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The AMAL Tales Newsletter is now available online! Check out the latest August 2014 edition here.

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The Alaskan Malamute Assistance League will be receiving donations from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity. The donation will be deposited directly to our organization's bank account.

The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible AmazonSmile items and there's no cap on how much they will donate. They are also developing new features and enhancements to grow the AmazonSmile program in the future.

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2014 AMCA National Specialty to be held in San Diego, California

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The next AMCA (Alaskan Malamute Club of America) National Specialty will be held in San Diego, CA, November 2-8, 2014. More info on the Speciality can be found on AMCA's web site here.

AMAL raises funds for assisting affiliates for exceptional rescue expenses by booth and auction sales at the National Specialty Show each year. We rely on all donated items - please send your new and slightly used treasures after Oct. 1st to:

AMAL, c/o Patty Hasagawa, 3606 Camanito Carmel Landing, San Diego, CA 92130-2507

Another highlight of the National Specialty Show is the Rescue Showcase. This is AMAL's time to honor regional adopters and recognize their efforts at helping these dogs to become beloved family members. This year's regional participants are great breed ambassodors - many are dogs from the 2011 Montana Seizure. Check out the "Parade of the Stars Rescue Showcase" on Friday, Nov. 7th at 4:30 pm.

Thanks for helping Mals in need!

The Texas 7 Need Your Help!
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Texas Alaskan Malamute Rescue (TAMR) took in seven Alaskan Malamutes from a voluntary breeder release to rescue, February 2014. The dogs were transported to Houston where they are boarding and receiving needed veterinary care. There are 6 females and 1 male aged adult to senior. Sadly one of the 7, a senior girl named Aspen, 12 years old, crossed the bridge 10 days later due to serious medical conditions. 2 of the Malamutes have been adopted. The 4 remaining Malamutes are now fully vetted and sterilized, but the rescue costs for all the malamutes have been staggering! TAMR is very grateful for a local Houston vet clinic stepping up and offering their veterinary care and services, but they need help paying the bills! Let’s Rally together and help out the Texas 7.

You can help support by buying some great merchandise from Rockin da Moots. More information and ways to donate can be found on TAMR's web site or email them at: tamr [at] texalmal.org

Check out the 4 remaining Malamutes below who are still looking for their "furever" homes!

Ciena
Ciena: 6 year old female Alaskan Malamute
Ciena is a shy and cautious friendly female. Yes the tip of one of her ears is missing :( Although terrified and stressed when we picked her up last weekend she has improved a lot and was a happy girl during our visit. She even did well on a short walk! She LOVES hot dogs which makes a good motivator in working with her. Ciena will need to learn house manners as she's always been outside. She does well behind a 4 foot fence. Needs more leash training. Cats and kids unknown. Available for an experienced rehab foster that can continue to work with her shyness. We feel a home with a confident male buddy or two will help her confidence. The Texas 7 have always been outside dogs. They need calm and nurturing homes that will show them love. Info on our foster program at http://www.texalmal.org/forms/tapp.html. More pictures of Ciene can be seen here.
Silver
Silver: 8 year old female Alaskan Malamute
Silver is a older female. She is friendly, outgoing, active and talkative! She loves attention and is the most confident of the Texas 7. Silver LOVES food and is very motivated with it. She is also overweight as most of the Texas 7 is! She does not play well with others so needs a home with NO other dogs. Silver will need to learn house manners as she's always been outside! She does well behind a 4 foot fence. Needs more leash training. Cats and kids unknown. Silver is heartworm positive and will need treatment. Will be available for foster through her heartworm treatment. The Texas 7 have always been outside dogs. They need calm and nurturing homes that will show them love. Info on our foster program at http://www.texalmal.org/forms/tapp.html. More pictures of Silver can be seen here.
Spirit
Spirit: 4.5 year old female Alaskan Malamute
Spirit is a ‘full of spirit’ type of gal! She is friendly, outgoing, active and talkative! Spirit loves attention and can be slightly submissive with visual or voice contact. She may do ok with a male buddy. Spirit will need to learn house manners as she's always been outside! She does well behind a 4 foot fence. Needs more leash training. Cats and kids unknown. Spirit will be spayed and bathed this week. Will be available for foster or adoption. The Texas 7 have always been outside dogs. They need calm and nurturing homes that will show them love. Info on our foster program at http://www.texalmal.org/forms/tapp.html. More pictures of Spirit can be seen here.
Star
Star: 10 year old female Alaskan Malamute
Star is a senior female. She is the most fearful of the group. Very shy, nervous, passive, leary of new people or things. Star is watchful and takes a long time to warm up. Likes the comfort of her kennel so we make sure we don’t stress her too much and keep outside visits with her short at this time. Available for an experienced rehab foster that can help her come out of her shell. The Texas 7 have always been outside dogs. They need calm and nurturing homes that will show them love. Star is heartworm positive and will start treatment soon. They need calm and nurturing homes that will show them love. Star will need a special home willing to work on rehabilitating her. Info on our foster program at http://www.texalmal.org/forms/tapp.html. More pictures of Star can be seen here.
Tacoma
Tacoma: 11 year old female Alaskan Malamute
Tacoma is a senior female. She is a friendly, social, calm and talkative girl. Tacoma will grumble for attention and loves to follow you around. She will need to learn house manners as he's always been outside! Does well behind a 4 foot fence. Needs more leash training. Cats and kids unknown. Tacoma is selective on dog buddies so we prefer a home with NO other dogs for her. Tacoma will be spayed and bathed this week. Tacoma has a big tummy with nipple discharge so we are evaluating that at this time. May be a possible false pregnancy. Available for foster or adoption. The Texas 7 have always been outside dogs. They need calm and nurturing homes that will show them love. Tacoma is available through Golden Years Alaskan Malamute Rescue in Michigan. Please see more information here.
Timber
Timber: 11 year old male Alaskan Malamute
Timber is a senior boy that looks and feels great for his age! He is a friendly, social, and calm boy. Timber loves the ladies and would probably do well with a calm older or senior female. He will need to learn house manners as he's always been outside! He does well behind a 4 foot fence. Needs more leash training. Cats and kids unknown. Timber will be neutered and bathed this week. Will be available for foster or adoption. The Texas 7 have always been outside dogs. They need calm and nurturing homes that will show them love. Timber is available through Golden Years Alaskan Malamute Rescue in Michigan. Please see more information here.

