SPCA CEO Leaves Dog in Hot Car for 4 Hours,Dies of Kidney Failure
The CEO of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Richmond, Virginia, reportedly left her deaf and blind 16-year-old dog in her hot car for four hours of Wednesday August 19. Robin Starr did not remember that her dog Louie, had been in the car until noon. Louie died of kidney failure soon after, though Starr took her pet to two clinics.
According to the National Weather Service, the temperature by noon (outside the car) was 91 degrees.
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.