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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.


Lost cat


CAT: Calico Cat, female lost from Sundance Mesa in the northwest Placitas Area about a mile from I-25. "Lexi" is a very friendly, medium size cat, orange, grey and white who was wearing a pink collar. She was lost near Camino Manzano on June 10th. 3467 (See Photo above)

DOG: Yorkie lost from Anasazi Meadows/Petroglyph Trail area of western Placitas about June 21st. #3469

CAT: Big White Cat, 11 year old male named "Waldo" lost from La Mesa subdivision (a couple miles north of the Merc) in western Placitas. He is a very, very friendly, heavy, neutered male cat, mostly white with grey on his head and buns. He was lost on June 19th. #3470

Lost cat

CAT: Orange tabby lost from north of the Village of Placitas in early June. #3471 (See Photo above)

Missing dog

DOG: 3 LEGGED DOG, All Black Dog lost from the Village of Placitas June 26th. "Chewie" took off during a thunderstorm. He is missing his front leg. Last seen Near Highway 165 near the Village of Placitas. #3474 (See Photo above)


CAT: Grey tiger striped cat found near the 7 mile marker of Highway 165 in the Village of Placitas in mid June. #3466

DOG: Very thin puppy with green eyes and a brown/black body, possibly terrier/pit bull. Looks to be about 7 months old, not neutered. Found near Highway 165 in Ranchos de Placitas (just west of the Placitas Fire Station) in Mid-June. Scrawny and very scared, very thin, he had been wandering around the area for days. About 30 lbs. No collar or tags. #3468


DOG: Allow me to tell you about "Buddy.” He is around 3 years old. When he was a puppy, he fell out of a pickup on I-25. He was saved by a Bernalillo County Sheriff's Deputy who witnessed the accident, picked Buddy up and took him to the Shelter. A kind older man, Tony, adopted Buddy from the shelter but last week moved to Costa Rica and had to find a home for the dog or return him to the Shelter. Buddy went to a new home in mid June but found that he needs a good, loving, “forever,” home WITHOUT CATS. He is a sweet, smart, friendly, gentle and beautiful Siberian Husky. He is social, real good around people and children too. He likes being a dog and gets along with my other dogs great! You can see by the picture just how handsome this doggy is and Buddy is house trained, chipped, up to date on all shots and will be a wonderful companion to a lucky family or individual! Buddy is not a digger, not a barking nuisance and understands a lot when you talk to him. The only caution you need to hear about is his intense desire to chase down cats in the yard. When we are on a walk and see a cat he merely glances and keeps on track. If you can help us or know someone who would love him please act quickly. Please call Jewel at work: 867-6990, home: 867-8515. #3472 (Left Photo)

Animal News


Bosque's Pet Prints

“Ruff! I'm ready for
the dog days of summer


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

“Teeth cleaning/sharpening.” Photo By Roxan Meyer

c. Gary Priester

“Quite amazing how lithe and agile these snakes are.
It went down the wooden stairs a while later and it just flowed like water...”
Photos By Gary Priester

Mat Gurule and Mae Thompson

Volunteers Mat Gurule and Mae Thompson assist with paperwork for the animals scheduled for surgery.

ARM! helps local animal owners

On Saturday, June 12, Animal Rights Mobilization (ARM!) hired the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society’s mobile van to provide free spay/neuter services for cats and dogs of Casa Rosa clients. Kay Sievers, president of ARM!, has been planning this event with Casa Rosa staff for several months. ARM! has provided free or subsidized spay/neuter services all over the U.S. for the past several years as one of their programs for animals. Casa Rosa clients have been signing their animals up since April; the last week of May and the first week of June, Kay was at the Saturday morning food bank to get the appropriate paperwork filled out for each animal. Eva Paloheimo, the mobile spay/neuter coordinator, came with several techs late Friday to set up the crates and organize procedures. On Saturday morning, the whole crew, including Veterinarian Tom Parker, arrived promptly at 6:30 a.m. to begin processing the animals. Twenty-six cats and nine dogs were provided with surgery and shots in the mobile clinic. Several volunteers from Casa Rosa assisted with handling the animals, cleaning instruments, and providing snacks and food for the technicians and staff.

In the afternoon, a low-cost, walk-in shot clinic was offered for animals that didn’t need surgery, but needed updating on their shots. The mobile clinic goes all over New Mexico and sets up clinics such as this one. Casa Rosa staff, volunteers, and especially the clients give a big thank you to all those who came and gave of their time and skills to make this service available to their much loved pets.



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