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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.




Australian Shepherd (8/23/15)
Australian ShepherdGender: Male (neutered)
Color:  Blue Merle with one 1 blue eye and 1 brown eye
Missing since 04/22/15.
Please call 704-923-5557 if found.

Collie/Shepherd Mix (8/23/15)
Collie/Shepherd MixGender:  Female
Size:  60 lbs.
Flyer: 2015-08-23 Aurora
Missing since 8/19 from Alexis/Stanley area.
Please call 704-323-6786 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/23/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatColor:  Black with white
Age: 2-3 years
Named Merrilee.  Missing since 6/4/15 from the Autumn Acres neighborhood off Titman Rd. in Gastonia (not far from New Hope Rd. South). 
If found or seen, please call 704-577-1475 or 704-214-4704.

Mixed Breed Dog (8/21/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Brown
Size:  Small
Named Coco.  Missing since 8/19/15 from the Gaston area near Toney Ave. Her front legs are bent. (They were broken by a previous abusive owner) she is very skittish.
Please contact 704-898-1800 if found.

Sheltie (8/19/15)
Gender:  Male
Age:  15 years
Size:  20+ lbs.
Flyer:  2015-08-19 Sheltie
Dog is deaf.  Missing since 6/26 from Pruett Chapel Road/Pasour Mountain area.  $200 REWARD offered.
Please call 704-922-1762 if found.

Schnauzer (8/19/15)
Gender: Female
Color:  Salt and pepper
Age:  8 years
Please contact 704-689-1708 if found.

Lab Mix (8/17/15)
Lab MixLab MixGender: Female
Color:  Black with white around mouth/nose
Age:  14 years
Missing since 8/11/15 from Mountain View St. (off Hickory Grove Rd) in Mt. Holly.  Her name is Mitzi. She did not have her collar on when she got loose.
If found, please contact 704-915-1466 or 704-913-1756.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/17/15)
Gender:  Male (neutered)
Color: Orange/white tabby 
Size:  Large
Age: 7-8
Named Rufus.  Lost August 9. He had recently moved from South Street in York Chester to Park Lane near Hunter Huss ball fields.
If found, please call 704-868-4908.

Yorkie (8/17/15)
YorkieGender:  Male (neutered)
Size:  11 pounds
Named Milo.  Missing since June 26. He is microchipped.  He has a chipped tooth and was having surgery when he went missing. 
Please call 704-674-8346 if found.

2 Beagles (8/17/15)
Gender:  1 Male and 1 Female
Color:  Tri-Color
Age:  Puppies
Lost 8/8/15 in south Gastonia.
Please call 704-913-8090 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/6/15)
HuskyHuskyGender:  Female
Color:  Gray with tan marks on face, belly and chest
Age:  1 year
Named Jasmine.  Last seen 8/5/15 in Ranlo area on Hill Lane.
Please contact 704-718-0736 or if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/5/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  Black & gray tabby
Age:  ~ 2 years
Size:  Medium
Missing from Park Rd. in Mount Holly, off of Ridge Drive on Old Hickory Grove Rd.
Please contact 704-772-6438 or if found.

Chihuahua (8/4/15)
ChihuahuaGender:  Female
Age:  4 years
Size:  3 lbs.
Lost in the Lloyd White Road area of Crowders Mountain.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (8/4/15)|
Domestic Long Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Gray with white chest and paws
Name is Emmit. He was wearing a blue collar with his name and a contact number that was the previous owners when lost. Missing since 7/15/15 from the Patrick/Union Rd area near Forestview High School, Gastonia. He is friendly and will go to anyone.
Please contact 207-740-4663 if found.




Long-Haired Retriever (8/28/15)
Gender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Back
Age:  ~ 8
Knows commands.  Found 8/19 in Gastonia.
Please contact 330-732-7328 to identify.

Catahoula (8/26/15)
Catahoula CatahoulaGender: Male (neutered)
Age:  6 months
Found near Union Rd. and Wellons on 8/25/15.
Please call 828-400-1049 to identify.

Lab (8/25/15)
Gender: Female
Color:  Yellow
Size:  Large
Age:  1-2 years
Found 8/23/15 on High Shoals Road.  Collar, no tags or microchip.
Please call 704-214-2376 to identify.

Lab Mix (8/23/15)
Lab MixLab MixGender:  Female
Color:  Light yellow with brown eyes
Age:  Less than 1 year
Found Saturday, August 22 at the gas station at the corner of Redbud and New Hope Rds. in Gastonia. She has a collar, but no tags.
Please call 704-747-5837 to identify.

Husky (8/23/15)
HuskyGender:  Female
Color:  Mostly white and dark gray, with blue eyes and a small red marking under left eye
Size:  Large
Found on Beaty Road, Gastonia.
Please call 704-214-3712 to identify.

Siberian Husky (8/23/15)
Found 8/23/15 off Beatty Rd. 
Please call 704-222-3900 to identify.

Maine Coone/Persian Mix (8/17/15)
Gender:  Male (neutered)
Found August 15th.
Please call or text 704-905-9996 to identify.

Pit Mix (8/17/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Chocolate brown with white markings
Size:  ~25 lbs.
She was wearing a thin black nylon collar when found 6/8 in the Hollandale subdivision off North New Hope Road.
Please contact 704-813-3193 to identify.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (8/9/15)
Domestic Medium Hair CatDomestic Medium Hair CatPlease call 704-477-5027 to identify.

Husky (8/6/15)
Gender: Female
Color:  White with crystal blue eyes
Found in the Chapman Pointe apartment complex off of Robinson-Clemmer Rd. in Dallas.
Please contact to identify.

Fox Terrier Mix (7/30/15)
Fox TerrierGender:  Male
Color: Black and white
Found in Belmont in front of South Point High school.
Please contact to identify.

Yorkie Poo Mix (7/30/15)
Yorkie Poo MixGender:  Male
Found 7/29/15 on N. Marrietta Street near Sims Ballpark. No microchip.  He is very malnourished and possibly has a broken tail. 
Please contact to identify.