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    Our Mission: The Alaskan Malamute Assistance League is dedicated to the health and well being of all Alaskan Malamutes. Our main objectives are to rehabilitate and re-home rescued Alaskan Malamutes, assist Malamute owners, and provide [...]
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    Interested in adopting, fostering or volunteering? Please notify the local state affiliate contact where you reside since adoption and rescue efforts are coordinated locally. Also, not all dogs are listed on a rescue’s website for [...]
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  • Two malamutes for National Specialty Page
    AMAL at the AMCA 2021 REGIONAL & NATIONAL SPECIALTIES Our Rescue Showcase Stars came from local regional affiliate rescues and made us proud. The dogs were calm and paraded around the show ring with their [...]
  • Sonny for AMAL 20 year Celebration
    As 2020 comes to a close, AMAL is pleased to be able to mark this period with a look back over our affiliates’ accomplishments. Rescue activities involve a host of dedicated volunteers, transporters, medical care, [...]

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November 18, 2021

The November 2021 edition of AMAL Tales is published.

August 22, 2021

The August 2021 edition of AMAL Tales is published.

June 5, 2021

The May 2021 edition of AMAL Tales is published.

March 1, 2021

The February 2021 edition of AMAL Tales is published.

December 7, 2020

The AMAL 20 Anniversary store is now open. Please help support AMAL by purchasing an anniversary apparel item.

December 7, 2020

The November 2020 edition of AMAL Tales is published.

November 8, 2020

AMAL Celebrates 20 Years of Rescue.

September 13, 2020

The Pedigree Database is now online.

August 25, 2020

The August 2020 edition of AMAL Tales is published.

May 16, 2020

The May 2020 edition of AMAL Tales is published.

March 6, 2020

The February 2020 edition of AMAL Tales is published.

November 20, 2019

The November 2019 edition of AMAL Tales is published.

August 18, 2019

The August 2019 edition of AMAL Tales is published.

May 19, 2019

The May 2019 edition of AMAL Tales is published.

February 20, 2019

The February 2019 edition of AMAL Tales is published.

January 9, 2019

The AMAL website recovered from a January 5, 2019 hardware failure. Email and web services are again functional.

November 12, 2018

Check out the report from the 2018 National Specialty and this years Christenson Award winners!

November 12, 2018

The November 2018 edition of AMAL Tales is published.

January 17, 2018

Roughly 70 puppies and 25 adult dogs, mostly malamutes, were seized by Butte County Animal Control from backyard breeder in Concow, California.
The AMAL Board and AMCA have been in contact with the Northwest SPCA in Oroville, California, the shelter handling the dogs. AMAL under its president Tina Dunn will be the primary contact for malamute rescue, with Sharon Nichols and Mike Ulman as backups.
At this time, Northwest SPCA is working with other Butte County shelters which are caring for some of the dogs, who are suffering from giardia, coccidia, kennel cough and other diseases, and indicates that it will be at least (approximately, as it could be sooner) a month before any dogs are released. Because of the dogs’ medical issues, the shelter will only be releasing dogs to shelters capable of close medical supervision. What they don’t want is a “foster care” type situation or various individuals.
At this time, the dogs have not been evaluated for temperament and it has not been determined how many are purebred malamutes, how many are German shepherds, and how many are mixes. Shelter personnel should be able to get a feel for the individual dogs’ temperament over the next month. It also looks like the shelters are able to accommodate the dogs until the legal issues are determined. After that point, if vet needs have been met and if Northwest SPCA needs AMAL’s assistance, we will be contacted by the Northwest SPCA. This is the Northwest SPCA’s call; AMAL has indicated that we are available and will respond as needed.
Because of the attention on social media, the Butte County shelters and animal control have been swamped with phone and email inquiries about the dogs, so they have asked that all malamute rescue contacts with them go through AMAL. Please do NOT call or email the shelter.
Northwest SPCA: http://www.nwspca.org/