Such a shame!
Very disappointing commentary. I find it inconceivable that there are people out there that do that.
I can tell you that, as a transport coordinator, I screen ALL the rescues that request my assistance. Not all I deal with are 501c3, but I can tell you that all I deal with have been rigorously checked before I put the shout out 'here'
I too was fooled once many moons ago and it will never happen again if I can help it.
Nancy will concur, as she wears a similar hat. I know that she has strict guidelines that she adheres to as well.
Pilots, I have found a love hate relationship with facebook. While it can be a thorn in my side, it has also become a resource for rescues. As such, there isn't much that slips by.. for instance; a pilot here requested my assistance in coordinating a transport to a rescue I had never worked with before.
A quick shout out to rescues via facebook and I have to say, while their paperwork looks good, their references did not pan out (as far as standing by their dogs) so now I have to figure out a politically correct way to say 'I'm sorry, I can't help' (they're a 501c3 btw ~ I'm not implying, just saying)
I am very sorry that some of you have had negative experiences. Please know that I for one am so grateful for all the assistance that you all have given me and continue to give to my dogs in need.
Every pilot that flies is special to me and every dog they take takes a piece of my heart with them. Thank you all so much for what you do for these dogs, for giving them a second chance in a home of their own.