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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


Boxer (12/18/14)
Boxer and Pit BullBoxerGender: Male
Color:  Fawn with white chest and black mask
Named Rebel.  Was wearing a camo collar when lost.
Missing since 12/17/14 from area off Dallas/Cherryville Hwy.
Please contact or 704-678-5543 if found.

Pit Bull (12/18/14)
Pit BullGender:  Female
Color:  Brown and white, left side of face is white
Named Diamond. Wearing a green harness and purple bandana when lost in area of Dallas.  Last spotted running at Narrow Gauge Rd./Philadelphia Church Rd. area on 12/12/14.
Please contact Jadabug78@Yahoo.Com if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (12/17/14)
Domestic Long Hair CatDomestic Long Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Orange with some cream on chin and end of tail
Named Orange "Buddy".  Lost in area of N.9th St. Bessemer City on 11-7-14.  REWARD offered.
Please contact 704-629-2054 if found.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (12/17/14)
Domestic Medium Hair CatDomestic Medium Hair CatGender:  Female (questionable)
Color: Black, grayish belly
Age:  Born 10/2
Has unevenly dilated pupils.  Last seen near Harvie Ave. and Hanna St. (York-Chester district, Gastonia) the evening of Wednesday, December 10.  Named Little Runt.
Please contact 704-674-8717 if found.

Husky (12/16/14)
HuskyHuskyNamed Krypto. Has one blue eye and one black eye.
Please contact 704-813-8528 or if found.

Boxer (12/16/14)
BoxerBoxerGender: Male
Color:  Fawn and white with black mask
Has tail. No collar.  Missing since Saturday, 12/13/14 from area of N. 14th Street and W. Lee Avenue in Bessemer City.  
Please phone or text 704-214-9350 if found.

Cat (12/16/14)
Gender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Orange and gray calico
Size:  Small
Named Annie.  Missing from Ranlo - Duff/Mays St. area since Wednesday 12/10. 
Please call or text 704-466-8536 if found.

Husky/Lab Mix (12/15/14)
Husky/Lab MixHusky/Lab MixGender:  Male
Color:  Mostly black with white on chest and paws
Age:  2 years
Missing since Dec. 11 from area off of Mount Holly/Huntersville Road.
Please contact 704-726-3009 if found.

Miniature Schnauzer (12/15/14)
Miniature SchnauzerGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black 
Age:  2 1/2 years
Missing from Belmont Abbey College area. He has been microchipped and goes by the name of Maverick.  His collar was found on Belmont Mount Holly Road. 
Please contact  704-616-9086 if found.

Chihuahua/Jack Russell Mix (12/9/14)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black and white
Missing from the Loray Farm Road area since New Year's Eve.
Flyer with photo: 2014-12-09 Sassy
Please contact 704-678-2958 if found.

Miniature Dachshund (12/9/14)
Gender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Red
Missing since 12/3/14. Named Runt Runt.  She has a microchip.
Please call 704-913-2429 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (12/9/14)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Female (not spayed)
Color:  Calico, white/brown
Age:  1 1/2 years
Missing since December 5th.  Has no left eye and her name is Callie.  Lost in Cramerton Hampton Meadows Apts.
Please contact 704-614-4050 or if found.

Doberman Pinscher (12/8/14)
Lost in area of Freedom Mill Rd./Crowders Mtn. State Park.
Flyer with photo: 2014-12-08 Doberman
Please contact 704-675-5508 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (12/3/14)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  Gray tabby with white chest
Age:  3 -4 years
Missing since November 16th. Scar on his nose. Lost in Dallas from area of Ryhne Rd. near Alexis.
Please contact if found.

German Shepherd Mix (12/1/14)
German Shepherd MixGerman Shepherd MixGender:  Male
Color: Overall white with dark tan spots located in coat on back
Lost in area of Belmont past McAdenville, behind the Kingsmart Store on Hickory Grove Road.  Name Triscuit.  He hasn't been neutered and was wearing a worn-out black collar.
Please contact 704-913-2662, 704-913-2597 or if found.

