Dog of SPCA Exec Dies After Being Left in Car

An executive for an anti-animal cruelty group says her 16-year-old blind and deaf dog died after she accidentally left him in her hot car for four hours.

Robin Starr, the CEO of the Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, says she didn’t realize her dog Louie was in the car until noon. Starr’s husband had put the dog in her car as she got ready for work Aug. 19. She often took the dog to work with her.

Starr took the dog to two clinics, but he died of kidney failure.

On the day of the incident, the temperature outside had reached 91 degrees by noon.

Starr has been the CEO of the organization since 1997 and has no plans to resign. The SPCA says it still supports Starr.


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