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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.




Terrier/Hound Mix (2/8/16)
Terrier/Hound MixGender: Female (spayed)
Color/Markings: White with brown on ears and around eyes
Age: 3 1/2
Missing from Dallas Cherryville Hwy., Bessemer City.  Answers to Lola.  Wearing collar with tag (no microchip).
Please contact 704-435-8843 if found.

Chihuahua (2/8/16)
ChihuahuaGender:  Female
Color:  Tan
Size:  ~ 6 lbs.
Missing since 2/6 from main town Cherryville. $250 REWARD
Please call 704-472-9593 or 704-616-2912 if found.

Red and Blue Nose Pit (2/4/16)
PitGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Blueish brown with white chest
Age:  9 months
Please contact 704-616-9704 if found.

Mini Aussie (2/3/16)
Mini AussieMini AussieGender:  Female
Color:  Blue merle w/ blue eyes
She is thin and very skiddish. REWARD for safe return.
Please call 704-915-1492 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/26/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color/Markings:  Gray, cream and white w/ black stripes; tabby/calico; light yellow-green eyes
Age:  15 months old
Answers to Cali.  Lost 1/18/16 in area of E. Park Ave./Modena St., Gastonia. She was not wearing a collar when lost.
Please contact 980-318-3986 if found.

Golden Retriever/Australian Shepherd Mix (1/20/16)
Golden Retriever/Australian Shepherd MixGender: Female
Name is Jessi. Lost 1/7/16 in the Bud Wilson/Union Road area behind Roma Villa restaurant.  She had on a collar when lost and is microchipped.  Dark around face.
Please call 704-813-3169 if found.

Boston Terrier (1/19/16)
Boston TerrierBoston TerrierGender:  Male
Color:  Brindle
Named Spike.  Lost 10/27/15 on York Rd. at the Express Store in Gastonia.
Please call or text 980-241-2602 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/19/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Male
Color/Markings:  Black with yellowish-green eyes, black whiskers
Age:  18 months
Answers to Poe.  Front paws are declawed.  Wears a green collar with name and number printed.  Lost 1/18/16 in York Chester/Brookwood Neighborhood, off Hwy. 321, Hillcrest Ave. and 12 Ave.
Please call 704-616-1121, 704-869-8698 or 704-860-9265 if found.

2 Mixed Breed Dogs (1/18/16)
DogsDogsPlease contact if found.

Pit/Heeler Mix (1/14/16)
Pit/Heeler MixGender:  Female
Color:  White with brown patches around eyes that continue up ears
Age:  5-6 years
Size:  Medium
Named Lucky.
Australian Shepherd/Sheepdog Mix
2016-01-14SheilaGender:  Female
Color:  Brown with white chest, legs and face
Age:  4 years
Size:  Medium
Named Sheila.
German Shepherd/Heeler Mix
Gender:  Female
Color:  Mostly black with some white patches and brindle patches on legs
Age:  7 months
Size:  Medium
Named Kia.
All 3 dogs went missing 1/10/16 in Kings Mountain area.
Please contact 906-235-0893 or 906-569-3203 if found.

Wire-Hair Terrier Mix (1/14/16)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Coco and blonde
Size:  40 lbs.
Age:  10 years
Answers to Coco Weezer.  Lost 12/19/15.
Please contact 980-925-1500 if found.

Shiba Inu (1/12/16)
Shiba InuShiba InuGender:  Female (not spayed)
Color:  White (some tan)
Age:  8 years
Named Maggie.  She has a bushy upright tail and pointy ears (upright).  Missing since 1/1/16 from area of Mountain Island, Mt Holly Huntersville Rd/Hwy 16 on border of Mecklenburg and Gaston County.
Please contact 910-547-2436 if found.

Chihuahua (1/7/16)
ChihuahuaGender:  Female
Color:  Fawn/tan
Age:  15 years
Flyer:  2016-01-07 Frankie
Named Frankie.  Missing from W. Ormand Street, Bessemer City.
Please call 803-479-5772 if found.

German Shepherd (1/6/15)
German ShepherdGender: Female (spayed)
Color/markings: Black and silver with purple line on stomach from being spayed
Named Blitz.  Lost 12/31/15 in Mountain View neighborhood Ranlo. 
Please contact 704-685-4344 or




Corgi Mix (2/5/16)
Corgi MixCorgi MixGender:  Male (unaltered)
Color/Markings:  White with one orange spot on back and orange spotted ears
Size:  Small
Age:  ~ 8 months
Found 2/4/16 wearing a collar but no tags at the intersections of Hepzibah Church and St. Mark’s Church Roads.
Please contact or 704-915-8397 to identify. 

Mixed Breed Dog (2/1/16)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Blonde
Found on Rhyne Road between Dallas and Stanley.
Please contact 704-616-2543 to identify.

Pit Bull (1/28/16)
Pit BullGender:  Male
Color:  Brown brindle
Found near Alabama Rd in Bessemer City.  He has a green collar on that says Kong (believe that is the brand of the collar and not his name).
Please call 240-520-8625 to identify.

Lab Mix (1/16/16)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Black with white chest, front paws and neck
Found 1/25/16 off Fraley Road in Gastonia. No tag or collar.
Please call 704-450-9419 to identify.

2 Chow Mix Dogs (1/25/16)
Chow MixesChow MixesGender:  Both female (possibly mother and daughter)
Found 1/21/16 in Mount Holly, on the Mount Holly/Belmont border, about 1.5 miles away from Belmont Abbey college. The neighborhood is Rhynes Estate, near Perfection Point, Rhynes Trace, and between the intersection of Hickory Grove Rd and Perfection Ave and the intersection of Old Hickory Grove Rd and Catawba ave.  The mom had on a collar that the owner will need to describe in detail.  Must show proof of ownership (vet records or pictures).
Please contact or text 704-689-2951 to identify.

2 Dogs (1/21/16)
Found 1/19/16 in Mount Holly. They have been taken to a veterinarian for a basic examination and required basic shots. The dogs will be in foster care until February 3rd 2016 at which time the foster will seek to find a home for the dogs.
Please contact 704-300-7166 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/12/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Unknown (can’t get close enough to it)
Color/Markings:  White/gray with blue eyes
Has on a green collar.  Found off of Puetts Chapel.  Cat appears to be hungry but looks healthy.  Has been given water and food.
Please contact or 704-922-0779 to identify.

Catahoula/Aussie Mix (1/11/16)
Catahoula/Aussie MixGender:  Female
Age:  ~ 8-12 months
Found 12-31-15 near the KFC/West Second Street in Cherryville.
​Please contact to identify.