Boston Terrier (12/1/14)
Boston TerrierGender:  Female (spayed)
Color: White with black spots
Size: Small / 20-25 lbs.
Age: 13 years
Named Delilah.  Has health issues and needs to take medicine daily. Has cataracts on both eyes, so she doesn't see well, also does not hear well.  Lost in area of: Dallas Hwy. 275 / 279 area on Thanksgiving morning, 11/27/14.‎ She did not have her collar on, but is microchipped.
Please contact 704-913-3392 or 704-813-1048 if found.

Yorkie (11/25/14)
YorkieYorkieColor:  Black and brown
Size:  Small
Lost 11/19/14 from the Garrison/Linwood area of Gastonia.
Please contact 704-685-2124 if found.

Yorkie/Chihuahua Mix (11/18/14)
Yorkie/Chihuahua MixColor:  Black with brown around face, chest and feet
Lost 11/17/14.  Answers to Manny.
Please call 704-923-9860 if found.



Jack Russell Terrier (12/18/14)
Size:  Small
Found in Mt. Holly / Belmont at O'Reilly's Auto parts on Hwy 273 on Wednesday, December 17th.  Quiet and Gentle, seems to be house broken (someone's pet).
Please call 704-747-4433 to identify.

Golden Retriever (12/18/14)
Gender:  Male
Age:  ~ 1 year
Found near Belmont Central Elementary School on Monday, November 22.
Please call 704-825-6120 to identify.

Lab (12/17/14)
LabColor:  Black
Found near Forest View in Gastonia. 
Please call 704-648-8067 or 704-369-1578 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (12/16/14)
Color:  Orange with white nose and paws
Found off Tryon Court Rd. about three weeks ago.  Currently at Pine Springs Rd. in Bessemer City.
Please call 704-629-7132 to identify.

Beagle Mix (12/11/14)
Beagle MixBeagle MixGender:  Male (unaltered)
Found near the old Hardin Mill in Hardin on Thursday, December 4.  He is scared but wants to be friendly, walks on leash, and does basic 'sit' and 'sit up' commands.  He had no collar.
Please contact 704-853-5373 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (12/11/14)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male (intact)
Color:  White, black, gray and spotted
Size:  40 lbs.
Age:  Young
Found 12/10 in Lowell. Shy but friendly. No tags or collar. Good with other dogs and cats.
Please mail or text 704-830-7174 to identify.

Hound/Collie Mix (12/9/14)
Hound/Collie MixHound/Collie MixGender:  Male
Found in area of North New Hope Rd. near the Bluffs Apartments.
Please contact to identify.

Collie/Shepherd Mix (12/9/14)
Collie/Shepherd MixGender: Male
Age:  ~ 9 months
House broken, well kept and very friendly.
Please contact to identify.

Pit  Bull (12/9/14)
Pit BullGender:  Male
Color:  Dark gray and white
Found 12-3-14 in Stanley. No chip and has not been neutered. Malnourished and had a chain collar on but no tags.
Please contact 704-678-4618.

Pit Bull (12/9/14)
Pit BullPit BullGender: Male (not neutered)
Color:  Black and white
Age: ~ 8 months
Size:  ~60 lbs.
Knows commands, sit, lay down, and shakes hands.  Loves to ride in cars and sit on someones lap.  Found off of Costner School Rd. in the Dallas/Bessemer City area.  No microchip.  Found with collar on.
Please contact or to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (12/9/14)
Mixed Breed DogSize:  ~ 25 lbs.
Found wearing a leash and collar.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (12/8/14)
Gender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  Mostly black with some white
Size:  Small
Found at Stop and Shop in Gastonia.
Please contact to identify.

Pit Bull (12/8/14)
Gender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  White
Found on N. Highland Street, Gastonia.
Please contact 704-502-9292 to identify.

Golden Retriever (11/25/14)
Golden RetrieverGolden RetrieverAge: ~1 year
Found near Belmont Central Elementary School on November 22.
Please contact 704-825-6120 or to identify.