On The Fifth Day was founded in 2003 from a Divine Inspiration to Founder, Director Jen Flatt Osborn. An animal-lover from Day One, she realized she needed to join animal advocates everywhere by educating the public and rescuing homeless and abused animals, beginning in her hometown of Murfreesboro, TN, and its surrounding areas.
The years from 2003-2008 were spent building a solid foundation, figuratively speaking, for OTFD to get its feet wet and then dive into the water. Hundreds of dogs and cats were rescued, fostered, vetted, trained, and adopted into their permanent homes. Additionally, a loyal and talented Board of Directors was found in Rebecca George, Amanda Mullins, and Bonnie Boyd. Ken Osborn came on board in 2009 as Vice President, Handler. His animal intuitiveness and willingness to join forces with OTFD made him a "natural".
In December of 2011, OTFD was moved from Middle Tennessee to South Texas. Unfortunately, the need for the non-profit was and is as desperately needed in their new home as it was in their old one.
Flatt Osborn shares, "These are God's creatures and we have dominion over them. It's an embarrassment to the human race that we kill 4-6 million animals a year just because there's nowhere for them to go. So I do what I do. Yes, Spay/Neuter education is critical, but helping people with the programs we're going to implement here is vital as well. There tends to be a 'Pro-Animal' or 'Pro-People' mindset in our country that is being largely ignored. We're here to help animals and people by bringing them together. I love my job."