CMDART is an independent, charitable, non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization. We provide information, training, support, supplies and personnel to help plan, prepare and respond to aid animals affected by man-made or natural disasters at all levels of disasters according to our capabilities and resources.

Tags for Tails” 2018  benefits animals in disaster


            Douglas – Have you started your spring cleaning? Do you have a move planned and need a great cause to donate your stuff to? Are you an expert at holding yard sales? 

The Central Massachusetts Disaster Animal Response Team (CMDART) will hold its  seventh annual “Tags for Tails” yard sale June 2, 7– 5 p.m. (rain or shine)  at the Douglas Fire Department and Highway Barn Lawn on Rte. 16, Douglas. We will start taking items second week of April following our April 7 (training) until noon on May 30.  Severe rain prediction, sale will be held June 3.

CMDART is in need of people who can assist the collection, organizing and pricing of items prior to the event and helping the day of if possible.  Also, if you are having a yard sale and want to make a small contribution to the team, it is greatly appreciated.  

Disasters, including fires, winter storms and other incidents are increasing. CMDART needs funds to maintain the mission of helping our communities to plan, prepare and respond when animals are affected by disasters. The proceeds of this sale help to fund some basic costs for the team’s continued service each year such as management of our disaster response trailers, sponsoring disaster trainees and materials, purchasing public prevention education materials and more.   (Full Story)


Central Massachusetts Disaster Animal Response Team, Inc.

         “Emergency Animal Disaster Services and Sheltering “

April 7, 2018, all day, two-part program 8:30 a.m-4:00 p.m.

Produced in cooperation with Fitchburg Emergency Mgmt.

Location for training – Fitchburg FD, 33 North Street, Fitchburg. 

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Hurricane/ Disasters 2017