Dubuque Man Accused of Tossing Dog off Wall
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Dubuque man has been accused of injuring his dog by tossing it off an 11-foot-high retaining wall.
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald says 40-year-old Matthew Duve is charged with a misdemeanor.
Court records say a neighbor told police that Duve grabbed a female Weimaraner named Calli by the collar and threw her off the wall onto a sidewalk below. The neighbor reported hearing what sounded like the dog hitting the pavement three times.
A vet says the dog had lacerations on her tail and front legs and had some back stiffness.
Court records say Duve denied any abuse and said the dog "came home in its present condition."
A public phone listing for Duve could not be found. Online court records don't yet list the case.
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