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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.

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.

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.


Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/9/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Light tan
Age:  9 years
Named Sparta. He's an indoor  and is very chunky.  Lost in area of Cramerton near Goat Island Park.
Please call 704-666-0939 if found. 

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogNamed Indo.  Missing since 7/29 from Tucker Road, Belmont.   Has NY tags with Micheal Lewis, 22 Gunther Road.
Please call 704-674-8257 or 704-438-8767 if found.

Red Nose Pit
Color:  Tan with white markings
Age:  4 years
Named Indo.  Had NY tags.  Missing from Tucker Road, Belmont.
Please call 704-674-8257 if found. 

Domestic Short Hair Cat (7/31/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color/Markings: Calico/tabby orange/white w/ raccoon-like tail
Named BeBe.  Lost 7/18/17 in area of Maplecrest/Beaty Road in Gastonia.
Please contact 704-852-6019 if found.

Collie (7/26/17)
CollieCollieGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black, tan & white
Age:  11 years
Named Little Guy.  Lost 6/11/17 on Baxter Rd/Baxter Implement Rd near Cherryville. He is blind in one eye, very shy and has health issues from abuse when he was a pup.  He is unable to wear a collar.
Please call 704-477-4282 or 406-465-6820 if found.

Siberian Husky (7/24/17)
HuskyGender: Male
Age:  Puppy
Please contact if found.

Pit Bull/Boxer Mix (7/20/17)
Pit Bull/Boxer MixPit Bull/Boxer MixGender:  Female
Color:  All black with white chest and neck; a little white on nose and tips of front paws
Age:  5 months
Answers to Poo Bear. 
Please contact 704-460-8529 if found.

Miniature Pincer (7/13/17)
Miniature PincerGender:  Female
Age:  15 years
Named Meme. Last seen in Gastonia in Beacon Hills.
Please contact 910-548-1738 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (7/12/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Missing since 7/9/17 from area off Hickory Grove Rd.
Please call 980-241-8479 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (7/11/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color/Markings: Black and white w/ big black spot on side and smaller black spots all over
Size: Medium
Named Zero.  Broke off his runner on 7/10/17, but was still wearing a blue collar.  Lost in area of Huffstetler Road, Gastonia.
Please contact 704-460-1603 if found.

Maltese (7/10/17)
Gender:  Female
Color:  All white
Size:  ~ 5 lbs.
Named Mia.  She was wearing a pink leopard print nylon collar with rabies tag when lost 7/7/17 in area of King George Lane, Gastonia.
Please contact 704-898-2849 if found.



Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/7/17)
Domestic Short HairDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black tabby with spots and stripes
Found in area of  Hillcrest Avenue in between Jackson Rd. and 321 in Gastonia.
Please contact 704-577-1475 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male (neutered)
Found on West Davidson in Gastonia.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (8/4/17)
Mixed Breed DogFound in Belmont near Kevin Loftin Park.  No tags or collar.
Please contact 704-560-9258 to identify.

Pekingese (8/1/17)
PekingeseGender:  Male
Color:  Black and white
Found in Dallas near fire department.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (7/27/17)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Black
Size:  53 lbs.
Found 7/25/17 on 19th St. in Gastonia. No collar.
Please contact 704-215-6708 to identify.

Beagle Mix (7/26/17)
BeagleBeagleGender:  Female
Age:  ~ 1 year
Found 7/24/17 in Crouse.  Appears to be pregnant.
Please contact 704-641-0968 to identify.

Terrier Mix (7/19/17)
TerrierTerrierGender:  Female
Color:  Brown and white
Age:  ~ 3 years
Found 7/13/17 in the Willow Run neighborhood on Lowell Bethesda Road, Gastonia. 
Please contact 704-400-2629 or to identify.

2 Bird Dogs (7/18/17)
Bird DogsGender:  1 Male and 1 Female
Age:  3-5 months
Please call 704-678-1517 to identify.

Jack Russell Terrier Mix (7/17/17)
Jack Russell MixGender:  Male
Found 7/15/17 wearing a blue collar, no tags in Mount Holly.
Please contact to identify.

Lab Mix (7/10/17)
LabLabGender: Male
Color: Brindle
Found in the Kendrick Farms Community off Sandy Ford Rd.  No name, ID or chip.
Please contact 954-663-3323 or to identify.

Papillon/Maltese (7/10/17)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Tan/white
Size:  5 lb.
Age:  3-5 years
Found 7/6/17 near Akers Pharmacy on 7/6/17. No collar or microchip. 
Please contact 980-434-8236 to identify.

Pit (7/10/17)
PitGender:  Male
Has cropped ears.  Found 7/7/17 on Union Road, Gastonia.
Please contact to identify.

Chihuahua Mix (7/10/17)
ChihuahuaGender:  Male
Age:  Older
House broken, lots of ticks and long nails.  Found 7/7/17 in area of Goforth & County Line Rdd in Kings Mountain.
Please call 704-729-6666 to identify.