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