Somewhere between 3–4 million animals die in shelters every year across the U.S. simply because there is no place for them to go. Survivor Tails Animal Rescue was born to help bring those numbers down and in just under four years, we are proud to say we have saved nearly 800 dogs and cats.

From routine vetting costs to boarding, training, transport, and marketing, the financial burden involved with rescuing animals can be astronomical. Our fully volunteer, foster-based 501(c)3 registered nonprofit would cease to exist without the generosity of our supporters.


To support our work, Survivor Tails is thrilled to be hosting our 3rd Annual Rescue Fever Honorary Gala, where we will be heating up the runway with adoptable dogs and their firefighter escorts on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 6pm at the Florian Hall in Boston. Last year, we hosted over 260 attendees and raised over $30,000 with 20% of the proceeds going to the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation. This year, our goal is to raise $50,000 to support our work of rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming animals.

This third annual red carpet event will feature special guests and an award ceremony honoring local firefighters that have gone above the call of duty to save animals from dire situations, just like we do here at Survivor Tails. Additionally, the Calendar Guys from the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation will walk our adoptable dogs down the catwalk to promote them for adoption. The event, cohosted by Channel 7 Boston investigative reporters, Cheryl Fiandaca and Mary Schwager, will also feature music by DJ Eliot Ness and Greater Boston Firefighters Pipe & Drum, delicious buffet dinner, photo booth, and silent auction packed with amazing items.

We invite you to be a part of this gala, and hope you will consider sponsoring through one of the many options on the following page. Twenty percent of this year’s gala will be donated to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network of Massachusetts in memory of Firefighter Pete Kannler, while the remainder will go to offsetting costs incurred by our rescue such as vetting, spay/neuter, transport, training, supplies, etc.

Survivor Tails Animal Rescue is an all volunteer, 501(c)3 registered non-profit who exists to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome unwanted, abused, and neglected cats and dogs. Survivor Tails is a foster-based animal rescue and therefore has no brick and mortar facility. Survivor Tails does not discriminate on breed, age, or health status and we believe that all animals deserve a second chance at life. Please visit www.survivortails.org for more information! Tax exempt ID: 46-1964498

As with many things in life, both animal and fire rescue take a village. We appreciate all of your support, and any sponsorship or donation considerations would be greatly appreciated! Please feel free to contact gala@survivortails.org with any questions you might have. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s gala!