North Carolina woman arrested for sheltering animals during storm

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A woman who took in more than two dozen abandoned dogs and cats during Hurricane Florence has been charged with practicing veterinary medicine without a license. Tammie Hedges, founder of Crazy’s Claws N Paws animal rescue, was arrested after 27 dogs and cats were confiscated from a temporary shelter. 

She’s also being charged with soliciting a donation of tramadol, a prescription painkiller sometimes used for dogs and cats.

Hedges said she had to help and care for the animals that had been brought to her during the hurricane.

“We were trying to help abandoned animals,” Hedges said. “A group of us got together to do something to help those animals. That’s why we opened our building to them, so they’d have a safe dry place to go until their owners returned to get them.”

Hedges said she gave amoxicillin to some sick animals.

There is a GoFundMe Page to help Hedges with her legal defenses.

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Brittany Jennings


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