Sandoval Signpost


An independent monthly newspaper serving the community since 1988

Dave Harper

If you lose or find an animal in Placitas area, call the Animal Hotline at 867-6135. The Hotline is a nonprofit service run by Dave and January Harper to help reunite lost and found pets. Placing a Lost or Found in the Animal Hotline is a free service courtesy of the Signpost—we can sometimes even include a photo. Call Dave and January at 867-6135 or 263-2266 and leave a detailed message, or email the Animal Hotline at: (but call, too).


CAT: Yes, we know that it is a long shot, but ... there was a black cat lost from Placitas West around Thanksgiving. Lost not far from the 2-mile marker of Highway 165. I know that it has been a while, but please give a call if that sounds familiar. #3863.


DOG: Black lab, male, found by the Placitas Post Office the first week of March. Young, neutered male. #3858.

CAT: Tiger striped, brown cat found in northeastern Placitas (San Francisco Hills area) off Camino de San Francisco on March 15th. Small, but pregnant, cat who looks well taken care of. #3865. (See photo above.)

CAT: Tortoise shell cat found southeast of the Village of Placitas (Perdiz Canyon Rd/Fire Station Rd) in late March. Very sweet cat with a pink elastic collar has been hanging around for a few days. #3866.

DOG: Husky, black & brown, found on Camino de la Rosa Castilla (near Tres Amigos Rd) on March 24th. Wearing a blue collar with no tags. #3867.

CAT: Black, female cat found on about January 28. #3855. (See photo above.)


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Lalo loves to receive your pet and animal photos to print in the Signpost. Email them to “Lalo” at: Or mail prints to: Signpost, P. O. Box 889 Placitas, NM 87043

“Sir Poindexter of Placitas” enjoys the ride. —Angie Cherry


Na na na na    na na na na    Batman!—Hannah Wilcox

Chupacabra or mangy coyote? This was behind my house in Ranchos de Placitas on 2/22/13. Looks like a Class 3 case of sarcoptic mange on a coyote. —Joe Bell

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