Gathering Vital Information to Request Transport Assistance

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Gathering Vital Information to Request Transport Assistance

Postby robertam on Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:31 pm

Like many of you, I am asked to coordinate many PNP transports. After doing this for awhile, I've developed a form that streamlines the process when someone first contacts me about coordinating a transport for them. It contains all the essential information you'll need to have in order to post your request for transport assistance: especially the data you'll need about the starting and final destinations and basic information about the animal(s) needing transport. So whenever someone asks me to coordinate a transport for them, I send them this form and ask them to complete it and send it back to me. Then I can post my request for tranport assistance. This isn't a mandatory requirement; nor is the format a "PNP format," it is simply something that I've developed that I thought I would share with everyone.

Happy coordinating!

Roberta
PNP, Advisor for Shelters/Rescues

Here is the form:

PILOTSNPAWS TRANSPORT COORDINATION REQUEST FORM: ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Sending Shelter/Rescue/Person
Name of Organization[if applicable]:
Contact Info
Person’s Name:
E-mail:
Phone: [has text messaging]
Sending Location/Starting Location
City
State
Zip Code

Receiving Shelter/Rescue/Person
Name of Organization[if applicable]:
Contact Info
Person’s Name:
E-mail:
Phone: [has text messaging]
Receiving Location/Final Destination
City
State
Zip Code

Passenger/Animal Information
#:
Name(s)
Weight(s):
Breed(s):


NOTE: PilotsNPaws doesn’t require any person or organization requesting transport assistance to use this form or any form like it.
Roberta Harding
PNP Transport Advisor
Kentucky Animal Relief Fund, Inc.
Lexington, KY
e-mail: robertam@iglou.com
cell: 859-338-3470
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Re: Gathering Vital Information to Request Transport Assista

Postby catmd22 on Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:28 pm

very cool, thanks
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Re: Gathering Vital Information to Request Transport Assista

Postby Eric27 on Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:33 pm

Looks great, I have some suggestions to add.

As a pilot the first thing I look for is locations, airport identifiers don’t always get my attention but towns where the airports are located will. If I see a pick up or drop off in my local area I’ll look further. Next I look at what I might be transporting and how many. If you are looking to transport 2 Boston Terriers I know I can put two in one crate in my back seat and off we go. If you have 2 German Sheppard’s, sorry, I might take one. If it’s a mom and a few pups I might look more. Next I look to see when this needs to happen, I need to plan ahead and see if I can get a plane, some of us that rent need to see if we can get a plane. After I know I can get a plane and I want to fly this route then I’ll contact the coordinator for the rest of the information.

Next we move into the information gathering. Most pilots like to know how the animals can be transported, harness or crates. If crates, what size are they, will they fit in my plane? If you are transporting more then one animal can they all fit in one crate or will we need more crates. Who will supply the crates, if the sender doesn’t have crates where can the pilot get crates? Once I get this information now the rest of the information will be needed.

I hope this information helps
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Re: Gathering Vital Information to Request Transport Assista

Postby catmd22 on Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:06 am

It helps very much!! thanks... and now I understand more ;)
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