During the storm, Hedges and volunteers from the animal rescue center took in 17 cats and 10 dogs at a warehouse that was being used as a temporary shelter. The organization is in the process of getting the warehouse licensed, the News-Argus reported last week.
"The goal was to make sure they were not out there drowning," Hedges told WNCN last week. "We had an elderly couple, they were evacuating that afternoon, and there was no way they could take 18 animals with them."
After ensuring the safety of the animals in question, Delbridge said he dismissed the criminal charges against Hedges to minimize distraction from his "core mission of protecting the public from violent crime," the News-Argus reported.
Hedges has not commented, but is aware that the charges have been dropped, according to Crazy's Claws N Paws Facebook page.
An online petition supporting Hedges had more than 29,000 signatures, and a GoFundMe page raised more than $40,000 to cover Hedges' legal fees.