A Florida woman could be in for some “ruff” justice after her arrest early on Sunday for allegedly throwing a backpack full of terriefied puppies around a bar.
Teresa Gardner, 27, was arrested at Briny Irish Pub after she was reportedly caught wildly swinging around a backpack filled with four Chihuahua puppies and their mom, Broward sheriff’s deputies said.
After Gardner stopped, deputies found the mother Chihuahua and her puppies trembling inside the bag, according to WSVN-TV. It was uncertain where the puppies came from, but officials determined they were about four weeks old, NBC Miami reported.
Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Gina Carter said “It’s hard to understand why she would have animals in a bag like this. They could’ve died, I don’t know why anyone would take puppies to a bar at all, it’s a very bizarre situation,”
As deputies attempted to arrest Gardner, she allegedly told them “no” and moved away.
Gardner was charged with animal cruelty and resisting arrest and was being fined $1,000 bond. The dogs were taken to an untold shelter but were in good health, NBC Miami reported.