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Animal Hotline

Animal 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: Old, black, long-haired cat lost from the townhomes on Placitas Trails Road on October 30. Male, 18 years old. #1406

DOG: Small, white Maltese, no collar. Disappeared on November 2 from Calle Cienega in La Mesa (northwest Placitas). #1409

DOG: Black-and-white Boston terrier lost from Budaghers on November 11. Blue and black collar and tags. Stompy and Big Red Fred. #1411

DOGS: Female German shepherd ran off from Camino de la Buena Vista (just west of the Village of Placitas) with her two puppies on November 14. #1414

DOG: Medium-sized shepherd mix, female, named Cleo, lost from Villas de las Huertas (just south of the Village of Placitas) on November 12. Long hair, mostly black. #1417



CAT: Fat cat, white with grey spots, found north of the Village of Placitas on Camino de la Rosa Castilla on October 29. #1405

CAT: Three-month-old lynx point Siamese male cat found in Algodones on Halloween. #1408

DOG: Male red heeler found north of the Village of Placitas (Tawapa area) on Camino de la Rosa Castilla. Young, not neutered. Picked up on November 11. #1412

CAT: Long-haired black-and-white cat spotted at the end of Aspen Road in Ranchos de Placitas on November 13. #1413

DOG: Miniature pinscher spotted in western Placitas Trails with injured back leg. #1416



CAT: Three-month-old lynx point Siamese male cat found in Algodones on Halloween. #1408


Lost dog found with help of neighbors

Jim and Rita Peaslee

On October 7, our dog Sage escaped from home around 6:15 p.m. and was lost for twelve hours. We were frantic and searched for her until 11:30 that night, calling out her name and praying we would find her, but to no avail. When we realized she was lost, we randomly called several home owners in the area and put out an alert to be on the lookout for our little schnauzer.

We feared the worst: that she might be eaten by a coyote or run over or just lost and never found again. One of the calls I made was to Bob and Kay Upton's residence, and by some miracle, the very next morning Kay received a call from Clardel Walker (who had lost her little white spitz dog in May for sixteen days) telling her she had spotted a schnauzer at the La Puerta Realty Office but couldn't rescue her at the time because she was on her way to work. So Kay quickly called us and told us that our dog had been spotted. 

On the way up there we received another call from Sarah Gilbert, who lived in the area of the real estate office. She had coaxed our scared and frightened Sage into her home and said she had her. Whew, what a relief! Sage was just as happy to see us as we were her. 

We are new to the Placitas neighborhood—Trails West-Roadrunner Trail and were overwhelmed by the support many of our good neighbors—many we did not even know—who joined in on the search. We thank all of you who helped in the search for our precious dog. . .. some whom we haven't met yet (those mentioned above), and a few whom we did know, like our next-door neighbors, the Howards; Stephen Stewart, who rode his mountain bike all around the neighborhood; Jess Unrein, who drove around for hours; and Mark at the Piñon Café, for posting a lost-dog sign for us. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. It truly was a blessing and a miracle we found Sage. It was a bittersweet experience for us, for through what was a mini tragedy at the time we met many new friends. God bless you all.






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