To facilitate HeatKills.org’s overall missions, eventually we will seek to become a 501(c)3 charity, so that those who wish to advance these missions can make tax-deductible donations for this purpose.
There are other top-flight nonprofits, however, that are doing important work to help protect and extend the lives of dogs – and these are the organizations with whom we will seek to partner, to advance our common objectives, in the future.
If you do donate to any of these organizations, please do so in honor of Shayna, the “miracle dog” who inspired the development of HeatKills.org.
From the ALDF’s “About Us” page: “For more than three decades, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law, ALDF has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life. Today, ALDF’s groundbreaking efforts to push the U.S. legal system to end the suffering of abused animals are supported by thousands of dedicated attorneys and more than 100,000 members and supporters.” Donate here.
ALDF’s “Dogs in Hot Cars” campaign:
A treasure trove of resources, including a custom sun shade for your car, downloadable posters, a database that will link you to info on the laws concerning dogs in hot cars in your city/state, and contact information for your local media, state and federal representatives. See it all here.
Donate to the ALDF here.
From the ASPCA’s About Us page: “As the first humane organization to be granted legal authority to investigate and make arrests for crimes against animals, we are wholly dedicated to fulfilling the ASPCA mission through nonviolent approaches. Our organization provides local and national leadership in three key areas: caring for pet parents and pets, providing positive outcomes for at-risk animals and serving victims of animal cruelty. For more on our work in each of these areas, please visit our programs and services page.”
This page contains information and a PDF of a flyer that you can download, print out, and ask merchants in your area to display in public view.
Donate to the ASPCA here.
From Red Rover’s About Us page: “Founded in 1987, the mission of RedRover is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. RedRover accomplishes its mission by engaging volunteers and supporters, collaborating with others and maximizing the use of online technology.”
A variety of valuable educational and activism resources to help raise awareness of the dangers to dogs in hot cars.
Donate to Red Rover here.
From Fetch-A-Cure’s About Us page: “Through community outreach by way of events, campaigns and fundraisers, FETCH is working to promote the need to help pets live long, healthy lives. FETCH continually works to raise awareness and further education about pet cancer prevention, detection and treatment and senior care and aging issues. We provide financial aid to families unable to bear the cost of the life-saving treatments for their pets that have been diagnosed with cancer through the Companions in Crisis program. FETCH continues to work towards providing more accessible treatment options for all within our community.”
From Jon, HeatKills.org founder: I know first-hand the quality of this organization. In early May 2013, in advance of what I thought was going to be Shayna’s upcoming heart surgery, I submitted my application. When Shayna needed to have this surgery on an emergency basis on May 29, Fetch-A-Cure’s Companions In Crisis program jumped into action, and within 24 hours had reviewed Shayna’s medical condition, and donated more than half the cost of her surgery. I will be forever grateful to this amazing charity, and the professionalism with which they came to our aid.
Donate to Fetch-A-Cure here.
Best Friends describes itself as “a national animal welfare organization focused on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country.”
The group recently produced this terrific video, which it describes as follows:
“Best Friends Animal Society conducted an experiment on a 95 degree day, and discovered that the temperature inside a car – with windows down a few inches – increased from 69 to 140 degrees in 10 minutes. Never leave your pet in a parked car when the outside temperature is above 70 degrees. Even with the windows partway down, even in the shade, even for a quick errand.”
Donate to Best Friends here.