Lost and Found Pets


Last Updated on April 25 2016 4:32 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. 


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

FOUND 4/19: Horse, brown female, found north of Altamont. Call: 618-483-6219

LOST 4/19: Male Shepherd-Mix, shaved. Has two collars on with name and information. Lost on TREC Trail. Call: 217-821-2562

LOST 4/18: Toby was taken from his home in Green Creek the morning of April 18. If you have any information, contact Carol at 217-342-2295

FOUND 04/10: Basset Hound close to 32-33 Junction. Call: 217-868-2839

LOST 04/03: A black and brown beagle dog, named Daisy. Last seen at the East end of Evergreen.  Call 217-821-7038

FOUND 04/02: Black & gray cat with a very short tail. Found by Daylight Donuts, Call: 217-521-4109

FOUND 04/02: A tan Collie mix female dog.  Found on North Washington in Teutopolis.  Call: 217-821-0885

FOUND 03/31: Two dogs, German Shepherd and Beagle mix found on Eiche by dog pound. Call: 821-9180

LOST 03/25: Medium-sized male dog, black and brown and a little grey keeshond mixed breed lost in Watson. A hundred dollar reward. If found bring him to 102 1/2 Southwest Street in Watson or call: 217-663-6423

FOUND 03/21: Two found dogs, one beagle and one German Shepherd. Found on 1350th Avenue, Teutopolis. Both wearing shock collars. Call: 217-857-3387

LOST 03/21:  Lost female cat, one and a half years old, mostly black with some dark gray.  Lost along Santa Barbara Street in Effingham. Been missing since Saturday morning. Call:  217-994-9290

LOST 03/21: Lost female cat, light brown tortoise shell with black on her. Last seen at house by golf course. Been missing for one week. Someone took her last year and she was found in Louisville. Call: 618-780-0037

LOST 03/18: Taken from her pen Thursday, Mya a full-blooded pitbull, less than a year old. White with brownish black spot on right eye and spot on her rear by her tail. Numerous small spots on her body. She has a small sore on her belly from surgery. Taken from Moccasin Road near the railroad tracks. Orange collar, tags and a bell. Call: 217-690-7196

LOST 03/18: White female ferret. She is friendly. Ferrets like to go in tunnels, warm places and like to hide. Please help. Lost from East St. Louis Avenue in Effingham by Community Park. Call: 217-821-6165

FOUND 03/18: Tortoise shell female adult cat. Found on South Banker in Effingham near Eiche. Cat had been hit but is okay. Call: 217-821-9271

LOST 03/15: A baby goat lost between Effingham and Altamont on Route 40, one mile north of the auction barn.  Call: 217-821-6565

FOUND 03/15: Three-legged female dog, around 25 pounds, found along Keller Drive. Mostly black with black, tan and white on face and white socks. Call: Effingham Vet Clinic at 342-9793

LOST 3/08: Female black and brown Doberman. Has a pink and purple leopard collar on. Lost by St. Anthony Grade School. Call: 217-663-4879

LOST 3/07: Black 2-year-old German Shepherd, has tan on his legs and small white patch on his chest. No collar. Lost off Highway 30 in Effingham County Friday evening/Saturday morning. Call: 912-663-3853

LOST 3/07: Male Husky, about two years old. Has a brown collar. Lost from the Green Creek area. Call: 844-2476

FOUND 3/07: Dark brown-black pit bull with collar. Found around Evergreen Park. Call: 821-4682

FOUND 3/04: White female Maltese puppy, maybe around eight weeks old. No collar. Found south of Effingham along the Funkhouser Road. Call: Betty Smith at 857-3166 after 8 a.m.

LOST 2/29: Two dogs, blue and white and red leash. Both female Brindle Boxer/Shepherd mix. Call: 994-6112

LOST 2/23: Cat, black & grey, white on the bottom half. One ear is clipped. Lost in the area of Homewood Subdivision/Al's Tire Mart. Call: 217-994-9224

LOST 2/23: Male Siberian Husky wearing a brown leather collar.  Lost east of the Midway Tavern.  Call: 217-994-3014

LOST 2/20: Black long-haired Dachshund with brown on chest and butt. Goes by Chip. Wearing a blue collar with Effingham Co. rabies tag, no name tag. He is microchipped. He has seizures and requires seizure meds twice daily. Lost northeast of Teutopolis, 1950th Street. Call: 217-690-6778

FOUND 2/20: Black Lab mix with little white on the paws and white patch on face and chest. Found in Bishop Creek sitting on the road. Wearing an older blue collar, no tags. Male looks to be fixed, 30-40 pounds.  Friendly but scared. Call: 217-663-0248