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Celebrating the Greatest Animals of the Southwest
The 19th Annual Fur Ball is virtual!
You are invited to celebrate the GREATEST animals of the southwest from the comfort of your own home! We had tremendous success with our virtual Fur Ball last year that we are keeping it virtual and making it bigger than ever with the biggest online silent auction in Fur Ball history and Steve Stucker’s Pet Parade Photo Contest. Best of all, the OVERLOADED SWAG BAGS are back! Home delivered to every ticket holder!

As a Network Partner of Best Friends Animal Society (Utah), Watermelon Mountain Ranch’s lifesaving efforts reach far beyond Albuquerque’s city limits. Our Mercy Missions have taken us all over the southwest United States this year rescuing dogs and cats on euthanasia lists at high kill shelters.   Please give generously to support the animals through the Fur Ball activities.

Thank you to all who purchased Swag Bag tickets, bid on items in the silent auction and entered and voted in the Pet Parade.
The 2021 Fur Ball was a huge success!

      Overloaded Swag Bags for each Ticket Holder
Each ticket holder will receive a special Swag Bag delivered to their home prior to the Fur Ball. 
Swag Bags include a Watermelon Mountain Ranch t-shirt, a split of wine or champagne from Gruet, Cornivore gourmet popcorn, pet toys, a handmade tote, and many more valuable surprises!


Fur Ball Online Silent Auction 
Bidding Opens Oct. 10, 12:00PM
Closes Nov. 6, 8:00PM 
A Rolling Stone autographed guitar and framed record album, a Rainbow Ryders hot air balloon package, a Breaking Bad Cast autographed framed photograph, Simon & Garfunkel autographed album, more celebrity autographed items, fine jewelry, fabulous art, home decor, pet gifts and much more!

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Steve Stucker's Pet Parade
Online Photo Contest

Steve Stucker is back this year with a virtual Pet Parade Photo Contest! Glam up your pet in a favorite Halloween costume and upload their photo on our website. Public can vote for as many contestants as they like, as often as they like! The public will vote for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place and Steve will choose the Best in Show. Winners were announced and prizes awarded on Fur Ball Day, Saturday, November 6, 2021.

Proceeds from the Fur Ball go directly to the animals and children’s programs of Watermelon Mountain Ranch.




Thank you VCA Animal Hospitals

for their continued support of the Fur Ball and the animals of Watermelon Mountain Ranch

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Support the greatest animals of the southwest
with a Fur Ball 2021 Sponsorship!

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor or donating items to the silent auction (weekend getaway packages, jewelry, decor, services and gifts), or donate items for our Gift bags, please contact us below. 

We sincerely appreciate anything that you can do.


Sophia DiClemente, CEO/Founder, (505) 980-6354, 
Sara Heffern, Executive Director, (505) 267 6983,

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