Pompano Beach woman accused of swinging bag of puppies in bar

POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A Pompano Beach woman has been arrested after she was accused of swinging a bag of puppies around in a bar.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 27-year-old Teresa Gardner early Sunday morning at Briny Irish Pub, located at 3440 E. Atlantic Blvd.

Deputies said Gardner was wildly swinging around a backpack with four Chihuahua puppies and their mom inside. When Gardner was stopped, deputies found the mom and her month-old puppies trembling in the bag.

When deputies tried to take her into custody, she reportedly moved away, repeatedly saying, “no.” It is unclear where the puppies came from.

Gardner has been charged with animal cruelty and resisting arrest. She is being held on a $1,000 bond.

The animals are now being cared for at a shelter.

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