Lost and Found Pets


Last Updated on October 7 2015 10:52 am

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 10/7: Male wiener dog found on east Jefferson Avenue. Call: 217-821-1054

FOUND 10/6: White well-groomed poodle with collar found in the Green Creek area. Call: 217-663-3461

FOUND 10/6: Approximately eight month old kitten wearing a blue collar. Gray and black in color. Very friendly. Found in Kingwood Subdivision Sunday. Call: 217-343-1897

LOST 10/5: Female black and white dog, has a collar but no tags lost today. Mix like a terrier, very chunky and hyperactive. Lost by old Lampkinland near Watson. Call: 217-690-0682 or 690-0681

FOUND 10/5: Puppy that has terrier or Jack Russell in it around four months old. Very friendly and cute. Found southwest of Wheeler Sunday afternoon. Call: 217-925-5343

 FOUND 9/26: Male multi-colored terrier that is mostly black and white. He was found at the backside of the Village Square Mall. Call: 217-663-8873.

FOUND 9/25: Male Cockatiel. last saw this bird in neighbor's tree Sunday, Sept. 20 but it is staying near our yard which has several bird feeders on North Cleveland in Effingham. If this is your bird, call: 217-342-2458.

FOUND 9/22: Jack Russell Terrier with blue collar. Found near Crystal Club Road in Teutopolis. Call: 217-663-6426

FOUND 9/11:  Female calico kitten, mostly black, four months old. Found south end of 200 block E. Jaycee Avenue. Call: 309-532-1074

FOUND 9/2: Male rat terrier with cloth collar. Found near junior high school in Teutopolis. Call: 217-857-3240

LOST 8/31: Female Australian shepherd, black with white stomach. Has a black collar on. Lost from Mason. Call: 217-821-3269

LOST 8/23: Female Beagle, brown and white wearing an orange collar. Lost between Liss and Wheeler. Call, 217-663-6457

LOST 8/21:  Male, black and white Border Collie mix wearing a camo collar. Goes by name 'Sebastian' Lost near Southside School. Call:  217-848-6097

LOST 8/24: Medium-sized pit/mix dog named Sadie. She is eight years old, white with brown spots and is wearing a pink polka dot collar. Lost on South Third in Effingham. Just moved so she may have gone back to West Douglas home. Call: 217-821-4594

FOUND 8/17: Black, white and brown dog wearing a green collar. Found north of Dieterich on the Montrose/Dieterich blacktop. Call: 217-925-5686

LOST 8/15: Small wiener dog mix from Main Street in Teutopolis. Just moved so he doesn't know home yet. Has a blue collar and a green harness. Call: 217-622-5594

LOST 8/14: Year old male cat, orange tabby whose name is Hal-Cat. No collar. Went missing either late Thursday, Aug. 13 or early Friday, Aug. 14 from Keptown. A reward is being offered for his safe return. Call: 217-343-5789

LOST 8/13: Female Boxer, brown with black face. Her name is Sugar and she has a collar. Lost at Holiday Drive and Maple between Evergreen Park and the hospital. Call: 690-1200

LOST 8/07: Female Chihuahua/Chow mix. Looks like a chihuahua, small, weighs six to seven pounds. Her name is Roxie. Wearing a pink and brown collar. Lost in Teutopolis. Call: 217-342-2249

FOUND 8/07: Female Border Collie, black and brown with white on face, chest, paws and tail. Found south of Watson. Call: 217-536-5245

FOUND 8/03: Male black pit bull, north of Altamont.  Email: stephenst@ymail.com

LOST 7/29: Black and white medium-sized dog. Last seen at a house by Community Park Tuesday. Call: 217-821-1966

LOST 7/27: Male cat, peach and white. He's half grown, very friendly and will answer to kitty-kitty. Think he rode on a vehicle and could be between Teutopolis on Rt. 33 and Altamont fairgrounds on Rt. 40. Call: 217-857-3994

LOST 7/25: A cat, just over a year old, with black stripes and swirls, light tan and grey and with a bent right ear.  Is very friendly and her name is Mila.  Lost near Colonade apartments and Hendelmeyer Park.  Call 217-690-8400

FOUND 7/23: Cat, found this little guy looking for his family. He is declawed and very friendly. Found in Effingham. Call: 217-821-4884

FOUND 7/09: Multi-colored (tan/white) Australian Heeler, found at 8276 E. Rt 40 Effingham. No collar and very friendly. Call: 217-536-8780

LOST 7/09: Black Lab, lost about 5 miles north of the Altamont Blacktop. Call: 618-283-4000

FOUND 7/09: Brown and white tiger cat with a pink and black collar. Very friendly. Found in Stewardson. Call: 217-690-8444