A TAIL TO BE TOLD is a foster-based animal rescue located between Fredericksburg and Richmond, VA. We are dedicated to finding permanent families for homeless and abandoned animals who are living outside or in high-kill shelters or whose owners can no longer care for them. We provide loving foster homes until permanent, well-matched families can be found. We also serve the community through education and awareness on proper sterilization and responsible ownership and assist with Trap-Neuter-Return programs for community cats.

We are a fully incorporated, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a volunteer-only staff.


Thank your for your generous Donations!

We raised $2,745 for the animals! We will use the funds to provide for care (medical expenses, spay/neuter, micro-chipping, and food) until each animal is placed, and to fund our TNR program. Our long-term success is dependent your support, so we can't thank you enough!

The Community Give is a 24-hour day of giving for nonprofit organizations in Fredericksburg City and the surrounding counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. This year's event was hosted by the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region. In 2015, over $800,000 was donated on give day to area nonprofits and this year we met our goal to MAKE IT A MILLION!  These funds will make a significant positive impact on each of the lives touched by the hard-working and diverse nonprofits serving our region.