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Dave Harper (right) and friendAnimal Hotline is a nonprofit community service for lost/found pets in Placitas and Bernalillo
P. O. B. 812, Placitas, NM 87043
To report a lost or found animal, Call Dave Harper at 867-6135 or e-mail

People with pets for adoption or sale should place a Signpost classified ad or consider a $5 donation to the Animal Hotline to run the information in this column. Lost and found listings and doptions for found animals are run in the column for free.

For lost/found pets in Placitas and Bernalillo, call Dave Harper at 867-6135


Cat: Black female cat with yellow eyes lost from Cinco Circle in Placitas (near Placitas Homesteads, just west of the S-curves). Lost on about March 21. Has red collar with microchip tag. "Mia" #1611

Mia - Missing Cat
Lost cat, Mia.


Dog: Small female tan-and-white dog with blue collar found in front of Placitas Post Office late February. #1600

Cat: Grey-and-white long-haired cat found in the village of Placitas on March 3. #1605

Cat: Full-grown white cat, intact male, found in Rainbow Valley (across from Ranchos de Placitas) on March 14. Half of tail is black; black spot on head. #1609




Fifteen Pomeranians! Placitas Animal Rescue and other organizations recently fostered these doggies for the Valencia County Animal Control after they rescued sixty-seven Pomeranians from a bad situation. A Judge has now released them for adoption. Most are sweet and energetic and loving.

Animal News

Fund-raiser to benefit animal shelter

Art Under the Stars chairman Pam Putnam has announced that on Saturday, May 15, at 6:00 p.m. at the Milagro Grill and Brewery in Bernalillo, the Watermelon Mountain Ranch will hold a fund-raiser including a dinner (grazing style), entertainment, and live and silent auctions.

Putnam said, “We have wonderful donated art, jewelry, pottery, dinners, etc., and we are hoping that everyone will participate.”

Tickets are $45 and include all taxes and gratuities. Putnam said a professional auctioneer who is a lot of fun will emcee the auction. “I can promise you a night to remember,” she added.

Putnam noted that every penny made that night will benefit the Watermelon Mountain Ranch building fund. “If we make the money that we think we will, our administration building can be completed. We hope to see everyone at the Milagro Grill and Brewery on May 15,” she said.

Watermelon Mountain Ranch is dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals and the premise of respect and humane care for all animals. The group is working toward building a facility in Sandoval County to implement solutions for pet overpopulation, to provide shelter and find homes for lost and unwanted companion animals, and to educate youth and adults in the humane treatment of animals.

Tickets to the benefit are available at or by calling the Milagro Grill at 867-7200.





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