Sandoval Signpost

An Independent Monthly Newspaper Serving the Community since 1988

Dave Harper

The Hotline is a nonprofit service to help reunite lost and found pets.
Placing a Lost or Found in the Animal Hotline is a free service. You can include a photo if you have one available. For more information, call Dave at 867-6135. You may also email the Hotline at, but please call first.




CAT: Very dark grey tabby, neutered male with green eyes, domestic short hair, six years old with an inch-wide streak of black down the middle of his back, a bit of brown on his tummy and around his nose. Rama was lost on the east side of I-25 just south of the Placitas exit. He has a heart murmur and had shaved spots on chest and neck when lost January 8. He has his claws and is very friendly. Rama requires daily heart medications. There is a reward for his safe return. Please call (505) 661-9619 with any information. (See photo above.) #3418.


PUPPY: Small brown dog found in the village of Placitas on about January 11 on Camino de la Ciruela. Possible Doberman cross. #3423.

DOG: Bassett hound/Dachshund cross found at the post office in Bernalillo in mid-January. Female, about one year old, about six inches high and thirty inches long. #3424.

DOG: Schnauzer, black, found south of Enchanted Hills in Bernalillo
on January 27th. Older, small female. #3426


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Bosque's Pet Prints

“Ruff! Check out all
my wonderful new friends!”


Mail your favorite pet photos,
along with a caption and photo credit to:
Signpost, P. O. Box 889,
Placitas, NM 87043 or
email digital photos to


Zachias getting a bit to eat. Photos by Julia Gilroy


Daisy braving a cold winter day. *Don’t worry Daisy,
the snow quickly melts. Photos by Julia Gilroy


Morgana Lefay from "Mists of Avalon." Or just call her Morgan!
Photo by Kristen Buckels


Lacey enjoying our mild Placitas winter.
Photo by Marjorie and Ed Majka


Casey being a good boy! Photo by Amanda Varoz

Local dog named winner in Humane Society‘s second annual Dogs of Valor Awards

The Humane Society of the United States is proud to announce that Baby, a five-year-old Great Dane from Albuquerque, has been named the Valor Dog of the Year. She was chosen to receive the highest honor in the Second Annual Dogs of Valor Awards by a panel of celebrity judges that included big-screen Dog of Valor Benji, “America’s Favorite Animal Artist” Ron Burns, professional race car champion Randy Pobst, and television’s courtroom animal advocate, Judge David Young.

After an exhausting stretch of cancer treatment, eighty-two-year-old Elwood Cardon wanted to get away to his mountain home with his dog, Baby. While driving, Elwood became disoriented and took a wrong turn. His SUV slipped off the road and plummeted twenty feet downhill where it wedged upside down between two trees. Pinned inside with a cracked spine, Elwood honked the horn and screamed for help. The passenger side window had shattered, and as it grew colder Baby snuggled with Elwood, keeping him warm and alert. Several times, she crawled out of the SUV to seek help, but each time she returned alone. Ten hours later, Baby finally got the attention of one of the remote area’s residents who quickly called for help. Firefighters were able to pull Elwood to safety.

To honor her efforts, Baby and her family will receive an original sterling silver dog tag by Bella Tocca Tags, a signed and framed limited edition giclée piece entitled “Sirius” by Ron Burns, and a natural handmade pet bed by designers Ted and Dayna. Sadly, Elwood passed away almost two months after the accident.



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