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Lost and Found

To View Animals AT the 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.

Shelter Pets

To View Animals NOT at the Shelter
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.  Ads will remain posted for approximately one month but if needed, may be renewed for up to 6 months.

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.


Chihuahua/Jack Russell Mix (9/19/19)
Chihuahua/Jack Russell MixGender:  Female
Color:  Blonde with white tipped tail and green eyes
Age:  1 year
Named CB.  Lost 9/18/19 in area of West 5th Ave., off Myrtle School Road and Linwood Rd.  
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/17/19)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Gray
Age:  2 years
Had collar with tags on when last seen on Davis Park Rd.
Please call 980-336-0643 with information.

Chihuahua Mix (9/17/19)
Chihuahua MixGender:  Female
Named Chloe.  Is microchipped and was wearing a collar but no tag when lost in Magnolia Place, Lowell.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black and white
Size:  Large
Age:  3 years
Named Bruce.  Lost 9/8/19 in Belmont near Perfection Avenue, Food Lion area.
Please call or text 704-351-7187 or email if found.


Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/16/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  White with tabby patches on back
Size:  Large
Age:  12
Named Remi.  Went missing 9/13 in the Hickory Grove/ Stanley Spencer mountain area. 
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/16/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Orange and white tabby
Named Pete.  Has a curly tail and is overweight.  Missing from Fuller Dr., Gastonia.
If found, please contact 980-925-0749.

Jack Russell Mix (9/13/19)
Jack Russell MixGender:  Male
Age:  3 years
Named Louie.  Was wearing a baby blue collar when lost in area of N. Chester St., Gastonia.  He needs medicine for heart & eyes.
Please contact 704-691-4198 or 704-898-2959 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/12/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Black and white w/ white stripe in between eyes; majority of belly is white; white paws
Age:  2 years
Size:  Small
Missing since 9/4/19.  She has a green tattoo indicating spay.
If found, please call 704-284-3349.

Husky/Pit Mix (9/11/19)
Gender:  Male
Color:  White with spots
Please contact if found.

ChiweenieGender:  Male
Color:  Black with bown and gray on face, paws and chest
Age:  ~ 8 years
His name is Puppy.   Last seen in Gastonia.
Please call 704-836-7469 if found.

Pig (9/9/19)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Black
Size:  Small, about 18"-24" at the shoulder
Please contact 630-737-1900 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/9/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black with a little white on neck
Age:  6
Named Sweetness.  Missing since 4/3/19 from Stonewood Estates in Cherryville . He's microchipped. REWARD offered! 
Please contact or 704-819-9124 if found.

Coonhound Mix
Coonhound MixCoonhound MixGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black and tan with some white
Named Max. Lost in area of School Street, Belmont.  He is up to date on vaccines and was wearing collar with tags when lost. Friendly but very skiddish.
Please contact 828-305-8186 or 336-552-0473 if found.

Teacup Chihuahua
ChihuahuaNamed Izzy.  Lost 8/23/19 in Alexis from Cyrus Road off Alexis High Shoals Rd. Friday.
Please call 980-429-3665 if found.

Domestic Medium/Long Hair Cat (8/26/19)
Domestic Long Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Orange with white
Named Flucey.  She is microchipped and her ear is tipped.  Last seen 8/18/19 on Autumnwood Trail in the Autumn Acres neighborhood off of Titman Road (Titman Road connects to Lowell Bethesda and S. New Hope Roads).
If found or seen, please call or text 704-577-1475 or email

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/26/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatColor:  Brown,  white and black
Named Alexa.  No tail.  Missing since 8/23/19.
Please contact if found.

Beagle/Jack Russell Mix (8/19/19)
Beagle/Jack Russell Terrier MixGender:  Male
Color:  White and brown
Age:  ~ 8 years
Answers to Aiden. 
Please contact if found.



Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/17/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatColor:  Orange & white w/ orange eyes
Found in Kelly's Landing in Mount Holly.
Please contact by email or by phone 617-827-8183 to identify.

Dachshund Mix
Dachshund MixGender:  Male (intact)
Color:  Black with a little brown; gray muzzle.
Age:  Older
Found in Bessemer City on West Texas Ave.
Please contact scantrel@NMDP.ORG to identify.

Pit Bull (9/16/19)
Pit MixPit MixGender:  Female
Appears to be nursing.
Please contact 980-989-0440 to identify.

Australian Shepherd (9/11/19)
Australian ShepherdGender:  Female
Age:  Puppy
Found 9/11/19 in Stanley.
Please contact 980-239-1501 to identify.

Spaniel Mix
Spaniel MixGender:  Male (intact)
Color:  Black
Found on Springwood Drive, Belmont.  No microchip.
Please contact Eastridge Animal Hospital 704-869-9400 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Black and tan
Found on Elizabeth Dr., Dallas. No tags. Microchip not registered.
Please contact 704-441-3205 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Found at Crowders Mountain State Park.  She is microchipped, but not registered.
Please contact 704-853-5375 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Cinnamon
Shy but a really sweet gentle dog.  Found Dixon Road / Sherwood Forest area.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (8/30/19)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Age:  Puppy
Found 8/28/19 wearing a pink collar.
Please call 704-824-9876 to identify.

DachshundColor:  Brown
Has scar on top of head and left ear.  Wearing a chain collar but no tags.  Found in area of Whitesides Rd., Crouse. 
Please contact to identify.

Pit Mix (8/28/19)
Pit MixFound 8/28/19 on Sparrow Springs Road at Crowders Mountain State Park.
Please contact 704-853-5375 to identify. 

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Brown with dark spots
Found near Catawba Street, Belmont.  Has collar, but no tag or chip.
Please contact to identify.

Hound Mix (8/22/19)
Hound MixGender: Female
Color:  Black and tan
Not friendly to other dogs.  Found 8/20/19 near Stanley Post Office and Old 27.
Please contact to identify.

Pit Bull Mix
Age:  6-8 months
Pit MixPit MixFound of old NC 277 near Dallas.
Please contact to identify.  

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Found on Saint Lukes Church Road, Kings Mtn. 
Please contact to identify.

Age:  Older
Found in Stanley.
Please contact to identify.