Woman Who Rescued 27 Cats and Dogs During Hurricane Florence Is Arrested for Practicing Veterinary Medicine Without a License

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Wayne County, North Carolina: Tammie Hedges founded Crazy’s Claws N Paws animal rescue and recruited volunteers to help her save 27 cats and dogs that had been left behind in the rising flood waters during Hurricane Florence. She converted a warehouse into a temporary shelter and gave several sick animals amoxicillin and used a topical antibiotic ointment on others. She also sought a donation of Tramadol, a painkiller used for dogs and cats. Hedges was arrested and charged with twelve counts of practicing veterinary medicine without a license and one count of soliciting a controlled substance. [Collectivism at its finest.] -GEG

The Good Samaritan who rescued 27 cats and dogs during Hurricane Florence has been arrested for illegally practicing veterinary medicine.

Tammie Hedges founded Crazy’s Claws N Paws animal rescue and recruited volunteers to help her save animals that had been left behind in the rising flood waters. She converted a warehouse into a temporary shelter. But Wayne County animal control learned about the shelter, and confiscated the animals.

Wayne County Animal Services manager Frank Sauls took the animals and told Hedges she didn’t register the warehouse as a shelter. At the time, he told the Goldsboro News-Argus: “If we didn’t feel like anything was being done wrong, we would not have taken [the animals],” and that it was now “for the courts to decide.”

Even though Hedges gave up the animals, she was arrested and charged with 12 counts of practicing veterinary medicine without a license and a single count of soliciting a schedule IV controlled substance, according to the News-Argus. She was released on a $10,000 secured bond.

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James
James
2 years ago

That’s the “state” for you.

Jerry Hewes
Jerry Hewes
2 years ago

Where were the veterinarians she was supposed to have jilted?

RayK
RayK
2 years ago

It’s only practicing Vet Medicine without a license if you take payment for services rendered.

Liz Andre'
Liz Andre'
2 years ago

An update: all charges and fines were dropped against Tammie Hedges. The county offices were flooded with calls (no pun intended) and a petition signed by thousands was delivered protesting her arrest. Common sense and the voice of the people prevailed…this time! Thank you for carrying this story, though.

autumn
autumn
2 years ago
Reply to  Liz Andre'

Thank you so much for this update Liz

Tom Ball
Tom Ball
2 years ago

Would they rather these animals die of starvation or disease?
I’ve seen animals suffer horrible deaths. If it were me, I would prefer to take my chances with the “quack”.
I’ve also had experience with vets who frankly didn’t give a damn.

There’s a man in my area that recently stomped a kitten and buried it alive. I much prefer people who are humane towards animals. It may indicate how they would act with other humans.

What did this woman have to gain ?

autumn
autumn
2 years ago
Reply to  Tom Ball

Love and admiration from the fur babies and people with eyes gifted to see