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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.



Doberman (5/2/16)
DobermanGender:  Female
Age: 5 years
Size:  Small
Named Molly.  Missing from Bess Town Rd. since 4/28/16. She has health problems and needs medicine. She is very skittish around people.
Please call me 704-674-5466 if found.

Chihuahua (4/29/16)
ChihuahuaChihuahuaGender: Female
Color:  Tan
Size:  5 lb.
Lost off Philadelphia Church Rd.  Last seen near Ingles. Wearing a pink collar with blue tag.
Please contact if found.

Beagle (4/26/16)
Age:  3 years
Was wearing a black collar when lost 4/24/16 in area of Lineberger Park.
Please contact 980-329-7170 if found.

Jack Russell/Chihuahua Mix (4/26/16)
Jack Russell/Chihuahua MixJack Russell/Chihuahua MixGender:  Male
Age:  3 years
Named Chicken Nugget.  He was born with only a half tail.  Missing since 4/23/16 from Iron Station.  Last seen in Dallas on old 321.
Please call 704-914-6960 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (4/24/17)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black w/ white feet and throat
Age: ~ 1 1/2 years
Answers to Labret.  Was wearing an electric collar for wireless system when lost 4/15/16 in Kings Mountain area.
Please contact if found.

Chihuahua (4/22/16)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Tan and white
Size:  Small
Was wearing a pink collar with blue tag when lost 4/18/16 in area of Philadelphia Church Rd., Dallas.
Please contact 704-235-7398if found.

Jack Russell/Chihuahua Mix (4/21/16)
Jack Russell/Chihuahua MixJack Russell/Chihuahua MixGender:  Female (not spayed)
Color:  White with light brown
Size:  Small
Microchipped. Missing since 4/19 from N. 9th St. Bessemer City.
Please call/text 910-750-7812 if found.

Treeing Walker Coonhound (4/19/16)
Gender:  Female
Missing since 4/18/16 from the area of New Hope Road and Modena.  She is very old and has a very serious autoimmune system illness and needs medications.  She has issues walking.
If found, please contact 704-860-3933.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (4/15/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Calico on top half, white on bottom half
Lost 4/11/16 from the Chestnut Ridge Rd. area between Kings Mountain and Bessemer City near 216.  Name is Cali.  Has semi-regular asthma attacks that look like hard sneezing.
Please contact 704-460-2920 (text if no answer) if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (4/13/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Gray tabby w/ green eyes
Age:  ~ 10 years
Name is Smokey.  He was wearing a blue collar w/ a jingle bell when lost 3/28/16.
Please call 704-922-3655 or 704-578-7885 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (4/7/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color/Markings:  Gray tabby
Age:  2 years
Size:  ~ 9 lbs.
Named Odin. 
He has distinctive retinal scarring on left eye leaving him partially blind. Last seen 4/1/16 on Hand Circle and Church St. (beside Holbrook Middle School) in Lowell/Gastonia.
Please call/text 980-208-3098 or email if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (4/7/16)
Gender:  Male (unaltered)
Color/Markings:  Black w/ green eyes
Age:  4 years
Missing from Elizabeth Lane in South Gastonia. His name is Fat Cat.  He has a fluffy tail.
Please contact if found.

Miniature Dachshund (4/4/16)
Miniature DachshundGender: Male
Color:  Black and tan
Age:  6 years
Responds to Bean. Last seen on April 1 wearing a leather brown collar with a red bowtie around Spencer Mountain.
Please contact 704-747-8484, 704-263-5414 or if found.

Chihuahua/Jack Russell Mix (4/4/16)
Chihuahua/Jack Russell MixGender: Female
Missing from Loray Farm Road area since New Year's Eve.
Please call 704-678-2958 if found.




3 Alaskan Shepherds (5/2/16)
Alaskan ShepherdsFound 4/29/16.
Please call 704-477-7255 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (4/26/16)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Found at Linwood Road Access area of Crowders Mountain State Park. 
Please call 704-853-5375 to identify.

German Shepherd Mix (4/17/16)
German Shepherd MixAge:  ~ 12 weeks
Found dog in the Riverfront Community of Mount Holly.
Please call 704-906-7651 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (4/7/16)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Black and brown
Age:  ~ 1 year old
No tags and seems to be in heat.
Please contact 704-854-4652 to identify.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (4/4/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Black and white
Age:  6 months ?
Found on Heather Lane, Gastonia.
Please contact to identify.

Wire-Haired Terrier Mix (4/4/16)
Gender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Brown and black
Size:  Small
Found 4/3/16 near Franklin and New Hope in Gastonia.  
Please call 980-365-0330 to identify.