Anti-animal cruelty organization CEO's dog dies in hot car

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

RICHMOND, VA (WFLX) - A dog, owned by the head of an anti-animal cruelty organization, has died after being left in a hot car.

Robin Starr, the CEO of the Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, says she didn't realize her 16-year-old dog was in the car.

Her husband put the animal in her car as she got ready for work, so she could take him with her to her job. She found him hours later near death, and the dog later died.

The board of the SPCA says it still supports Starr. It's unclear whether she will be charged.