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The Watermelon Mountain Ranch 
Fur Ball 2024

Saturday, November 2, 2024  6pm

Our goal for our biggest fundraising event of the year the Fur Ball, is to host the best gala possible! Not only is this a beautiful night that celebrates the greatest animals of the Southwest, it's a chance for us to recognize our sponsors, donors and supporters; and most importantly, to raise funds for the animals, and all of programs of Watermelon Mountain Ranch. Together, we can help create a better world for dogs and cats. 

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.


All carnival characters are invited to celebrate
the Greatest Animals of the Southwest
at the 2024 Fur Ball

Saturday, November 2, 2024

Dinner |  Dancing | Fortune Telling  |  
Carnival Games  |  Lucky Duck Prize Pond

In celebration of the Fur Ball’s 22nd anniversary, we will be back in The Grand Ball Room of the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North hosting a community of animal welfare advocates and admirers.

Attendees will enjoy dinner and dancing along with Steve Stucker’s Pet Parade of carnival themed costumed pets vying for the Best in Show award!

Our ever-popular live and silent auctions will showcase over 150 items in categories including art, jewelry, home decor, and more. The exposure for our sponsors this year is exponentially greater than ever before with both online and in-person opportunities, and we invite you to be a part of it!

Fur Ball Chairs

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


-Jennifer Olsen, Community Outreach Coordinator,  (505) 544-9336, 

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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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