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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


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.

Cat (11/17/14)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Mainly white with some gray spots
Named Sumba Boo- Boo Shields.  Has scar on nose and was wearing a blue Cheetah collar when lost a week and a half ago.
If found, please contact 704-858-2027.

Shih-Tzu (11/13/14)
Gender:  Male
Color:  White with brown spots
Age:  5 years
Missing since November 12 from Myrtle School Road area of Gastonia.
Please call 704-671-8673 if found.

Maine Coone Mix (11/10/14)
Maine Coone MixMaine Coone MixGender: Male
Color: Orange with a cream tipped tail
Named Orange Buddy.  Declawed front and back paws. He was wearing a purple flea collar with a pink heart tag when lost in area of North 9th Street, Bessemer City at the intersection of East Main.
Please call 704-629-2054 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/10/14)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Orange tiger striped with yellow eye brows
Age:  17 months old
Name is Mandy.  He is altered and chipped. Missing from Auten Road, Gastonia since October 27, 2014.  $100.00 REWARD.
Please call 704-787-0119 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/4/14)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Female
Color: Brown with black stripes, white on feet, belly, and chest
Lost in the Stanley-Lucia area.  Named Sabrina.
Please call 704-263-8762 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/34/14)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Brown and gray with white on chin and neck
Lost in the Cramerwoods subdivision on Halloween night.
Please call 704 524 5427 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/3/14)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Yellow tabby with white on chest and around face, pink nose
Age:  10 years
Front claws declawed.  Name Tobias. Lost on Oct. 28 in Belmont. 
Please call 704-884-1046 if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (10/31/14)
Domestic Long Hair CatColor:  Calico
Named Bella.  Lost in area of Mariposa Rd. in Stanley.
If found, please contact 704-648-9983 or 704- 369-4266.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/28/14)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Black and white (cow spots)
Age:  16 years
Named Starla.  Missing since 10/25/14 from area off of Freedom Mill Rd. near Crowders Mountain and near Chapel Grove. She is NOT used to being outside, is thin. and prone to seizures.
Please contact 704-349-8239 or if found.



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.

Pit Bull (11/18/14)
Pit BullGender:  Male
Found by Firestone Mill in Gastonia.
Please contact to identify.

Shepherd Mix (11/18/14)
Gender: Male
Color:  White with black on back
Age:  Less than 1 year
Found in Crouse on Gaston County line.
Please contact to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/17/14)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Orange
Found mid-August off of River Drive near Catawba St. in Belmont.  He has all his claws.
Please call 704-608-3077 to claim.

Lab Mix (11/17/14)
Lab MixGender:  Male
Color:  Black with white beard and white patch chest
Age:  9-12 months
Size:  25 lbs.
Lost in area of Forest Hills neighborhood, South Street and 10th Avenue.
Please contact  or 704-616-0375 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/12/14)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Questionably female
Found in York Chester Neighborhood, Gastonia around November 6 or 7th. 
Please call 704-905-9996 to identify.

2 Mixed Breed Dogs (11/11/14)
Color: White
Size:  Small
They are fluffy and look almost identical with a tail that curls up.  Very friendly and wearing blue collars.  They are in the neighborhood on Stagecoach Rd. off Davis Park Road in Gastonia (about a mile from H.H. Beam school).

Mixed Breed Dog (11/11/14)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Black body and light brown feet
Size:  Small
Well groomed.  More friendly toward women then men.  No collar.
Please contact 803-979-5180 to identify.

Lab (11/10/14)
LabGender:  Female
Color:  Chocolate
Age:  vet estimate ~5 years
Has docked tail. Found at North Belmont Park on Hickory Grove Rd., Gastonia. Taken to animal hospital as it appears she was hit by a car (vet estimates 2-3 days ago). No broken legs, but bruised and banged up. No microchip or collar, but fur indention indicates she usually has a collar on. She is well fed (a bit over weight per vet scale).
Please call 704-726-6429 to identify.

Chow/Lab Mix (10/30/14)
Chow/Lab MixChow/Lab MixGender:  Male (not neutered)
Found Saturday, 10/25/14 at the West Gastonia Wal-Mart grocery entrance.  Wearing red collar. No tags. No microchip.
Please contact 980-329-1848 to claim.

Mixed Breed Dog (10/30/14)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogColor:  White with some tan spots
Age:  ~ 1 year
Size:  ~ 50 lbs.
Found in Mount Holly near Westland Farms Rd. & Lane Rd. Very sweet disposition.
Please call  336-817-8857 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (10/30/14)
Mixed Breed DogFound on Cloninger Road.  Wearing collar, but no name.
Please call 704-747-3156 to identify.

Pit Bull Mix (10/27/14)
Gender: Female
Color:  White with one brown ear
Age:  Young (not 1 year but not a small puppy)
Was wearing a collar when found 10/23/14 on Puetts Chapel Road in Bessemer City.
Please contact 704-819-1391 or 704-524-8291 to identify.