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Lost and Found Pets


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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.



Lost & Found 

If you didn’t find your lost pet at our shelter, check out the community postings below. 

The following animals were lost or found in the Gaston County area.  These pets are not being held at Animal Control, 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) and/or email(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.

Animal Control 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 Control cannot guarantee that a given posting will be accurately matched with an impounded animal. Animal Control 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.

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  704-336-3786
Lincoln 704-736-8734
Shelby 704-481-9884
York 803-628-3190


Domestic Long Hair Cat (3/3/15)
Domestic Long Hair CatDomestic Long Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Orange with big yellow eyes
Named Orange Buddy.  REWARD offered.
Please contact 704-629-2054 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (3/2/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Male (neutered)
Color: Gray tabby
Age: 3
Lost 2/25/15 in area of South St. (Historic District).
Please call 704-813-3512 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (2/25/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Female
Color:  Tabby
Age: 1 year
Size:  Small
Name is Nala.  She has spots on her belly, stripes and some spots on her back and tail, big green/yellow eyes.  Lost in Bessemer City down Costner School Road.
Please contact 704-593-8558 or if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (2/24/15)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color: Black & white
Age: 3 months
Named Houdini.  Lost in area of Oakwood Circle off of Robinwood Road in Gastonia.  Has a "lazy" right eye.
Please call or text 704-813-2558 if found.  Leave message if no answer.

Miniature Yorkie (2/23/15)
Miniature YorkieGender:  Male
Color:  Silver/gray body  with tan head
Size:  5 lbs.
Lost 2/20/15 on Noles Dr. in Mount Holly. He is blind in one eye.  Named Charlie.
If found, please call 704-719-7013.

Cairn Terrier (2/23/15)
Cairn TerrierGender:  Male
Named Chango.  He was wearing a brown sweater and a green collar when lost 2/22/15.   
Please call 704-264-9700 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (2/23/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Orange tabby
Size:  Big
Named Milo. He's been missing for a few weeks from the McAdenville, Cramerton area.
Please contact if found.

Oriental Short Hair (2/23/15)
Oriental Short HairOriental Short HairGender:  Male
Color:  White
Named Tut Tut.  Lost in January in the York Chester neighborhood of Gastonia. This cat can run fast, he gets very cold very easy, and will be extremely scared. He loves treats.
If found, please call 704-905-9996.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (2/20/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (unspayed)
Color:  Tortoiseshell with some white
Lost 2/12/15 in area off of Long Shoals Rd. near Rash rd.. She may be pregnant. She is a shelter rescue and very skittish of people.  If seen, please do not chase.
Please call 704-685-3169 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (2/18/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Orange
Size:  ~ 7 lbs.
Name is Nellie.  Lost 2/15/2015 in Dallas (off Alexis High Shoals Road): She was wearing a blue floral bell breakaway collar when lost.  Very timid, scared.
Please call 704-922-1889 if found.

German Shepherd (2/18/15)
Gender: Male (neutered)
Color:  Solid black with a little gray around mouth
Age:  2 years
Named Rambo.  Missing since 12/2 from area off of Hickory Grove Road.  He has all his shots and is microchipped.
Please contact if found.

Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua (2/17/15)
Jack Russell Terrier/ChihuahuaGender:  Female
Color:  Black and white
Size:  Small (12 inches at the shoulder)
She has 2 canines on the left side.  Named Sassy.  Missing since January 1st.
Flyer:  2015-02-17 Sassy
If found, please call 704-678-2958.

Pit Bull (2/16/15)
Pit BullGender:  Male
Color:  Black and white with big black dot over right eye
Age:  Under a year
Name is Petey. Lost in Bessemer City area.
Please contact 704-284-8383 or 704-974-6155 if found.

Pit Bull (2/16/15)
Pit BullPit BullGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  White with gray markings
Age:  4 years
Lost 2/15/15 in Rhyne School area. Was wearing a blue and red collar, no tags but is microchipped. REWARD offered for return.
Please call 704-648-4343 if found.

Chihuahua (2/13/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Chocolate
Named Coco.  Missing since Wednesday, December 23 from Laurel Creek off Puetts Chapel Rd. between Bessemer City and Dallas. Has a bald spot near tail when nervous.
$200.00 REWARD offered.
Flyer:  2015-02-13Coco
Please call 704-915-2735 or email if found.

