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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.



Lab/Pit Mix (8/22/16)
Lab/Pit MixLab/Pit MixGender:  Female
Color:  Black
Age:  2 years
Named Jersey. She was wearing a thick red collar which has her name, address and phone number on it when she wen missing 8/18/16.
Please contact 
919-353-8544 if found.

Boxer (8/22/16)
BoxerBoxerGender:  Male
Color:  Brown with black and white on face
Age:  3 years
Named Maximus (Max).  Missing since 8/18/16 from Maine Ave. area in Bessemer City. Last seen near Grandma Hoyts.
Please contact 704-674-3646 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/22/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color/Markings:  Black and white with black nose
Named Mango.  She has a small green tattoo on belly.  Missing from Alex Drive off of Old Hickory Grove in Mt. Holly.
Please contact 803-818-0125 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/22/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Diluted calico, mainly gray mixed with white and tan
Age:  1 year 4 months
Named Chubs.  Missing since 8/8/16 from the Union Road, Forestview High School area of Gaston County.  She was wearing a lavender flea collar and a pink, reflective color with a bell on it when lost.
Please contact 704-868-3104 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/22/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatColor/Markings:  Orange/black/white with green eyes, left eye is blackish/cloudy
Age:  8 years
Lost 8/16/16 at the rest stop on I-85 just over the NC state line.  No collar or micro chip. No front claws, has spay scar on belly.
Please contact 
205-908-8377 if found.

Boston Terrier ( 8/12/16)
Boston TerrierBoston TerrierGender:  Female
Age:  9 months
Named Charlotte.  She is deaf.  Missing since 8/8/16 from Raindrops Rd., Gastonia.
Please contact 
980-329-7964 if found.

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 Scruggs Street near the R.O.'s restaurant in Gastonia.  $100 REWARD offered.
Please call or text 704-967-5322 if found.

Australian Sheep Dog Mix (8/9/16)
Gender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Black with some white
Size:  Medium
Named JC.  Very fluffy. Has a small black spot on the end of her nose that resembles a "Marilyn Monroe" mark.  She was wearing a red collar when last seen on Hawthorne St. in Cherryville.
Please contact or 704-466-5758 if found. 

Miniature Pomeranian (8/8/16)
Color/Markings:  Blonde with black under mouth
Name is Bailey.  She has a black spot on each front leg from chewing.  Her hair has been shaved short and she was not wearing a collar.  Lost in area of Kentwood Dr., off Kendrick Road near Gaston Country County, Gastonia.
Flyer:  Bailey
Please call 704-860-4621 if found.

Boxer/Pit Mix (8/5/16)
Boxer/Pit MixBoxer/Pit MixGender:  Male
Color:  Black/white
Age:  ~ 4 years
Size:  30 lbs.
Named Cam.  He is deaf and visually impaired. Do not grab from behind or try to pick up. Last seen in area of S. Mulberry St., Cherryville.
Please call 704-550-8398 or 704-989-6596 if found.

Chow Mix (8/4/16)
Chow MixGender:  Female
Color/Markings: Reddish brown with black eyes
Size:  25 lbs.
Age:  14 years
ost in area off Beaty Road, Gastonia.
Please contact 704-460-4030 if found.

Boxer (8/4/16)
BoxerGender:  Female
Color:  Brindle
Named Roxy.  Was wearing tags when lost in area of Oaktree Dr., Gastonia.
Please call 704-907-2895 if found.

Lab (8/3/16)
LabGender:  Female
Color:  Black
Age:  2 years
Lost 8/2/16 in the Crowders Mountain area.   Named Dolly. No collar.
Please contact 704-472-6373 or 704-739-2913 if found.

Pomeranian (8/2/16)
Gender:  Female
Missing from Mayberry Rd. 
Please contact 704-668-5168 if found.

Pit Bull (8/2/16)
Color:  White/brown
Named Alexis.  Wearing a pink collar when lost in area of Huffman Rd. at the bottom of the hill between the A&E plants.
Please c
ontact 704-670-7645 if found.

German Shepherd Mix (8/1/16)
German Shepherd MixGerman Shepherd MixGender: Male
Color:  Brown, part of stomach is black
Age:  16 weeks
Name Kilo.  Has floppy ears.  Lost in West Gastonia area.
Please c
ontact 704-214-0003 if found.

Chihuahua Mix (8/1/16)
Chihuahua MixChihuahua MixGender: Female
Color: Blonde & white
Age: 1 year
Named Chloe.  She has a brown nose and big ears.  Last seen 7/30/16 in area of Lakeview St., South Gastonia.    
Please contact 704-524-4577, 239-745-9479, 704-884-5892 or if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/1/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Age:  1-1/2 years
Named Milo.  Missing since 7/26/16 from Miles Road, Dallas.  Chipped.  REWARD offered for return.
Please contact 704-922-9138, 704-718-1748 or 704-913-2801. 

