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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
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Black and white tuxedo; mostly black with white belly and all 4 paws
Age:  ~15 years
Named Mimi.  Was wearing a teal and yellow collar with IL number on it, when lost 2/23/20.  She is an indoor cat but still has her claws. 
Please call 704-991-5544 or 704-718-1706 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (2/24/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Orange and white
Age:  13 years
Named Maddy.  Has a short tail.  Lost on 2/23/20 at Food Lion at Edgewood Road and West Franklin. Was returning from vet in carrier that must not have been latched all the way; is not wearing his collar and not microchipped. He crossed West Franklin at Archie Whitesides Road.
Please contact 704-214-1184 or if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (2/24/20)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogNamed Oscar.  Missing since 12/29/19.  REWARD offered!
Please contact 704-949-7974 if found.

Plott Hound Mix (2/24/20)
DachshundDachshundGender:  Female
Color:  Black w/ brown tint in sun; brown eyes
Age:  2 years
Named Lady.   She was wearing a purple collar when lost near North York Street.
Please contact if found. 

CollieCollieGender:  Male
Color: Mahogany, tan and white
Age: 11 when he went missing, would be 14 now
Named Little Guy.  Missing since 6/11/17.
Please contact 406-465-6820 with any information or go to his page to leave a message

Boston Terrier/Pomeranian Mix (2/20/20)
Boston Terrier/Pomeranian MixColor:  Black with white on feet and chest, gray face
Size:  Small
Age:  11 years
Blind and diabetic. Last seen in Crouse near Hephzibah Church Road.
Please contact if found.

Shepherd Mix
Shepherd MixShepherd MixGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Brown/black
Size:  ~ 50 lbs.
Age:  8 years
Named Sugar.  She is very shy and skittish and will probably bark and run if approached.  Lost 2/16/20 in area of West Nims Ave. , Mt. Holly.
Please contact 704-860-7351 if found.

Mountain Cur Mix (2/19/20)
Mountain Cur MixMountain Cur MixGender:  Female
Color:  Black, tan and white brindle
Age:  3 years
Named Jane.  Adopted 2/18/20 and bolted from new home on S Gray St., Gastonia near 5th Avenue and Washington Street.
Please contact 803-665-4682 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (2/18/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Named Sparkles.  She was wearing a collar with number on it.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat
Domestic Long Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Black
Age:  14 years
Named Max.  Missing since /2/120 from the area of Cramerton.
Please call or text 704-954-4910 with any information.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (2/14/20)
Domestic Long Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black
Age:  7 years
Named Sweetness.  Lost 4/3/19 in Cherryville.  Microchipped. $500 REWARD offered.
Please call 704-819-9124 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Blue cream tortoise shell
Age:  2 years
Named Justice.  She is microchipped.  Last seen 2/13/20 in area of Hardin Rd. near Brushy Hollow Lane Dallas.
Please contact 980-989-0393 if found.

Chihuahua (2/14/20)
ChihuahuaColor:  Tan
Age:  2 years
Collar has name and address.  Lost 2/10/20 in Gastonia.
Please contact 980-285-9308 if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat
Domestic Long Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Multicolor
Age:  6 years
Named Egypt.  Missing from N. Lincoln Street, High Shoals next to Ray's Well & Septic.  Just moved and isn't used to the area.
Please contact 980-429-7984 if found.

Husky (2/11/20)
HuskyHuskyGender:  Male
Named Blu.  He has spots on his nose.
Please contact 336-512-2682 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Gray tabby with brown nose and yellow eyes
Named Eugene.  He was wearing a purple collar with a green tag and bell when lost 2/8/20 in the area of Crowder's Creek Road near the South Carolina border.  He is microchipped. 
Please contact 803-528-6254 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (2/7/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatColor:  Orange
Age:  3 years
Missing from Kings Mountain. Name is Toby.   Toby is microchipped and neutered. 
Please contact if found.

Doberman/Dalmatian Mix (2/3/20)
Doberman/Dalmatian MixDoberman/Dalmatian MixGender:  Female
Color:  Black with spotted chest
Named Rikki.  Missing since 1/15/20 from the Compact School Rd. area of Kings Mountain.
Please contact if found.

