“Better to light a candle for one lost dog than to curse the darkness of man’s indifference. Saving just one dog won’t change the world, but it surely will change the world for that one dog.” – Richard Clyde Call
Our Patron: Maureen Scott, AireCanada
AireNet Australia is very proud and honoured to have as our Patron, Mrs Maureen Scott, of British Columbia, Canada. Maureen is the BC Co-ordinator for the Airedale Rescue Network of Canada which is the nationally recognised Airedale Terrier rescue group in Canada.
There is no person more dedicated and experienced in the realm of Rescue than Maureen, who works tirelessly with the AireCanada team on behalf of a constant stream of Airedales in urgent, and often desperate, need of care, security and a loving Forever Home. We are immensely grateful for the cheerful and willing assistance we have received from Maureen in the establishment of AireNet Australia.
Thank you more than we can say, and a fine tip o’ the Black & Tan to you for all you achieve, and for the guidance you have provided to The Airedale Terrier Rescue and Adoption Network of Australia Inc.
Who Are We?
Each of us has found our way to AireNet Australia because of a shared passion for Airedale Terriers, and in particular for those Airedales who, through no fault or action of their own, have found themselves in need of a secure and loving home and family to call their own.
Our task is embodied in our Mission Statement.
Meet some of our AireNet Australia Rescue Team:
Gracie’s Wish Memorial Fund
The rescue of Gracie was the impetus for the creation of AireNet Australia. Gracie was released from the RSPCA (Melbourne, Victoria) to Damon and Beth Hill in 2010. Unfortunately, adopting Grace resulted in a significant financial outlay for her medical expenses and money to assist the Hills was not made available.
AireNet Australia came into being, in part, to fill this obvious void in Airedale rescue: Fundraising for the purpose of financially assisting any Airedale that was handled under the AireNet umbrella (•rescue •foster •adopt) with medical/behavioural expenses.
After recovering from her initial significant health issues, Gracie’s three years with Damon and Beth were filled with love and adventures.
When Grace crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2013, Damon and Beth made a special donation to AireNet Australia in her honour. They wanted to keep alive the memory of Gracie and the reason for the creation of AireNet Australia.
The Committee of AireNet Australia created a fund in Gracie’s honour – Gracie’s Wish Memorial Fund – commonly called Gracie’s Wish. It was decided that Gracie’s Wish needed to be a very special fund; that it needed to have a purpose separate to our general fundraising that helps our •rescue •foster •adopt objectives but within our mission statement.
It became Gracie’s wish (and the wish of Damon, Beth and the committee) that all Airedales adopted through AireNet Australia would be assisted with ‘End of Life’ expenses as this was the one and only area where AireNet could give back to all adopters. It was the one way we could thank them all for rising to the challenges/adventures of Airedale adoption.
Fortunately, not all Airedales adopted through AireNet need financial assistance for medical/behavioural expenses but very sadly, there will be an ‘End of Life’ for every single one.