Chihuahua (7/28/16)
ChihuahuaGender:  Male
Size:  Very small
Age:  8 months
Has long hair, bob-tail and looks more like a Pom.  Believed to have been taken 7/19/16 from Propst St. and carried to Bush St. in South Gastonia. His name is Lil Toto.
Please contact 704-524-3463 with information.





Mixed Breed Dog (8/22/16)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color: White/brown (blonde)
Size:  Small
Found on the corner of Mount Holly Road and Mount Holly Huntersville Road.
Please contact 704-718-2738 to identify. 

Boston Terrier (8/22/16)
Boston TerrierGender:  Male
Color: Brown and white
Found 8/16/16 in downtown Cramerton.  No collar or tags.
Please text/call 704-691-5249 to identify.

Pit Bull Mix (8/11/16)
Pit MixGender:  Male (neutered)
Color/Markings:  White with black on ears
Size:  30 lbs.
Found on the Greenway. His right ear stands up and left ear flops.  He has been taken to the vet and had all shots and put on flea and heart worm meds.
Please contact 
704-564-1683 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (8/9/16)
Age:  Young
Dog was wearing a collar when found 8/8/16 in the vicinity of Edgewood Grill in Bessemer City.
Please call 704-300-7166 to identify. 

Kitten (8/9/16) 
Domestic Short Hair CatColor:  Gray and white
Age:  ~ 6 weeks
Was wearing a lavender flea collar when found under a trailer at 3600 W. Franklin Blvd.
Please call 980-925-0447 or 980-925-0059 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (8/9/16)
Gender:  Female
Color:  White
Size:  Small
Found by Gloria Acres & business 16.
Please contact 330-294-7866 to identify.

Chihuahua Mix (8/8/16) 
Chihuahua MixGender:  M
ale (neutered)
Color:  White
Found near near Twin Tops off S.New Hope Rd. in Belmont then turned in to Mecklenburg County Animal Control.  No microchip.  This dog will be housed at the shelter located at 8315 Byrum Dr., Charlotte NC 28217 until 8-17-16 and then it will become property of the city of Charlotte.
Please contact 704-336-8008 to identify.

Pit Bull Mix (8/3/16)
Pit MixGender:  M
Color/Markings:  B
lack with a white stripe down nose and white feet
Found in Belmont.
Please contact to identify.  

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/3/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  M
Color: Black and white
Found 7/31/16 in area of Catawba Neighborhood off of Beatty Road, Gastonia.
Please c
ontact to identify.

German Shepherd (8/2/16)
2016-08-02GermanShepherdGender:  M
Age:  Older adult
He was wearing a collar when found on Hephzibah Church Road in Crouse. 
Please contact 
704-641-0968 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/1/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  
Color: Orange & white striped 
Found in area of AmberJacks Seafood Restaurant.
Please contact 704-215-3837 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (7/30/16)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  
Found in south Gastonia on Lakeview St. Wearing a pink collar.
Please contact to identify. 

Lab/Australian Shepherd Mix (7/30/16)
White; one brown eye and one blue eye
Found 7/
16/16 off West Garrison Blvd. across from Firestone area.
Please co
ntact 704-214-0716 to identify.

German Shepherd (7/28/16)
German ShepherdGender:  M
Color:  Black and brown
90 lbs.
Found 7/11/16 on Alexis-Lucia Rd., Stanley.
Please call 
704-263-8921 to identify.

Pit Bull (7/28/16)
Pit BullPit BullGender:  
Color/Markings:  T
an with white feet and a white mark on nose
Wearing a red/hot pink collar when found in Gastonia near Saint Michaels, Hunter Huss area.
Please contact 704-747-7645 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (7/27/16)
Mixed Breed DogColor:  
Light cream
Size:  Small
ound 7/26/16 on Wilkinson Blvd. in Belmont running down the middle lane towards Charlotte near Walgreens. No collar, no microchip.
Please c
ontact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (7/25/16)
Mixed Breed DogSize:  S
Found in Dallas.
Please call 980-429-6000 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (7/25/16)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Age:  ~ 8 months - 1 year
Not spayed, not chipped, no fleas, friendly. Found 7/24/16 on Brown Dr. in Belmont.
Please contact 910-512-7686 or 252-822-2758 to identify.

Chihuahua Mix (7/25/16)
Chihuahua MixChihuahua MixGender:  
Male (neutered)
Color:  W
16.4 lbs.
No chip.  
He has a bit of "cherry eye" in his left eye.  Found 7/21/16 on South New Hope Road.
Please text 704-648-9998 to identify.