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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.



Bengal Tiger Cat (10/13/15)
Bengal Tiger CatBengal Tiger CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Age:  1 1/2 years
Named Ruger. Has distinctive markings down forehead and leopard-like markings on the rest body. Lost 10/9/15 in area off Old Hickory Grove Rd./Hickory Grove Rd., Mount Holly. Pet link micro chip #981020011465493 and pet link id# 1341097. $200.00 REWARD offered.
Please contact 704-400-4991 if found.

Pit Bull (10/13/15)

Pit BullPit BullGender:  Male
Color:  Red & white with a fawn mask
Age:  3 years
Size:  80 lbs.
Ears clipped.  He was wearing a leather collar when he went missing 10/9/15 in area of Ratchford Drive near highway 274 in Gastonia.
Please call or text 336-684-2059, call 803-810-7346 or email if found.

Himalayan Persian (10/13/15)
Himalayan PersianGender:  Male
Age:  Old
Mostly blind and deaf.  Lost 10/8/15 in the Stanley/Mount Holly area. Named Non-G.
Please contact 704-718-0072 or 704-718-6385 if found.

Siberian Husky (10/12/15)
Siberian HuskySiberian HuskyGender:  Female
Named Abby. On the left side of her face she was bit by another dog so there's a little patch where hair is growing back.  Lost in area near Gastonia Muncipal Airport.
If found or seen, please contact 704-215-0817, 704-853-0193 or

Kitten (10/12/15)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Black w/ white 'bikini' fur on belly and chest
Age:  5 months
Named Gizmo. Lost in Chapel Grove area. He has had shots but is not declawed or neutered.
If found, please call 704-345-8809.
Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/12/15)

Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Black and white tuxedo; has a white splotch over one side of mouth
Age:  Young
Named  Merrily.  Missing since 6/4/15 from the Autumn Acres neighborhood off Titman Rd. in Gastonia (not far from New Hope Rd. South).
If seen or found, please call 704-577-1475.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/12/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female

Color:  Calico, white chest, green eyes
Size:  Large
​Name is Cali. Last seen in Gaither Place in Belmont off of South Point Rd.
If found, please contact 704-616-0615.

2 American Bull Dogs (10/1/15)

American BulldogAmerican BulldogGender: Male
Color: Brown and white
Age:  Almost 3 years
Has a kinked tail.
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black and white
Age:  7 months
Wearing a pink studded color.
Please call 704-634-9825 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/30/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Missing since 9/27/15 from Huntington Forest neighborhood. She has a clipped ear.
Please contact if found.

Long Hair Chihuahua (9/29/15)
Long Hair ChihuahuaGender:  Male (not altered)
Color:  Brown with a little black mixed in, black snout with a little white
Age:  6 years
Named Wyatt.  Missing two top teeth.
Please contact 704-674-1514 or 704-648-9453 if found.

Pit Bull (9/25/15)
Color:  Gray w/ white chest
Please contact if found.

Pit Mix (9/24/15)
Pit MixPit MixGender:  Male
Color:  White and black with white feet and white tip tail
Age:  Less than 1 year
Named Toke.  Missing from the trailer park next to Chapel Grove School.
Please call 704-860-1119 if found.

Shih-Tzu (9/22/15)
Shih-TzuShih-TzuGender: Male
Color:  Black and white
Age: 15
Has a bad back, is nearly blind and can’t hear.  His name is Gauge Kidd.  Missing since 9/20/15 from Holland Memorial Church Rd., Bessemer City.
Please contact 704-880-7793 or 704-964-7535.

Chiweenie (9/17/15)
ChiweenieChiweenieGender:  Male
Color:  Black with small area of gray hair on left side of neck
Lost in area of the Patriots Apartments on Union Rd., Gastonia. He has an extra "toe" on his back leg.  His name is Diesel.  His ears are flappy, loves treats, hyper, can jump really high and loves to lick.
Please call 704-953-1367 if found.




Lab (10/13/15)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Chocolate
Found Forest Brook shopping center on Union Rd.
Please call 704-400-3125 to identify.

Terrier Mix (10/13/15)
Terrier MixTerrier MixColor:  White
Size:  Medium
Found 10/11/15 in the Bessemer City/Gastonia area. 
Please call 803-818-1114 to identify.

