(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. .
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 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."