State officials are looking into Palm Desert veterinarian Douglas Huber after a dog locked in Huber's vehicle died over the weekend from heat exhaustion.
Palm Desert Police rescued an 8-year old German Shepherd from Huber's SUV Saturday morning, before from suspected heat exhaustion. According to reports, Huber was inside his veterinary office performing surgery on an animal at the time.
Charges of leaving an animal in a car without food or water have been forwarded to the Riverside County District Attorney's office.
No animal cruelty charges are being filed against Huber because there was no intent to harm the animal, according to sheriff's Captain Kevin Vest.
More on the state investigation is here