Lost and Found Pets


Last Updated on July 25 2018 2:35 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!

If your dog or cat has been found and is on our website, please phone or email us so we can take it off the website and not continue to announce it on the radio.


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.


LOST 7/25: Yellow, long-haired cat. Weighs eight pounds. Freshly neutered. Slipped out on the way home from surgery. Wearing a blue harness and has a red leash. Lost two miles north of Montrose. Call: 217-343-2528



LOST 7/24: Male Blue Heeler with a red shock collar. His name is Diesel and he went missing July 21 in the Green Creek area, two miles north of Effingham. He is very friendly. Call: 217-663-0163

LOST 7/20: Male, part Yorkie, part Maltese white dog. Very friendly. Call: 217-474-3376

LOST 7/14: Lola, a fouth month old Chawaw puppy weighs about 3/4 pounds, black with light brown and white on face and paws, white on chest and neck. Lost from 204 E. Wernsing Ave. in Effingham, south side of town off Third Street by dog pound, a few blocks north of the back of the mall. Call: 618-310-5639

FOUND 7/13: Blonde and brown Pomeranian. Found at Extension Center, 1209 Wenthe Drive. Call: 347-7773

FOUND 7/10: A puppy with a collar but no tags is running around in the neighborhood of North Main

LOST 7/4: Blonde Shitzu-Poodle Mix named Grace. Has a collar but no tag. Lost near South First Street. Call: 217-994-3364

LOST 7/2: Tan eight-month-old pitbull with a camouflage collar on. His name is Tater and he was last seen a mile north of Dieterich near the highway Saturday. Call: 217-663-2129

 LOST 6/28 -- Male neutered Tabby cat. Last seen Tuesday afternoon southwest of Lake Sara, west of the Norris Electric sub-station. Had an orange collar on. Call: 217-690-0340



LOST 6/27 -- Kaine, a grey and white-faced pitbbull with small scar on his right eye and Zues, grey with white chest pitbull. Both wearing camouflage collars. Last seen in St. Elmo by interstate road. Call: 618-704-4432

FOUND 6/27 – Brown and white male Huskey found running around downtown Effingham. No collar. Call: 240-5496


LOST 6/21 -- Female medium built lab terrier mix. Black with white on her chest and some on her paws with brownish tones on her paws as well. Black and white nails. She has brown buggy eyes. She's very well mannered and misses home. No tags but a red collar. Went missing June 21 by Illinois apartments in Effingham. Call: 693-8576

 LOST 6/18 – Lost, small, 1 year old, male kitten. grey and white with pink nose. Very sweet but shy. His name is Tux. Lost in the area east of St. Anthony high school. N. Cleveland and Norwood.  Call:  217-347-9678

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FOUND 6/13 – Older Golden Retriever and younger Black Lab, both males and both have collars. Found two miles north of Effingham. Very friendly. Call: 217-663-2322

FOUND 6/5: Huskie dog running with collar on at Ford and Keller in Effingham. Call: 217-347-3128


LOST 6/4: Please help me find my cat. His name is Ringo. He is a country cat that rode to town as a stow away. He is very scared. He is somewhere near S. Fourth St./E. Clark St. South part of Effingham. Call: 618-843-4231

FOUND 6/1:   Black dog with brown spots and orange collar.  Found on Effingham Police Station Road.  Call 217-690-3232

FOUND 6/1:  Medium size black dog with white on its chest and paws. Found near the Abe Lincoln Motel in Effingham on Friday night.  Call: 217-848-6097