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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Make your own HeatKills poster, with tear-off tabs

Written by on August 30, 2014 in Posters
Make your own HeatKills poster, with tear-off tabs

Step-by-step instructions for you to create your own HeatKills poster, with multiple layers of tear-off tabs.

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Driven to Bark campaign – sign the petition!

Written by on August 21, 2014 in Heroes

A heartbreaking story by Jules Benson, DVM, Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Pet Plan Pet Insurance, about his personal encounter with a dog who’d been left in a car on a 75-degree day – and couldn’t be saved.

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HeatKills seeks to organize “dog patrols”

Written by on August 19, 2014 in HeatKills News
HeatKills seeks to organize “dog patrols”

. August 18, 2014 For immediate release: “DOG PATROLS” BEING FORMED TO PREVENT DOGS FROM SUFFERING IN HOT CARS AT SHOPPING MALLS Download a PDF version of this press release here. (Charlottesville, VA) According to scientific research, even in temperatures as low as 70 degrees, dogs left in cars with the windows partially open can […]

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Two dogs trapped in hot car, Charlottesville, VA 20July14

Written by on July 22, 2014 in Videos of dogs in hot cars
Two dogs trapped in hot car, Charlottesville, VA 20July14

  About 20 minutes after recording the video of an update to this post – in which I captured, for the second time in four days, a big Golden Retriever trapped in the same, hot car – I began hearing two smaller dogs barking/yelping from the adjoining parking lot.  I’d listened to this for at […]

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Terrific new video on heat-rise in cars from Best Friends

Written by on July 21, 2014 in Science, Video

Did you know that the temperature inside a car, with windows down a few inches, increases from 69 to 140 degrees within 10 minutes, on a 95-degree day?

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Videos of dogs in hot cars, Charlottesville, VA

Written by on July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized
Videos of dogs in hot cars, Charlottesville, VA

Follow this link to see a compilation of the videos I’ve taken since 2012 of dogs that were locked in hot cars, in Charlottesville, VA.

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Golden Retriever trapped in hot car, Charlottesville, VA 16July14 – UPDATED

Written by on July 17, 2014 in Videos of dogs in hot cars
Golden Retriever trapped in hot car, Charlottesville, VA 16July14 – UPDATED

Seated at an outdoor cafe, I began hearing a dog yelping, some distance behind me. This video documents what I found: a big Golden Retriever trapped in a hot car, in direct sunlight.

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Animation by GM shows how quickly heat rises in cars

Written by on July 15, 2014 in Science

This animation was developed by General Motors, to showcase how quickly the interior temperature of an enclosed car can rise to deadly levels.

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How quickly does a car’s interior temperature rise – even on a cool day?

Written by on July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized
How quickly does a car’s interior temperature rise – even on a cool day?

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 announcing HeatKills.org – July 14, 2014

Written by on July 14, 2014 in HeatKills News
Press release announcing HeatKills.org – July 14, 2014

Announcing the birth of a new organization, HeatKills.org, that will be dedicated to helping to prevent dogs from suffering, and dying, in hot cars. You can help advance this mission. Click below to learn more.

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