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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.


Domestic Short Hair Cat  (4/19/21)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Age:  14 years
Named Alley.  He was wearing a light blue collar when lost 4/11/21 in area of Carolina Coves off Pole Branch Road. 
Please contact 803-610-8014 if found.

Siamese/Persian Cat (4/16/21)
Persian/SiameseGender:  Male
Age:  2 1/2 years
Named Jammie.
Please contact 704-674-6297 if found.

Chihuahua (4/12/21)
ChihuahuaGender:  Female (not spayed)
Color:  Black with brown on face, body and paws
Age:  3 years
Named Boots (Bootsie).  Missing from Cottonwood Drive, Mount Holly.
Please call or text 704-390-0621 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (4/6/21)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color/Markings:  Gray tabby with dark swirls in coat
Named Ernest.  He is a polydactyl (has 6 toes on his paws).  Lost in area of Hudson Oaks town homes, on the corner of Hudson Blvd. and Robinwood Road, Gastonia. 
If found or seen, please call 704-577-1475, 704-884-1244, or 704-530-0838.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (4/5/21)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Grey, pale markings on face
Age:  ~ 2 years
Named Possum (Possum Girl).  Last seen 3/20/21 near Gaston Co. Schools on Osceola.
Please text 704-898-9140 or email if found.

Domestic Short/Medium Hair Cat (4/5/21)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered, has left ear-tip)
Color:  Orange tabby, white around mouth/chin
Age:  15-18 months
Size:  12-15 lbs.
Named Agent Orange aka Aidan Owens.  No tail.  Lost 12/19/20 near Gaston Co. Schools on Osceola off Union.  REWARD offered!
Please text 704-898-9140 or email if found.

Chihuahua (3/30/21)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Dark brown with white markings
Named Bentley.  Lost 3/30/21 off 85 and Cox Rd. where the Starbucks and Hilton Hotel is. No collar.
Please call 704-842-7870 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (3/29/21)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Gray with gray stripes
Age:  ~ 6 months
Named Callie.  Lost in area of Spring Branch Rd. in Cherryville. 
Please contact if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (3/26/21)
Domestic Long Hair CatDomestic Long Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Grey/tan/white mix
Age:  9 years
Size:  7 lbs.
Named Lily
Last seen in Stowe Pointe Neighborhood, Belmont.
Please email with any information.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (3/22/21)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Black and white tuxedo with green eyes
Age:  ~ 3 years
Named Victor.   Lost 3/19/21  in area of Laurel Lane, Gastonia.  He is microchipped # 982126054867394.
Please contact 704-860-2906 if found.  

Domestic Short Hair Cat (3/19/21)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Mostly gray and dark gray
Size:  Small with big ears
Named Ella.  Missing since 3/16/21 from West Franklin near Waffle House and Dollar Tree.
Please contact 980-477-7662 if found.




Mixed Breed Dog (4/14/21)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogFound off Union New Hope Road in Gastonia near Twin Tops.  Has marks where there was a collar, will come to eat but will not let anyone pet.
Please text 828-773-0637 to identify. 

Terrier (4/13/21)
TerrierGender:  Female
Color:  Black & white
Found 4/12/21 on Alexis Lucia Rd. in Stanley.
Please text or call 704-517-6104 to identify.

Chihuahua (4/12/21)
ChihuahuaChihuahuaGender:  Female
Color:  Black with brown markings 
Age: Puppy 
Found 4/10/21 in area of Highway 321, Gastonia.
Please contact 704-390-0621 to identify.

Pinscher Mix  (4/9/21)
Pinscher MixGender:  Male 
Found 4/7/21 on Broadcast Street.  
Please contact 704-287-4515 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (4/5/21)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Tabby
Found in Cramer Mountain.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (3/28/21)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female 
Color:  Black & white 
Found 3/26/21 running around in Bodyshot Combat Club parking lot in Lowell. 
Please contact 704-534-2669 to identify.