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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

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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