Lost and Found Pets


Last Updated on April 12 2018 9:58 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!

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 4/11: A 2 1/2 year old grey cat with white boots, small white under chin. Very sweet and answers to Doug. Lost near Wright's Mansion in Altamont. Call: 217-994-1646

LOST 4/11: Dog from Altamont area. Call: 217-994-2116

FOUND 3/27: Looks like boxer/pit bull mix. A male chocolate with black highlights. Has a blue collar. Will need proof of ownership. Call: 618-392-5661

LOST 3/19: Male Boston Terrier with green reflective collar. Lost near Evergreen in Effingham. Call: 217-821-1085

FOUND 3/15: Brindle Pit Bull found South of East Dutch Lane. Call: 217-240-1873

LOST 3/7:  Male dog, looks like a black lab.  He stands about knee high, not wearing a collar.  Goes by the name Merlin.  Lost in the Shumway area.  217-246-9353

LOST 3/6 – Her name is Rosie. She has no collar on. She is light brown with a chopped tail. She is afraid of any thing loud. She is a yorkie. She is micro chipped.She was lost in Brownstown. At the corner of 2nd street and Maple.  Call 618-704-9509.

LOST 3/1 – Sadie, a white/tan Husky-Shepherd mix. Has a chain collar on with no tags. Last seen at 6 p.m. Thursday near Southtown McDonald's. Call: 217-690-8110

LOST 2/27 – Female Bloodhound named Ann. Lost from the Green Creek area for two days.  No collar. Call: 663-9386

LOST 2/22: Six-pound Yorkiepoo. white/grey curly hair. Light blue collar. Lost in Teutopolis area near Subway. Last seen on south side of the tracks near W. Elm Street. Call: 217-663-0332


LOST 2/19: Five-year-old dog named Chubs. He has a red collar and a tag with information and phone number . Lost by June Lake. Call: 217-690-7103.  Offering a reward


LOST before 2/10: Odie is a female pit bull mix, brown with white on the chest.  She is about 4 years old, is chipped, but no collar.  Lost west of Elliotstown. Call 217-536-6555.


LOST 2/15: Female Boston Terrier. She is elderly and greying. Has a collar. She is very friendly. Lost from rural Wheeler area. Call: 217-925-5161

LOST 2/14: Two dogs, a male German Shepherd named Oliver and a female Catahoula named Chica. The female is brown with ice blue eyes. No collars. Last seen at Culver's Wednesday evening. Offering $500 reward for information leading to safe return. Call: 821-4884

FOUND 1/31: Small male yellow/blond terrier mix. Wearing a blue collar but no tags. Found in the area of North Second Street near St. Anthony Grade School. Found at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday. Call: 217-944-1251

LOST 1/25: Nine month old female Chocolate Lab wearing a pink collar.  Last seen on the north edge of Heartville.  Call:  217-821-1555

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