Please browse all of our programs and select the program you woul like to donate too. All the donations are processed through Network For Good on their secure server. Just click on the donation button under each program or click the "Donate Now" buton to the left.
After you select your donation level make sure you still choose the program in the drop down like the example shown.
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Lee's Retirement Village
Lee's Retirement Village Fund Lee Martin DiClemente, co-founder of Watermelon Mountain Ranch, passed away on September 8, 2010. He was 67. It was Lee’s dream to create a retirement facility for the senior dogs and cats that came to the Ranch. He wanted to provide a comfortable, safe and quite environment for our elderly dogs and cats. Though many of our senior citizens are young at heart, they prefer a quite environment that will separate them from the rambunctious teenage dogs and cats we have at the Ranch.
In his honor, we are hard at work making his dream a reality. We have been able to secure six (6) buildings towards creating our retirement community, but still have a long way to go. In order for our dream to be fulfilled, we still require funding for heating, cooling, flooring, insulation, fencing and concrete to keep our four-legged residents comfortable and safe.
Aside from providing a quiet and relaxing space for our residents, Lee's Retirement Village allows us to open space for new dogs and cats. By creating additional space, it helps to prevent us from turning anyone away. Thus, eliminating animals from going to shelters where they may not have the opportunity to find a safe and loving home.
Please help us finish Lee’s Retirement Village!
Dog & Cat Spay/Neuter Program
The mission for Watermelon Mountain Ranch is to make a positive difference in the lives of abandoned, unwanted and abused animals. A primary focus towards reaching this goal, is to provide spay and neuter assistance to stop the overpopulation of animals within Central and Northern New Mexico. Our spay and neuter program is essential to stem the tide of unwanted pets and unnecessary euthanasia. We are always in need of donations to help continue this program and stop overpopulation.
Special Needs Pets (aka: Don’s Angel Fund)
We receive many pets that have special needs or require surgery. In order to provide them with the medical care they require as well as assistance to accommodate their needs, it is essential to raise funding.
Please help us continue to care for these special pets so that we can provide them with the assistance they need to become healthy and find a forever home.
Four Paws Chapel & Angel's Rest
A dream of the Watermelon Mountain Ranch founders since the beginning, a chapel is now poised to become a reality. Four Paws Chapel will be a place where you can honor your pets. Angel's Rest will be a final resting place for your pets.
General Fund (aka: The Unconditional Love Project)
WMR takes in dozens of animals each month. Donations and funding are at record lows. Animal intakes are at record highs. You can help the desperate animals through the UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Give-Back Project; a $20 or more donation program providing food, medical attention and caring for the thousands of animals who come to Watermelon Mountain Ranch while waiting to be adopted. You may make a one-time, monthly, quarterly, or annual donation - just choose a frequency and it will be done automatically.
Our Buy-A-Brick program allows you to create a lasting memorial for friends (two and four-legged) while helping us to continue our important work. This is a red brick, just like you would build a house with. But this brick is sandblasted with your choice of words and if you’d like – a dog or cat paw print. The letters are then made more visible with black paint.
As we receive the finished bricks, they will be added to our Memorial Brick Walkway which is taking shape in front of the Canine Cottage at the Ranch.
The brick is approximately 8x4x2 inches and may contain up to three rows of eighteen characters. $75 per brick. You may optionally add a paw print at the top-left, top-right, or both for an additional $10 per print.
Every month, we have basic operating expenses for veterinary medical care, dog and cat food, bedding for the animals, toys and treats, office and cleaning supplies, as well as utilities and staffing to keep the shelter running.
Provide ongoing support for the dogs and cats at Watermelon Mountain Ranch through a monthly donation. Your regular monthly financial support will let us spend less time on fund raising and more time on programs and activities that serve animals in need. Your donation will be processed automatically on the 1st of each month and will recur monthly until you change your billing information or cancel your support. (We can adjust to bill on other dates.) All donations are tax deductible.