Lost and Found Pets


Last Updated on February 10 2016 1:13 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. 

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


FOUND 2/10:  Long haired Tortoise Shell cat wearing a collar. Very friendly and affectionate, looks to have been brushed recently. Found near Oakridge Cemetary. Call: 343-1961

FOUND: 2/9: Black pit-bull mix with white chest. Very friendly. Has a collar on. Call: 342-4191

LOST: 2/8: Lost Saturday afternoon, a female red cow weighing around 800 pounds. Very gentle. Has short horns and a neck strap with a bell. Lost from south of Salt Creek Church area. Call: 347-3050 and ask for Steve

FOUND 2/6: Tan medium sized dog with no collar at the Super 8 Motel in Effingham, call 342-6888 

LOST 2/2: Female miniature Pomeranian. Lost from  Market Street by Eastside School. Call: 663-8354

FOUND 1/29: A grey and white dog found at Kincaid and Fourth streets. Has a purple collar on. Call: 217-848-5277

LOST 1/28: Female boxer, brown and white with green bandana. Has a scar on the middle of her forehead. Lost from Teutopolis, just east of the tennis courts along Route 40 Main Street. Call: 217-821-1517

LOST 1/28: Medium haired grey and white striped neutered male cat. Green eyes. Ran outside on accident. Not wearing a collar. Lost from Lake Sara Road/June Lake Subdivision area. Call: 217-343-1739

LOST 1/26: Older Chocolate Lab has an old orange collar with phone number on it. Lost from end of Nazarene Road.  Call: 217-343-3730

LOST 1/25: Grey female cat, approximately seven years old. Last seen wearing a breakaway white flea collar and a royal blue cat harness with matching clip on leash.  Has been missing since July 2013. Will give reward and am praying has been someone elses pet up until now. Lost from northbound Effingham Reststop area exit. Call: 309-749-7829

FOUND 1/13: Three horses found north of Watson. The three are a paint, a sorrell and a black. Call: 343-7009

LOST 1/8: Male Beagle, no collar, very friendly and pudgy. Lost from just past the Mason-Eberle Road on the way to Hord. Call: 663-9344.

FOUND 1/8: Male Black Lab with orange collar. Found by Green Creek Church, Effingham, west of Route 45. Call: 217-844-3659