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Sunday, September 23, 2018

As Hurricane Florence barreled toward the Carolina coast, Tammie Hedges took action to protect pets that might have otherwise been caught in the storm -- a decision that led to her arrest. Hedges, a resident of Waynes County, North Carolina, was taken into custody Friday after providing care to more than two dozen animals -- 17 cats and 10 dogs -- for owners who had to evacuate before the storm hit.

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What good did it accomplish? Authroities are son concerned with their own power that the victims are secondary. That lady should be getting a medal not an arrest. What an awful crime, caring for animals. OMG! Crucify her!

#1 | Posted by danni at 2018-09-23 12:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Wow. Seriously? Practicing veterinary medicine without a license? That's 99% of shelters. They are all cash strapped. What a power tripping bunch of d-bags. She was doing the right thing. Even if they had the funding - how many vets were sticking around?

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-09-23 01:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Loot the Family Dollar across the street from your apartments (that had power and no damage) get a pass. Care for and treat animals with OTC ointment cream during and after a disaster get arrested. There are no words, well there are but I can't use them here.

#3 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-09-23 01:47 PM | Reply

What an awful crime, caring for animals. OMG! Crucify her!

#1 | Posted by danni

We gotta save the pets! When the country descends into the Dark Ages (after the Great Trump Error) our pets will be a good sources of protein. And we can use the skins as clothes and rugs...the sinew also make good cord for tying spearheads, etc.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-23 05:33 PM | Reply

Wayne County Animal Control
1600 Clingman Street, Goldsboro, North Carolina, 27534
919-731-1439
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

#5 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-09-23 07:20 PM | Reply

1 count of administering amoxicillin to Big Momma
1 count of administering Tramadol to Big Momma
3 counts of administering amoxicillin to a white Siamese cat
3 counts of administering a topical antibiotic ointment (triple antibiotic from Dollar Tree) to a white Siamese cat
3 counts of administering amoxicillin to a car known as Sweet Pea
1 count of administering amoxicillin to an unnamed black kitten
1 count of solicitation to commit a crime

"The animals seized were to be returned to their owners after the storm." Instead, she said that Animal Control has the pets.

"if they can't find the owners, the pets went from a safe place to a kill shelter," Hedges said.

#6 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-09-23 07:27 PM | Reply

Madness.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-23 09:48 PM | Reply

Makes sense, for sure. The government HAS to play cya or our tax dollars would go to nothing but lawsuits brought on by people trying to make a buck. All it takes is a malicious person to open up an illegal shelter and kill every pet given to it. Then the people would all be complaining that the government allowed something like that to happen and the media trash and lawsuits that would come from it would just add to the everyday crap we already see. So the law is very necessary.

That being said, the penalties should be dynamic enough to allow for this type of thing. If, after the fact, it is determined the cause was justifiable then come up with ways to account for that. Having some guy even come close to mentioning a warrant is just dumb.

#8 | Posted by humtake at 2018-09-24 12:19 PM | Reply

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