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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.



Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/24/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Orange tabby
Size:  13 lbs.
Age:  18 years
Missing since 1/20/17.  His right ear has a "v" shaped notch on the point.  He goes by the name of Pooter.
Please contact 704-860-1084 if found.

Pit (1/24/17)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Gray brown
Size:  60-65 lbs.
Age:  5 years
Named Mustafa.  Missing from Georgetown Drive in the Kings Woods area of Gastonia. Had a chain link chain around neck when lost.
If found, please call 704-691-7591.

Siamese Mix (1/23/17)
Siamese MixSiamese MixColor:  Tan, gray & white
Age:  1 year
Named Sapphire.  Missing from Mcniel St., Gastonia.  Last seen in neighborhood near hospital area.
Please contact 980-320-7750 or if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (1/23/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Please contact if found. 

2 Mixed Breed Dogs  (1/17/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Female (spayed)
Color/Markings:  Brindle with gray around muzzle
Goes by Puddin or Mama.  Is skittish.
Gender:  Male (neutered)
Color/Markings:  Brown and white with brown from white ear to right eye and brow patch on left ear, as well as sides and behind
Goes by Buddy.
Both dogs have been missing since 1/16/17 from the Denver area.
Please contact 704-957-1931 if found.

Bullmastiff Mix (1/17/17)
Bullmastiff MixGender: Female
Color: Fawn
Age:  8 years
Named Delilah.  Wearing pink collar but no tags.  She does have microchip. Last seen 1/13/17 in area of Alton Ct., Lowell.
Please call 704-763-9600 if found. 

Mixed Breed Dog (1/13/17)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Black 
Named Diesel.
Please contact if found.

Pit Bull (1/10/17)
Pit BullGender:  Male
Color:  Blue pit
Age:  5 years
Name is Chevy. No collar.
Please call 704-648-5870 if found.

Chihuahua (1/9/17)
ChihuahuaGender:  Female
Age:  2 years
Named Chocolate.  Missing since 12/28/16 from Boat Club Road. No collar or tag. REWARD offered.
Please contact 704-825-2482 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/9/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Male (neutered)
Color:  Gray
Age:  8 years
Missing since 1/6/17 from Autumn Acres off of Titman Road in Gastonia. He doesn't have a collar on but he has a small knobbie at the end of his tail if you'll feel if rubbing.
Please contact or 704-650-5327 if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (1/9/17)
Domestic Long Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black
Size:  ~ 15 lbs.
Named Rufus. Wears an argyle collar. Very friendly, especially with children. Skittish around dogs.   Lost in Mt Holly Deertrack neighborhood area. 
Please contact if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (1/9/17)
Gender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Gray and white
Named Stinker.  Missing since New Years night. May have been chased into the woods and attacked by two dogs as reported by neighbors. Lost in area of Williamsburg development off of Robinwood Rd. (close to Union Rd. and Robinwood Rd.).
Please call 704-860-9481 if you have any information.

Pomeranian (1/3/17)
PomeranianGender:  Male
Color:  Black
He was wearing a collar with contact information when lost 1/1/17 near Rose St. in Mount Holly.
Please call 704-915-6565 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/3/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Tabby gray & black with white chest & belly
Size:  ~ 15 lbs.
Named Tobie.  Missing from the Fern Forest/Sherwood Forest area of Gastonia.
Please contact if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (1/3/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogColor/Markings:  Gray/white with hazel eyes and white paws
Size:  Small
Age:  Young in age
Named Gudda.  No tags or collar.
Please contact if found.

Dachshund Mix (1/3/17)
Dachshund MixColor:  Blonde
Age:  5 years
Size:  Medium
Name is Dutchess.  Long hair.  Missing since 12/28/16 from the Dallas/ Stanley area.
Please contact 704-807-5014 if found.

Cat (12/29/16)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Brown tabby with yellowish brown belly and small bit of white on chin
Age:  16 years
Size:  ~10 lbs.
Named Grace.  Lost in Cramerton near the Rec Center. No collar or microchip. She's very skittish and most likely will not approach a stranger but she might come to food.
Please call 252-673-3210 if found.





Ferret (1/24/17)
Found in the Hudson Blvd area.
Please call 704-866-3300 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (1/11/17)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Age:  Puppy
Found in Cedar Grove, Gastonia.  No microchip.   Curly tail.
Please contact to identify.


Blue Heeler (1/9/17)
Blue HeelerBlue HeelerGender:  Male (not neutered)
Color/Markings: White with black and brown markings 
Found 1/5/17 off Armstrong Ford Road in Timberlake subdivision in Belmont.  No tags, collar or micro-chip.  Very affectionate and appears to be house trained.  
Please contact 704-825-3368 or to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/3/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (not neutered)
Color/Markings:  Gray/silver with light green to yellow eyes, faint darker gray rings around tail
No microchip, friendly towards people and pets, heavy sleeper, voracious appetite, litterbox trained, and very affectionate.  Found 12/30/16 at CVS Pharmacy on Wilkinson Blvd. in Belmont.
Please contact 704-898-5463 or to identify.

Jack Russell Mix (12/30/16)
Jack Russell MixJack Russell MixGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Mostly white with small black dapples all over and some large black spots on back and tail
Found 12/28/16 on Miles Road in Dallas. She did not have a collar on, but the hair around her neck was raised like she had had a collar on recently. She is extremely well behaved, is house broken, and also seems to have been kept inside.
Please contact 704-830-6841 or to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (12/28/16)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogColor:  Black
Size:  Medium
Found 12/25/16 wandering on the pink loop bike trail at George Poston Park, Lowell.  Has a fluffy thick coat and was wearing a brown fabric color, no tags.
Please contact 704-616-1937 or LINDERKHILL@MAC.COM to identify.


Pit Bull Mix (12/28/16)
Pit Bull MixPit Bull MixGender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  Brindle and white
Was wearing a red and black collar when found.
Please contact to identify.