison Blvd between the Greenway and The Schiele Museum.
Please call 704-460-2231 to identify.

Pit Bull (3/3/17)
Pit BullGender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  Black and white
Age:  Young
Found 3/2/17 in Autumn Woods neighborhood in Mount Holly. He was wearing a blue collar but no tags.
Please contact 704-840-4662 to identify.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (3/2/17)
Domestic Long Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Gray and black
Found on Sunbeam Farm Road, Cherryville.  The cat has been fixed and shots are current.  Very friendly and good around kids.  May have been an inside pet at some point.  
Please call 980-429-1066 to identify.  

Pit Bull (2/24/17)
Pit BullGender:  Female (spayed)
Found on 2/19/17 at Stone Wood neighborhood in Dallas.  No microchip.
Please contact to identify.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (2/22/17)
Domestic Medium Hair CatColor: Orange
Cat has a big fluffy tail.  Found at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.
Please contact 859-533-4575 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (2/21/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Male
Found 2/21/17 on North Main St. and Eagle Road in Belmont.  Collar on with no tag and no chip.
Please contact 240-506-3466 to identify.