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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.

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.


Australian Shepherd/Beagle Mix
Color/Markings:   White w/ brown spots; one blue eye, one brown eye
Answers to Rosco. Was involved in an accident in McAdenville on or about 5/4/18.  Last seen around I- 85, exit 25 and Cox Road.
Please contact 443-359-0739 or 443-752-1488 if found.

LabLabGender:  Female
Color:  Black with gray around face
Named Salem.  Lost 5/15/18 in area of Spencer Mountain Road next to the Ranlo Fire Department and Rhyne Circle in Ranlo. We found her collar so she has no identification, but she is chipped with previous owners information.
Please call 704-648-1078 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Female
Age:  9 years
Named Babe.
Please call 704-308-2343 if found.

Aussie/Pit Mix
Gender:  Female
Color:  White with brown patches and black spots on the patches
Age:  3 years
Size:  ~ 45 lbs.
Named Twinkle.  She is a nursing mother; has one ice blue eye and one brown and ice blue eye mix; tail curls upwards. She was wearing a red collar when lost around I-85/Cox Road area of Gastonia. Please contact 980-289-8201 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Found near Holbrook in Lowell.
Please contact  anbishop1031@gmail.comto identify.

Husky (5/14/18)
HuskyHuskyGender: Female
Age:  1 year
Named Layla.  Lost at the PetSmart near E. Franklin Blvd.  She crossed the street  and was last seen behind the woods at Hooters She is a very scared, shy dog.
Please contact 704-685-5310 or 704-813-2773 if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat
Domestic Long Hair CatGender: Male (neutered)
Color: Dark gray
Age: 2 years
Named Sasquatch. Has scar above right eye from injury as kitten, which makes his eye tooth show when rubbing his head.  Lost: 4/19/18 in area of High Shoals, near River Street/Shady Lane.  Not microchipped.
Please contact 704-747-4330 if found.

ShorkieShorkieGender: Female
Color:  Tan/light brown
Age:  ~ 10 months
Size:  ~ 11 lbs.
Named Bella.  Lost 5/6/18 in area of Highyway 150 in Lincolnton, across from Jones Garage (going towards Cherryville). She slipped her collar so is not wearing any identification. Recently groomed so her fur should be soft (unless she's been outside).. She has a 'paint mark' of white on her ears, and a white belly. She doesn't like her tail being groomed so they usually leave her tail longer than the rest of her body.  She is not spayed but has had her rabies vaccination. 
Please call 704-214-1247 if found.

Pit Bull
Pit BullGender:  Female
Color:  Tan w/ golden/green eyes
Age:  2 years
Named.  Last seen 5/2/18 wearing a blue and orange cheetah print collar off of Davis Park Rd., Gastonia in front of Bi-Lo.
Please contact 704-674-9394 or 980-989-3348 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Black w/ gray muzzle
Size:  Small/medium
Age:  15 years
Named Missy.  Last seen 5/1/18 near the corner of Dixon Rd. and New Hope in Gastonia. She was wearing a blue collar with vaccine tags when lost.
Please contact if found.

Aussie/Beagle Mix
Aussie/Beagle MixGender:  Male
Age:  5 years
Color/Markings: White with tan/reddish marking on back and ears; one blue eye
Named Rosco.  No tag, microchip #OA13466843.
Last seen 4/27/18 in the area of Main Street, McAdenville. 
Please contact 704-820-8092, 704-898-7496, 704-913-3128, 704-675-0060, 443-359-0739 or if found.

Shih Tzu
Shih TzuGender: Female
Color/Markings:  White w/ light brown and small black patch on face
Age:  5 years
Named Luci.  Lost 4/26/18 in area of Cassidy Dr. and Modena in the Autumn Ridge community, Gastonia. REWARD offered!
Please contact 714-926-1270 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGDomestic Short Hair Catender:  Male (neutered)
Color: Gray w/ white paws and bib
Age: 5 years
Lost 4/19/18 in area of Canterbury Road on the northwest edge of Crowders Mountain State
Park.  Not microchipped.  REWARD OFFERED.
If found, please contact 704-287-8302 or

Mixed Breed Hound
Mixed Breed HoundMixed Breed HoundGender: Male (neutered)
Color:  Reddish brown (copper colored) with white on chest and feet, back and tail have black
Age:   ~ 2 years
Size:  ~ 30 pounds
Named Cooper.  Missing since 4/27/18 from Clearwater Lake Road, Mount Holly. 
Please contact 704-915-8488, 704-964-2288 or if found.

Maine Coon Cat
Maine Coon CatColor: Dark tri-color
Age:  4 years
Named Monk, answers to Monkey.  Shy. No collar. Implanted chip is still registered to old address on Abbeydale Dr., Charlotte.  Last seen 4/27/18 on Antelope Drive, Mt. Holly.
Please call 828-748-8207 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog
Gender:  Male
Color:  White abd brown w/ heart shaped mark on his side
Age:  Older
Size:  Small
Named Petey.
Please contact if found.

ScottieGender:  Male
Color:  Black
Named Bane.  Lost 7/24/18 in the Mt. Holly area.  He is deaf and was wearing a blue tartan collar when he wandered off. 
Please call 704-605-9859 or 704-712-1397 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Named Carter.  Last seen at 1216-D East Franklin Blvd., Gastonia.  Slipped out of collar. He is microchipped and neutered.
If found, please call 704-451-0006.



Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Male (not neutered)
Color:  Brown and black with white on paws and chest
Size:  ~ 20 lbs.
No chip.  Found 5/19/18 wearing a blue collar near Cherryville Elementary.
Please contact 774-265-5163 to identify.

2 Mixed Breed Dogs
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogBoth found on Hickory Grove Road in Springwood.
Please call 704-263-2444 to identify.

2 Terrier Mixes
Terrier MixTerrier MixGender:  1 Female and 1 Male
Both dogs found near Lowell Elementary School, Lowell.
Please contact to identify.

Terrier/Beagle Mix
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Male
Color:  White and tan w/ brown ears
Age:  ~ 2 years
Found 4/28/18 near Oats Road and Diane 29 Theater Road, Bessemer City.  No chip.  Very sweet dog, housebroken, does not bark.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Found 4/27/18 at the intersection of Sparrow Springs and Lewis Rd. in Gastonia. She did not have
a collar or tags, and has not been microchipped.
Please call 704-648-2142 to identify.

Beagle Mix
Beagle MixGender: Female
Size:  Small
Found close to Kings Grant neighborhood.
Please email to identify.

Pit Bull Mix
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Male
Color:  Brown & white
Age: 5 to 8
Found 4/20/18 wearing a green collar at Walker Road and Lansdale Ave., Lincolnton.
Please call 864-216 3995 to identify.