Charges dismissed against woman who sheltered animals during Florence

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Tammie Hedges could face charges after sheltering more than two dozen pets as Hurricane Florence impacted North Carolina. (Photo: WNCN)

GOLDSBORO, NC (WNCN) — The Wayne County District Attorney’s Office has dropped charges against a woman who was accused of running an illegal veterinary operation when sheltering animals during Hurricane Florence.

Tammie Hedges was facing 12 counts of misdemeanor practice/attempt veterinary medicine without a license and one count of solicitation of a schedule IV controlled substance. She was charged Friday.

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Hedges took in 27 dogs and cats during Florence, housing them in a warehouse in the Rosewood community that she was in the process of converting into a shelter.

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