I've only been doing this for three months but in that time I've come to appreciate how much time, effort and heart these rescuers and volunteers put into trying to save these animals day in and day out. The cruelty, pain and suffering they have witnessed and the stories they have shared would probably make someone like me give up and quit. But they don't quit because they know if they do there will just be that many more animals that don't make it.
I'm saying all this because I don't want other pilots out there getting put off by a rescuer's frustration. They know you're not an "on demand" service and they're not frustrated with you per se - they're frustrated that, despite all their efforts, sometimes it just doesn't come together and some of these animals that they've worked so hard to save end up dead. It hurts and I can understand where they're coming from. Try to see it from their perspective and don't take it personal.
Cessna 172/Huntsville, AL - Moontown Airport (3M5)