German Shepherd (10/12/15)
German ShepherdGender:  Male
Size:  100 pounds
Likely an inside dog, very well taken care of. Found 10/6/15 in Jefferson Woods, but was roaming around Jefferson woods for about three days prior.
Please call 704-351-5717 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/12/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Female (not spayed)
Age:  ~ 7-8 months
Found 10/4/15 near the Bi-Lo off New Hope Rd. in Gastonia. She is not microchipped. Very sweet.
Please call 828-381-0099 or 704-824-7662 to identify.

Pomeranian Mix (10/12/15)
Pomeranian MixPomeranian MixGender: Female (spayed)
Color:  Tan with white markings
Age:  2-3 years
Size:  14 pounds
Found 10/6 in Cramer Mountain area of Cramerton.  No microchip.
Please contact 704-502-4165 to identify.

Beagle Mix (10/12/15)
Gender: Male
Color: White w/ black spots & black mask
Size:  Medium
Found off of Union New Hope Rd. No collar.
Please contact 980-522-3418 to identify.​

Mixed Breed Dog (10/12/15)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  White with a light tan strip down back and behind ears
Found in High Shoals. She's very calm, trained to sit and lay, give howdy.
Please contact to identify.

Lab Mix (10/12/15)
Lab MixLab MixGender:   Male
Color:  Black/brown
Age:  Puppy
Found 10/4/15 on Oakwood Ave. in Gastonia.
Please call 704-604-7390 to identify.

English Bull Dog (10/12/15)
2015-10-12englishbulldogGender:  Male (neutered)
Age:  Middle aged
Found 10/4/15 in High Shoals.
Please contact 704-524-3925 or to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (10/2/15)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogSize:  About two feet tall
Age:  ~1-3 years
Very sweet & playful. Found in Dallas (Costner School area).  Has a collar that's a bit too big but no tags.
Please contact to identify.

Lab Mix (10/2/15)
Lab MixGender:  Female
Found 10/2/15 on Albert Lane off of Ryan Road.
Please contact 980-989-7177 to identify.

Siamese Cat (10/1/15)
Siamese CatSiamese CatGender:  Male (not neutered)
Age:  Young
Found in Cramerton.  Sweet, affectionate, likes to be held, mews when ignored.
Please text 704-718-5013 to identify.

Blue Tick/Bassett Hound Mix (9/29/15)
Blue Tick/Bassett Hound MixBlue Tick/Bassett Hound MixGender:  Male
Found 9/26/15 in Dallas.
Please contact 336-417-1842 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/28/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Orange
Age:  Young, ~  8-9 mos.
Found in Adam's Bluff, Belmont area about 2 weeks ago. The first day she was wearing a purple & white collar with tags. The next day she apparently had lost her collar.  She may have received her rabies within the last 2 months.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (9/28/15)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Male
Age:  Puppy
Found 9/28 on Clay St. between W. 2nd an W. 3rd in the York Chester Historic District.  Wearing orange and gray collar.  Very sweet, but also very thin.
Please call 704-460-2294 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (9/28/15)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Found 9/27/15 on Perkins St. near Garrison and Union.
Please contact 704-524-6012 to identify.

Boxer (9/28/15)
BoxerGender:  Male
Found in Ranlo.  Wearing a blue collar.
Please contact to identify.

2 Chihuahua Mixes (9/17/15)
Gender:  Both males
Size:  Small
Found near the Wal-Mart in Cherryville.
Please contact to identify.

Pit Bull Mix (9/16/15)
Gender: Female
Color:  White
Found near south Highway 321.
Please call 704-860-2083 to identify.

American Pit Bull Terrier/Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix (9/14/15)
Male:  Female
Color:  Jet black with some white markings on chest and back paws
Found 9/12/15 around Spencer Ave in Ranlo. There are some faint scars on the right side of her face and a small patch of hair missing above her tail. She had no tags, only an old collar that was on bit too tight.
Please contact to identify.

Hound/Boxer Mix (9/14/15)
Boxer MixGender:  Male (unaltered)
Age:  ~ 18 months
Found 9/14/15 at Poston Park in Lowell. He had no collar and is not micro chipped. 
Please contact to identify.