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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 (11/30/16)
Gender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Black with white spot on tail and feet
Age:  18 years
Size:  Small
Named Annie. Lost 11/27/16 in area off Tucker Rd., Belmont.  She is on heart and liver meds.
Please call 704-718-9892 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/30/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Orange & brown
Named Tiger.  She was wearing a pink polka dot collar when lost in area of Golf Course drive near Ferguson Park.
Please contact 704-898-6542 if found.

Domestic Medium/Short Hair Cat (11/29/16)
Gender:   Female
Color:  Gray & beige tortoise/tabby, gray nose and yellow eyes
Age:  ~ 1 year
Lisa, AKA Leesy, is a rescue. She was wearing a pink collar with a red heart-shaped rabies tag from Total Bond Veterinary Clinic (SC) when she was lost in area of Cherryville. She was recently spayed, shots, wormed, flea drops etc. REWARD offered for safe return.
Please call 704-769-4102 if found. 

Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/28/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Gray tabby with white around mouth
Age:  ~ 8 years
Named Streak Lost in area of Bessemer City near the library.  
Please contact 304-250-8588 if found.

Pit Bull (11/28/16)
Pit BullGender:  Female
Color:  White with blue eyes
Age:  ~ 8 weeks
Last seen in Gastonia near Miller Street.
Please call 704-578-5143 if found. 

Blue Pit Bull (11/28/16)
Pit BullPit BullGender:  Male
Color: Blue and white
Named Zeus.  Missing since 11/18/16 from Colt Thornburg Rd. near Cloninger Rd. in Dallas.
Please contact me at 704-678-6151 if found. 

Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/21/16)

Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Black/gray striped with some white; white mustache
Missing since 11/18/16 from the S. 10th St., Bessemer City area.
If found, please contact 704-674-3025. 

Pomeranian (11/15/16)
PomeranianPomeranianGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Cream
Age:  1 year
Size:  ~ 4 lbs.
Lost 11/15/16 from Old Providence Rd. near Crowders Mountain area of Gastonia.
Please contact 704-214-0756 or if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/15/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatLost on North Highlands street Gastonia.
If found, please call 704-928-5980.

Husky (11/14/16)
HuskyHuskyGender:  Male (not altered)
Color:  All white with a large gray patch of fur on back that continues to the top of tail; light blue eyes
Age:  2 years
Named Bolt.  He is not microchipped, was not wearing his collar or tags and has a long abnormal dew claw on one of his back legs.  Missing since 11/6/16 from Barrett Road, Clover, near the North Carolina/Gastonia state line.
Please contact 803-810-5661 if found.

Mini-Schnauzer (11/14/16)
Mini SchnauzerGender: Female
Color:  Full white
Her name is Chloe. Responds to Chloe Jane as well. She is freshly shaved and wearing a black sweat type shirt with bad to bone on it in a circle. Lost in area of Bessemer City.
If found, please contact 704-460-8578.

Lab Mix (11/10/16)
Gender:  Female
Color/Markings:  White blaze on chest
Named Martha.  She was wearing a pink and orange collar when lost.  She is a rescue dog who is very skittish and has burns on her back.
Please contact 704-913-1207 if found.

Lab Mix (11/7/16)
Lab MixGender:  Female
Color: Black/brown with white on chest
Size:  ~ 50 lbs.
She was wearing a pink collar when lost 11/4/16 in the area of Brentwood Drive, Gaston Country Club. She has a long scar down her back. Answers to Martha, but is easily spooked and will run.
If found, please call 704-578-4350. 

Lab/Pit Mix (11/4/16)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Tan with a small white patch on chest
Age:  Under a year
Named Blaze, he was just recently adopted and doesn't know his name yet. He is skinny. Last seen in Stanley.
Please call 704-524-5897 if found.

Lab (11/2/16)
Gender: Male
Color:  Black
Named Jet.  He was wearing a camouflage collar when lost the first week of October in area of Crowders Mountain State Park (Freedom Mill Road/Sparrow Springs Road).
Please contact 704-854-8844 if found.

Siamese Cat (11/2/16)
Gender: Male
Color/Markings: Black, brown and white w/ black ears
Named Jake.  Lost in area of downtown Cramerton.
Please contact 704-309-7272 if found.

Pit Bull (11/2/16)
Pit BullPit BullGender: Male
Color/Markings: Black and white spotted like a cow
Named Duke.  Lost in area of Riddle Mill Rd. and Wilson Farm Road.
Please contact 803-610-5227 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/1/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Orange tabby
Age:  4 years
Named Carlos.  Missing since 10-27-2016 from area off Kendrick Road in St. Andrews subdivision.
Please contact 704-813-6729 if found.

Jack Russell (11/1/16)
Jack RussellGender:  Male
Color  White with black ears
Age:  17 years
Mostly deaf and cannot see well. Missing since 10/29/16 between Hwy. 73 and Hwy. 27.
If found, please call 704-281-4506.




Mixed Breed Dog (11/30/16) 
Mixed Breed DogFound in the Long Shoals area.
Please call 860-208-8741 to identify.

Beagle (11/14/16)
Color/Markings:  Mostly black body with brown and white markings
Age:  1.5-2 years (vet estimate)
Not microchipped.  Found in Mount Holly.
Please contact or 704-689-2951 to identify.

Pit Bull (11/14/16)
Gender: Female
Color:  Brown
Very thin, covered in fleas. Appears to have had puppies.
Found in Stanley area.
Please call 704-214-3743 to identify.

Bassett Mix (11/8/16)
Bassett MixFound on 11/5/16 in Gaston County.
Please call or text 704-914-8851 to identify. 

Mixed Breed Dog (11/7/16)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Found 11/4/16 in Mt. Holly.
Please call 203-727-8894 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (11/2/16)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male (unaltered)
Color:  Brindle
Size:  Large
Found on Hwy 150 walking towards city of Cherryville in front of TAS drug and the Lutheran church in front of the funeral home. No microchip; appears to be under weight. He was wearing a red collar with reflective strip; no tags.
Please contact 

Cat (11/1/16)
Color:  Solid white
Age:  Young
Found off Westland Farm Road in Mt. Holly near Grace Baptist Church.
Please call 704-813-1768 to identify.