A PILOTS REQUEST TO ALL RESCUES- PLEASE READ..AS YOUR PILOT WILL THANK YOU FOR IT.
We consider it an honor to be of service to all of YOU. And quite honestly, WE are the ones who are in awe of YOU, and all that you do
YOU live Animal Rescue 24/7. YOU do a great job with late night phone calls, networking with your counterparts ...desperate emails...... vetting.... boarding...., driving,...and overcoming the hundred other bureaucratic hassles of pulling dogs from kill shelters that sometimes are less than helpful.
And YOU have the hardest job of all. Visiting the kill shelter and looking into each dogs eyes...seeing their litle souls...and knowing you can't save them all.... I honestly don"t know how you do it.
Our part is easy...we fly em after all the hard work is done!
There are just a couple of things that you can do to make the life of your Rescue Pilot's job and with all due respect I will share them with you.
1. Please be forgiving if your pilot is not there at exactly the specified time. Light airplanes are subject to wind, weather, and a host of other variables that are out of your pilots control. Its not the time to give your rescue pilot attitude! He's just done the best he could.
2. Please come on time. After a long flight, your pilot will want to head home. If you bring him a sandwich or soda he will love you forever, because in Rescue Flying as in life it's the little things that make the difference.
3. Please bring enough CRATES and LEASHES for your animals. It doesn't sound important, but it makes a big difference.
4. This is a big one, and has happened to me more times than I wish to remember.. (This one is for the "Receiving Rescues)....
If your Animals are being met at the airport by a bunch of Rescues, please authorize the first on the "scene" to accept the dogs for the stragglers.
Otherwise, your pilot has to wait until everyone arrives, does their "meet and greet", and get organized.
Thank you all for listening. And thank you for all you do!