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“Tags for Tails” yard sale

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

Tags for Tails”2016  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  sixth annual “Tags for Tails” yard sale June 25, 7– 5 p.m. (rain or shine)  at the Douglas Fire Department and Highway Barn Lawn on Rte. 16, Douglas. As in years past, the team will begin to take donated items until noon on June 23th.

Also, this year, CMDART is asking if anyone wants to host a yard sale in your community the same day to help benefit the team.  All or a portion of the proceeds can be donated.  We will advertise your location as helping to benefit the team. 

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 

NO ITEMS ARE TO BE DROPPED AT THE DOUGLAS FIRE STATION and please do not call the fire station with questions.

CMDART is an independent, private, non-profit 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt charity.  Items donated should be priced with a reasonable value on them as this will help us greatly. Receipts for donations will be offered if requested.  

To donate items, to volunteer to assist the sale/s, or host  a sale in your area yourself, call 508-803-1989 or contact [email protected] to let us know that you have items to contribute. Calls will be returned with a time and location to drop your items. Limited pickup service is available within a reasonable distance of Douglas for a $20 donation.

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, tools (old and new), household items, healthy plants (perennials especially appreciated),  dishes, pet related items are especially appreciated and seasonal items. Specialty crafts appreciated. Clothing, if clean, pressed and sorted by size and gender. CMDART is also accepting gift cards for silent auction or to help gather more items.

Items CMDART can NOT accept:

            Electronics (computers, printers, TVs), bedding, large pieces of exercise equipment, large appliances, no children's furniture, and hazardous materials such as paint and fertilizer. Limited Christmas items. No pet or other perishable food.

Want to volunteer with us?

            Are you interested in taking a course to become a CMDART volunteer? Contact [email protected] or sign up for an introductory course at [email protected]. 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. CMDART serves the local and regional communities of Central Massachusetts and particularly Worcester County. Animals affected by disaster can include small and large animals such as pets, livestock, and exotics. CMDART aids communities that seek to comply with the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act (PETS Act), which requires that household pets and service animals be included in local and state planning.

            CMDART is also seeking positions on their Board of Directors. Contact us for more information.