Both of Moonsong's nominees for the Alaskan Malamute Assistance League's Christenson Award have been chosen as recipients for 2014 along with two other recipients from other AMAL affiliates. Holly Justice and Andrea Allen have both been invaluable to Moonsong with their help assessing, fostering, transporting dogs and more! Holly is still fostering Mesha for us. The aim of the AMAL Christenson Award is to recognize those people who are always there, working and volunteering beyond the call of duty, yet seldom in the limelight.
Holly has been involved with malamute rescue for many years.† She was a tireless volunteer for the IAMRA affiliate when living in Illinois.† Then after moving to Utah she became involved with Moonsong, and has served as a volunteer, board of director, generous donor, and foster home.† Holly opened her home and her heart to a very special needs girl, Mesha.† Mesha required double amputation of her hind legs due to illness, but that has not deterred Holly from giving Mesha a loving and caring home.† Even with 2 young children and 3 other dogs to care for, Holly has continued to help Mesha with finding and fitting various carts to help with her mobility.† It has been over 2 years since Holly took Mesha into foster care.† Dealing with a dog that will never be potty trained because of her medical condition canít be easy, but not once has Holly complained.† She has assisted us with so many things in addition to her care of Mesha, we canít begin to thank her enough.
Andrea has been involved with the Alaskan Malamute breed for many years, and is the owner of Powerpaw Alaskan Malamutes Kennel in Utah. She has devoted her life to proper breeding of these gorgeous dogs. When the puppy mill bust of Mike Chilinski happened, we found out what strong stuff Andrea is made of. She immediately offered to help with foster care of many of the Aluk dogs, helped transport, and assisted us with information about lineage and disposition. She ended up fostering 6 of the Aluk dogs and not long after the dust settled from the Chilinski fiasco, Andrea continued to foster 7 more dogs for us. She even adopted one of the Aluk dogs. She continues to work tirelessly with Arctic Rescue in UT as a board member and active foster home. Many dogs were saved because Andrea would open her doors. We truly have lost count of how many dogs she has assisted over the last 2 and a half years.
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ResQWalk is a smart phone app that allows you to raise money for our rescue just by going for a walk! It's free, easy and you can help save lives. You can use it for walking, hiking, running, biking or skijoring (up to 14 mph) with your furry friend (or without, but who wants to do that?) Available for both iOS and Android. Once you download the app, you can choose Moonsong Malamute Rescue as your rescue to support. Have fun walking!
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Gravelly Pet Project of Portland, Oregon is joining paws with us by donating 20% of sales from our supporters. And they are having a Sale! Jumpstart your 2015 holiday shopping with www.gravellypetproject.com holiday cards on sale now! Just think how smug you'll feel to get this little chore out of the way, but more importantly, how great you'll feel knowing that you're supporting Moonsong with your purchase. We get 20% of every dollar spent, so don't be shy!
We recently opened Moonsong Vineyard! Purchase and toast rescue with your donation! These make wonderful holiday gifts!