Lost and Found Pets


Last Updated on May 24 2017 2:26 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 5/24: Two beagles, both have orange collars but no tags. Found in the Bishop/Dieterich area. Call: 663-2296

FOUND 5/23: Part pit bull female found on west Richland in Effingham. Does not have a collar. Call: 994-1331

FOUND 5/23: Female dog in Bishop Creek area. She is white with black spots and no collar. She is maybe a year or younger. Call: 217-821-4671

FOUND 5/20: Gray long haired tabby cat (shaved). White nose and mouth area and under chin. Came into garage through pet door during storm. East Mount Vernon Street in Effingham. Call: 217-821-2064

LOST 5/14: Female half Maltese and half Yorkie. Weighs about five pounds. She's a light brown color. Lost from Pelican off Evergreen. Call: 663-0769

FOUND 5/11: Black female terrier, has collar but no ID tag. Found on West Walnut in Teutopolis. Call: 217-254-8788

FOUND 5/11: Big mostly white with black male boxer. Has a collar but no tags. Call: 618-335-1160

FOUND 5/8: Female terrier type dog with pink collar. Found on South Banker Street at Spectrum. Call: 347-0679

FOUND 5/6: Yellow female lab, very friendly with a dog fence collar. Found on Old State Police Station Road. Call: 217-536-6626

LOST 5/6: Alaskan Malamute (black, grey and white) without a collar, named Everest.  Running in the area of Willow and Grove in Effingham.  Owner resides at 701 S. Willow St. in Effingham


FOUND 5/5: Two male dogs, both running together. Have collars on both dogs but no name tags. One light brown/sandy color, the other grey/brown. Found around the Community Park neighborhood on Norwood Avenue. Call: 217-994-6790

FOUND 5/4: Younger black lab found at Farm Credit on Route 40 between Teutopolis and Effingham. He has a shock collar and a regular collar but no tags. Very friendly. Call: 857-6450

FOUND 4/23: Brown Dachshund dog with collar, running loose north of St. Johns Church (Jefferson St.) in Effingham 

LOST 4/21: Female German Shepherd, black and tan, wearing a collar. She's skittish. Lost in Watson/Mason area. Call: 217-205-4108

FOUND 4/21: White dog, pink collar, bandana. Found by the Equity in Effingham. Call: 217-343-3575

FOUND 4/18: Tame rabbit, mostly black with brown. Has been in the parking area at Dr. Fonner's office, 100 Greenview Drive.

FOUND 4/11: Older brown wiener dog. Found on Penguin Street in Effingham. Call: 217-690-9208

FOUND 4/5: Female terrier found in Teutopolis. Looks to be 5-7 years old, black and tan with a blue collar. Call: 217-317-0153

FOUND 4/2: Male dog, white. Has two collars on, one looks like a shock collar. Found in the Bishop area, south of Highway 33 on 2000th Street. Call: 217-663-7949

LOST 3/29: Four-year-old female cat, spayed and declawed. torteiseshell, orange and black. Has been missing a week from downtown Effingham area. Wearing a pink collar. $100 reward. Call: 217-663-3746

FOUND 3/21: Male dog, white with tan markings, possibly a pointer mix. No collar. Found north of Park Hills along Willenborg Street. Call: 217-821-1246

FOUND 3/18: Male small dog on Mulberry between the hospital and the Health Department. He is all black with white feet and has white on his chest and muzzle. He is wearing a red collar with a broken chain attached. Call: 309-532-1074


 FOUND 3/14: Orange cat with white markings. Found near Village Square Mall. Call: 618-279-1358.



LOST 3/9: Yellow Lab wearing a brown collar with the owner's name and number on it. His name is Remington and he is very friendly. Lost from the Sigel area. Call: 217-240-0708

FOUND 3/9: Young German Shepherd Dog with red collar found at St. Francis Church. Call: 857-6404, extension 235

FOUND 2/27: Grey and white female cat. Very friendly and wants to come in the house and be loved. No collar. Showed up around December or early January. Found at end of South First Street , just off Route 33 and close to Wabash Avenue. Call: 342-3131


LOST 2/21: Brown, black and white dog. His name is Rizzo and he slipped out of his collar in Watson. Call: 217-821-0312

LOST 2/15: Two dogs, one black and white Jack Russell terrier pup about six months old will come to name Heidi and has a light blue collar and a docked tail. Other dog is lab mix pup, roughly four months old, tan with ears that fold over. Also has a docked tail and answers to Doc. Lost near land fill on Route 33. Call: 217-821-9632


FOUND 2/14: Yellow and white male cat about six months old. Very friendly. Not neutered. Appears in good condition. Found at the corner of Franklin Street and Mulberry Street in Effingham. Wanted in the garage to be warm and fed. Call: 217-663-3876


LOST 2/05: Blue brindle male pit bull with white chest named Gunthar. Weighs 55 pounds, microchipped. Lost on Highway 45 south of Effingham, ¼ mile north of Mason/Eberle road by mile marker No. 4. Call: 217-690-9663

FOUND 2/03: Male cat found at Altamont High School. Dark blcak striped has a yellow collar and a bell. Call: 618-483-6193

FOUND 1/30: Orange/white male cat found south side of Lake Sara. Call: 217-868-2233

LOST 1/25: Male Siamese cat, white with black face. He got out last night on Wernsing Street. Has a white and reflective silver collar. Call: 217-663-2705

FOUND 01/16: Male white and tan beagle found on Dutch Lane near Heartville. Very friendly. Has old collar on, no tag. Call: 217-690-5766

FOUND 01/13: Small female dog wearing a black and gold collar.  Found along Highway 37 south of Mason. Call: 217-663-5578



LOST 01/11: Black and grey, one year Pyredoodle. Her name is Christy, collar found on floor. Really friendly. Lost from Rollin Hills Subdivision. Call: 217-721-5972

LOST 01/09: Male black beagle, name is on collar, Lost West of Elliotstown. Call: 217-739-2530

FOUND 01/05: Cat with mixed colors, long hair around chin. Has been coming to house at Diane Court in Effingham and eating for three to four weeks. Call: 342-3873.

LOST 01/03: Two beagle dogs, no collars. Tri-colored adult beagles, tall male and short female. Lost near Montrose January 1 after 1 p.m. Call: 217-821-4279