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Celebrating the Greatest Animals of the Southwest
The  20th Anniversary Fur Ball is back in person this year!
You are invited to celebrate the GREATEST animals of the southwest at the Watermelon Mountain Ranch Fur Ball’s 20th Anniversary celebration. Steve Stucker is back as our Master of Ceremonies and host of the Parade of Pets contest! Join us for this exciting evening and peruse the buffet stations of great food, dancing and music by DJ Too Hot to Stop, the spectacular Fur Ball Raffle Table, the new “Buy it Now” Collection table, a Live Auction by Jeff Bentley Auctions, and a very special Paddle Raiser for a second Molly’s Mercy Mission van to save more lives across the southwest! 


  • Attire: Cocktail or 1920s Costume

        (prizes for best costume!)

  • Buffet Stations

  • Cash Bar

  • Dancing

  • Parade of Pets Costume Contest

  • Live Auction

  • Paddle Raise

Fur Ball Online Silent Auction 
Opens October 16, 2022 8:00AM MST
Closes Nov. 5, 2022 8:00PM MST

Celebrity autographed guitars and collectibles, fine jewelry, beautiful art, pet accessories, home decor items and much more!  View, bid and Buy Now options available on over 100 incredible items!

Steve Stucker's Pet Parade 2022
Steve Stucker is back this year with the live Parade of Pets contest during the Fur Ball on Saturday, November 5th! Glam up your pet in a favorite Roaring 20s costume for a chance to win one of the pet prize packages for Best in Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place! 

See you Saturday night, November 5, 2022!
Proceeds from the Fur Ball go directly to the animals and children’s programs of Watermelon Mountain Ranch.


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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 2022 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,

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.

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