Weather Loading...
Font Size

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.


Pit Bull (9/20/21)
Pit BullPit BullGender:  Male (not neutered)
Color: Fawn brown / light tan
Named Denim.  Missing from Dover Rd. in the Crowders Mtn.  Last seen on Sparrow Springs Rd not far from the entrance to the Crowders Mountain State Park.  He was wearing a black harness and an electronic training collar but no tag.  $500 REWARD offered for his return.
Please contact 704-942-1828 or 704-392-9663 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (9/13/21)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Brownish/tan with light colored eyes and brown nose
Age:  ~ 5 years
Got loose from lead and collar on Old Fallston Road in Cherryville on 9/8/21.
Please contact 704-898-9394 or 704-685-8553 if found.

Dachshund (9/10/21)
DachshundDachshundGender:  Female
Color:  Reddish brown
Age:  16 years
Named Peanut.  She is partially blind.  She was wearing a pink sweater with the word Trouble when lost 8/2/21 in area of Emerald Circle, off of Oates Rd. between Edgewood Road and Bessemer City Rd.  in Bessemer City.  It is past the old Ragan Mill and past Ragan Wesleyan  Church, before you get to Gambles Estates and Gamble's Garage in Windwood Acres.
Please contact 704-396-6073 (home) or 704-842-0766 (cell) if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/9/21)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Gray with white paws and belly
Age:  4 months
She was wearing a pink collar with a bell and a flea collar when lost 9/6/21. 
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/9/21)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  All black with green eyes
Size:  11-12 lbs.
Age:  5 years
Named Craven.  Last seen in downtown Mt Holly.
Please contact 704-914-8024 or if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/8/21)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Named Lionel.  Lost near Hoffman Rd. 
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/7/21)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatNamed Abani.
Please contact 803-243-3314 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/7/21)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Gray
Age:  1 year
Named Luci, answers to Lulu.  Lost 9/4/21 near South New Hope Rd.
Please contact 980-888-6773 if found.

Siamese Mix (9/7/21)
Siamese MixGender:  Male
Age:  9 years
Last seen 9/1/21 near Hoffman Rd., Gastonia between Publix and Harris Teeter.  Is skittish, do not chase.  Needs medicine and special food.
Please call 704-898-5758 if found.

Plott Hound (8/30/21)
Plott HoundGender:  Female
Color:  Black & brown with white bib on chest
Age:  6-7 years
Lost 8/26/21 in area of York Road, Kings Mountain.
Please contact 704-239-1306 or if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (8/24/21)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Brown and white
Size:  ~ 50 lbs.
Named Paddy.  Was wearing a blue collar with rabies tag when last seen 8/19/21 on New Haven Drive in south Gastonia.
Please call 704-867-4238 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/23/21)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Cat is crippled, and walks with difficulty.  Named Dolly.  Lost 8/20/21 near Dallas-Spencer Mtn. road. 
Please contact if found. 




Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/20/21)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (intact)
Color:  White with black tail with white tip
Age:  ~ 1 year
Found Mt Holly, Westland Farm neighborhood.
Please contact to identify.

Bulldog (9/13/21)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Light tan
Size:  74 lbs.
Found 8/19/21 in area of Vine Street & Childers Street, Belmont.
Please call 704-635-5978 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (9/9/21)
Mixed Breed DogFound 9/3/21 at Crowders Mountain State Park picnic shelters.
Please contact 704-853-5375 to identify.

2 Domestic Short Hair Cats (9/7/21)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatColor:  One black & white and one solid black
Age:  Appear to be less than a year old
Found 8/29/21 on Hwy 27 in Stanley.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (9/1/21)
Mixed Breed DogPlease contact 704-560-4223 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (9/1/21)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female 
Color:  Tri-color
Found in area of Collinston Dr./Hollyleaf Ave./Baker Blvd. area 28052
Please contact to identify.