Let’s be honest. Most of us are more inclined to help charities that help human beings over charities that help animals. At least that’s how I felt until I heard about Watermelon Mountain Ranch. Watermelon Mountain Ranch is New Mexico’s largest no-kill animal shelter whose mission is to care for and protect homeless, abandoned and abused pets. Part of their mission also includes fostering the animal-human bond. To quote their website: “WMR supports the efforts that encourage the positive interaction of children, adults, and seniors through outreach, educational, interactive and therapeutic programs.” Some of these programs are the Kids At Risk Animal Welfare Program, the Grief Support Group and many others.
The Ranch is in Rio Rancho, NM which is just outside of Albuquerque and they are always looking for volunteers to help out in a variety of different capacities. If you do not live in the area or you don’t have the time, they are always accepting donations of dog food, cat food, kitty litter, collars, kennels, and a whole host of other things that they have posted in their Wish List on their website. Or you could send them a check to,
Watermelon Mountain Ranch
1512 Deborah Rd. SE #203
Rio Rancho, NM, 87124
Please help in any way you can. These people have started a beautiful thing and as decent human beings, we need to help them continue to do the good work that they do.