Sandoval Signpost

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.



CAT: Cream colored/white cat lost from Ranchos de Placitas (Chaparral Rd) in early February.  1-year-old spayed female cat with medium long hair. #3561


DOG: Chocolate lab mix, young, male dog found near Camino Don Tomas and Calle del Norte in Bernalillo on February 14. #3562


CAT: Black & white (or dark grey & white) cat seen hanging around in the western Placitas area (Roadrunner Trail in Placitas Trails) the 1st week of January. #3560


to Gary Miles at Placitas Animal Rescue for going above and beyond in helping finding the lost little dog named "Buster."

Animal News


Bosque's Pet Prints

“Ruff! A duck and a fox...
there’s a joke in
there somewhere.”



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


A photo sent to us from Virginia— What the coyote is to NM...the fox is to VA.Photo By Greg Graham

Keeping warm through the freeze!Photo By Dave Williams

Animal Humane launches

Animal Humane New Mexico operates on the front lines of the state’s pet overpopulation epidemic. To further the goal of reducing dog and cat euthanizations, Animal Humane has launched, a statewide spay and neuter resource.

The goal of the Web site is to aggregate spay/neuter information and resources that are available to state residents—especially those who are low-income.

The online experience is designed to be user-friendly. The main feature of is the user’s ability to type in a New Mexico county and locate clinics that will perform low-cost spay/neuter services.

Program Manager Kim Snitker says low-cost spay/neuter services are a proven method of reducing pet euthanizations. “I have been working on spay and neuter projects for the past 10 years. I got involved when I realized that the only solution available to most cities was to euthanize the dogs and cats that couldn’t find homes,” she said.

“I used to hear people say, ‘No-birth is the first step to stopping the endless euthanasia.’ We as a community created the problem of overpopulation, and we as a community must solve it,” Snitker said.
Animal Humane has been working to increase spaying and neutering and decrease euthanizations. In 2009, 10,833 dogs and cats were euthanized, and last year, the number dropped to 9,699—a decrease of 1,134. Since 2006, euthanizations have fallen 37 percent.

The next step for the program is to develop relationships with other organizations that work with low-income individuals and families and get the word out about the Web site. Pilot programs are in development with the Storehouse, PB&J Family Services, and Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque. A partnership with Albuquerque Public School’s Truman Middle School is also in progress.

More information is online at or on Animal Humane’s Web site at Those that do not have access to a computer can use the program by calling (855) 772-9669.




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