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North Carolina Woman Could Be Charged After Housing Animals During Florence

A woman in Goldsboro, North Carolina could be charged after taking in animals during Florence.

The woman, Tammie Hedges, spearheads an organization that helps struggling families pay for their pets medical bills.

Hedges, who owns a warehouse, offered to house animals at the location as the storm approached North Carolina.

According to CBS 17, several pet owners left their animals in Hedges' care.

Volunteers with her charity, Crazy’s Claws n Paws, were onsite with the animals as Florence dumped heavy rain on the Carolinas.

However, on Monday, animal services in Wayne County told Hedges that she needed to surrender the 27 animals in her care -- Because her warehouse was not a registered shelter.

While Hedges is disheartened over the possibility of facing charges, she believes she did the right thing, as she didn't want pets in her community to die during the storm.

What do you think? Should Hedges be charged for sheltering animals in an unregistered shelter?

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