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: White cat found the 1st week of January off Camino de las Huertas about 1-2 miles north of the Village of Placitas. Beautiful male cat, not neutered. See Photo above. #3555.


CAT: White cat with long hair reported seen since about Christmas in western Placitas area (Desert Mountain) about 1-2 miles from I-25, just south of Highway 165. Very thin cat has been seen multiple times off Desert Mountain Rd. #3550

CAT: Dark Brown (almost black) cat has been seen by numerous neighbors in Placitas Trails (about 2 miles from I-25) for months. He is not neutered and can be aggressive to other cats. If you know where he belongs, please give a call. (See photo at left) #3554



CAT: Very, very gentle and sweet cream colored cat (with orange points) with beautiful blue eyes available to a good home. He is 2-3 years old, neutered and has slightly crossed eyes, and was found in near I-25 in Bernalillo quite a while back. #3351.

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Bosque's Pet Prints

Cleo knows how to get what she wants... to chew that is.


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


Photo By Mari Magallanez

Record cold temperatures predicted —
Bring Your Animals Inside!

Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) would like to remind people that protecting domestic animals from freezing weather is the law.

New Mexico’s state cruelty law (NMSA 30-18-1) mandates that animals be provided with adequate shelter. Most local city and county animal ordinances contain provisions for shelter requirements to protect animals.
Companion animals, such as dogs and cats, should be allowed indoors as much as possible, especially during weather extremes like we’re experiencing now. When animals must be outside, here are a few tips to help ensure animals are protected and that laws are obeyed:

  • A weatherproof shelter should be large enough to accommodate the animal, yet small.
  • The shelter should be protected on all sides from the elements. It should have a door, and contain dry, insulating bedding such as straw.
  • Animal housing also should be raised off of the ground a few inches, be shingled to keep out moisture, and be positioned so the doorway is out of the wind.

All animals left outdoors, including horses and livestock, should be provided with extra food during cold weather to help maintain overall health and body weight. Livestock should have a windbreak—it could save their lives. Clean water should be available continuously, and checked frequently to ensure it is not frozen.
APNM encourages people to work with local animal control departments to stockpile a few extra doghouses for those in need. Offering a weatherproof shelter and some clean straw to animals that must stay outside can help to make them comfortable, and may even save their lives.

Something as simple as bringing animals indoors can prevent serious injury or death. Providing for companion animals is not only the right thing to do, it is the law.

To report abuse, call local animal control, or the Attorney General’s Animal Cruelty Task Force hotline: 1-877-5-HUMANE.




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