How did the MRL come to be?
Does the MRL only rescue Belgian Malinois?
How do working dogs end up in Asia dog slaughter houses?
Western working dogs are not indigenous to Asia and have been imported to the continent for predominantly security and protection services by the military, police and private companies needing guard dogs. They are imported from breeders throughout the world with many coming from the USA and Europe.
How does the Malinois Rescue League find and save Mals from the meat trade?
We work closely with Plush Bear Shelters to coordinate the initial pull of the dogs during their frequent trips to the slaughterhouse and meat market. Plush Bear know the malinois breed and save as many as they can for us. They arrange initial health checks and take care of the dogs in their shelter until we are able to transport them down to Beijing.
How much does it cost to rescue a Malinois?
How long does it take for a Mal to come to North America once they are rescued?
The time varies on the health of the Mal and required veterinarian services required, however, one can generally expect the process to take 5-6 months.
Does buying Mals from the dog meat trade just exacerbate the dog supply issue and encourage dog meat slaughterhouses to torture and kill more dogs?
Are the mals toilet trained?
No, most Mals will need a very patient home to help them understand where to relieve themselves as well as how to live in a house. Most have never experienced life indoors and as such stairs, carpet, sofas, household electrical appliances, stoves, etc. are all new experiences.