A dog belonging to Robin Starr, chief executive officer of the Richmond SPCA, died last week after being left alone for about four hours in her car.Click here to read the entire article.
So far, there are 56 comments under the article. No doubt there will be many more. The comments range from sympathy to scathing condemnation. Some of the condemnation seems to reveal an intense dislike/hate for Starr that existed before this unfortunate incident.
Somehow, even Michael Vick gets tied to the story and that gets tangled up with whether or not Vick ought to be back in the NFL.
All of which strikes me as odd. It's odd to read about the kidney failure death of a 16-year-old mutt. Then again, if it's newsworthy at all, I have to wonder why it took a week for it to come out. I'd like to know what turned a rather private family matter into a talk-of-the-town story, also covered by nbc12.com.
Who dropped a dime on Starr?
Of course, the irony that Richmond's most outspoken defender of the dignity of dogs would inadvertently contribute to her own pet dog's demise is striking. So, in a way I can see why the story is generating such interest.
But it's difficult to understand how some of those commenting can think it's proper and necessary to hurl such vitriol at two people who are heartbroken over their tragic mistake and their loss.
More irony? Today is National Dog Day -- click here.
Update: Click here to read a post by the Richmond SPCA.