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No Cruelty Charges Filed Against Local Vet

State Board investigating local vet Douglas Huber for possible administrative action after dog he left in locked car died.

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

DR Raff August 08, 2012 at 10:59 PM
No intent to harm and animal?. He is a vet and knows better . Is it suppose to be ok that he didn't mean to kill his dog? Perhaps it is ok as this is the FIRST animal he has killed. He should be stripped of his vet license. DRR
DR Raff August 08, 2012 at 11:04 PM
I have heard the circumstances were he was operating on an animal in his clinic. the is NO EXCUSE. He killed his dog DRRaff
DEBORAH August 09, 2012 at 07:49 AM
YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING !!!!! OMFG> THAT RULING IS JUST ANOTHER FORM OF ABUSE AND CORRUPTION>>>>>THERE IS SOMETHING VERY WRONG WITH THIS. IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY THIS IS A FREAKIN FELONY !!!!!!
Papa Rich August 09, 2012 at 02:22 PM
It's called the good ol boy club ask anyone in Indian Wells
Karla Payne August 09, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Disgusting! This was sheer negligence at the very least. If it had been a client's dog, it would have been malpractice. What if it had been a child?
MARK August 09, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Yea Papa Rich, that's all i Got. Come on Man!!!! What more did you expect??Told you.
Patrice Henderson August 09, 2012 at 07:07 PM
This is a very sad situation. Tragic for the poor dog, devastating for the vet, his staff and clinic, and a host of patients and clients. Let the courts adjudicate. You were not there. You do not know.
Reginia Sam August 09, 2012 at 07:32 PM
They talk about never leaving an animal in a hot car all of the time. What an idiot. When I get a pet no way in hell would I take my pet to this dumb---. How can you kill your own pet? Maybe he should leave his kids in a hot car.
TS August 11, 2012 at 01:09 AM
He should be locked in a hot car for the same amount of time! Let's see how he likes it! It's a sad day when justice is not served.
Reginia Sam August 11, 2012 at 01:35 AM
TS you got that right.
Elizabeth August 12, 2012 at 03:17 AM
We know he left his poor dog in a hot car and it died!! What else do we need to know? He could have sent office staff out to get it if he was in surgery. There is NO excuse and nothing that I would "need to know" that would make this ok!
Reginia Sam August 12, 2012 at 05:14 AM
Elizabeth that's a good point. He could have had staff go get the dog out of the car. What a total dumb s#@t. Like others said money talks. Keep your pets far away from this stupid a--.
Kimberly Thomas August 21, 2012 at 01:44 AM
No crulety charges....what a joke!!! He killed his dog and there was NO excuse! He could have left his dog at home or had staff get the dog out OR he could have taken the dog in the clinic WITH him. Stay away from this idiot loser!
Diane August 29, 2012 at 08:56 PM
That ticks me off! They should have thrown the book at this jerk!!!
Diane August 29, 2012 at 08:58 PM
If I lived in the area I would boycott this vet!
Reginia Sam August 29, 2012 at 09:36 PM
He has horse s---t for brains.

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