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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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Troubled teens from juvenile justice programs participate in our outreach program benefiting homeless animals.

As part of a community service program, teens arrive each week at Watermelon Mountain Ranch to help clean, groom, exercise and provide affection for the many homeless animals that are available for adoption.

Their greatest hope is that the animals will go to a permanent home at the end of the day. When a placement is made, it is a celebration for all. This program helps the participants learn the value of compassion along with the importance of responsible pet ownership. When the teens have completed their community service time, nine out of ten participants return to volunteer.

"This was a very good experience for me because it showed me that doing good felt a lot better than doing bad".   -Participant