Lost and Found Pets


Last Updated on January 14 2018 9:33 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.

Submissions do not automatically appear. They are reviewed, edited and posted by our staff.


LOST 1/4: Male German Shepherd. His name is Moto. Last seen Thursday in backyard in the country off of Funkhouser Road. He has a collar with name tag. Call: 217-821-4141

FOUND 1/4: German Shepherd-Huskey Mix found loose at Altamont Lutheran Care Center. Call: 618-553-8497

LOST 1/2: Female all black cat, three years old, fixed. Her name is Scaredy Cat, very friendly. Lost next to the hospital. Call: 812-653-7997


LOST 11/28: Dog, Mia, with no collar. Lost around the Funkhouser area. Pit mix, kind of overweight. Call: 217-343-1470


LOST 11/25: Female Chocolate Lab, 4 month old.  Has no collar, goes by the name 'Whiskey'.  Last seen on the north edge of Heartville.  Call 217-821-2229 or 217-821-1555.

LOST 11/23: Beagle mix dog.  Has camo collar but no tags. Lost in Effingham near E. Jefferson near downtown. Call: 217-240-0624.

LOST 11/23: Female Dalmation dog - white with brown spots.  Very friendly and answers to the name Lightin.  Lost southeast of Flora near Kneff Cemetary. Call: 618-673-6458.

FOUND 11/20: Male cat with no collar. Black and white. Very well fed and very friendly. Found around Third Street by  Methodist Church. Call: 240-8316 and leave a message


LOST 11/19: Black and Tan Sable Male German Shepard wearing a green collar. Friendly but shy. Call 217-536-5347 or 663-0710

LOST 11/17:  Silver lab dog wearing a camouflage collar.  Lost in the Teutopolis area.  Call:  217-343-0084

LOST 11/16: Angus cat lost from Indiana Avenue. Call: 618-559-6120.



 LOST 11/15: Male Chocolate Lab, 2 years old, about 65 pounds, wearing a camoflauge collar and a black shock collar. Lost from Island Grove area. Call: 217-690-5577

LOST 11/15: Mixed black lab 13-year-old female dog with orange neon collar. Lost south of Teutopolis area. Call: 217-821-1811

FOUND 11/12: Kitten was found eating bird seed in yard. Hope to find him a home. Found on Shenandoah Avenue. Call: 618-292-2473

FOUND 11/11: Dark brindle male Boxer, wearing a black collar but no tags.  Found west of Beecher City and taken to Walton & Haarmann Vet Clinic in Effingham. Call after 7:30 am on Monday:  217-342-4713

LOST 11/09: Beagle with crooked tip on tail, white, black and brown. Call: 217-343-6048

FOUND 11/07: Black and white spotted male bird dog, has collar and flea collar, no ID. Friendly. Found west of Heartville and south of Watson. Call: 217-259-9607

FOUND 11/02: Found five days ago a male Boxer, brindle, about two to four years old. Has an underbite and a collar but no tags. Found near Southside School. Call: 259-5406

LOST 11/03: Grey male poodle who is microchipped. He has been missing since 5 p.m. Friday. Was lost in the Menards area. Call: 217-259-4499

FOUND 11/04: Black dog with blue collar, friendly but timid. Found in the Elliottstown area. Call: 217-343-393


FOUND 11/01: Grey and white female kitten, approximately 12 weeks old. Found on Menards parking lot. Call: 618-267-2449

FOUND 10/29: Two Shih Tzu dogs. One dog has pink collar and the other black and green. Found by St. Anthony school/church. Call: 217-254-8776

FOUND 10/23: Dog is a Cocker Spaniel-type dog. Has yellow/light brown fur. The collar is made by RAW but has no name or address. Found at 314 W. Eiche, across the street from the South Town Car Wash. Call: 217-821-0327

LOST 10/14:  A brownish shih-tzu/poodle mix, freshly groomed, has a Halloween pumpkin collar on. Her name is Grace.  Lost at 901 S 1st St.  Call: 217-994-3364


LOST 10/8: Joey, a male Chihuahua/Beagle mix slipped his collar around noon Sunday near Gilbert Park ball fields in Altamont. Last seen heading south in the fields. Very, very timid little guy that was rescued from a shelter in Texas after the hurricane.  Do not chase him. If you see him, call: Kathy at 217-821-5679 or The Pet Wellness Center of Southern Illinois at 217-342-7444.


FOUND 10/2: Male solid silvery gray cat, approximately 9-12 months. He's staying around house across the street southwest from Pizza Man.  Is extremely friendly and seems like he might have been an outside cat. Call: 217-259-5052.