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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.



Walker (6/30/15)
WalkerWalkerGender:  Male
Color:  Tri-color
Name is Bones.
Please contact 704-648-4862 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/30/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Age:  11 weeks
Color:  Beige tabby
Lost on Ashebrook Park Rd., Dallas.
Please contact 704-747-5636 or if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/29/15)
Gender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Solid black
Age:  1-2 years
Named Squeaky.  Has a clipped left ear and long teeth.  His fur is thin at his ears and underbelly in the summer.  Last seen 6/26/15 wearing a green collar with tags on Barrington Dr. in Dutchmans Meadow Subdivision off Sandy Ford Drive in Mount Holly.
2015-06-29 Squeaky
Please contact 704-465-7449, 704-433-6915 or CONNIESTANLEY1969@GMAIL.COM to identify.

Collie (6/29/15)
CollieGender: Male
Color:  Predominately white with some blue and blue eyes
Named Jake.  Lost near Willow Pond/Fewell Road near Lake Wylie/Gastonia during storms.  He just recently had his hair shaved.
Please call 803-831-5999 if found.

Australian Cattle Dog (6/29/15)
Australian Cattle DogAustralia Cattle DogGender: Male
Color:  Black and gray
Age:  6 years
Named Silas.  He has a bad hip and is microchipped.Missing from Hillside Dr., Dallas.
Please contact 704-913-2741 if found.

German Shepherd (6/25/15)

German ShepherdGender:  Male
Color:  Solid white
Age:  18 years
Missing since 6-24-15 from Chapel Grove Area. His name is Lenk.  He escaped from fenced yard because the thunder frightened him. He has hip problems and sometimes it's hard for him to stand after sitting.
If found, please contact 704-215-5048.

Golden Retriever
Gender:  Female
Age:  12 1/2 years
Size:  Tall and skinny
Missing since Monday, June 22 near Salem Church Rd. in Lincolnton but has been seen Gaston County.  She has lost a lot of weight recently due to being sick.  She is very white around the eyes.  She was wearing a red collar when lost.  Answers to Molly. 
If seen, please contact 704-472-5977. 

Yorkie (6/24/15)
YorkieYorkieGender:  Male (neutered)
Age:  1 year 2 months
Named Milo. His microchip number is 985112003970415.
Please call 704-524-6650 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/23/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Black and white
Named Bob. He was wearing a black and silver collar with a bell on it as well as his name tag. Lost in area of Gastonia off Hoffman Road.
Please contact 704-860-5087 or 704-506-8032 if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (6/22/15)
Domestic Long Hair CatGender:  Female
Age:  ~ 10 years
Named Morgan.  She is declawed and has only ever been inside.  Missing from Main Street, Lowell since 6/17/2015.
Please contact 704-879-4403 if found.

Lab Mix (6/17/15)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Solid black
Age:  1 1/2 years
Last seen Monday, June15, 2015 off of Horsely Road at South Point Baptist Church in Belmont. He was wearing a blue harness but his rabies tag had been pulled off.  Answers to Jack.
Please contact or 704-902-6161 if found.. 

Domestic Long Hair Cat (6/16/15)
Domestic Long Hair CatDomestic Long Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Orange with yellow eyes
Named Orange Buddy. 
Please call 704-629-2054 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/15/15)

Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Male
Color: Orange with stripes
Named Sherk. He was wearing a black collar with white skulls on it and with a bell. Lost Saturday, June 13 from Linwood and Cherry Park area.
Please contact 980-422-1233, 704-671-4023 or if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/15/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Male
Color:  Black and white
Named Hatchi.  Lost in Mount Holly, Autumn Woods neighborhood, Ashton Bluff Circle.  We are new to the area.
Please contact 585-978-6836 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/12/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Female
Color:  White cat with blue eyes
Named Snowball.  She was wearing collar and tags when lost in area of Crowders View Neighborhood.
Please call 704-685-5455 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/11/15)
Color:  Orange/tan tabby
Age:  1 year
Was wearing a light blue collar when lost in area of Lake Wylie, Belmont.
Please contact 304-777-7886 or if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/10/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Male (not neutered)
Color:  Orange tabby
Age:  ~1 year
Answers to Poppy or Popcorn.  Missing since June 5 from Cramerton McAdenville area.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/8/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Tuxedo (black with white paws and chest), has a white spot/splotch above mouth
Named Merrily.  Missing since Friday, June 5th in the Autumn Acres neighborhood (off Titman Rd. near S. New Hope Road).
If seen or found, please call 704-577-1475 or 704-214-4704.

Mixed Breed Dog (6/2/15)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Blonde
Age:  2 years
Named Browine.  He has long hair, mainly around ears, tail, and legs. He also looks like he has film on his eyes.  Missing since 5/27/15 from Kings Mountain area. 
If found, please contact

3 Chihuahuas (6/2/15)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Tan and brown
2015-06-02 Chihuahuas
Please contact 704-675-1395 or if found.

2 Beagles (6/1/15)
Color:  Brown and white
Missing from Essen Lane, Gastonia.  They were wearing collars with identification when lost.
Please contact 704-865-9226 if found.

Australian Shepherd (6/1/15)
Australian ShepherdAustralian ShepherdGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Gray and white
Age:  10 years
Missing since 4/22/15.  Avid microchip # 086-787-029.
Please contact 704-923-5557 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (6/1/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Female (spayed)
Color:  Light gray with bits of a cream mixed in, green eyes
Age:  2-3 years
She has very long nails and whiskers. One of her whiskers was bent. She has a peculiar soft meow. Last seen 5/26/15 in area of Creekside Trailer park in Bessemer City.
Please contact 704-500-6430 if found.



Jack Russell Terrier (6/30/15)
Jack Russell TerrierGender:  Male
Color:  White with brown spots
Found June 29, 2015 in the Gardner Park area of Gastonia. He had a blue collar on, but no tags. Very sweet and seems like he has been an inside dog.
Please contact to identify.

German Shepherd (6/29/15)
German ShepherdColor: White
Found 6/28/15 In Belmont.
Please contact to identify.

Beagle Mix (6/29/15)
Beagle MixColor:  Brown and white
Found on Quiet Waters in Belmont.
Please contact if found.


2 Mixed Breed Dogs (6/23/15)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogsGender: Both male
Both with collars and traveling together on South New Hope Road near Bi-Lo and Sonic.
Please contact 704-678-5844 to identify.

Pit Bull Mix (6/17/15)
Pit Bull MixGender:  Male
Found 6/16/15 in Cherryville at the intersection of Ballard and Styers Street.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (6/15/15)
Mixed Breed DogFound 6/13/15 wearing a black choker collar on Blacksnake Road in Stanley. Was . No tags or  microchip.
Please call 704-281-7822 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (6/15/15)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Brown
Found 6/13/15 in Spencer Mtn.
Please contact to identify.

Parakeet (6/12/15)
ParakeetColor:  Blue
Found June 11 on Terra Drive in Gastonia. Very friendly and well taken care of. No tag on the ankle.
Please contact 330-464-6872 or to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (6/12/15)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogFound 6/10/15 on South Central Ave in Belmont in front of Handy Pantry gas station.  Has camo style collar but no tags.
Please contact to identify.

Hound Mix (6/5/15)
HoundHoundGender:  Female
Color:  Light brown with speckled paws and chest
Age:  Young
Found 6/2/15 on Fancy Hill Road in Dallas.  She looks to have had pups within the past few months.
Please contact 704-648-4955 or to identify. Leave a voice mail if no answer.

Mixed Breed Dog (6/1/15)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Brindle & white
Size:  Small
Found 5/31/15 in Mt. Holly.
Please contact to identify.

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