Demand ALL charges against Tammie Hedges be dropped!!
Hedges is charged with 12 counts of practicing veterinary medicine without a license and one count of soliciting a schedule IV controlled substance. She was taken to the Wayne County magistrates office and later released on a $10,000 secured bond.petitie tekenenpetitie tekenen
During Florence, Hedges and volunteers with Crazy’s Claws N Paws took in the animals at a temporary shelter at 152 N.C. 581 near the Rosewood community. The rescue organization is working to get the building licensed as a shelter, but is not yet, Hedges said. According to her, most of the charges stem from her administering amoxicillin to animals that arrived at the shelter sick. Another was for the use of a topical antibiotic ointment, which she said she got from a nearby Dollar Tree, and still another for the use of Tramadol, an opioid painkiller often used to treat pain in dogs and cats.
The charge of soliciting a schedule IV controlled substance came from Hedges’ attempt to acquire a donation of Tramadol, she said.
Hedges said she felt she had no choice but to aid the animals brought to her.
“Vets were closed. Had they left the animals there, we could have had a vet come out here, because some vets were open later, but we didn’t get that option,” she said. “During a state of emergency, you’re not going to find anybody open. I did what I’m supposed to do. I’m not about to let an animal be in pain and run a fever. When I have the availability and the supplies to help them, I’m going to do it.”
Hedges will have her day in court Oct. 17. She does not have a lawyer, yet, she said, but will have a consultation with one on Tuesday.
LET'S HELP TAMMIE BY DEMANDING WAYNE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES AND WAYNE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT. DROPS ALL CHARGES AGAINST TAMMIE HEDGES