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Woman Facing Charges For Saving Dozens of Pets Without a Permit During Hurricane Florence

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Woman Facing Charges For Saving Dozens of Pets Without a Permit During Hurricane Florence

Tammie Hedges, a lady who runs a North Carolina charitable called Crazy’s Claws n Paw spared more than two dozen pets amid Hurricane Florence, however now she is confronting charges since she didn’t have an allow. Fences was building a haven when Florence hit the drift, so she offered the space to pet proprietors in the zone.

“The goal was to make sure they were not out there drowning. We had an elderly couple, they were evacuating that afternoon, and there was no way they could take 18 animals with them,” Hedges explained.

“We were trying to help abandoned animals. We knew North Carolina didn’t have any regulations or laws regarding shelters for animals. So a group of us got together to do something to help those animals is why we opened our building to them so they’d have a safe dry place to go until their owners returned to get them. I had not gone out and gotten any animals, but a couple of independent rescuers had gotten some from flooded areas and brought them to me,” she added.

They offered their administrations gratis and housed 17 cats and 10 dogs all through the term of the tropical storm.

After the tempest passed and the inconvenience was finished, Hedges got a call from Wayne County’s creature administrations supervisor Frank Sauls, who undermined to get a warrant to take the animals

“You can voluntarily hand over the animals, or I can go get a warrant,” they allegedly told her.

She consented to the request, and the pets were altogether taken to the Wayne County Animal Adoption and Education Center.

Volunteer Kathie Davidson said that animal control officers called Hedges a lawbreaker.

“One officer specifically told me that Tammie was operating a shelter without a permit,” she said. “I think it’s really sad that when someone tries to do the right thing, they’re punished for it. I’m hoping they don’t file charges. We’d like to see him reach out to her and push the reset button,” she added.

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