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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.



Mixed Breed Dog (5/26/16)
Mixed Breed DogGender: Male (neutered)
Missing since 5/22 from Linwood Road, Kings Mountain.
Please contact if found.

Beagle Mix (5/24/16)
Beagle MixGender: Male
Size:  ~ 25 lbs.
Color/Markings:  White with black ears and black spot over left eye; subtle spots on rest of body
Was wearing a green collar when lost 5/22/16 in area of Cooks Lake Road, Gastonia.     Answers to Patch. 
Please contact 704-718-4106, 704-884-5909 or if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (5/24/16)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color/Markings: Brown long haired with a long fluffy tail
Named Boo boo.
Husky/Lab Mix
Gender: Male
Color:  Brown short haired
Named Bear.  Was wearing a red collar when lost.
Both dogs lost in area of Gastonia.
Please contact 704-691-4452 or if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (5/24/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Tortoiseshell
Size:  ~ 8-10 lbs.
Age:  ~ 1.5 years
Flyer:  2016-05-24 Autumn
Named Autumn.  She has no tail, very thick fur on haunches and is normally friendly, but could be skittish in unfamiliar territory. She's up to date on shots, no collar, microchip #985112006481166.  Missing since 5/2/16 from Cox Lake Road, Stanley. The HomeAgain company received a call-in that she had been spotted in the Stonewater neighborhood in Mount Holly (off Hwy 16) on 5/16. Last spotted in that neighborhood on 5/18. 
Please contact or 320-282-0035 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (5/16/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color/Markings:  Solid black with gold eyes
Age:  1 year
Size:  12-14 lbs.
Named Moon.  Missing since 5/13/16.  He has a crooked tail and is microchipped.  Moon has runny eyes that require medication.  Last seen around O’Daniel St., beside Centerview Baptist Church in North Belmont.
Please contact 704-491-2835 if found. 

Pit Bull (5/16/16)
Pit BullGender:  Female
Color:  Fawn
Name is Baby.
Please contact if found.

Chihuahua/Jack Russell Mix (5/16/16)
ChihuahuaGender: Female
Missing from Loray Farm Road area.
Flyer:  2016-05-16 Sassy
Please call 704-678-2958 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (5/10/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Male (neutered)
Color:  Orange and white
Name is Morris.  Very shy to strangers.  Needs medication.  Was wearing a collar and flea collar when last seen 5/7/16 on E. 8th Ave. behind Ashley's Women's Clinic on Garrison Blvd. in Gastonia.
Please call 704-864-4909 or text 704-460-7414.

German Shepherd/Lab Mix (5/6/16)
German Shepherd/Lab MixGender:  Female
Color:  Golden
Missing since 5/1/16 from Floyd Lane in Gastonia. Named Leecy. She was not wearing a tag when lost.
Please contact 704-648-8819if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (5/4/16)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Missing since 5/3/16 from Maplewood Drive, Gastonia. Last seen on Chapel Grove Rd. at Chapel Grove Baptist Church. Named Ozzie. REWARD!
Please call  980-251-5108 or 704-616-0890 if found.

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.




Lab (5/24/16)
LabGender: Male
Color/Markings:  Brown with brown nose; two dark spots on his tongue
Found 5/22/16 on Westland Farm Road, Mt. Holly.
Please call 704-827-7605 to identify.

Boxer (5/24/16)
Gender:  Male (neutered)
Age:  Adult
Found in the Keltic Meadows neighborhood off of Cooks Lake Road in Gastonia. Very friendly dog, been well taken care of and seems to have been an indoor pet. No tag or collar.
Please contact 704-975-3660 or to identify.

Jack Russell Terrier (5/23/16)
Jack RussellJack RussellGender:  Male
Color:  Brown and white
Found 5/20/16 on Kiser Dairy Rd., Dallas.
Please contact or 704-616-3019 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (5/23/16)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Found in the Arbors Townhomes complex in Gastonia. She was wearing a green body collar but no tag.
Please call 803-526-3987 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (5/20/16)
Mixed Breed DogAge:  Young
Found 5/19/16 on Lowell Bethesda Rd. in Gastonia (near Kings Grant subdivision).  No collar, no microchip, very friendly and social.
Please call 803-840-3849 to identify.

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.