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Watermelon Mountain Ranch, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is New Mexico's Largest No-Kill Animal Shelter for homeless pets providing adoption, spay/neuter, and educational programs including Molly's Mercy Missions.

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DONATION PROGRAMS

Watermelon and its army of volunteers are here to save lives and have been doing so for over twenty years. In this time, we have found safe and loving homes for over 150,000 animals.  Your gift is extremely important because it offers immediate resources that are directed to current needs and opportunities at the Ranch, including emergency medical and surgical assistance, intake needs, food and blankets for the pets, and rescue transportation on Molly’s Mercy Missions. 


As long as there are unwanted pets in need of loving homes, Watermelon is committed to being here for them, for you, for the community. Please help to make this possible with your contribution. Your donation is helping us clear the shelters. Right here. Right now. No gift is too small. Every dollar counts. Choose a program that touches your heart and save a life today! 

On behalf of all the animals, thank you so very much.

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Molly's Mercy Missions

As New Mexico's largest no-kill animal shelter, we work with amazing shelters and organizations including our network partner, Best Friends Animal Society, to go where the need is greatest and save the pets most in need of your love. With your support, we are able to rescue dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from high kill shelters weekly. You are making miracles happen with your donations! 

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Golden Paw Giving

Support the animals for years to come and leave a beautiful, lasting legacy of love. When you make a gift to Watermelon Mountain Ranch through your estate or long-term financial plans, you help ensure that we’ll be here - saving the abused, abandoned and neglected pets of the Southwest - for many years to come.  Our Golden Paw Donors are key to ensuring the sustainability of Watermelon Mountain Ranch. Please share your love of  the animals by making an enduring commitment to saving their lives and finding forever loving homes for the most innocent of beings. 

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Chuck Wagon Pet Food Program

The Chuck Wagon Pet Food Program accepts donated dry and wet pet food to help feed the pets while they are at the Ranch. It also supplies other shelter rescue organizations, and senior residents who may be on a fixed income and are having trouble feeding their pets. We accept unopened bags of dry dog and cat food, (any brand), and cans of wet cat and kitten food.
 

3 Ways to Donate Food:
1. In-Person drop-off
(Main Campus, WMR PetSmart adoption sites, Going to the Dogs (and cats) resale shops, events)
2. Donate money to the Chuck Wagon Pet Food Fund
3. Order online through the WMR Amazon Wish List

Sponsor a Kennel

WMR lovingly cares for thousands of homeless, injured and abused dogs, cats, kittens and puppies each year.  For some, their kennel at the Ranch, complete with a warm bed, toys, plenty of food and water, and lots of TLC, is the only “home” they have ever known. For others, it’s a temporary home until they find the love of another family. 

Learn more about becoming a Kennel Sponsor!

Donate a Kuranda Shelter Bed

Kuranda Shelter beds are sturdy platform beds that keep the pets off the cold floor where they are healthier and can rest more comfortably.

 

Donate a dog or cat bed directly from the manufacturer and have it shipped directly to the Ranch.

Donate a Vehicle

Donate your automobile, truck, van, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, dirt bike, tractor, boat and trailer and help save more lives. Click to learn more.

Buy-A-Brick Program

Honor a pet or person forever in our Memorial Garden through the Buy-A-Brick program. Help the Ranch grow and thrive, download the information sheet to learn more about this sustaining program.​

Donate a brick here.

Legacy Giving Program

Charitable gifts of life insurance, both large and small, are a meaningful way to support WMR. It provides the opportunity to give more than you ever thought possible, through the life insurance benefit.

 

For more information, please email Jeni Parks, Woodmen Life Insurance or call 505-293-9542.

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.

Donate here.

Lee's Retirement Village

Lee DiClemente, co-founder of Watermelon Mountain Ranch, passed away on September 8, 2010. He was 67. It was Lee’s dream to create a safe, quiet, retirement facility for the senior dogs and cats that come to the Ranch. In his honor, we are hard at work making his dream a reality, securing funds for heating, cooling, flooring, and everything else to keep our four-legged residents comfortable and safe.

 

Please support the senior pets at the Ranch.​

Four Paws Chapel and Angels' 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 beautiful meditative place where you can honor your pets. Angel's Rest will be a final resting place for your pets. Please continue the journey to this goal, we are almost there!

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The Unconditional Love Project

WMR takes in hundreds of animals each month. Donations and funding are at record lows. Animal intakes are at record highs. For all of the unconditional love they give us, won't you give back to them through the Unconditional Love Give Back Project. A $25 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.

Donate here