There is room for all dedicated rescue volunteers. We have quidelines in place which means exactly that, a guide. I too, know of very reputable rescue volunteers who support the animals in a very positive and well cared for manner.
Pilots N Paws leaves every decision to make a flight, or not, in the pilots hands. They are the only people in our opinion who know when they can fly, what conditions, etc. We encourage all pilots to really talk with the rescue groups, click on the link for the USDA requirments for the state they are flying too, and find out as much as possible about who they are working with. Rescues need to cooperate fully, this is a huge gift that pilots are giving, and though they will thank you endlessly for pulling these animals, getting proper medical care, etc., you wouldn't have an option to fly them if not for pilots volunteering so we want everyone to have a positive experience. Positive experience is usually the norm, but there have been rescues who have brought filthy, tick invested dogs to a plane for transport. That should never happen and the pilots have the right to refuse the flight.
Requests MUST be posted to the Ride Board each and every time in order for pilots to be able to use our 501c3 status. This means that even if you work with a pilot repeatedly, please put forth the effort to post on the board and mark your post DONE when the flight has been completed.
Working responsibly together allows us all to help more animals who need us. Hopefully, the members registered with Pilots N Paws will do their best to make sure the process goes smoothly. Thanks for all you do!