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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.


Lab Mix
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.

Great Pyrenees (1/22/20)
Gender:  Male
Age:  5 months
Named Max.
Gender:  Female
Age:  3 months
Named Pepper.
Please contact 704-236-4408 if found.

Shar Pei (1/21/20)
Shar PeiGender:  Female
Color:  Black
Age:  14 years
Lost in area of Ewing Dr., East Belmont.
Please contact or 704-678-5199 if found.

Jack Russell Terrier (1/20/20)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Light beige, almost white
Age:  4 years old
Size:  12 pounds
Named Dingus.  Lost 1/14/20 in area of North Broad Street, Gastonia.  He barks a lot but is skittish.  He has long nails that make a tapping sound when he runs.
If found, please contact 704-923-6135 or 704-923-9065. Please leave a message if there is no answer. 

Pit Bull
Pit MixGender:  Male
Color:  Brown and white
Named Joker or Lil Joe.  Lost on 1/18/20 near Broad St. in Gastonia.  He is chipped.
Please contact 980-448-2495, 803-810-5415 or if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (1/20/20)
Domestic Long Hair CatDomestic Long Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black and white tuxedo
Age:  ~ 3 years
Answers to Gizmo.  Missing since mid-December 2019 from the Mountain Island Lake area of Mount Holly. 
Please contact 980-333-9254, 704-524-5564 or if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (1/16/20)
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.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Black
Named Dakota.  Missing from Angelina Dr. in Dallas.
Plase contact 980-888-3612 if found.

Gender:  Male
Color:  Tan
Named Buddy.  He was wearing a collar when lost 1/10/20 in area of Fern Forest Dr. and the corner of Holly Dr., Gastonia.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black w/ swirl pattern
Age:  5 months
Named Forest.  Lost 1/12/20 in Belmont, NC near Barberry Dr.   Microchipped.
Please call 704-674-7468 or 903-259-1089 if found.

BulldogGender:  Female
Color:  Brown and white w/ tan on legs
Age:  5 months
Named Chanel (Coco).  Last seen 1/13/20 off of Nila Dawn Ave., Gastonia.
Please contact or 980-238-9309 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/13/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Age:  6 months
Named simba. He was wearing an orange collar when lost in York Chester Historic area.
Please contact if found.

Chihuahua/Pit Mix (1/13/20)
Gender: Male
Named Moon.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color/Markings:  Brown & white tabby; has a white spot on right back leg; amber eyes (one is darker than the other)
Named Robert (Bob).  Lost in area of South Fork Village Apartments, Belmont.
Please contact 281-901-2846 or if found.

Chihuahua/Terrier/Jack Russel Mix (1/7/20)
Chihuahua MixGender:  Male
Color:  Black and white
Lost in area of Rudisill Road near Long Shoals Road.
Please contact if found.

Cockatiel (1/6/20)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black, white and gray with stripes on tail
Named Bean.   Lost 1/5/20 in the Belmont/Gaston County area of Cameron Pointe Lane and Ogden to the back. S New Hope area.
Please contact 704-915-6206 or if found.

Chihuahua (1/2/20)
ChihuahuaGender:  Female
Color:  Tan
Age:  5 years
Named Scrapples.  She was wearing a pink collar with rhinestones when lost 1/1/20 in the Perfection Place Retirement neighborhood.  Last seen on Carson Rd. near the Food Lion.
Please contact 704-451-0006 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/2/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Gray
Size:  Medium
Age:  13 years
Named Missie.  Lost in area of Autumnwood Trail, Gastonia.
Please call 704-964-1700 if found.

Belgian Malinois (1/1/20)
Belgian MalinoisGender:  Female
Color:  Tan with white underbelly
Age:  5 months
Lost 12/30/19 on E. Franklin Blvd by Tony's Ice Cream.   She had a pink reflective harness on when she was lost.
Pease contact 704-678-2853 if found.

Weimeraner (12/30/19)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Gray
Age:  2 year
Named Luna.  Lost 12/26/19 in Cherryville area.
Please contact 704-649-2619 if found.




Lab Mix (1/27/20)
Lab MixColor:  Black
Found 1/26/20 in Mt Holly. 
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 (1/27/20)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Found on Garrison Blvd and 9th Ave.
Please contact 704-460-5771 to identify.

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

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Brown, white and black tabby
Found 1/13/20 in Eagle Park, Belmont.  Severely skinny.  One eye seems to be slightly injured- it’s closed more than the other.  Possibly deaf.
Please contact 704-604-8786 or to identify.

Lab Mix (1/17/20)
Lab MixLab MixGender:  Male
Color:  Yellow
Found in neighborhood near Crowder's Mountain. Very skittish and has bad skin condition.
Please contact 704-605-6240 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Tan
Size:  Medium
Found 1/14/20 in Crowders Mountain parking lot.  No collar or tags and seems to have injured his paws because he is limping.
Please contact 803-577-6266 or to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Male
Color:  Black w/ a few white spots
Found 1/9/20 at West Franklin Walgreens.
Please call 704-842-7220 to identify.

German Shepherd Mix
German Shepherd MixGerman ShepherdGender:  Male
Was wearing a red collar when found in Ferguson Park by Golf Course Dr. in Gastonia. 
Please contact to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (intact)
Age:  ~ 2 years
Found 1/9/20 on May St. in Gastonia.  Has hurt foot and was taken to vet.
Please contact 203-809-4855 or to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (1/9/20)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Found off N Myrtle School Rd.  No chip.  Currently being housed at Lineberger Veterinary Hospital.
Please contact to identify.

BeagleGender:  Male
Color:  Reddish/white
Age:  10+ years
Found 12/31/19 on 273 .  He is not microchipped.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (1/6/20)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Reddish brown 
Found on Crowders Mountain Road.
Please contact 803-412-0802 if found.

Maine Coone (1/3/20)
Maine CooneMaine CooneGender:  Male
Color:  Tri-color
Age:  Young
Found 12/31/19  in area of Hickory Lane Dr. subdivision.
Please call 704-746-4324 to identify.

Pit Bull
Pit Bull MixPit Bull MixGender:  Male
Color:  Black and white
Age:  6 months
Found 1/1/20 on Airline Ave. 
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (1/1/20)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogFound in Amy Acres neighborhood.
Please contact 704-718-2456 to identify.

Weimeraner/Lab Mix
Weimeraner/Lab MixGender:  Female
Color:  Chocolate
Age:  Young
Found off Costner School Rd.
Please call 860-575-5368 to identify.

Pit/Boxer Mix
Pit/Boxer MixPit/Boxer MixGender:  Female
Color:  Gray with some white spots
Age:  ~ 1 year
Found 12/25/19 in the Crowders Mountain area on Lewis Rd.  She is very malnourished and found with no collar or tags.
Please call 704-214-1338 to identify.

Pit Mix (12/27/19)
Pit MixGender:  Female
Color:  Black and white
Found 12/21/19  in Lowell  off Hwy 7 near Oakland Dr. on Dec 21 2019.   No microchip.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (12/27/19)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Found on S. Oakland St., Dallas. Other people have said they saw him wandering around College Park as well.  He had a black collar on when found.
Please contacted or call/text 704-813-1535 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (12/27/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
No collar or microchip.  Found 12/22/19 in Forest Bay in Gaston County.
Please contact 443-668-1292 to identify.