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Dog Locked in Hot Vehicle Dies, Owner, a Vet, Arrested

Veterinary surgeon Douglas Huber was booked into Riverside County Jail in the City of Indio.

An aging German Shepherd left in a locked vehicle died Saturday, apparently from heat exhaustion, and his owner, a veterinary surgeon, was arrested.

The dog's owner, Douglas James Huber, 51, of Rancho Mirage, was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty.

Sheriff's deputies were called to 42065 Washington St. Saturday morning to investigate the report of a dog left in a locked vehicle with no food or water, Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Radek Horkel wrote in a news release.

Unable to find the 8-year-old dog's owner, a deputy broke a window to get to the animal; it died at the scene, Horkel said.

Huber, whose office is at the location where the vehicle with the dog inside was parked, was cited and released on bond for $2,500 and ordered to appear in court Oct. 10.

Michael Smith August 06, 2012 at 03:04 PM
PART ONE OF FIVE: Actually I might be twacked out, but since that is some kind of vernacular, I am not sure what that means. If you mean I am intense, you better believe it. Jesus Christ TELLS you to be intense, in fact, he expects you to be an extremist. Barry Goldwater once said "extremism in defense of liberty is no vice" or words to that effect” He said that at the 1964 Republican National Nominating Convention. I am 65, so I remember that. You can google that above quote and find a You Tube of him saying that. I don't believe in politics, I am A-political and we'll get there. But to stay on point on the 1st point, Jesus Christ does NOT accept you if you are NOT an extremist. Let's find the scripture that says that. There are many translations and you can find the one you like but they all say similar this: << Revelation 3:16 >> New International Version (©1984) “So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” What he is saying is take a stand and back it up and if you’re a mealy-mouth, wishy-washy Christian, he’s not interested in you.
Michael Smith August 06, 2012 at 03:04 PM
PART TWO OF FIVE Now - moving on. April above says this is not a religious sermon. I disagree. Virtually everything in your life is RELIGIOUS. Your worldview is religious. It is either Christian or it is satanic. Obviously we don't have time to argue that now, but the legal system that is ensnaring the VET is a non-Christian system. How do we know that? (I am getting back to the dog). The legal system was setup by a bunch of very wealthy British agents who imposed the US CON-stitution on the American people. If you care about America, you REALLY need to research this and know your plight. It got President Kennedy murdered because HE KNEW OUR PLIGHT (google that). For starters - see the truth of the fraud of the US CON-stitution here: “The Most Successful Fraud in American History,” http://www.lewrockwell.com/north/north445.html, and IS AMERICA FREE? See video here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL069E6023534343F2
Michael Smith August 06, 2012 at 03:05 PM
PART THREE OF FIVE The US Constitution created a LEGAL SYSTEM that did not exist before its creation. That was a fraud. Legal systems ensnare men through covenants, constitutions and contracts. The bible talks about this. Videos available on this subject, just ask. Before “statutory law”, there was “common law”. At the common law, your dog was YOUR dog and no one had jurisdiction over you as to what to do with your dog. TODAY- nothing you have is yours, it belongs to the statutory state, and you are a mere user, why? See: “The ownership of all property is in the State; individual so-called "ownership" is only by virtue of Government, i.e., law amounting to mere user: and use must be in accordance with law and subordinate to the necessities of the State.” Senate Document No. 43, 73rd Congress, 1st Session, March 9, 1933
Michael Smith August 06, 2012 at 03:05 PM
PART FOUR OF FIVE So the point above, it says this is NOT a religious sermon site. THE FACT IS, a guy allows a dog to die and a whole bunch of people weigh in and want the guy put in a car at 175 degrees and BAKE him in revenge. THAT IS A RELIGIOUS BASED ARGUMENT and I weighed by saying, no, we forgive the guy and added more to that. I said above, I could prove that EVERYONE believes in God and that your worldview is based on a belief in God. THE QUESTION IS - what is the name of that God. AT the time of Christ, judges in the courts were addressed as ELOHIM. Elohim means GOD. Judges were called GOD. "A" God makes life and death decisions over you, so you probably want to believe in the right God, right? When you write a brief to a court, you put at the end a "prayer" for relief. You are asking A god for relief, in this case, the Roman Civil Law legal system GOD of the court, you are praying to THAT god.
