RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A 16-year-old mixed breed named Louie died last week, after being left in a station wagon belonging to Robin Starr, CEO of the Richmond SPCA.
In a tearful interview with NBC12, Starr said the dog's death was "a tragic accident."
According to Starr, her husband, Ed, put the elderly dog in Starr's car last Wednesday morning, but became distracted and forgot to inform his wife. Starr then drove to work, unaware of the dog's presence. When Starr returned to her car during the lunch hour, the dog appeared to show signs of heat stroke.
It died later that evening at the Veterinary Emergency Center in Carytown.
Robin Starr has been outspoken in the media about animal cruelty court cases. She released this statement in July when NFL quarterback and Virginia native Michael Vick was released from prison after serving time for his role in a dog fighting ring and killing dogs:
"Vick has not yet demonstrated that his remorse is sincere or that his irresponsible, cruel and criminal behaviors are likely to change."
All I can say is karma, sure is a.....