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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.




Aussie Mix (7/21/16)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Solid black
Age:  1 year
Last 7/15/16 seen on Catawba Cove Dr., Belmont.  She was not wearing a collar as it was found on ground, but she is microchipped.
Please contact 828-468-1250 if found.

German Shepherd (7/19/16)
German ShepherdGerman ShepherdGender:  Female
Color: Tan, white and black with black on face
2 years
50-60 lbs
Her name is Freia.  Last 7/11/16 seen wearing a purple  collar around Rankin and W. Mauney Ave.
Please c
ontact 704-747-4968 if found.

Cat (7/19/16)
Gender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Calico (orange,white,black/brown)
Name is Roxie.  Lost in Belmont close to Autozone. REWARD offered.
Please contact 704-288-6125 or if found.

Sheltie (7/19/16)
SheltieGender:  Male
Lost in area of Canal Road, Belmont.
Please call 704-488-2565 if found.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (7/15/16)
Domestic Medium Hair CatGender:  Male (
Color/Markings:  Flame seal point
He is current on shots. He is on medication and has not had any in almost two weeks. Last seen 7/4/16 off of Modena, Gastonia. His left ear has been tipped.
If found, please contact 980-989-9324. 

Great Dane (7/14/16)
Great DaneGender:  
Color:  H
Missing since 7/11/16 from 
Rollingbrook & Ikeland area in Kings Mountain.  He is micro chipped and has been DNA'd.
Please contact 
336-260-9876 or 704-616-2598 if found.

Akita Mix (7/13/16)
Akita MixAkita MixGender:  Female (not spayed)
Color: White with mostly brown spots and a black spot on face
Size:  Medium
Missing since 7/12/16. Her name is Brooklynn
Please contact 704-915-8062 or if found.

Labrador Retriever (7/12/16)
LabGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Black with some gray under jaws and a mole/wart around one eye
Age: 9
Short and round
Named Lucy.  She was wearing an orange collar when lost.
Please c
ontact 704-898-3021 or if found.

Bullboxer (7/12/16)
BullboxerBullboxerGender:  Female
Color:  White with brindle spots
Age:  4 years
Named Charli.  She has a litter of pups 11 weeks ago.  Missing from Browntown Road, Belmont.  
Charli is a very timid dog, as she was rescued from abuse at 4 months old. She is terrified of strangers and loud noises. 
Please contact 704-957-8535 or if found. 

American Bulldog/Pit Bull Mix (7/11/16)
American BulldogGender:
Color:  B
rown & white
Named Cain.  Was wearing a red collar when lost in area of Alexis, near Sadler Rd.  He he has a small mole on the corner of his eye.  REWARD offered. 
Please contact 704-530-7779, 704-931-4002 or if found. 

Lab (7/11/16)
LabGender:  M
Color:  B
lack with white on paws
Age:  ~ 4 years
Answers to the name Koury (pronounced Corey) . He has a cut/scab above his right eye from a recent injury. Missing from area where South New Hope Road meets Union Road. He was wearing a blue collar, but has been known to wriggle free from them.
Please contact if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (7/6/16)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Named Milka.  
Milka was on her leash, but wriggled out of her collar during a fireworks display in Dallas, so she has no tag.  She may still be wearing her blue service vest. The vest has her name on it along with a warning not to pet her and that she belongs to an Iraqi war veteran.
Please call 704-922-3131 if found.

Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix (7/6/16)
Chihuahua/Dachshund MixChihuahua/Dachshund MixGender:  Female
Color:  S
olid black with some white
Bubbles.  Lost in Cherryville area. She has had recent surgery and needs medications. She currently has three open incisions due to the surgery.
Please call or text 704-691-9626 if found.

