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Veterinarian arrested after dog in locked car dies

Posted: August 5, 2012 9:00 a.m.
Updated: August 5, 2012 9:00 a.m.
 

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California veterinarian has been arrested after a dog locked in his car suffered a seizure and died.

Douglas Huber of Rancho Mirage was booked into jail for investigation of animal cruelty Saturday.

Riverside County Sheriff's deputies received 911 calls around 9 a.m. about a dog in distress at a veterinarian's office in Palm Desert. When they arrived, they couldn't find the vehicle's owner so they broke the window to get the dog out.

The sheriff's department said the 8-year-old male German Shepherd died at the scene of suspected heat exhaustion. Temperatures in the desert were in the 80's Saturday morning

A call to the veterinarian's office was not immediately returned.

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