Woman ARRESTED For Rescuing Pets Without A Permit
For Liberty Staff, 5 years ago 1 min read 5481
Article from USA Today by Dalvin Brown.
As Hurricane Florence barreled toward the Carolina coast, Tammie Hedges took action to protect pets that might have otherwise been caught in the storm – a decision that led to her arrest.
Hedges, a resident of Wayne County, North Carolina, was taken into custody Friday after providing care to more than two dozen animals – 17 cats and 10 dogs – for owners who had to evacuate before the storm hit.
On Monday, after Florence passed, Hedges got a call from Wayne County Animal Control regarding the animals.
“A few days later they called me in for questioning and yesterday they arrested me,” Hedges said.
Read the entire article at USA Today.
NOW you need a permit to be a good Samaritan???? WHAT KIND OF WORLD has this become????
I sent the article to President Trump!
Looks like Wayne County needs a changing of the guards.
They should have just gone, gotten the animals, and THANKED her for her help! What narrow sighted AS$%&@les.
Anyone who either trusts the government to do the right thing or its brain dead bureaucrats to even be able to employ reason or common sense need only consider the sheer magnitude of “we had to destroy the village to save it” or in this case “we would rather animals die than allow a Samaritan without a permit to save their lives…” These idiots should be unemployed–they have NO functioning brain–Let them walk down the middle of the freeway during rush hour and cull a few!
A law suit against local authorities might well be appropriate.
When I first posted the above, it was rejected as having been said before. I do not recall having posted previously, though perhaps I had forgotten. Please clarify, as I now note my comment appears above. Might there be a problematic time lag here?
How ridiculous this woman was being a good Samaritan. People left their pets behind, some homeless & they would have died of drowning or something else. It was & emergency, who do U run to get a permit from the whole town was picking up leaving? Who would have thought U needed one? If I was there I probably would have done the same thing. Thinking U R saving the animals.
“This woman should have been running the Wayne County animal control.”
She should run them out of town.
Ask for a trial by jury and that will make the prosecuter forgo election should they ever attempt to get elected to any position.