The Sandoval Signpost

An Independent Monthly Newspaper Serving the Community since 1988


Dave Harper (right) and friendIf you lose or find an animal in Placitas (and the surrounding area), call the Animal Hotline at 867-6135. You may also email the Hotline at, although it is definitely best to call first!

The Hotline is a nonprofit service to help reunite lost and found pets. Placing a lost or found notice in the Animal Hotline is a free service.



CAT: Calico cat (orange, black, and white) lost from Juniper Road in Ranchos de Placitas on July 28. Female. #3227.

CAT: Orange male, wearing a collar with a bell. Lost from Arroyo Venada in northern Ranchos de Placitas in early August. #3235.

GOOSE: White goose with blue eyes lost from about two miles north of the village of Placitas on August 17. Off Camino de las Huertas just before the creek. #3246.

DOG: Basenji, female, long and lean, lost from the Village of Placitas near the Catholic Church on August 22. Dark reddish-brown and white with black stripes. #3247.

DOG: Brown-and-cream colored puppy, about seven months old, found south of the Village of Placitas on Highway 165 the first week of August. Female, good dog with lots of energy. #3230.

DOG: Chihuahua, tan-and-white female found near the Walgreens in Bernalillo at Highway 550 and Camino del Pueblo. #3238.

CAT: Kitten, about four months old found at the Rail Runner Station in Bernalillo on August 15. Smoky color. #3241.


DOG: Big yellow lab with a rope collar. Seen wandering the west end of Placitas Trails Road on August 8. #3233.


CAT: Orange tabby male, native Placitas cat. Bright orange striped cat with lots of white on his chest. One year old with green eyes. Available to a good home. #3226. Call Dave at 867-6135 or 263-2266.

Wild turkeys

Wild turkeys looking for food, before becoming food.

“Charger” the beagle, 11, doing what he does best.



Lalo’s pet prints

Howdy! There’s more than one type of turkey in Placitas and a beagle in a bag—lucky!

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:



Animal News


Statewide hunting roadblocks

The Department of Game and Fish will conduct roadblocks throughout the state this summer and fall in an effort to collect hunter harvest data and to apprehend game law violators.

Hunters may encounter minor delays as conservation officers check licenses and compliance with registration requirements and safety provisions of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Act. Drivers of vehicles hauling wood products will be asked to produce documentation required by the Forestry Conservation Act.

Department of Game and Fish officers may be assisted by other law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Police, and county Sheriff’s Department officers.

To report a violation, please contact your local conservation officer or call the toll-free Operation Game Thief hotline at (800) 432-GAME (4263). Callers can remain anonymous and earn rewards for information leading to the apprehension of game law violators.

Coronado Kennel Club to host dog shows


“Dogs of every color, dogs of every size, a vast array of canines spread out before my eyes.”

That’s what you will be saying when you attend one of the three dog shows in Rio Rancho, hosted by the Coronado Kennel Club of New Mexico in mid-September. The Coronado Kennel Club is a new kennel club based in Sandoval County. The club has about forty members, with a great variety of dog breeds represented. The club was started in July 2003. These events are the first American Kennel Club-sanctioned shows for the club.

The three shows will be on Friday, September 12; Saturday, September 13; and Sunday, September 14. The shows will be held in Rio Rancho at the Rio Rancho Sports Complex on High Resort Boulevard. The show on Friday, which begins at 2:00 p.m., will only involve Rottweiler dogs and is sponsored by the American Rottweiler Club. The shows on Saturday and Sunday will involve many different dog breeds and are sponsored by the Coronado Kennel Club of New Mexico. There will be conformation classes, familiar to most people who have seen dog shows on television. In addition, there will be obedience and rally classes on these two days. Both of these shows will start at 8:30 a.m. The public is invited and there is no admission fee.

If you have a favorite breed of dog and would like to be there at the right time to see those dogs in the conformation ring, please call Martin Bradshaw, Treasurer, at 867-5942 or Ruth Davis, Secretary, at 867-4510 several days before the show.





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