Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Va. SPCA exec's (deaf/blind) dog dies after 4 hours in hot car

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Editor's Note : Robin Starr had been a leading critic of Michael Vick's dogfighting. Karma begets karma?

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 "Louie" was in the car until noon. Starr's husband, Ed, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch he put the dog in her car as she got ready for work Aug. 19. She often took the dog to work with her.

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

The National Weather Service says the temperature had reached 91 degrees by noon that day.

The board of the SPCA says it still supports Starr, who has been CEO since 1997 and does not plan to resign. It was unclear whether she would be charged.


  1. This is extremely unfortunate and very troubling. I'm sure she would never intentionally commit a heinous act like this but it makes you think...doesn't she ever look over her shoulder in her car.

  2. It is very troubling and very unfortunate that something like this happened, and I agree that she probably did not do this intentionaly. However, you wonder what would have happened if this would have happened to someone else, would the SPCA be all over someone else who committed the same offense?