Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League


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Vet care guidelines (for all volunteers):
  • Vet care, as we all know, can be expensive. As a general RULE WAMAL DOES NOT ROUTINELY COVER more than basic shots and spay/neuter. Most shelters will provide microchipping, and the usual annual shots. However, Rabies which by Washington State Law, MUST be given by a vet is authorized for a volunteer to get done....preferably as cheaply as possible. (Check at "vets for less" for example of a low cost rabies shot)
  • Unless it is a life threatening emergency, any vet care other than rabies, including spay/neuter, (MUST be approved by someone from the WAMAL board BEFORE delivery. All NON-medically necessary care, will be evaluated based on several factors: current funds available, cost of care, and welfare of the animal.
  • When it is in the best interest of the animal to pursue NON-essential medical care WAMAL may endeavor to solicit funds for such purpose. Our day-to-day funding is always dependant upon adoption fees and donations and doesn't always meet the immediate needs of our charges; that's why we may put a request out on the WAMAL list.
  • WAMAL does use a vet in South Puget Sound who has kindly responded to our nees, and given us a discount on care and shots. They have been the preferred vet when possible, for anything more than rabies shots.
  • If you think a dog needs extended medical care, please contact one of the Board as soon as possible for approval. This will help provide consistency of care for the dogs, vet care deliverers as well and the board.
  • All paperwork on the dog should be copied and forwarded to Michelle by Mail..... or faxed ASAP.

WAMAL is a non-affiliated non-profit 501c3 organization and works in co-operation with
and within the guidelines of the Alaskan Malamute Assistance League (AMAL).