I am not sure if this is the right place for this, but here goes.
For the second time in a month I transported an animal that smelled so bad that it was almost unbearable in the plane. I have done numerous transports over the last year or so and have never had an issue until recently.
Volunteers, I would ask that the dogs be bathed if they are so badly in need, we can't open a window while we are in the air.
I would also
request that any collars or leashes traveling with the dogs are fit properly and in reasonable condition. I experienced a problem with that today as well. The harness on one of the dogs was way too big, and could not be made small enough to stay on the dog. Fortunately, I travel with extra collars and leashes that we're sent to me by PNP, so that problem was solved, but I dont want an unexpected copilot up front with me by surprise
I hope this is taken in the right spirit, but I feel the need to put this on the table. The pilots, like myself, all take pride in what we do and in our aircraft, and a little consideration of these types of issues will be greatly appreciated by the pilot community
Based at 3n6, Old Bridge, NJ