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Animal Care and Enforcement

Lost and Found Pets

To View Animals AT the Shelter
Kittens in 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.


To View Animals NOT at the Shelter
Lost and Found
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.

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.



Chihuahua (9/29/16)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Light brown
Please contact 704-349-0157 or 704-970-0897 if found. 

Boston Terrier (9/28/16)
Boston TerrierBoston TerrierGender: Male
Color:  Black and white
Age:  2 years
Size:  24 lbs.  
Named Roscoe.  He has a cork screw tail with a bald spot on his tail.  He is very muscular.  Last seen in Kings Mountain/Bessemer City off Longcreek Road.
Please contact 704-914-8888 or if found.

Pit Bull (9/28/16)
Pit BullPit BullGender:  Female
Color:  Black and white
Age:  4 months
Lost in Lowell off of Main Street/Lowell Spencer Mtn. Road on 9/24/16.  Named Millie.
Please contact 704-678-7175 or if found.

Siberian Husky (9/28/16)
Siberian HuskyGender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Gray and white; one eye is blue with a spot of brown in it, the other is brown with a spot of blue in it
Age:  ~ 10 years
Currently has a chain attached to collar that he broke and got loose from.  Lost in area of Cane Forest Drive, Dallas.
Please call 704-524-5205 if found.

German Shepherd (9/21/16)
German ShepherdAge:  7 years
Size:  ~ 65-70 lbs.
Lost 9/18/16 in area of Hwy 182 where Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland counties come together. Named Sasha. Is VERY timid.
Please call 910-880-3532 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (9/20/16)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Reddish brown with white nose, paws and tip on tail
Age:  9 years
Named Roxie.  Missing since 9/16/16.  She was wearing a black collar with spikes on it. Her eyes have been matting up greenish yellow gunk for a few days before. 
Please contact 704-648-1697 if found.

Boxer (9/20/16)
BoxerBoxerGender:  Female
Color:  Fawn
Named Nicky.  She was lost off Beaty Road in Gastonia near WA Bess Elementary.
Please contact 704-907-8134 if found. 

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/20/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Tortoiseshell black, brown, orange
Age:  1 year
Named Peaches.  Missing since 9/10/16 from Westland Farms, Mt. Holly.
Please contact or 704-674-4713 if found. 

Himalayan (9/20/16)
Color/Markings:  White with light tan markings and blue eyes
Age:  10 year
Named Aristocrat and goes by Ari for short. It is not wearing a collar.  Missing since 9/15/16. $200 REWARD offered.
Please call 980-283-7300 if found. 

German Shepherd (9/15/16)
German ShepherdGender:  Female
Color:  White
Age:  2 years
Named Elsa.
American Bulldog/Pit Bull/Boxer Mix
Gender:  Female
American Bull Dog/Pit Bull/Boxer MixColor/Markings:  White with a large brown spot on left eye
Named Maggie.  She has an injury that looks pretty bad even though it is healed.
Both dogs are missing from 
Durham Road in Stanley.
$100 REWARD offered.
Please call 704-263-5958 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/14/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Tortoiseshell
Age:  2 years
Answers to Xena (Zee-na).  She was wearing a reflective lime green collar with a bell and tag that has her name and phone number when lost 9/12/16 in area of Shannon Dr., Gastonia. Please contact 704-657-3123 or if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (9/13/16)
Domestic Long Hair CatDomestic Long Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color/Markings:  Gray and white
Age:  Adult
Lost in Southfork development in Gastonia/Stanley on 9/7.  Named Amora.  She has no front claws and was wearing a green glitter collar with a bell.
Please contact 704-954-4984 if found.

American Bull Dog/Boxer Mix (9/12/16)
American Bull Dog/Boxer MixGender:  Male
Color/Markings:   White with a large brown spot on right and left sides of face
Name CJ.  He is often mistaken for a pit bull.  Missing since 9/9/16 from the intersection of Essex Ave and Glenn St. Gastonia. Last seen on the intersection of W. Davidson St. and N. Weldon St. (Soo’s Market) in Gastonia, NC.
If found, please contact 704-456-2022 or 908-220-0200.

Pit Bull Mix (8/9/16)
Pit Bull MixPit Bull MixGender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Brown and white; all brown with a white "T" on the back of neck, all four white paws and a white tip on tail and orange eyes
Size:  ~70 lbs.
Age:  ~ 4 years
Named Boo.  Missing since the beginning of August from West Rankin Ave. and Scruggs Street area near the R.O.'s restaurant in Gastonia.  $200 REWARD offered.
Please contact 704-685-8182 or 704-866-7869 if found. 

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (9/9/16)
Domestic Medium Hair CatColor:  All white
Age:  ~ 1 year
Cat is deaf, 
microchipped and was wearing a pink collar with gps tags when lost 9/9/16 in Lowell on Dogwood Street.
Please call 704-747-1766 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/8/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Calico
Age:  4 years
Named Yoshimura.  Lost in area of Hunters Pointe Community off Rhyne Rd in Dallas. She’s up to date on shots and was last seen wearing a white flea collar. She has a green spay tattoo, is not microchipped, and her vet is Ironton Animal Hospital.
Please text or call 704-787-2068 if found.  

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/5/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Age:  10 years
Size:  10.75 lbs.
Her name is Miss Kitty. Outside cat; has shots; vet is Gaston Veterinary Hospital. Missing since 8/23/16 from North Belmont area.
Please call 704-964-2889 if found.




Husky (9/29/16)
HuskyGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Black, brown and white with blue eyes
Found on McLean Street in Gastonia.  Took her to Dickson Animal Clinic, no microchip.
Please contact to identify.

Pit Bull (9/26/16)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Gray and white
Age:  9-12 weeks
Found in the Lineberger Park area off of Garrison.
Please contact to identify.

Snake (9/26/16)
Found in the Belmont area. 
Please call 704-214-4183 to identify.

Boxer/Pit Mix (9/14/16)
Boxer/Pit MixBoxer/Pit MixColor:  Black
Size:  45 lb.
No microchip.  Found on Hamrick Road off of Cramer Mtn.
Please contact to identify. 

Mixed Breed Dog (9/8/16)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male (intact)
Age:  Young
Found in the Gardner Woods/ Gardner Park area of Gastonia.  Collar, no tags, no microchip.
Please contact 
704-860-2036 or 704-869-9400 to identify.


Beagle/Jack Russell Terrier  Mix (9/5/16)
Beagle/Terrier MixFound on Long Avenue near ROs Barbecue.
Please contact or 704-616-8779 to identify.

Beagle (9/5/16)
Color:  Black, brown and white
No chip (Vet checked); appears to have had a collar at one time.  Found on the corner of Sparrow Springs Road and Lewis Road.  Very sweet dog but is full of fleas.
Please contact 704-575-5271 to identify.

Border Collie (8/31/16)
Gender:  Female
Age:  Young
Found in Mt. Holly walking the railroad tracks in the Woodland Park neighborhood. She has good teeth, and a pink collar with owls on it. She is very shy, but gentle.
Please contact 336-944-4670 to identify.