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—Five month old male, black and tan Doberman. "Dingo" is very friendly, has intact ears and tail. He is not fixed, no collar or tags. Lost March 31 near end of Camino de la Rosa Castilla in Placitas, NM. #4089

Lost dog—“Max.” “If you see me, call the Hotline!”

DOG—Two year old male German Shepherd. "Max" is a friendly, but hyper Military device dog. Lost April 17 off Calle del Sol in Placitas Homesteads in Placitas, NM. #4090


DOG—Australian Cattle dog, no collar. Found March 27. #4088


DOG—Male, small brown dog with red collar. He was very healthy looking and appeared to be an American Bulldog. Seen April 4 at the end of Camino de la Buena Vista in Placitas, NM. #4091


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

Hey, Lalo, Want to go for a swim in the bosque? Look at these great toys I found.! Luv, “Vassar”
—Photo by Siobhan Hammack

“Well, I’ll be a BLUE roadrunner!” Wha!
—Photo by Nancy Bennett

Donate part of your state tax refund to help wildlife

—Karl Moffatt

Want to help wildlife in need of conservation? It’s as easy as filing out a line on your state tax return to donate some or all of your refund to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Share with Wildlife program.

The Share with Wildlife program funds many projects and organizations, including the nonprofit New Mexico Wildlife Center in Española, where injured animals receive veterinary care and rehabilitation before being released back into the wild. The program also funds research, including the study of natural defenses that bat species in New Mexico may have against white-nose syndrome, a devastating disease wiping out many bat colonies in the eastern United States. Another project involves developing a genetic test to detect species of fish in a stream or river by simply sampling the water. Also funded this year is a project to study a type of salamander found only in the Sacramento Mountains of southern New Mexico.

The program is reliant upon donations, especially through tax refund contributions. To donate part of your state tax refund, fill out line two of PIT-D, the voluntary contributions schedule. Visit the state Taxation and Revenue Department at for tax forms and instructions.

Donations also can be made directly to the program or by purchasing a Share with Wildlife license plate. Visit the department’s website at for more information or contact Seamster at 476-8111 or

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