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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.

Zuni sanctuary provides eagle feathers for ceremonies

In 1999, responding to ceremonial needs for eagle feathers, the Pueblo of Zuni opened the first-ever Native American-owned and -operated eagle sanctuary. The award-winning facility provides a source of molted eagle feathers for Zuni while at the same time reviving the ancient practice of eagle husbandry. Today, the sanctuary is home to sixteen eagles—all of which are nonreleasable, typically because of a permanent debilitating injury—and enables the pueblo to distribute tens of thousands of feathers using tribal protocol. Administering a community education program and a raptor-care training program, the sanctuary has strengthened Zuni’s ties with dozens of outside agencies.

Pets find new homes

On May 4 and 5, people came to PETsMART on Renaissance Boulevard seeking the perfect pet. On hand to provide the animals were Watermelon Mountain Ranch’s foster-care and adoption people and several other rescue groups. Watermelon adopted out fifty-four of the fifty-six animals they brought.

Adam Moscowitz, whose family owns Fatwich Deli in Bernalillo, brought home a three-month-old black Labrador retriever named Tahoe.

Watermelon Ranch wishes to thank all of the sponsors of and donors to this successful event. The local sponsors and donors were Ta Gr Mo, Camino Real Antiques, Home on the Range, Rose’s Pottery House, The Range Café, Southwestern Elegance, Something Old, Sun Country, Redi-Mix, Hacienda de Placitas, and La Bonne Vie.

Watermelon will be holding adoption clinics at The Merc in Placitas every Saturday from noon to 4:00 in June.

For more information, call: 771-0140, extension 2

Animal Hotline Lost and Founds

—Dave Harper

    LOST

CAT: "BUSTER" Abyssinian Cat lost near Camino de las Huertas about 3 miles north of the Village (on the mesa). Indoor cat. Beautiful, rusty copper colored male got out on May 19. Twelve lbs. Not all that approachable. #1333

PUPPY: Small, brown, neutered, mixed breed puppy lost near the pump station on Camino de las Huertas on May 23rd. Has a little black on his tail. Friendly. Only 2 or 3 months old. #1334

CAT: Black male cat with notched ear, thin, two to three years old, lost off Quail Meadow Road, “Shadow.” #1335

      FOUND

CAT: Young, male, unneutered, black cat. Very sweet. Found on Tunnel Springs Road in Placitas on May 8th. #1330

      AVAILABLE

CAT: Beautiful, part-Siamese, female cat found, now at Placitas Animal Rescue. Sweet, 1 year-old female polydactyl with extra toes to knead you with! Found abandoned in an apartment in Bernalillo and “kneads” a good home. Call 867-0004.

 

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