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Lost Dog Axel
Lost Dog Axel

September 3, 2015. I am hoping you can help us find Axel. He is a 5 month old unregistered great pyr, wearing a red collar, who was last seen at our home on the front porch at 788 Arbra Mountain Way, Yellowtop, Bostic/Sunshine. He is the brother of 2 of my other Pyrenees. One is from the same litter and looks identical to him. The other is 2 months older; same dad, different mom, same breeder. They dig out from under the fence, which has been repaired countless times. All 3 went missing last Thursday, in the night they were in the fenced area, in the morning all 3 were gone. I found one, the identical brother, that same day about 5 pm near the road a few blocks down my street. The older one came home the next night. Axel remains lost. I have posted a $1000 reward. He weighs 50 lbs, pure white, male; 321-287-5335; drmarilynlajoie@gmail.com Please help us.
Marilyn Lajoie

Missing Dogs

July 29, 2015. Last seen on Carolina Paradise rd (off of Maple Creek), last night while I was away. Both have collars. Ike (black lab mix) is about three years old and Leila (brown hound mix) is about two years old. Last seen around 10pm last night (7/28/15). 

Matthew Ostrander
111 Carolina Paradise, Rutherfordton

Thank you! 


Lost Chihuahua: Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell Tinkerbell

June 19, 2015.  Tinkerbell is a small female Chihuahua, 5 years old. She was last seen near Meadow Brook golf course in NC.
Our phone number is 864-706-0725
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Lost Cat: Blackjack

May 29, 2015. Black Jack, white tip on his tail, will be 5 years old next month. Neutered  male, Shiloh Rd. Forest City, Near the Shiloh Drop In Store. Please Call 447-0294


Lost Cat

Lost Kitty

March 21, 2015. Grey and white male cat missing from Oakland Road, Forest city (near Sunset Memorial Road).  If you find him, please call 828-447-6563 or email tinglecda@yahoo.com  Thank you.




Lost Cat in Ellenboro
Lost Cat

February 13, 2015. Gray and white long haired female missing from Middle Street area in Ellenboro, NC.  She has been spayed and is approximately 10 years old.  She is not wearing a collar as it was found in the yard.  Please call if found.  704-460-3743



Lost Dog: Snowball





What to do to find your pet:

If you have lost a pet in Rutherford County, the best thing you can do is to get the word out in a hurry. If you have a picture of your pet, make flyers with large print of pet's name, identifying marks or characteristics. Include the date and place your pet was last seen. Put them in places like the stores and Post Office near you. Post them at street corners. Call the local vets and describe your pet to them and then take posters for the veterinary offices. Check your flyers regularly to be sure they are still where you placed them and that they remain in good condition.

If you wish to have us post information about your pet, please tell us the pet's name, breed, age, sex, size, where last seen, any other identifying information, your phone number and email address; and attach any photos. Send this in an email to catlady199@yahoo.com.


Advertise in the Lost and Found column of The Daily Courier and Rutherford Weekly.

Borrow a humane trap if your pet has been sited in a certain area. Check the trap frequently and keep fresh food in the trap. 

Also, post your pet on http://lostpetswnc.org and http://www.pets911.com/index.php


Foothills Veterinary Clinic Phone # 828-248-2168

Hinkle's Pet Hospital Phone # 828-287-5899

Rutherford Veterinary Hospital Phone # 828-286-9335

Thunder Road Animal Hospital Phone # 828-286-0033

Tri-City Animal Clinic, Phone # 828-286-2326

Bonnie Brae Veterinary Hospital, Phone # 828-894-6064

Contact these agencies where your pet might end up; and have them be watching for your lost pet.

Rutherford County Humane Society: Use "contact us" on this website or
Phone # 286-0222

Rutherford County Animal Control: http://rutherfordcountync.gov/animalshelter
Phone # 287-6025

Hendersonville Humane Society: http://www.the-aarc.com/
Phone # 828-685-7107

Henderson County Animal Control: http://www.henderson.lib.nc.us/county/animals/
Phone # 828-697-4723

Polk County, Foothills Humane Society Shelter: http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/Foothills_Humane_Society_rId3717_rS_pC.html
Phone # 828-863-4444

Cleveland County Humane Society: http://members.petfinder.org/~NC383/index.html
Phone # 704-487-4041

McDowell County Humane Society: Phone # 828-724-1980

Foothills Humane Society - 989 Little Mountain Road • Columbus, NC 28722 • Phone: (828) 863-4444 • FAX (828) 863-2122

And don't lose hope. 


The Rutherford County Humane Society allows individuals and organizations to post links, advertisements, and other information on our website as a courtesy.  The  Rutherford County Humane Society does not assume responsibility for any such postings or their interpretation.  The individual or organization posting information or a link is wholly responsible for its content, accuracy, and security.


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