Sandoval Signpost


An independent monthly newspaper serving the community since 1988

Dave Harper

If you lose or find an animal in Placitas area, call the Animal Hotline at 867-6135. The Hotline is a nonprofit service run by Dave and January Harper to help reunite lost and found pets. Placing a Lost or Found in the Animal Hotline is a free service courtesy of the Signpost—we can sometimes even include a photo. Call Dave and January at 867-6135 or 263-2266 and leave a detailed message, or email the Animal Hotline at: (but call, too).



Cat: Orange cat, lost April 21, just west of Cedar Creek subdivision in Placitas. Has three-quarters of a tail. Somewhat feral. “Chicken.” #3982 Lost cat “Chicken”: #3982 (see photo above)

Dog: Dachshund cross, female, lost from near Camino de las Huertas (about three miles north of the Village of Placitas) on May 18. She is brown, black, and white, about ten years old and was lost from near the BLM land. #3992

Cat : Large yellow tabby, male, lost from the Village of Placitas, near the winery in mid May. “Roly Poly” weighs about 19 lbs and is a neutered male who is very friendly. He was recently partly shaved and wearing a blue collar. #3993



Dog: Cocker Spaniel found in western Placitas near the three-mile marker of Highway 165, not far from the Forest Loop Rd, across Highway 165 from Placitas Homesteads in mid-May. Older dog, tan and white. #3991.

Dog: Beautiful, female yellow Lab found on about May 7 on Juniper Rd in Ranchos de Placitas. #3988

Parakeet: Found about 2 miles North of the Village of Placitas in Cedar Creek area on May 11. #3989


Dog: Large, half-starved looking German Shepherd seen East of the Village of Placitas, near Camino Ojo de la Casa, on April 26. Skittish dog. #3985

Two dogs: Two fairly large, skittish dogs were seen a couple days by the Homesteads Village Shopping Center in western Placitas in early May. One may have been a black-and-white Malamute-type dog. #3986 & 3987


Animal News

Lalo’s pet prints:

Lalo loves to receive your pet and animal photos to print in the Signpost.
Email them to “Lalo” at:
Or mail prints to: Signpost, P. O. Box 889 Placitas, NM 87043

Lalo, Think we should tell our dinner guests we might not be doing barbecue tonight?" —Michael Sare, La Mesa, Placitas

Citizen Science and how it helps wildlife

On June 4, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., a hands-on presentation by Peter Callen will introduce Citizen Science at Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado Boulevard, NE in Rio Rancho. The program is free but attendance is limited so call 891-5013 or stop by the reference desk to register.

The presentation is about animal tracking and how it can be used to help the wildlife where we live. Placitan Peter Callen, a board member of the local non-profit Pathways: Wildlife Corridors of New Mexico, has been running their citizen science-based wildlife track and sign-monitoring program for the past four years. After a short indoor presentation on what citizen science is and the various ways it is being used in New Mexico, the program will move outside the library and put some of the learned principles into action.
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