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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.


Rottweiller/Lab Mix (10/23/17)
Rottweiler/Lab MixGender: Male
Size:  Medium
Age:  Adult
Named Bruce. Missing since 10/18/17.
Please contact 704-524-6568 if found.

Jack Terrier/Chihuahua Mix
Jack Russell/Chihuahua MixGender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Mainly white, has 2 black eye patches with a tad of brown in them
Name is Snoopy. Lost 10/17/17. He has a semi-long body and has black nails.
Please contact 980-829-2059 or if found or with information.

Shepherd Mix
Shepherd MixGender: Female
Color:  Black
Size:  Small
Last seen near Food Lion in Cramerton.  She’s wearing a pink and blue collar with a green leash still attached. Her name is Miley.  She was just rescued, is very skittish and very fast.
Please call 980-251-8152.

2 Boxers (10/16/17)
BoxersBoxersGender:  Male
Color:  Fawn
Size:  70-80 lbs.
Named Bayne.
Gender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Brindle w/ white stop on face and white on chest with brindle spots
Size:  ~ 80 lbs.
Age:  4 years
Named Bowe.
Both dogs were lost 10/13/17 from Signal Street, Gastonia (near the Family Dollar and the 85 exit to
321).  They are brothers.  Both only have one testicle.
Please contact 317-626-2510 if found.

Lab Mix
Lab MixGender:  Female
Color: Blonde
Size:  ~ 25 lbs.
Named Daisy.  Missing since 10/6/17 from area around Long Shoals Road, Lincolnton near Rash Road and Ike Lynch Road in Dallas.
Please text or call 704-648-7921 if found.

Labrador Mix
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black
Age:  1 1/2 years
Named Maggie.  She was wearing a pink collar and an electric fence collar when lost in area between Mt. Holly and Stanley on Hwy 27.
Please contact 704-825-2022 or if found.

Dometic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color/markings:  Solid gray w/ tiny white line on the bottom of belly
Named Buttercup.  She was wearing a silver collar with a silver bell when lost 10/9/17 in area of Ridge Avenue/Requa Road, beside the high school in Cherryville
Please call or text 704-674-9398 or 980-925-1902 if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat
Domestic Long Hair CatDomestic Long Hair CatGender: Male (neutered)
Color:  Gray
Age:  4-5 years
Named Sebastian.  Lost 10/3/17 in the Forestbrook area of Gastonia. He is microchipped and one of his ears are tipped.
Please call 704-678-4549 or email if found. 

Pit Bull
Pit BullGender: Female
Color: Brown 
Named Danny.  She was wearing a purple collar with no tags when last seen near Sadler Road near downtown Mt. Holly. 
Pleae contact 704-340-1147 or if found.

German Shepherd/Hound Mix
German Shepherd/Hound MixGender: Male
Color/Markings: Black with tan markings on face, legs & chest
Named Shadow.  Lost in area of Bessemer City off Tryon Courthouse Rd.  Leery of strangers. He got loose with his chain in-tact and could be dragging around a chain still attached to his collar.
Please contact 980-251-9667 if found.

CollieCollieGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Tricolor - black, tan and 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 and has scars on his face.   He is not from the area so does not know his way around.
Please call 704-477-4282 or 406-465-6820 if found.

Siamese Cat (10/3/17)
Siamese CatGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  White and gray with blue eyes
Lost 9/28/17 from Howe St. , Belmont.  REWARD offered!
Please contact 704-942-1855 if found.  

Mixed Breed Dog (10/2/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Named Bella.  Missing from Lowell area.
Pleae call 704-524-7277if found.

Mixed Beed Dog
Gender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  Blue/grayish
Age:  2-3 years
Named Smoke.  Missing since 8/16/17 from  S. New Hope Rd/ Titman/Redbud area.  REWARD offered.
Please call 980-320-2173 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female (spayed)
Named Penny.   No chip.  Lost 9/20/17 in the Belmont/Lake Wylie area.
Please contact 704-654-9087 or 704-619-6313 if found.

Rottweiler Mix (9/18/17)
Rottweiler MixRottweilier MizGender:  Male
Color:  Black with brown markings
Age:  7 months
Named Roscoe.  Missing since 9/5/17 from Gatewood Drive/Patrick Road, off Union Rd.  He has a lobbed off tail and was wearing a black collar, but no tag.
Please call or text 704-560-0067 or email if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (9/15/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Named Thumper.   Very scared of strangers.
Please contact if found.



Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/19/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Female
Color/Markings: Brown and black w/ brown nose and black markings around eyes
Found in area of Lake Vista Drive, Mount Holly.  No collar.
Please contact or 617-827-8183 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogFound on Beatty Road close to New Hope Road, Gastonia (near the food lion) on 10/12/2017.  No collar, no chip.
Please contact 704-747-2277 to identify.

Age:  Puppy
Found 10/8/17 on Whitesides Road, Bessemer City.
Please call 704-560-4185 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Mostly brown with black and white muzzle
Size:  ~ 35 lbs.
Found near Deerwood Drive/Gardner Woods. No tag, just a pull collar.
Please contact to identify.

PitGender: Male
Color:  Brindle
Age:  Young, ~ 6 months - 1 year
Found in Gastonia area behind Burger King.
Please contact to identify.

RottweilerGender: Female
Color:  Black and brown
Found on Old Dallas Hwy.
Please call 704-868-6693 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogFound at Crowders Mountain State Park.
Please call 704-853-5375 to identify.

Pit Bull (10/5/17)
Pit BullGender:  Female
Color:  Grey, black, brown stripe
Found 9/29/17.  No collar. 
Please contact to identify.

Domestic Long Hair Cat
Gender:  Female
Color:  Gray
Age:  ~ 6-8 weeks old
Found at BP Gas station on Highway 321, just over the NC/SC line .
Please call 828-409-6402 to identify.

Blue Heeler Mix
Blue HeelerGender:  Male (not neutered)
Color/Markings:  White tip on end of tail
Found 9/19/17 on Tryon Courthouse Rd., Bessemer City. Has collar, but no tags and not microchipped..
Please call or text 704-747-7652 to identify.