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A Good Samaritan who serves as the director of an animal rescue nonprofit was arrested in North Carolina for sheltering pets during Hurricane Florence.
Wayne County officials arrested Tammie Hedges, who runs the Crazy’s Claws N’ Paws rescue in Goldsboro, and forced her to turn over 27 dogs and cats last Monday after Wayne County animal services determined the group was operating an unregistered animal shelter, the Goldsboro News-Argus reported.
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The rescue announced Friday that Hedges had been arrested and taken to the Wayne County Detention Center before she was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.
Authorities charged her with 12 misdemeanor counts of “practicing/attempting veterinary medicine without a license” and one count of “solicitation of a Schedule 4 controlled substance,” Wayne County officials said in a statement posted to Facebook on Friday.
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The county government’s statement read, in part:
On Monday, September 17, 2018, Wayne County Animal Services responded to 152 NC Highway 581 in Goldsboro at the request of the NC State Department of Agriculture. Wayne County Animal Services made contact with Ms....
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