Jon

My name is Jon Sutz. I am a dog-loving multimedia graphic designer, writer and creative consultant, in Charlottesville, VA (bio). But the most important, joyous job I've ever had, was as "dad" to Shayna, the miracle dog who helped to save my life after 9/11, and about whom I wrote my first book, "Saved By Shayna: Life Lessons From A Miracle Dog." Learn more about Shayna at her website.
In tribute to Shayna, I developed HeatKills.org to help raise awareness of the dangers of leaving one's dog in a hot car.

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How hot can the interior of a car get – and how quickly?

Written by on November 12, 2015 in Science
How hot can the interior of a car get – and how quickly?

How much does the heat rise in a car when left out in daylight, and how quickly? Much more than most people realize.

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Press release: HeatKills.org Seed Capital Fundraising Campaign

Written by on November 8, 2015 in HeatKills News
Press release: HeatKills.org Seed Capital Fundraising Campaign

A bold new fundraising initiative to transform HeatKills.org into an IRS-approved 501(c)3 charity, and help take our efforts to prevent dogs from suffering in hot cars to the next level.

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HeatKills.org Seed Capital Fundraising Campaign

Written by on November 6, 2015 in HeatKills News

Will you help HeatKills.org to prevent dogs from suffering and dying due to heatstroke, by donating to our Seed Capital Fundraising Campaign? Click here now to find out how.

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News item roundup [Nov. 2015]

Written by on November 4, 2015 in In The News, Tragedies
News item roundup [Nov. 2015]

A roundup of tragic news stories, mostly from the summer of 2015, regarding dogs who suffered agonizing deaths from heatstroke after being left in hot cars.

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4 dogs locked in hot SUV, October 12, 2015

Written by on October 23, 2015 in Videos of dogs in hot cars
4 dogs locked in hot SUV, October 12, 2015

A video report of 4 dogs locked in a hot car, in 72 direct sunlight for what the owner admitted was 30 minutes. And the police would not even get out of their vehicle to check on the dogs.

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HeatKills.org interview on WINA radio (Charlottesville, VA) 09Sept14

Written by on September 9, 2014 in HeatKills News
HeatKills.org interview on WINA radio (Charlottesville, VA) 09Sept14

I was interviewed on “The Schilling Show” on WINA today, regarding why I created HeatKills.org, why it is so dangerous to leave a dog in a car, and my new report on the local SPCA’s failure to publish accurate information concerning these matters.

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Special Report: Virginia SPCA fails to provide heatstroke information — and worse

Written by on September 8, 2014 in HeatKills News
Special Report: Virginia SPCA fails to provide heatstroke information — and worse

Why would a Virginia SPCA publish nothing on its website or Facebook page about heatstroke and dogs, but produce a flyer containing incorrect medial advice? Good question.

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2 dogs trapped in hot truck, Charlottesville, VA 06Sept14

Written by on September 8, 2014 in Videos of dogs in hot cars

Two big dogs were trapped in a truck with the windows barely cracked, in 85 degree direct sunlight, for approximately ten minutes when I shot this video (right after I called the police). Fortunately their owners arrived before the police did – and got a little lecture from me.

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Interview with Ernie Ward, DVM

Written by on September 2, 2014 in HeatKills News, Heroes
Interview with Ernie Ward, DVM

HeatKills.org interviewed noted veterinarian Ernie Ward, DVM, on the issue of heatstroke, why he videotaped himself in a hot car, and other facets of his activism on behalf of dogs.

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Download, print and post the HeatKills flyer

Written by on August 30, 2014 in Activism
Download, print and post the HeatKills flyer

Help inform others who may not know how dangerous it is to leave a dog in a hot car, by printing out and posting these flyers everywhere you can.

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