Woman is arrested for rescuing pets from hurricane

Tammie Hedges really irked Frank Sauls, animal services manager for Wayne County, who had Hedges arrested after she set up a temporary emergency shelter located in a warehouse in Rosewood, N.C.

“We were trying to help abandoned animals,” Hedges tells the Goldsboro News-Argus. “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 was arrested and charged with practicing veterinary medicine without a license.

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The animals have been confiscated by the animal control department. Hodges is due back in court in October.