Beagle (7/5/16)
BeagleGender:  Male
Color: Tri-color
Age:  4 months
Lost in area of Gaston Day School road.  His name is Conner, but he also answers to Buddy.
Please contact 704-591-1588 or if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (7/5/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  M
ale (neutered)
Color:  Black and white
Size:  Medium
Age:  ~ 5 years
Named Pinky Paws.  
Lost 6/30/16 in Cramerton area.
Please call 704-241-8208 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/30/16)
2016-06-30charlieGender:  Male
Color:  Gray and white tabby
Age:  1 year
Name is Charlie. Missing since 6/28/16 from the Southgate/Country Acres subdivision in the southern part of Gaston County. He was wearing a purple flea collar and is an indoor cat. Charlie friendly, always talking and has a small crook in the base of his tail.
Please contact or 704-866-8507 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/28/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Black with white paws; some distinct markings around ears (the hair is fine, and you can see little brown dots on his skin)
Missing since 6/25/16 from Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.  Named Jasper.
Please c
ontact 352-256-3961 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/23/16)
Gender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Brown tabby with yellow eyes with a green ring in them
5 years
He has his shots, but keeps losing his collars. Missing from area off of Stage Coach Road on 321. 
Please contact 
315-225-9042 if found.

Cockapoo (6/22/16)
CockapooGender:  Female
Color:  B
13 years
Lost 6/20/16 off Gaston Day School Road. She's wearing a cone on her head due to a recent leg issue. She deaf and partially blind.
Please call 704-616-9092 or 704-860-1760 if found.

Lab Mix (6/20/16)
Lab MixGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Black with white spot on chest
Missing since 6/18/16 from Stanley Lucia Road area in Stanley.  Was wearing an orange collar and ID tag. Her name is Pepper.
Please call 704-813-0343 if found.

Chow/Shepherd Mix (6/20/16)
Chow/Shepherd MixGender:  Male (neutered)
Color/Markings:  Black/red with brown and blonde markings
Size:  80-90 pounds
Age:  13 years
Named Puppy.  His fur shows signs of his age - with more white around his snout and face than what is shown in the picture. Last seen 6/17/16 in his yard on a runner. He was wearing a collar with his rabies tag sewn into it when lost in area of Kiser Road,  Bessemer City.
Please contact  980-238-6142 or with any information or if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/20/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Orange striped
Age:  2 years
Last seen 6/16/16 in the historic district at Hillcrest and York Road.  Name is Mimi (Minerva).  Her vet is Gaston Vet.
Please contact 704-860-2756 if found.



Siamese Cat (7/21/16)
Siamese CatHas a b
ob tail and blue eyes.  Wearing a pink collar.  Found in Huntington Forest.
Please c
ontact 704-718-1454 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (7/13/16)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: 
Male (not neutered)
Color:  White with brown, black and gray spots
Cropped tail.  Found on Hardin Road between Springs Road and Fancy Hill Road.
Please contact to identify.

Pit Mix (7/12/16)
Pit MixPit MixGender:  Female
Black and white
Was wearing a black collar with no tags when found 7/11/16 in Stanley.  Super sweet and friendly.  
Please contact 704-587-4500 to identify.

Pit Bull Mix (7/7/16)
Color:  Black with white on chest and white paws
Found 7/2/16 in area of Alexis.  No collar.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (7/6/16)
Mixed Breed DogGender: 
Size:  Small
Was wearing a pink collar, no tag when found in Smyre area.
Please contact to identify.

Shepherd Mix (7/6/16)
Shepherd MixGender:  Male
Found in Monticello Woods, Gastonia.
Please call or text 704-860-2605 to identify.

Lab Mix (6/29/16) 
Lab Mix
Lab MixGender:  Male
Color:  Black
Size:  ~40-45 lbs.
Found near South Point Landing in Belmont. He has a recently injured back left leg. There is no collar or id. 
Please contact to identify.

Lab Mix (6/29/16)
Lab MixGender:  Male
Color:  Black
Age:  Young
Found 6/28 at the intersection of Ferguson Ridge Rd. and Crawford Rd. Wearing red collar without tags. Very friendly. 
Please contact 704-516-9512 to identify. 

Pit/Shepherd Mix (6/28/16)
Pit/Shepherd MixGender:  Female (not spayed)
Color/Markings:  T
an with some white
30 to 35 pounds
Found June 26, 2016 in Gastonia, NC near SC line (near Clover/Lake Wylie).  No collar.
Please contact 704-423-1330 to identify.

Terrier Mix (6/23/16)
Terrier MixGender:  Female
Found near Hurricane Creek Rd.
Please call 704 689-3708 to identify.