Tammie Hedges of Crazy’s Paws N Claws animal rescue has $40,000 to spend from a Go Fund Me fundraiser. What will happen?
I have just noticed that a couple of supporters of Tammie Hedges of Crazy’s Paws N Claws rescue – ESOR SAFARI from Trenton, NJ, and WENDY MAY from NC, – started a Go Fund Me fundraiser to pay for legal costs? I am not sure what the fundraiser was for. I had presumed that it was for legal fees but the Go Fund Me page does not mention legal fees. It’s an open-ended fundraiser.
Was the crisis used to raise funds?
It has raised a massive $40,741. The fund is now closed. What’s going to happen to it now the charges are dropped? It is unlikely that more will happen on the legal front so it can’t be used to pay for a fighting fund.
It is important that the money is dealt with wisely as it appears to have been raised for a Tammie Hedges fighting fund. I think Tammie should ask the donors how the money might be spent but only after it becomes absolutely clear that there will be no more legal proceedings of any sort.
I say that because the wording of the dropped charges statements appears to leave the door open to action from the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board:
“It is my desire that having ensured the safety of the animals in question, a dismissal of these criminal charges will minimize further distraction from my core mission of protecting the public from violent crime and allow the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to take whatever action they may deem appropriate.”
What do you think?
UPDATE: Here is Tammie’s statement on what will happen to the funds:
P.S. Crazy’s Claw’s N Paws is a 501c3 Nonprofit, no kill, foster, volunteer, & donation based animal shelter currently in foster homes serving Wayne, Johnston, Lenoir, & Wilson counties.