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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.


Boston Terrier (1/25/21)
Boston TerrierBoston TerrierGender:  Male
Color:  All black with a white chest and white paws
Age;  6 months
Named Keino.  Last seen in the Gastonia area near the Downtown area of Gastonia. He could be in the Franklin / Garrison/ Airline area.  Has fingernail polish on left paw.
Please contact 704-813-1507 if found.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (1/19/21)
Domestic Medium Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  White and gray
Age;  3 years
Named Toots.  Missing from Carriage House Apts. on Armstrong Park. 
Please contact 760-696-7025 if found.

Begajack (1/19/21)
Terrier MixGender:  Male
Age:  14 years
Named Miloe.  He has hip dysplasia.  Lost 12/17/20 near the NC/SC state line. No chip.
If found, please call 704-300-1838.

Mixed Breed Dog (1/19/21)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male (neutered)
Named Bandit.  Lost 1/11/21 in Bessemer City near Holland Memorial Church Rd./Stewart Dr. off of 274.  He is microchipped and has a docked tail. 
Please call 704-743-3494 if found.

Siamese Cat (1/15/21)
Siamese CatSiamese CatAge:  ~ 8 years
Named Blue.  No collar but is chipped.  Lost 1/6/21 in the Baywood neighborhood off of Gaston Day School Rd., Gastonia.
Please contact 704-400-8494 or if found.

Siamese Cat (1/12/21)
Siamese CatSiamese CatGender:  Male (intact)
Color:  Dark face and tail, white paws, blue eyes
Age:  9 months
Named Angel.  Last seen 2/2/21 by Kingsway on Dallas Cherryville Hwy., Dallas.   REWARD offered.
If found, please contact 704-678-2570 or

2 Bulldogs (12/30/20)
Pit Bull MixPit Bull MixGender:  Female
Color:  Brindle
Found at the corner of Northwest Blvd. and Bessemer City Rd. by the railroad tracks. 
Gender:  Female
Pit Bull MixPit Bull MixColor:  Half white face
Found on Fairview Drive.  
Please contact to identify.

Maltipoo (12/30/20)
MaltipooMaltipooGender:  Female
Color:  White
Age: 10 months
Lost in area of East Florida Avenue.  Last seen on Inman Avenue.
Please contact 704-214-6464 if found.

Terrier Mix (12/29/20)
Terrier MixTerrier MixGender:  Male (intact)
Color:  Brown and white (ears and around eye area are brown and white in between down to his nose and chest area, black nose)
Size:  ~ 25 lbs.
Named Dexter.   Lost 12/19/20 in area of  Fastop (860 N. New Hope Rd.) and Daisys Fresh Laundry, Gastonia.
Please contact if found.

Lab (12/28/20)
Gender:  Male (intact)
Color:  Yellow, turning white around the mouth
Age:  11 years
Size:  ~ 70 lbs.
Named Max.  He was wearing a greenish blue collar when lost in the High Shoals area near the Lincoln County line.  On the inside of his collar it is striped and some yellow.  He has a small lump on his rib cage and a dark mark between his eyes where a ground hog got a hold of him.  He also has a scar on his tummy about his navel. 
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (12/28/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Named Ollie.   Lost 12/20/20.  He's an indoor cat and is up to date on shots.
If found, please contact 980-433-9547.




Pit Bull Mix (1/20/21)
Gender:  Male
Color:  White with brown patches 
Found 1/19/21 in west Gastonia/ Baker Blvd. and Hargrove Avenue.  No microchip.
Please contact to identify.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (1/20/21)
Domestic Long Hair CatDomestic Long Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Gray and white
Is not chipped or neutered.  Is huge and fluffy, has a short, stumpy tail.  Found 1/16/21 near Gaston Co. Schools on Osceola.
Please contact or text 704-898-9140 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/19/21)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatFound on Kings Drive in area of Crowders Mountain State Park.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (1/15/21)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Please contact to identify.

Lab Mix (1/15/21)
LabGender:  Female
Color:  Tan
Wearing a black nylon collar with white polka dogs and a red clasp when found on Fewell Rd. in Gastonia.  She is currently at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Shelter, ID# A1176870.  She will be on stray hold until 7pm on 1/19/21 and go up for adoption on 1/20/21. 

Dachshund (1/12/21)
DachshundGender:  Female 
Found in Stanley near Harper Park.
Please call/text 704-441-3205 to identify.

Pit Bull (1/12/21)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Brindle
Found 1/1/21 on Old Post Road, Cherryville.  She had no tag or chip, but has since been vet checked and received shots.  She has chipped front canine and is in heat. 
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (1/4/21)
Mixed Breed DogFound 1/3/21 in Mt. Holly.  
Please email to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (1/4/21)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Black with white chest spot and front paws
Size:  Medium
Has had puppies.  Sweet girl who is very friendly.  Found on Robinson Rd/321 area.
Please contact to identify.

Boxer/Pit Mix (1/4/21)
Boxer/Pit MixBoxer Pit MixGender:  Female
Color:  Brindle
Found 1/1/21 in area of Old Post Road, Cherryville.  She is in heat and seems very scared by the New Years shooters.  She has a green collar but no tags. 
Please contact to identify.

Cat (12/30/20)
Color:   Black, white, and orange
Found in Dallas.
Please contact to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (12/30/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatFound 12/30/20 on Cox Lake Rd., Stanley.
Please contact 704-691-5072 to identify.

2 Mixed Breed Dogs (12/28/20)
2 Mixed Breed DogsGender:  Male
Color:  Brown
Gender:  Female
Color:  White
They are both neutered.
Please contact to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (12/28/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Orange tabby
Found 12/22/20 on Pope Ave., Gastonia. Appears ear tipped. 
Please contact 203-809-4855 to claim.