Over 150 Malamutes seized near Helena, Montana, 10/2011. The breeder, Mike Chilinski, is convicted of cruelty and neglect, 10/2012. The dogs have been released, transported to rescue groups nationwide and Mal Village closed 2/2013. Read the full archived story here.

Update as of 8/16/14 - There are still a handful of Malamutes from this seizure with various Mal rescue affiliates nationwide that are looking for their happily ever after homes. Check out the Mallies below and contact the affiliate associated with each dog if you are interested in adopting or fostering!

ROCKY
ROCKY - Adult Male - Rocky is approx 7 - 8 yrs old. Rocky will tolerate petting and he pulls a lot on the leash and in true malamute form would rather go a different way than the walker. He will relax to a certain extent and go with the flow, and he will pull on the leash but at the same time will respond better while on the leash. Rocky likes his treats and will do well with a female companion, but would benefit in a single dog household. Rocky is also crate trained.

Rocky is in rescue with Malamutes Unsettled Seeking Homes (MUSH) in Northern California. Please contact Maureen Marcus at spiritofashadow [at] aol.com or 510-895-9104 or 1-800-399-8155 (24 hour voice mail system). Visit their Web Site (click on rescue).

COLT
COLT - Young Male - Colt is an adorable little guy! Colt is high energy and even likes to use his back legs to climb. He likes to walk on leash and jumps up a lot! He has a mole above his left eye and the tip of his fuzzy right ear is missing - but that makes him more cute!

Colt is in rescue with Chesapeake Area Alaskan Malamute Protection (CHAAMP). Please contact Angela Brown at malamuterescue [at] gmail.com or 540-430-8223. Visit their Web Site.

LILY
LILY - Adult Female - Lily is our Malamute jumping bean! She's only about 19 inches from the ground to the top of her back. Small for a Malamute. However, she has enough spring in her back legs that she can jump straight up, from standing still, to at least 6 feet. Lily is not able to live with cats or other small pets, nor with female dogs. She may be able to live with a larger male dog. About 5 years old, Lily was taken into rescue from an animal abuse case. She's house trained and walks well on leash.

Lily is in rescue with Chesapeake Area Alaskan Malamute Protection (CHAAMP). Please contact Angela Brown at malamuterescue [at] gmail.com or 540-430-8223. Visit their Web Site.

TABITHA
TABITHA - Adult Female - Tabitha, a petite Malamute, is a shy girl who will need to be the only pet in the household. Full of spirit, Tabitha enjoys playing with her toys and running in a secure, fenced yard. If you have the time and patience to help Tabitha over her shyness, she will be a loyal companion for you.

Tabitha is in rescue with Alaskan Malamute Rescue of Delaware (AMROD). Please contact Angela Brown at MalRescueDE [at] gmail.com or 540-430-8223. Visit their Facebook Page.

FAME
FAME - Young Female - Fame is a smaller girl who plays with a typical young Malamute's energy. She is crate trained and continues to learn how to live in a house and go on walks. She can be in a home with older children, but cats and small dogs are unknown. She would do best in a home all by herself or with a male that is equally as energetic!

Fame is in rescue with Texas Alaskan Malamute Rescue (TAMR). Please contact them at tamr [at] texalmal.org. Visit their Web Site.

DAWSON
DAWSON - Adult Male - Dawson was extrememly shy when he came to Moonsong, but is starting to blossom and trust his foster family. He will need a quiet home with someone with patience and experience dealing with shy dogs. He would also benefit from having a friendly dog to play with.

Dawson is in rescue with Moonsong Malamute Rescue. Please contact them at rescue [at] moonsongmals.org. Visit their Web Site.

DUNCAN

DUNCAN - Adult Male - Duncan has bonded strongly to his female run mate, Soxy, since moving to Best Friends. She is a border collie mix and she has given him so much confidence. When Soxy is next to Duncan, he will excitedly greet his caregivers, giving them kisses on the face and allowing them to scratch him. He also loves to be brushed.

Duncan is in rescue with Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Please contact them at info [at] bestfriends.org. Visit their Web Site.

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WANDERING MALS WEBSITE: New Dog Gallery!

Smokey is an adoptable dog in Arkansas.
Smokey is an adoptable dog in Arkansas.

The Wandering Mals Website is our offsite resource for Malamutes. The site features several photo galleries of dogs who are in areas without an AMAL affiliate rescue &/or are in special need of assistance. All the dogs presented need a rescue sponsor or foster home, and some are available for adoption through local shelters. A big AMAL thanks goes to Tony for volunteering his time and providing this important resource!

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