Lost and Found Pets


Last Updated on April 27 2015 1:34 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. 

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


FOUND 4/26: Black Lab with a thick red collar. Very friendly, listens to commands. Found northeast of Beecher City, approximately three miles south of Mode. Call: 217-690-5865

LOST 04/26: Black and white male cat, 4 years old. Lost from West side of Effingham. There is a reward for his return. Call: 347-2277

LOST 04/26: Teacup Yorkie, female, lost in B&B Subdivision in Effingham. Call: 217-994-9063

LOST 04/23: Female miniature Australian Shepherd named Sugar. Reddish brown in color with one blue eye and one brown eye. Lost from Sigel area. Is wearing a black collar but no tags. Call: 217-821-3854

LOST 04/17:  A small white and tan shih tzu named Haley. Was wearing a brown leather collar. Lost near Teutopolis Jr. High. Call: 217-663-0766 or 217-663-5045

LOST 04/17: Small beagle/terrier mix named Papper. He is chipped. Lost 1.7 miles south of Highway 33 on the Elliotstown Road. Call: 217-857-3628

LOST 04/09: Long-haired black lab named Neco. Does not have a collar. He is nine years old and is friendly. Lost from Jackson Township, just west of the Jackson Township Baptist Church about six miles down Funkhouser road and then west of Boggsville. Call: 217-343-3153

LOST 04/09: Boss's dog Zoey was lost while dogsitting. Female last seen headed northbound down the interstate exit off Fayette on the southbound side. Somewhere in the area of Flying J or TA Truckstop but could have continued further. Will pay $100 reward for her safe return. Call: 217-821-8742

LOST: 04/09: Pit/Boxer Blue Heeler/German Shepard Mix, pretty much colored like a German shepard w brown head (photo below). She is about 30 lbs. Very friendly, Her Name is Sweetheart (answers to girly as well). Lost near The Orchard in Effingham. Call 217-264-1412

FOUND 04/05: Light Chocolate Lab wearing a Southern Illinois saluki collar. One mile north of Teutopolis. Call: 273-6750

LOST 04/05: A tan male Chihuahua with white on his face named Yoshi, not wearing a collar.  Lost on West Virginia, near the offices of Dr. Nayak.  Call: 217-690-9588

LOST 04/05: A tan female pit bull named Brandi. She was wearing a pink collar.  Lost on West Virginia, near the offices of Dr. Nayak.  Call: 217-690-9588

FOUND 04/03:There is a lost dog on the frontage road near the cemetery at Teutopolis. It's a black lab with a red collar on. The dog is lost and confused. If anyone is looking for their dog, it's on the frontage road.