Lost and Found Pets


Last Updated on June 19 2018 7:02 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 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

LOST 5/21: Yorkie has a collar on. Belongs to 209 Maple Street in Dieterich. Brownish car was seen picking up the dog. Dog belongs to a little girl. Call: 925-5797

FOUND 5/11:  Four dogs found in Rollin Hills subdivision including a Boxer, two Pit Bulls, and a Chihuahua.  Call 217-240-8811 for more information


FOUND 4/25: This cat seems lost. It keeps coming to the houses in the 500 block of East Jefferson near Walton & Haarmann Vet. It's very tame and very loving. Phone: 217-821-5679


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