Pit Bull (2/13/15)
Gender:  Female
Age:  3 months old
Goes by Ace. Wearing a black harness when lost 2/13/15 in area of Staton Road, Gastonia off of Hickory Grove Road.  REWARD offered.
Flyer:  2015-02-13Ace
Please call 704-526-5108 if found. 

Husky (2/11/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Red and white (looks tan & white)
Age:  2 year
Size:  ~ 40 lbs.
Missing since Sunday, February 8 from Linwood Road/Davis Park Road area. Was wearing an electric fence collar. Has puppies waiting at home.
Please contact 704-866-7226 or 980-329-2160 if found.

Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua Mix (2/10/15)
Gender:  Male
Color:  White with brown markings around eyes and ears
Size:  9 lbs.
Age:  ~3 years
Lost 2/8/15 in Roland Park between Garrison Blvd. and Franklin. Answers to Bubbly. Has a micro-chip, been groomed and tag is not on him.
Please contact 707-864-2224 if found.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (2/9/15)
Gender: Male (neutered)
Color:  Black and white with a black freckle on nose
Age:  8 years
Named Tux.  Missing since house burned down on Joe Cloninger in Bessemer City.  Needs medication. He  and is heavy set domestic medium hair cat. He is current on shots.
Please contact or 704-671-8450 if found.

Akita (2/5/15)
AkitaGender:  Female
Color:  Black face/head and black markings over white thick coat
Age:  5 months
Named Kirra.  She was wearing collar when went missing 2/2/15 from E. Chestnut Rd., Stanley.  She has been on medication.
Please contact 704-648-8321, 704-502-7696 or if found.



Great Dane/Hound/Dalmatian Mix (3/4/15)
Great Dane/Hound/DalmatianGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black and white
Size:  ~50 pounds
Found 3-3-2015 off Puetts Chapel Road in Bessemer City.  No microchip.
Please contact or 704-616-7977 to identify.

Pit Bull (2/24/15)
Pit BullGender:  Female
Color: White w/ brown spots
Found 2/23/15 in Abbey Place Neighborhood off McAdenville Road in Belmont.
Please call/text 678-939-4560 to identify.

Pit Bull (2/23/15)
Gender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  White with tan/light brown patches
Found 2/22/15 in Huntington Forest neighborhood on Creek Haven Drive. He has been wandering the neighborhood for about a month with a collar and a broken lead.
Please call 704-824-5567 and leave message.

Mixed Breed Dog (2/23/15)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Tan
Found 2/21/15 on Hickory Grove Road near Will's gas station.
Please contact to identify.

Lab/Pointer Mix (2/18/15)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Black with white markings
Age:  3+  months
Found on Saturday the 14th  in the Cedar Grove area of Gastonia.
Please call 704-396-6744 to identify. 

Pit Bull (2/18/15)
Pit BullGender:  Female
Color:  Black and white
Found 12/15/14 wearing a blue collar in the Stanley area.
Please contact 704-351-2094 or if found.

Chihuahua (2/17/15)
ChihuahuaChihuahuaGender:  Male
Color:  Black
Found 2/16/05 in Gastonia.
Please call 704-214-9201 to identify.

Cocker Spaniel (2/16/15)
Cocker SpanielColor:  Black with white chest patch
Found in Mt Holly. 
Please contact 704-747-3344 to identify.

Beagle/Jack Russell Mix (2/16/15)
Beagle/Jack Russell MixBeagle/Jack Russell MixFound in the Lowell area.
Please call 704-860-5112 to identify.

German Shepherd (2/16/15)
Gender:  Female
Size:  Big
Found near the Ballantyne Apartments in Gastonia.
Please contact 704-898-1828 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (2/16/15)
Gender: Female
Color:  White and caramel
Age: Young
Found in the Cramerton Road area.  She still has her puppy teeth.
Please contact 704-824-3028 to identify.

Lab Mix (2/13/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  White/caramel
Found 2/12/15 along Cramerton Rd.
Please call 704-460-8776 to identify.

Pit Bull (2/10/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Light brown and white, white face with brown spot above right eye and brown across back
Please call 980-329-8080 to identify.