Michael Smith August 06, 2012 at 03:05 PM
PART FIVE OF FOUR There are other gods; the love of money is a god. Worshipping Mammon is a god. That's why I asked the lady if she had a bank account cause the banking system is satanic and is stealing all the wealth of all the American people. THAT IS PRETTY HEAVY, ISN'T IT? I'll be you don't even understand - few do and that's because they are fence sitters, lukewarm, NOT CHRISTIAN. They are sitting around watching TV while our country is being ruined and they worship politicians for salvation instead of Jesus Christ who says: DO NOT HAVE PHARISEES RULING OVER YOU. Let me leave you with these two: POLITICS IS RELIGION: Politics and Religion, by Kevin Craig http://kevinforcongress.blogspot.com/2011/01/politics-and-religion.html and YOUR WORLD VIEW: http://kevincraig.us/worldview.htm Congressional Issues 2012 SOCIETY What is a "Worldview?" Finally, won’t you take the time to study: AN IN DEPTH STUDY OF THE MARK OF THE BEAST: www.hisholychurch.net/study/bklt/markofthebeastst.pdf
CODE4N6 August 06, 2012 at 04:03 PM
you know when you get a ticket, that amount to pay is bail. perhaps that is the fine for leaving your dog in your car, which is what the bail becomes after you are convicted (if convicted of course). Maybe the article was confusing terms?
Patrice Henderson August 06, 2012 at 05:26 PM
We do not know the details of this story. Some are so quick to judge, condemn and ruin this mans livelihood with so little forethought. He is a vet. He cared enough to have the aging dog with him, or perhaps the dog crawled into the backseat in the garage, unbeknownst to the driver. The least likely story is that he did it on purpose and the type of lynchmob mentality expressed here is very disconcerting.
PalmSpringsDiva August 06, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Patrice you are so right. Some of these remarks are a very sad commentary on society. It sounds a lot like the Roman's in the coliseum....have we reverted back to barbarism or have we evolved? It's truly a quandary.
jodi osteen August 06, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Micheal Smith, are you really the Vet who killed his poor doggie? I think you are him using Micheal Smiththththththth as a fake name. you are so pitiful.
MellowMaverick August 07, 2012 at 01:51 AM
My only reaction to this is that I will simply never go to this man for veterinarian services. Let the courts and the law take their course. I will do what my conscience dictates.
Michael Smith August 07, 2012 at 03:31 AM
DAng, how did you figure it out? Nailed!
Papa Rich August 07, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Michael Smith = pathetic
desertpatriot August 07, 2012 at 02:22 PM
alison, i'd pay good money to watch michael smith bake in a car
desertpatriot August 07, 2012 at 02:31 PM
would someone please put michael smith in a car parked in the sun, windows rolled up and doors locked. thank you
Candace Circle August 07, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Michael Kennedy people enter into the field of vetinary medicine because they have a love of animals and compassion. This moron is devoid of either. They should have made him post 100,000.00 bail or kept his a%* in jail until his arraignment. This is murder....plain and simple. Be it an animal or human the callous disregard for life is straight out plain and simple and so disgusting. My god, this fool knowingly left this dog in a car with tempatures in the high teens. Let's do the same to him and watch his heart explode and his touunge swell until he chokes to death from lack of air and water . Lets watch him claw at the windows in frantic desparate attempt to get out. I think if you were in that situation for only a minute not the FULL HOUR that this precious pet endured you would change your tone and ignorant response here. I now refer to TWO complete morons
Candace Circle August 07, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Why do I get the feeling that Michael Kennedy and Michael Smith are really Douglas James Huber.......................too wierd
Candace Circle August 07, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Jodi you are so right. I totally agree with you. I think Michael Kennedy and Michael Smith are the same person..... devoid of any sane commentary at all.... only ludicris defensive outbursts that make no sense... much like that actions of this crazy and I use the word with great sadness, "Vet" moron (s) all of them
Michael Kennedy August 07, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Uh..., No, I'm not him, whoever that may be. www.kennedyforlaw.com
Papa Rich August 07, 2012 at 05:11 PM
I think your right on the mark Candace
Animal rescue group August 08, 2012 at 02:55 AM
well said, this vet saved my dog and would call the house asking how he was doing as a follow up. Even after going through surgery my dog was always glad to go back for a visit tail wagging when he would see the vet. (Something happened) I shall send a donation to the K9 unit in his dogs name
