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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 placitasrealty@earthlink.net

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. Adoptions for found animals are run in the column free as a community service. Lost and found listings are also free.

    LOST

CAT: Black male cat, "Shadow." Lost from Windmill Trail (north of the village). Very friendly. Missing June 5. #1343

CAT: Skinny long-haired black female cat lost June 10 off Camino de las Huertas, about two miles north of the village. No front claws. #1348

DOG: Yellow lab puppy, male, lost on Camino del Tecolote, 8 to 9 weeks old. Reward. #1350.

    FOUND

PUPPY: Yellow male Lab cross found June 1 at the cemetery in Bernalillo near I-25. About three to four months old and very sweet. Broken tail. Probably dumped. Needs a good home. #1338

CAT: Black cat with green eyes and a patch of white on chest and white paws. Long and lanky. Found June 6 in Placitas West. #1345

    REUNITED

Thanks to Julie for getting George back home!

Thanks to all the neighbors on Sandia Lane for getting Mally home!

    AVAILABLE:

Llaso Apso, spayed female, 2 to 3 years old. “Missy.” Indoor dog. #1349.

Animal service dedicates van

Watermelon Mountain Ranch has dedicated its new mobile and satellite adoption van to the memory of Officer Don Johnston, who worked in Bernalillo for over twelve years.

Sophia DiClemente, volunteer executive director of Watermelon, said, “Don’s passing is a tragedy and it has affected us greatly. While we have been personal friends for seven years during which time we rescued many animals together, it is doubly heartbreaking, as we had hired him as our transportation director the day before his death. After twelve years of animal control, he was looking forward to joining us and driving our animals to the various adoption sites and to working at Watermelon Mountain Ranch once it was built. Having him die before he could enjoy even one day of his hard-earned retirement just breaks my heart. He saved the lives of countless animals, taking them home sometimes until he could find a place for them, rather than turn them into the pound where they faced certain death. He was a caring and wonderful man who went well beyond the call of duty. All of us in the animal rescue business will miss him.”

 

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