Bichon/Shih Tzu Mix (1/31/20)
Bichon/Shih-Tzu MixGender:  Male
Color:  White, gray, some black w/ brownsih tint
Age:  9 years
Named T-Pain.  Missing since 1/1/20.
Please contact 678-663-8920 if found.

Chihuahua (1/31/20)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Brown and white
Age:  6 years
Size:  22 lbs.
Named Oscar.  Missing about a month.   Had a collar with tag on it.   REWARD offered.
Please contact 704-949-7974 if found.

Lab Mix (1/27/20)
LabLabGender:  Female
Color:  Black
Age:  4 months
Named Whittle Girl.  She was wearing a pink collar when lost 1/24/20  near the drug store in Cherryville.  She is not chipped. 
Please contact or 704-836-7314 if found.




Domestic Short Hair Cat (2/28/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Orange
Age:  Young
Found 2/27/20 on Old NC 27 Hwy., Mount Holly.
Please contact or 704-813-0209 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (2/28/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  White and gray w/ blue-gray eyes
Wearing a purple and pink collar when found.
Please contact 704-349-3837 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Brown and tan
Age:  ~ 1-3 years
Taken to Grace Animal, no chip located.  Found 2/25/20 behind Sherwood Elementary in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
Please contact 704-860-1660 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (2/25/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  White w/ black spots
Age:  Adult
Found 2/19/20 on S. 10th St., Belmont.  Frightened.  No collar.  He does not appear to be feral cat, but has yet to come closer than 8 feet. 
Please contact 724-822-9292 or to identify.

German Shepherd (2/19/20)
German ShepherdGerman ShepherdGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Black and tan, masked with blanket-back pattern
Age:  ~ 6 months - 1 year
German Shepherd
German ShepherdGerman ShepherdGender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Solid fawn with black mask
Age:  ~ 9 months - 1 1/2 years
Both dogs were found in Southampton.
Please contact or 864-735-2399 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (2/17/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Gray tabby
Has bob tail.  Found 2/15/20 on Huffstetler Rd. off South New Hope Rd. in Providence Acres Subdivision.
Please contact to identify.

Lab Mix (2/11/20)
Lab MixGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Black
Found on Alexis Lucia Road, Stanley in January.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogSize:  Small
Collar says Milo/hart on it but no number.  Found on Logan lane by Catawba Elementary School, Mt. Holly. 
Please contact to identify.

Pit Bull/Boxer Mix (2/4/20)
Pit Bull/Boxer MixPit Bull/Boxer MixColor: Reddish brown
Age:  ~ 1 year
Found on Wood St. near Bell St. in Mount Holly close to S Main Street. Very friendly, no collar or tags.  Has cropped tail.
Please contact 704-681-3532 to identify.

Hound Mix (Beagle/Visla) (2/3/20)
Hound MixHound MixGender:  Female (spayed)
Named Daizie. Microchipped, but unable to contact owner. Found in Mount Holly.
Please contact 980-253-3633 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (1/29/20)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Age:  2-3 years
Found 1/29/20 on Smyre Rd. in Gastonia. Per local resident, she had been laying in the same spot by the bridge since the night before.  No microchip found.
Please contact 704-685-3693 to identify.

Beagle (1/29/20)
BeagleBeagleGender:  Male
Age:  5+ years
Found in Mount Holly off of Sandy Ford Road.  He is wearing a red collar but no tags or microchip.   Paw pads are  red and raw, so likely has done a lot of walking. 
Please contact or 980-251-6060 to identify.

Lab Mix (1/28/20)
Lab MixLab MixColor:  Brown
Found 1/26/20 on W. Charlotte Rd. in Mount Holly.
Please contact to identify.

Husky (1/28/20)
HuskyHuskyGender:  Male
Age:  ~ 1 year
Size:  ~ 60 lbs.
Found 1/16/20 off Bellhaven Rd. in the Walgreens/Sports Page parking lot, not far from Gaston/Mecklenburg county line.  No chip found.  One blue eye, one brown.
Please contact to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/27/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  White, tan, and black calico
Found 1/26/20 on Merrywood Ln., Gastonia.  No collar. 
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  White w/ black
Size:  Large
Found on Tryon Place, Gastonia.
Please contact to identify.