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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  (10/16/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Black
Age:  2 years
She is on the heavier side.  Missing from Davis Park Road in Gastonia.
Please contact if found.

Husky (10/16/20)
HuskyHuskyGender:  Female
Color:  White with light brown ears and blue eyes
Age:  1 1/2 years
Named Pepsi.  No collar.  Lost from the Martin Road area of Cherryville.
Please contact 704-898-9740 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (10/13/20)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Named Toby.  Wearing a green collar when lost in area of Warren St. and Airline Ave.  REWARD offered!
Please contact 267-819-5383 if found.

Siamese Mix (10/13/20)
Siamese Mix CatSiamese Mix CatGender:  Male (intact)
Color/Markings:  Off white with medium gray face, ears, feet and tail; very faint beige stripes around sides and dark gray rings around tail; blue and green eyes
Size:  ~ 13 lbs.
Named Blue.  Lost 10/9/20 off Robinson Rd. on Pam Dr.  No collar (it was a breakaway and found outside). 
Please contact 704-860-4493 or 704-860-4860 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/12/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatAge:  15 years
Named Gizmo.  Spayed.  No chip.  Been missing over a month. 
Please contact if found.

German Shepherd/Australian Shepherd Mix (10/8/20)
German Shepherd/Australian Shepherd MixGerman Shepherd/Australian Shepherd MixGender:  Male
Named Theo.  Lost 10/7/20.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (10/8/20)
Domestic Long Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Age:  14 years
Named Kitty.  She is declawed.  Lost 10/5/20 from the Apple Creek Subdivision in Dallas.
Please contact or 704-914-6492 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/5/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:   Female (spayed)
Color:  Dark black/gray striped tabby; small white patch of fur on chest
Age:  6 years
Named Maddie.  Was wearing a bright pink collar when lost 5/14/20 in area of Bluffs Apts.   No microchip.  $500 REWARD offered.
Please contact 704-810-0387 if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (9/30/20)
Domestic Long Hair CatDomestic Long Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Gray and white
Age:  4 years
Named Riddick Jenkins.  Missing since 9/24/20 from Forbes Road area of South Gastonia. He is chipped but it will come up Tri-County, as that is where he was adopted.
Please contact if found.




Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/19/20)
Domestic Medium Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Brown tabby
Age:  ~ 5- 7 months
Domestic Medium Hair Cat
Color:  Gray/white tuxedo
Age:  ~ 5-7 months
Both cats were found on Hillcrest Ave. in between Jackson and 321.
Please contact 704-577-1475 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (10/16/20)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Black w/graying around face and chest
Found 10/14/20 on Hickory Grove Road near Spargo Street, this area is near Lane Road where East Gaston High School is.  She was wearing a faded red color but no tags. Is mcirochipped, but not registered.  Was placed by CharMeck Animal Control.  
Please contact 704-517-3594 to identify.

German Shepherd Mix (10/12/20)
German ShepherdGerman ShepherdGender:  Male
Age:  Puppy
Found near Payne Rd. and Northwoods in Bessemer City.
Please contact to identify. 

Mixed Breed Dog (10/12/20)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogFound between Food Lion and Tas drug in Cherryville.
Please contact 980-525-1620 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (10/12/20)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Brindle
Found 10/9/20 on the Catawba River bridge on Highway 27 in Mount Holly. No microchip or tag.  Wearing a collar with roses on it.
Please contact to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/6/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Found on Julia St. in Mount Holly off Woodlawn Ave.
Please contact 704-868-6524 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (10/1/20)
Mixed Breed DogFound 10/1/20 on Linwood Road.
Please contact 704-853-5375 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (9/29/20)
Found 9/27/20 at WA Bess Elementary School in Gastonia. No microchip.
Please contact temhbinahren@hotmail.comMixed Breed Dog to identify.

Pit Mix (9/28/20)
Pit MixGender:  Male
Age:  Older
Found 9/26/20 in Gastonia around the Phillips Community Center.  Very sweet, wide Blue collar, arthritic, swollen front legs, few or no teeth. 
Please contact 704-995-7587 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (9/28/20)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male (intact)
Color:  Black
Wearing a red collar.   Spotted in area of Woodlawn Ave., Cramerton.  Very scared and timid. 
Finder was not able to catch dog, but he is still in neighborhood.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/24/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Appears to be either a neutered male or a female
Color:  Black and white tuxedo with white on one side of mouth and nose
Found near Ashbrook High School on South New Hope Road in Gastonia.
Please call or text 704-577-1475 or email at to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/22/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (questionable)
Color: Tabby
Found 9/14/20 on Coleman Dr. in Dallas. House broken and loves people.
Please contact 704-922-9221 or to identify.

Boxer Mix (9/21/20)
BoxerGender:  Male
Color:  Brown
Age:  ~ 5 years old
Very obese.  Found at Armstrong/South Point Rd. in Belmont.  Dog is now at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control and his ID number is A1172810.  His stray hold period ends at 7pm on 9-30-20.  On 10-1-20, he will be placed up for adoption.
Please contact 704-336-8008 to identify.