Out of the trash can and ready to party!

Late one night last week, Tiffany recieved an urgent email plea. The emailer stated that she had seen a dog who had made a trash can his home. When the lady asked neighbors who dog it was, they said that the dog had been there for awhile….living in the trash can. There was NO room at the Inn, but temps were dropping and there was a threat of snow….. Tiffany couldn’t leave the dog to freeze to death, so she called her friend Mary Ann and they set out to save him. By 1am the dog was safe in Tiffany’s nice, cozy, warm van.
Mary Ann, Tiffany, and the new pup stopped and grabbed a few cheeseburgers & headed to Mary Ann’s. The pup ate the burgers so quickly, I’m not sure he even tasted them. After arriving at Mary Ann’s house it became apparent that the dog was in fact a puppy, approx 7~8 months old. They decided to call him …..Oscar!
Since being rescued, Oscar has met many new friends and has loved each and every person he has encountered. He is house trained and crate trained, and thinks hanging out in his crate, chewing on a bone is pure bliss! Because Operation Education Animal Rescue recently rescued 13 dogs from a puppy mill, we don’t really have the funding or the space for Oscar. We are asking our friends to donate towards his vetting costs and a foster would be WONDERFUL!!! We need to raise $150 to vet him and get him neutered.
Donations can be sent using our paypal using the email opedanimalrescue@gmail.com
or sent through snail mail
P.O. Box 68
Christiana, Tn 37037

Thank You from all of us at OpEd & Oscar! Without YOU we cannot make this dream a reality!

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What does it take to Rescue?

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Your rescue “kit” should include:

A heart of gold to accept those creatures that don’t measure up as “perfect” in the eyes of the rest of the world.

The people skills of a salesperson. . . to convince those that are looking for perfection that they will find it in a rescue dog if they are willing to look a little deeper.

A heart of steel to be able to say no when there just isn’t any more room for just one more dog.

The knowledge that you can’t save them all.

The ability to smile and speak rationally when the 10th person for the day says “I don’t want this stupid dog anymore. . . take him or I am gonna shoot him.”

Some medical knowledge. . . or your rescue vet bill will be bigger than the national debt.

The fine art of fund raising. . . so your vet bill can be reduced to just under the size of the national debt.

Patience for: breeders who don’t care, won’t help, turn their backs and say it’s not their problem.

Patience for: dogs that were incorrectly placed and come to rescue with so much excess baggage that you think they will never be adoptable.

Patience for: owners who want a quick fix.

Patience for: a world that no longer looks at life as a gift.

A sense of humor. . . because sometimes a smile on your face is the only way to hide the agony and turmoil in your heart.

A husband with housekeeping skills that are so outstanding that they could be highlighted in Good Housekeeping Magazine. . . so you can devote your time to all the rescues and be secure in the knowledge that the local Board of Health will not condemn your house.

Personal dogs that will tolerate the never ending stream of four legged orphans, waifs and street urchins that will start arriving the moment you say. . . “I have room.”

Children that like being the “token” child to socialize every dog that comes thru the door. . . being able to say “good with kids” is a real selling point.

Magician skills so you can change anything that comes thru the door, from black tri male to long tail and brown eyes, into blue merle female, good with kids, housebroke, crate trained and obedience trained.

The ability to face the paperwork head-on and deal with it. . . or someone you can send it to and say. . . “Here, do something with this mess!”

Grooming skills for those ugly ducklings waiting for their chance to be a swan. . . with a little help from you.


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Operation Warm Paws


Operation Education Animal Rescue has been so inspired by the great work of Tamsine Singer with her “Hay Day” in Nashville, that we’ve decided to do our own for Rutherford County.
Please join us on January 28 to deliver hay, houses, & hope to the chained dogs of Rutherfor…d County.
As always, we need YOU to make this possible!!!
We need volunteers, donations of hay,dog houses, food, treats, durable toys, & financial sponsorships so that we can offer spay/neuter assistance.
If you, or someone you know, has a dog house they aren’t using, we’ll take it! If you have connections to local farmers who would donate hay or to construction companies that would donate materials, we’ll handle the rest.
Email opedanimalrescue@gmail.com for pick up or to volunteer.
We cannot make this dream a reality without YOU!!!
*Meet up location & Time TBA*
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Operation Puppy Mill Freedom…how YOU can be their Hero!

Puppy Mill Survivors need YOUR help!!!
Daily we get pleas about dogs that need our help & daily we have to offer only a courtesy listing due to lack of space & funds. Last week when we got the urgent plea to help 20 + dogs from a puppy mill that were getting “kicked to the curb” by their breeder, we knew we had to help. We also knew that we neither had the funds nor the space.

Quickly we used the power of social media and started rounding up fosters. Compassionate souls stepped up one by one to saves the lives of those who have only known the life of a cage. Lives that have never known the joy of a soft hand, a kind word, the feel of grass on their feet or the sun on their face. We are SO thankful to everyone who has stepped in to help but we still have a long way to go!
We HAVE To raise the funds to care for all of these dogs. they have to be vetted, spayed/neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested, & treated for any illness they may have.
So friends, we are asking that you continue to help us help these angels on their path to freedom.
We need financial donations & donations of small breed dog food, puppy pads, blankets, treats, toys, & jackets for these guys.
ALL donations can be dropped off at Our AMAZING vet’s office.
  • McPherson Veterinary Services
  • 1806 Memorial Blvd
  • Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  • Phone: 615-896-9524
  • Or
  • by Snail Mail
  • p.o.box 68 Christiana, Tn 37037
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for believing in our cause & helping us make the lives of these survivors one of hope & happiness…we cannot make this dream a reality without YOU!
If you have any questions or comments, please email us at opedanimalrescue@gmail.com
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