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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) 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.  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


Jack Russell/Chihuahua Mix (10/21/14)
Jack Russell/Chihuahua MixJack Russell/Chihuahua MixGender:  Female
Color:  Black and white
Size:  Small (12 inches at the shoulder)
Named Sassy.  She has 2 canines on the left side.  Missing since January 1.
If found, please call 704-678-2958.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/21/14)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  All black with green eyes
Age:  11 years
Named Darcy.  Lost in the Dallas area in the Park Road / Philadelphia Church Road vicinity.  She has a small slit in one of her ears and was wearing a green flea collar which may have slipped off.
Please call 980-329-5804 with any any information. 

Miniature Schnauzer (10/13/14)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black
Age:  9 years
Size:  ~15-18lbs.
Missing since 10/10/2014 from Catawba St. in Belmont.   She is freshly groomed, VERY FAST but also DEAF.  She is not wearing a collar.
Please contact 704-913-8142 or 704-685-1456 if seen or found.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (10/9/14)
Gender:  Female
Color: White with a little tan on face/blue eyes
Age:  Older
Named Fluffy.  Lost on Lane Road, Mt. Holly, near East Gaston High School.  She is in poor health.
If found, please contact 704-621-7718.

Pit Bull (10/6/14)
Pit BullPit BullGender:  Male
Color:  White and black; black has a brownish tint; white strip between eyes; tail is all dark with white tip
Age:  8 months
Name is Diesel.  Missing since 10/6/14 from Cox Lake Road near Lucia Riverbend Highway in the Stanley/Mt. Holly area.
Please contact 704-232-0192 or 704-904-2490 if found.

Yorkie (10/5/14)
YorkieYorkieGender: Male
Color:  Mostly black and gray, face and paws are golden
Age:  9 years
Size:  Small, ~12 lbs.
Name is Chewie.  Missing from Thornburg Road near flea market end. Has was not wearing his collar at the time but has a microchip.
Flyer:  Chewie
Please contact 407-462-9831, 407-492-8096, 980-422-6874 or 704-215-6121 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/3/14)
Gender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Light gray tabby with striped tail
Very affectionate. Wearing collar with bell.
If found, please contact 704-827-2971.

Pit Bull (9/30/14)
Pit BullsGender:  Female
Color:  Blue and white
Age:  1 year
Named Rhea.
Pit Bull
Gender:  Female
Color:  Tan
Age:  ~5 years
Named Hennessy.  She had puppies last summer.
Both dogs have been missing since 9/29/14 from Gardner Park neighborhood in Gastonia. They were wearing invisible fence collars when lost.
Please contact 704-421-2958 if found.

German Shepherd Mix (9/30/14)
German Shepherd MixGender:  Male
Color:  Black with tan markings
Age:  4 years
Goes by Pongo.  Missing since 9/26/14 from area of Absher Road, Bessemer City.
Please contact 704-674-7921 if found.

Pit Bull Mix (9/29/14)
Pit Bull MixPit Bull MixGender:  Male
Color: Black with white feet/chest
Answers to the name Duke. Could still be wearing a red and black harness.  Lost in the vicinity of Queens Rd., Gastonia.  Please note that Tag 4782 currently housed at Animal Control is NOT Duke.
Please contact 704-335-9077 if found.

Kitten (9/22/14)
Color:  Gray& white striped; black stripe under neck; little black line around nose
Age:  3 months
It may have been hiding in truck while traveling from Meek Rd. down Patrick to Union,  Garrison, turned on Bartonwood then on 74 to Habitat for Humanity restore.
Please contact 610-710-6705 if found.



Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/21/14)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Unknown, possibly male
Color:  Torti with green eyes
Found late September in area of Wildflower Dr., off S Union/Patrick Rd. right on SC state line at Ridge Rd./Kendrick Rd. Has a small bend at the end of it's tail.  No collar.
Please contact to identify.

Husky (10/16/14)
HuskyHuskyGender:  Female
Age:  Young
Found October 15 in Bessemer City at 8th and Tennessee. 
Please contact 704-214-0556 to identify.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (10/15/14)
Domestic Medium Hair CatDomestic Medium Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  White with brown and black markings
Found Friday, October 10th on Bess Town Road, Bessemer City.
Please call 704-689-7655 to identify.

Pit Bull Mix (10/14/14)
Pit Bull MixGender:  Female
Size: ~ 20 lbs.
Age:  ~ 1 year
Found 10/13 near Myrtle School Rd. and Franklin Blvd. in Gastonia. No collar.
Please contact 615-714-2933 to identify.

Red Heeler/Chow/Shepherd Mix (10/13/14)
Red Heeler MixRed Heeler MixGender:  Female
Age:  ~ 1-2 years
Found at Crowders Mountain State Park on 10/3/14.
Please call 704-853-5375 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (10/13/14)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  White with brown patches
Age:  ~ 6 or 7 years
Size:  ~ 60 pounds
Found Friday, October 10 on Highway 274 past the Carolina Speedway, Gastonia NC, near the SC state line.  He did not have a collar nor a microchip to identify him.  He has limited use of his back legs. 
If you believe this is your dog or know who it might belong to, please call 704-853-9158.

Pit Bull Mix (10/9/14)
Pit Bull MixPit Bull MixGender:  Female
Age:  Young
Found at Stanley Middle School on Thursday, October 2.
Please call 704-968-1776 to identify.

Husky (10/2/14)
Color:  Brown and off white
Wearing an orange collar when found off New Hope Rd.,  between Ozark Ave and I-85.
Please contact 980-522-2264 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (9/23/14)
Mixed Breed DogGender: Female
Color: Black with little white spots on chest.
Age: ~ 3-4 months
Found 9/23/14.
Please contact 704-923-4810 to identify.

Dachshund/Beagle Mix (9/22/14)
Dachshund/Beagle MixDachshund/Beagle MixGender:  Female
Color:  Light tan with a dusting of brown/black on back
She does not appear to be spayed.  Found 9/20/14 near Bud Wilson Road in Gastonia. 
Please contact to identify.

Dachshund (9/22/14)
DachshundGender:  Male
Found Friday, Sept. 19th on Summey Farm Dr., Dallas.
Please contact at 704-842-1473 (leave a message).