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).


DOG: Young, skiddish, Golden Retriever near Arroyo Venada in Placitas, NM. Seen on February 5. #4025

DOG: Shiba Inu, reddish with a curly tail. Dog is very well-cared for and was last seen February 4.  #4026

TWO DOGS: Large, Husky/Shepherd Mix that weighs approximately 70 pounds. One all black, large dog that weighs approximately 50 pounds and has a Colorado rabies tag. Both appeared to have electric collars on. Seen January 26 near Vista Montana Loop and Highway 165 in Placitas, NM.  #4027


DOG: Female, Golden Retriever, red color and weighs 60 pounds. "Misty" is chipped, but no collar. She escaped February 5 during a fence repair near Cienega Canyon in Placitas, NM.  #4028


CAT: Female, black with white spot on chest. Found about February 15 near Highway 165 in the Village of Placitas west of the Presbyterian Church. (See picture below) #4029

If you know me, call the Animal Hotline! #4029


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“Can't wait to get to that Lalo page!” —”Cowboyito”

Coyote wanderer—Todd Rennecker, Placitas

Pronghorns get new territory

Pronghorns captured, relocated to Santa Ana Pueblo and Fort Stanton

~Karl Moffatt, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish captured 135 pronghorns on a private ranch near Cimarron this week and relocated forty to Santa Ana Pueblo and 66 to Bureau of Land Management property northwest of the Capitan Mountains near Roswell.

The operation allowed the department to remove excess pronghorns from the Express UU Bar Ranch near Cimarron to augment herds in other parts of the state. Twenty-five of the captured pronghorns were bucks released back onto the ranch.

The department uses a helicopter to herd pronghorns into a funnel-shaped, fenced area where staff, on-foot, then drive them into an enclosed corral. Individual animals are caught by hand and processed for transport or release. Veterinarians oversee and assist department biologists during the effort.

At least a third of the pronghorns sent to the Capitans were equipped with radio collars, which will allow department biologists to track their survival. Significant habitat improvements have been made in the area to support more pronghorns, said Orrin Duvuvuei, the department’s deer and pronghorn biologist.

Pronghorns released at Santa Ana Pueblo are part of an ongoing effort between the department and the pueblo to re-establish pronghorns on historic rangeland along the Interstate-25 corridor between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. If the herd grows substantially, the pueblo tribal council may consider granting a limited number of public hunting permits.

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