Lost and Found Pets


Last Updated on June 27 2016 4:29 pm

Welcome to our Lost and Found Pets Section! We put many lost and found pets on the radio every day for our listeners, and post each of them here as well. We know you love your pets, and we're happy to provide this free, local service to help you get your extra family members back!

If you live in Effingham County, Animal Control may have picked up your animal. It's always a good idea to check with them before submitting it to us. They're available Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at 347-5695. This is especially important if the animal has been micro-chipped.

When submitting a lost or found animal to us, please don't forget to include where you lost or found it, and any details like whether or not it has a collar on; something that will help the owner identify it!


CLICK HERE to submit a lost or found animal online to us! You may also include a photo in your submission.

Submissions do not automatically appear. They are reviewed, edited and posted by our staff.

FOUND 6/27: Dark grey tiger striped pattern kitten with gold/yellow eyes, approximately 3 months old, no collar or microchip, has its claws.  Found near Bliss Park in Effingham.  Call:  217-690-2041

LOST 6/22: A male Yorkie with a mostly brown face, very tiny, approximately 5 pounds. Lost near Kaygay/Enterprise area. Call: 618-240-4904

LOST 6/22: A Black Lab mix and a Coon Hound mix both lost near Bliss Park. Call: 217-663-3189

LOST 6/21: Molly, 12 year old miniature Schnauzer lost from Katrina Estates Subdivision, near the Kluthe Pool and Workman Sports Complex. She has cataracts and only two teeth. She got out of the backyard fence. Call: Pat at 254-7592 or Mike at 254-5707

LOST 6/17: Small white dog named Prince. Lost from South Third Street in Effingham. Call: 361-688-0392

LOST 6/12: A medium size Blue Nose Pit female named Chevelle that is 8 months old and is very friendly. She is tan with white on her face, under her belly on the tip of her tail and on her paws. She was last seen June 11 at 2707 South 3rd Street in Altamont. She broke the ring off of her collar, and may have lost her entire collar as well. Call: 217-994-8192

LOST 6/07: A medium-large sized female dog named Sally, has light blonde fur, not wearing a collar. Last seen June 4 on N. 1600th St. near the old police station road. Call: 217-821-0686

LOST 6/06: Black Angus bottle calf lost two miles north and two miles east of Gila. Call: 217-433-1274

LOST 6/04: Lost dog. Missy is a little red healer, lost near the TA Truck Stop, wearing a pink vest. Call: 210 574 4298

FOUND 6/02: Gray female short-haired dog with collar but no tags. Very friendly. Found on South Fourth Street in Effingham. Call: 618-279-1358

LOST 5/30: White Spitz puppy lost two miles east of Stewardson, last seen one mile east of Stewardson. Totally white with a purple collar. Her name is Lucy. Call: 217-682-3856

FOUND 5/26: Small black and white cat, very friendly. East of Mason. Call: 618-579-9038

LOST 5/16: Basset/beagle mix male. Name is Oscar. Last seen in the Heartville/Watson area. He has brown, black markings, has spots on his hind quarters that resemble markings of a heeler breed. Has collar on and is microchipped. Call: 217-821-8644

FOUND 5/16: Black lab, no collar. Found on South Fourth Street. Call: 217-246-2622

LOST 5/13: Male beagle with orange collar named Spotty. Lost east of Heartville off Police Station Road. Call: 217-536-9563

FOUND 5/13: Male Coonhound, mostly black with a little brown. No collar. Found north and west of Elliottstown. Call 217-536-6555

LOST 5/12: Blood Pomeranian named Elsa. Has a collar on and is microchipped. Lost from behind the hospital. Call: 217-690-3787

FOUND 5/11: Small white bunny rabbit. Call K&M Floral at 347-7223

FOUND 5/6: A very friendly black and white cat, found near Community Park Friday night. Call 342-6917 or 690-6741

LOST 5/6: Brown brindle male dog wearing a light green collar, goes by the name 'Joe'. Lost North East of Montrose. Call: 217-994-6866

LOST 4/25: Black chihuahua with a grey face wearing a green collar. Answers to the name Swilley. Lost near Coon Creek Estates in Altamont, last seen in East Meadows on Sunday 4/24. Call: 217-690-3608

FOUND 4/25: Approximately 10 week old puppy. Black/brown, some kind of wiener dog mix. Very tiny and friendly. Found in Green Creek on 1400th Avenue. Call: 217-663-3461

FOUND 4/23: Small male grey and black in color found at TNT Recycling in Effingham. Call: 217-342-3043

LOST 4/21: Medium-sized reddish-brown female dog named Lucy. She is around 20 pounds and will have a black shock collar on. She has a white patch on her chest and chin and a large black scar on her left side. Missing from the south end of town on Mount Vernon Avenue. Call: 217-663-5462