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Dave Harper (right) and friendAnimal 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

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. Lost and found listings and doptions for found animals are run in the column for free.

For lost/found pets in Placitas and Bernalillo, call Dave Harper at 867-6135


CAT: Black with white markings, lost from the Village of Placitas on January 10. 10-months old with white belly and white mask. #1756

2 DOGS: Lost from San Francisco Hills area in early February. One is 5-6-year-old spayed female Spaniel, black, white and brown. Other is a Siberian Husky, female, greyish tan. #1757 and 1758

CAT: Black, 8-months old, long haired, spayed Persian cat. Lost from south of the Village of Placitas (near the old fire station—Perdiz Canyon Rd). Lost on February 13th. #1762 (see photo)


DOG: Female, rotweiler or pit bull mix, possibly shepherd. Still young (not spayed). Mostly black with brown paws. Found on Highway 165 near Ranchos de Placitas. Sweet dog was picked up, but is not getting along with another dog. She is available to a good home. Call 350-4531 if interested. #1761 (see photo)

Animal News


Bingaman urges USDA to keep ban on Canadian cattle

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman and other Democratic senators asked the Bush administration to reconsider its decision to reopen the U.S.-Canadian border to live-cattle imports, citing the fourth case of mad cow disease detected in Canadian cattle in recent years.

In May 2003, the United States closed the border to Canadian cattle imports because bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) was detected in a Canadian dairy cow. After being convinced that Canada had taken necessary steps to prevent the disease from spreading, the Bush administration last month decided to reopen the border to live cattle on March 7, 2005. 

But Bingaman urged USDA Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman to reconsider that decision in light of the fact that two new cases of mad cow disease were found in Canadian-born cattle.

“In addition to health and safety issues for U.S. consumers, I am concerned about the possible impact of this decision on efforts to fully reopen exports to Mexico and Asia. For more than a year, the United States has worked to lift various countries’ bans on exports of live cattle and beef.

Earlier this month Bingaman asked the Bush Administration to work with Mexican President Vicente Fox’s Administration to open the Mexican border once again to U.S.cattle exports. Mexico has barred U.S. live-cattle exports for more than a year after an isolated case of mad cow disease was detected in a Canadian-born dairy cow in the state of Washington.






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