Animal rescue group August 08, 2012 at 03:11 AM
I had the same experiance with him and his staff. Always very top of the line. I do not say this lightly, we rescue animals and can travel to or see any vet. Always had excellant treatmet,diagnosis and follow up from Dr Hubert (I was even asked to bring my dog in when I stopped by to pick up some exrays on a cool day in winter)
Candace Circle August 08, 2012 at 03:35 AM
To "Animal Rescue Group" You did not properly state the 'name' of your organization. I also advocate for the rescue and fostering/adoption of unwanted pets. I donate my time because there are so many abused and unwanted pets by people who should never have had a pet in the first place. My facebook page is full of my efforts. I was a little angry when I saw you comment . For you to say that you will donate money to a K'9 group in his name???? How you can with all honesty use the term 'Animal Rescue' and still support this person by DONATING IN HIS NAME? In my opinion, and again my opinion only... ...you as well as this jerk have no business being anywhere near animals with that kind of philosophy.
Animal rescue group August 08, 2012 at 04:14 AM
It was in the dogs name --I donate to many animal clinics,this just happened at a time when we are getting another police dog.In the past year we have found homes for many abandond animals,we run a TNR program at three locations. Candice, I think I know you-sorry for the misunderstanding WE ARE ON THE SAME PAGE I am very sad as well ( again when one of my family or friends die I donate in their memory) Indio Police need another dog
Candace Circle August 08, 2012 at 01:44 PM
My sincere apology... sorry for the rash comment. Good that your heart is in the right place. Keep up the great work...we need more people like you. All the best to your cause...
MARK August 08, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Do you know how stupid you guys sound? Get a life.
Papa Rich August 08, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Not much of an comment Mark is that all you got?
Michael Smith August 08, 2012 at 07:31 PM
ONE OF TWO No no no no no no no nooooooooooooooooooooooo Papa Rich - you're not even close! If that is ALL you can do, attach someone, heaven help us. Ad hominem attacks are for the lazy, or ignorant, or misinformed or just down right inconsiderate. Now let's see how INTELLIGENT you are. You have above (5) of (5) posts above that I gave, and I don't see you joining issue on any of them. Is because YOU SIMPLY DON'T HAVE THE CAPACITY OR WHAT? ANYONE can be a cynic? Anyone can issue a put down. What does that prove? What have you proven? What have you shown of which you are capable? Did you READ all the links above offered by HIGHLY INTELLIGENT, well educated, sincere people? Are you even capable of writing even just one article similar to the above? Even one paragraph? So prove it. STAY ON POINT, STAY ON ISSUE. Take one of the links above and rebut it. For example, take IS AMERICA FREE? See video here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL069E6023534343F2 Study the video and REBUT it word for word, scene for scene, idea for idea. Then I"ll be impressed. But unless or until you do that, one can not even remotely consider that you can hob knob with thinkers and doers. Support Amend28: National Referendum and Recall. GIVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THE RIGHT TO CHOSE, do they want a republic or a democracy?
Michael Smith August 08, 2012 at 07:32 PM
TWO OF TWO http://www.restoreallthings.com/study/gods/cog7rvd.php Republic: (Free from things public) Vs. Democracy: (A mob for a king) If you can't keep up with these things, I won't call you pathetic, but............. MSMITH Spokesman: Amend28: National Referendum and Recall (Website coming) AmericanFreedomActivists AmericanFA@Yahoogroups.com AbolishStatuteLaw AbolishSL@Yahoogroups.com
Michael Smith August 10, 2012 at 08:50 PM
New updated information on this VET and his dog. Apparently he was in a meeting and neglected the dog, see here: http://www.pawnation.com/2012/08/10/california-veterinarian-arrested-after-dog-dies-in-hot-vehicle/?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl3%7Csec3_lnk3%26pLid%3D190905#page=1
Jeanne Bailey September 26, 2012 at 03:43 PM
I feel so bad for This happening, the poor dog, BUT I must say, this Dr is a great Dr, he is the one that is my Dogs Vet, and I can not say enough for his caring and knowledge of the needs for dogs... I do not know why he forgot his dog in the car, and I know he will suffer living with the death of his dog, each day of his life . I will still when needed, take my Heidi to him.. My German Shepherd. as I know in his heart he would never knowingly do such a thing... a terrible tragedy.. Jeanne in 29

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