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.

Got Stuff? We can use it!

Tag Sale for Tails June 21, 2014

7:00am - 5:00pm


Helps animals affected by disasters

Douglas Fire Station and Highway Barn, Rt. 16, Douglas, MA


Have you started your spring cleaning? Do you have a move planned and need a great cause to donate to? The Central Massachusetts Disaster Animal Response Team, Inc. (CMDART) is hosting a "Got Stuff - Tags for Tails" Sale on Saturday, June 21, 2014 ,7-5 p.m. on the Douglas Fire Station and Highway Department grounds, Rt. 16, Douglas.


Disasters are increasing and our organization needs funds to maintain the mission of helping our communities to plan, prepare and respond when animals are affected by disasters such as we've seen recently.


If you could kindly price all items you are donating with a reasonable value on them, this will help us greatly. Receipts for donations will be offered if requested.


Items CMDART can accept:

Small items of furniture (end tables, lamps, framed pictures) in good condition, books, CDs, jewelry, linens in nice condition, toys and games, household items, dishes, pet related items are especially appreciated and seasonal items. Specialty crafts appreciated. Clothing if clean, pressed and sorted by size and gender.


Items CMDART can NOT accept:

Electronics (computers, printers, tv's), bedding, large pieces of exercise equipment, large appliances, no children's furniture, and hazardous materials such as paint and fertilizer.


Donations of goods will be accepted up to June 20 at 4 p.m, 2014.

Call 508-803-1989 or contact to let us know that you have items to contribute. Limited pickup service available only if necessary within a reasonable distance of Douglas for a $20 donation.

Dee and dogs
Pet Owner Prevention Education Training
Making good use of the "calm before the storm


CMDART is looking for “Preparedness Education Ambassadors” to attend some upcoming trainings to help teach pet owners how to prepare before the next disaster and to help promote our team. CMDART Ambassodor Trainings will be held from 5:30-6:30 the second Tuesday of each month by advanced appointment only (with a minimum confirmation of three people) starting in March. Trainings will be held at the American Red Cross Bldg. 2000 Century Drive, Worcester Rm 210. Contact us if you are interested in taking the CMDART Ambassador training. To insure some best practices for our public education effort, we will also have a briefing prior to each event for those who are new or need a refresh on best practices.
Please sign up for upcoming events at

CMDART is also seeking an Events Coordinator and a Clerk for our Board of Directors.
Relevant experience is required. Please contact if you are interested.


If you are a Federal Employee or know a Federal employee, please ask them to consider making a contribution to CMDART,Inc. Our team has once again been approved to receive donations via the Combined Federal Campaign program through the assistance of the Animal Welfare Fund. The CFC is a program that encourages federal employees to make contributions to charities of their choosing. The CDC reference code for CMDART is # 22157. We are listed under Disaster Animal Response Team for the following five zones: Eastern Massachusetts, Greater Hartford, Northern NE (Vermont and New Hampshire), Rhode Island and Southeast Mass, plus Western Mass. We are very grateful to the Animal Welfare Fund for helping us to get approved again. For those of you who have already contributed, we thank you very much for supporting our mission.





Be Prepared with an Emergency Pet Go Kit

Pet Go Kits help pet owners be personally prepared for emergencies by including necessary items needed for a quick departure of the home.

To create your own Emergency Kit, download our checklist of recommended items.

To purchase a Pet Go Kit for $20.00, contact