Lost and Found Pets


Last Updated on April 23 2014 12:48 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 and posted by our staff.

LOST 5/23: Red Merle, miniature Australian Shepherd. One blue eye. She is very small for a miniature Australian shepherd. Lost on Funkhouser Road, south of the overpass. Been missing since April 12. Call: 312-339-6863

LOST 5/22: Male black and tan bloodhound wearing a collar. Very friendly. May be walking with a limp. Thirteen months old and very big. Lost Sunday south of Funkhouser. Call: 821-0910 or 821-3282

LOST 4/22: Grey striped female cat with a white belly, feet and paws. Has no front claws. Last seen north of the hospital Monday. Call: 217-821-5985

FOUND 4/21: Female, between small and medium-sized dog, white with black on head, butt and tail. Has no collar. Very lovable. Found southeast of Mason in the country. Phone 618-238-9103

LOST 4/21: Black lab/boxer mix. Looks like a lab. Has white patch on her chest. Should have a brown collar with diamonds on it. Lost on National Avenue in Effingham. If found text 217-853-4586

FOUND 4/17: Miniature Pincher black and brown male, no collar.  Found in Watson. Call: 217-536-6998

LOST 4/14: Fox hound, thin, energetic. Brown, black and white with two orange collars. Lost south of Funkhouser but may have traveled several miles in any direction as he is a tracking dog and loves to run. Call: 217-663-5124

FOUND 4/14: Black and white female cat, no collar. Found in WalMart parking lot by the gas station. Email: haileysmom30@yahoo.com

LOST 4/14: Female Shih Tzu, creamy white. She is spayed. Got away December 25 from Mattoon. Report of her being picked up Dec. 29 and report she may be with an older couple who lives in or close to the Stewardson, Strasburg area. $1,000 reward for her return or information leading to her location. No questions asked for her return. Call: 217-273-2976

FOUND 4/09: A blonde, curly-haired female dog was found near Lake Sara.  It was wearing a green scarf and a shock collar.  Call:  240-6246

FOUND 4/09: About six month old male puppy, looks like full-blooded black lab with a white Z mark on chest. Found 4.5 miles north on Montrose blacktop and one mile East. Call: 618-694-8728 or 217-844-4416

FOUND 4/09: Black, medium height, female Lab mix. Found North side of Teutopolis. Call: 217-857-3871

FOUND 4/08: Female longhaired chihuahua rescued off Keller Drive overpass. Has a pink collar. The dog is now at 

LOST 4/07: Tan chihuahua with white paws. Has a blueish collar. Lost on northeast part of Altamont just east of Wright mansion. Call: 217-690-5591

FOUND 4/07: Medium-large black male dog near Effingham Truck Sales. Call: 217-821-6529

FOUND 4/02: Two male dogs, a tan boxer and a chocolate lab. Lab has collar with no tags. Found east side of Altamont in East Meadows. Call: 217-821-5983