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Dog Thrown from Balcony in Owings Mills, Police Say

A dog was seriously injured after being thrown from an Owings Mills balcony, police said.

(Updated, Jan. 13 at 2:26 p.m.) The dog is recovering well at the Baltimore County Animal Shelter in Baldwin, and more than 40 people are vying to adopt Louie. Read more here.

(Updated, Jan. 11 at 5:12 p.m.) The dog has been released from the animal hospital. .

Original Story:

An Owings Mills man is charged with animal cruelty and mutilation after he threw a dog from a 23-foot balcony Sunday, Baltimore County Police said.

Gary Wallace, Jr., 43, was seen throwing a dog from the balcony of his home in the 11000 block of Mill Centre Drive Sunday just before 7 p.m., said police Lt. Stephen Doarnberger, assistant commander of the .

When police arrived after calls from witnesses, the dog had been brought inside by its owner, a woman who lived in the apartment with Wallace.

The dog, named Louie, could not stand on its feet, police said, prompting a call to Baltimore County Animal Care and Control, which took the dog to Falls Road Animal Hospital, Doarnberger said.

The dog has head and spinal trauma, a hemorrhage, and broken teeth, Doarnberger said. Karen Burk, the veterinarian assigned to the dog, was not immediately available to comment on the animal's condition.

Wallace, who is being held on $250,000 bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center, had been scheduled to appear in the District Court for Baltimore City on Jan. 10 on domestic violence charges, electronic court records show.

Records also indicate that Wallace was convicted of gun and assault charges in Baltimore City Circuit Court in July 2000. He was sentenced at the time to serve 10 years in prison.

Editor's Note: A police summary provided to Patch provided a different name for the dog. The Baltimore County Animal Shelter is calling the dog "Louie."

Jennifer January 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM
It is very sickening
Jennifer January 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
btw Zach, that is a great idea and very generous. I'd be happy to help as well.
Tea January 12, 2012 at 04:24 AM
Domestic violence and animal abuse often go hand in hand. It's all about power and control...the abuser uses power and control over the victim. Hopefully this will be a wakeup call for the victim....if he is capable of this, what else is he capable of, and to who?
Alexander Pyles January 13, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Here's an update on Louie. It's good news: http://patch.com/A-qh4l
Jak Manson March 06, 2014 at 10:11 AM
That is really sad. I do not know why people would do something like that. I hope that dog recovers quickly and can get back on his feet. My best wishes go out to that dog and I hope he will be okay. Jak Manson | http://www.baltimorevettlc.com

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