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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.




Pit Mix (5/26/17)
Pit MixPit MixGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  White with brown nose and speckles on belly
Age:  7 years
Named Sugar.  She is not chipped, but was wearing a purple collar when lost 5/25/17 in area of Weaver Glenn Place, Bessemer City (off Weaver Dairy Road).
Please contact 760-808-7597 or if found.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (5/24/17)
Domestic Medium Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Orange
Age:  8 years
Named Honcho.  He is friendly but does not like to be picked up.  He has a scar on inside of rear leg.  He was wearing a Soresto collar as well as a rabies tag and flame type collar when lost in Kings Grant/Willow Run of Gastonia.
Please contact 704-201-2695 or if found.

Pit/Lab Mix (5/22/17)
Pit/Lab MixPit/Lab MixGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Black and white with brindle strips; white on the tips of paws and white patch on chest
Last seen 5/18/17 Near Tryon School Rd. in Bessemer City. Her name is Roxxy. She was wearing her collar.
Please call 704-297-5951 if found.

Shihpoo (5/19/17)
ShihpooShihpooGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black and gray. mostly gray paws
Age:  6 years
Named Spike, he has a bad underbite and long hair on tail.  Lost 5/17/17 in the CR Wood Robinson Road. H as not been shaved and still has his winter fur.
Please call 704-619-0849 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (5/17/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Black with white markings
Age:  ~ 2 years
Missing since 5/13/17 from Oak Grove Rd. area near Gaston/Cleveland County line.  Her name is Xena.
Please contact or 704-530-8154 if found.

Great Pyrenees/Rottweiler Mix (5/17/17) 
Great Pyrenees/Rottweiler Mix and LabGender:  Male
Age:  3 years
Named Jax.  He is microchipped.
Gender:  Male
Color:  Chocolate
Age:  2 years
Named Rylee.
Both dogs have been missing since 5/14/17.  Last seen on Old Beatty road in Stanley.   They were wearing collars, but not tags.
Please call 704-914-7846 or 704-718-0919 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (5/15/17)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Age:  4 months
Please call 704-977-1690 if found. 

Domestic Short Hair Cat (5/15/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Calico/torti
Age:  4 years
Named Amanda (Mandy).  She has seizures and may be disoriented.  Last seen 5/10/17 on Mitchem Road in Gastonia/Ranlo area.
Please contact 704-674-7468 or if found.

Japanese Chin (5/15/17)
Japanese ChinJapanese ChinGender:  Male (neutered)
Color/Markings:  Black and white ; one blue eye & one brown eye 
Missing since 5/9/17 from Stanley.
Please contact 704-747-3153 if found.

Chihuahua/Terrier Mix (5/11/17)
Chihuahua/Terrier MixGender:  Female
Size:  Small with a belly and short legs
Named Izzy.  She was not wearing a collar when lost 5/6/17.
Please contact 704-798-7305, 704-754-2252 or 704-616-3945 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (5/5/17)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Age:  12 years
Size:  7 lbs.
Please call 704-582-2646 if found.


Pit Bull (5/1/17)
Pit BullGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  White with brown markings, mostly on face
Size:  ~ 35 lbs.
Age:  10 months
Named Lexi.  Lost 4/25/17 near Lineberger Rd. in Stanley.  She was wearing black/white print collar.
Please call 704-718-2648 with information.





Pit Bull (5/24/17)
Pit BullGender:  Male (intact)
Color:  Brown with white patch under neck
Found in area of Camp Rotary Road and Crowders Mountain, Gastonia.
Please call 704-477-3483 to identify.

Pit Mix (5/24/17)
Pit MixGender:  Female
Color:  Brown & white
Found in the Chapel Grove area of Gastonia. She has a pink collar with no tags. She's brown and white.
Please call 828-234-0662 to identify.

Chihuahua (5/23/17)
Gender:  Male
Color:  White/brown
No collar, no microchip. Friendly, great with other dogs and people. Found on S. York Street in Gastonia.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (5/22/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogFound 5/22/17 on Robinson Road, Gastonia. 
Please contact to identify.

Pit Mix (5/18/17)
Pit MixPit MixGender:  Male
Size:  42 lbs.
Found 5/18/17 on Linwood Ave. outside of Cherry Park. Very friendly. Slight limp. No chip and had no collar.
Please call 704-591-1885 or 704-373-0048 to identify.

Blue Heeler (5/15/17)
Age:  ~ 1 year
Found on Long Creek Rd. in Bessemer City.
Please contact 704-618-0118 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (5/15/17)
Gender:  Female
Found 5/13/17 on South Union Road at the airport.  Is housebroken and appears to previously have had puppies.
Please contact to identify.

Lab (5/10/17)
LabColor:  Chocolate
Found near New Hope Road.
Please call 704-349-2499 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (5/8/17)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Black and white
Was wearing a green collar, no tags when found 4/30/17 on Fallsdale Drive in the Chapel Grove area. He is house trained and trained to sit, lay and shake. 
Please contact 980-254-3361 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (5/5/17)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Black and white
He was wearing a black collar when found on Crowders Mtn. near the Rusty Rooster.
Please contact 704-865-0044 or 704-860-0933 to identify.

German Shepherd (5/1/17)
German ShepherdGerman ShepherdGender:  Male
Age:  ~ 5-6 months
Found 4/29/17 wondering down East Chestnut Street, Stanley.
Please call 704-609-7012 to identify.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (5/1/17)
Domestic Long Hair CatDomestic Long Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Orange tabby with white
Found behind the Food Lion on Edgewood Rd. in Bessemer City.  No microchip.
Please contact 704-530-0838 or 704-577-1475 to identify.