One of the hardest things a lot of people who were effected by Hurricane Florence was to leave their beloved pets behind. Thankfully, Tammie Hedges who owns a pet rescue was able to take in 27 family pets during the hurricane and subsequent floods.
Well, it looks like no good deed goes unpunished, as Tammie was arrested for soliciting tramadol, which is an animal tranquilizer. She also gave the animals amoxicillin. She she was arrested for soliciting a prescription online, administering medication without a license and boarding too many animals in an unapproved facility.
Tammie’s reasoning is sound as to why she did this:
“The owners got to evacuate. They got to save themselves. But who’s going to save those animals? That’s what we did,” Hedges said. “We saved them.”
“Our mission was to save as many animals from the flood that we could,” Hedges added.
So it looks like her heart was in the right place, but the sheriff’s office feels otherwise. Now Tammie need’s to raise $11,000 for legal fees. As of right now, she has raised over $21,ooo. As you would expect, there is a GoFundMe page to help defray the costs.