The mission of the Rescue Committee is to facilitate the rescue, fostering and careful placement of lost, abandoned, abused or unwanted purebred Airedale Terriers in homes appropriate for the individual dog. The Rescue Committee does no actual rescuing of dogs. Rescue is done by individuals and/or groups whose sole purpose is the welfare and happiness of any Airedale that needs a new home. These unpaid volunteers fit their rescue activities around family and full-time jobs. Rescuers are not agents of the national club. All of the responsibilities and liabilities connected with Airedale Rescue are shouldered by the person or persons performing any part of it.
The Rescue Committee maintains a roster of rescue volunteers (Regional Rescue Contacts) who have agreed to abide by the Airedale Terrier Club of America Rescue & Adoption Committee policies and guidelines.
Acknowledgment: Much of the information under "Mission" is based on a November 1, 1995, report by then-Chair Lynne Jensen to the ATCA Board of Directors.