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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

This month I had a disturbing report of a couple of dogs being poisoned with antifreeze. A friend of mine's two dogs began acting sick and later died from what the vet said was antifreeze poisoning. The dogs were maintained on my friend's property with an invisible fence and did not roam. It is possible that the dogs were poisoned by someone adding the antifreeze to food that the dogs ate; possibly it was a way to get rid of the dogs so as to more easily break into the home. Keep an eye out for anything strange going on.


DOG: Welsh corgi. Small brown, black, and white dog lost from the San Francisco Hills area (three miles northeast of the village of Placitas). Lost around Christmas. #1742 See photo below.

Welsh corgi. Small brown, black, and white dog lost from the San Francisco Hills area

DOG: Yorkie mix with long legs and large ears; looks like a rabbit. Lost from Placitas Homesteads (near the Merc) on January 17. White, smaller dog. Lilly is scared of people. Please look for her! #1750 See photo below.

Yorkie mix with long legs and large ears

DOG: Jack Russell Terrier. White with one big, black circle on back. Lost from Ranchos de Placitas, Juniper Road. Eight months old with red collar and bell. #1755


DOG: Pit bull puppy, real nice and gentle. Found in the bosque area of Bernalillo in late December. #1732

DOG: Puppy. Pit bull mix. Small female. White. No collar or tags. Found in Bernalillo January 7. #1745

DOG: Yellow short-haired dog found in Ranchos de Placitas on January 22. Blue collar, but no tags. #1753

DOG: Border collie mix. Older dog, reddish, medium size, collar, no tags, La Mesa area of Placitas. #1754

Animal News

Sandoval County 4-H enrollment now open

Sandoval County 4-H is now accepting members. The deadline for 2005 enrollment is March 1 at the Sandoval County Extension Office at 811 Camino del Pueblo in Bernalillo. The 4-H program offers over 250 projects, ranging from livestock to leadership, rabbits to rocketry, business to baking, computers to citizenship, and sewing to shooting sports.

There are nine 4-H clubs scattered throughout the county. Clubs work with all interested youths and welcome any youngsters from five to nineteen. Every year 4-H’ers may participate in the county and state fairs, displaying the projects they have worked on all year and receiving recognition for their efforts. They can also participate in community service, competitive events from the county to the national level, and county, state, and national trips to Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Georgia, and Denver.

For more information or to sign up, call Patrick Padilla, 867-2582 or (800)-678-1802.






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