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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Basic principles of our legal activism

Written by on July 14, 2014 in Our legal activism
Basic principles of our legal activism

  (July 14, 2014) In the future, this section will contain posts relating to our legal activism.  For now, as the site is being launched, we offer this statement of basic principles. As an organization, HeatKills.org has three basic missions: To raise awareness of the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars To help raise […]

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Videos of dogs in hot cars

Written by on July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized
Videos of dogs in hot cars

(The following three videos were taken from 2012-2014, by HeatKills.org creator Jon Sutz, and served as the impetus for the development of the site.) June 18, 2014: Black Lab in hot SUV for est. 30 minutes, in 90 degree temperature This video was captured in front of the Hot Cakes cafe’ in the Barracks Road […]

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Animal Legal Defense Fund

Written by on July 13, 2014 in Legal resources
Animal Legal Defense Fund

ALDF’s Criminal Justice Program is staffed by attorneys, including former prosecutors, with expertise in animal protection law.

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Charlottesville, VA

Written by on July 13, 2014 in Law, Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

  Charlottesville, VA city code regarding Animal Cruelty General Sec. 4-15. Cruelty to animals generally (a) Any person who: (2) Deprives any animal of necessary food, drink, shelter; or (4) in any way furthers any act of cruelty to any animal; or (5) carries or cause to be carried in any vehicle… in a cruel, […]

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ALDF newspaper contact resource

Written by on July 13, 2014 in Other helpful resources
ALDF newspaper contact resource

  The Animal Legal Defense Fund has produced a terrific resource that enables you to find the contact information for newspaper editors in your area, instantly.  Go to this page, enter your zip code, and let those who are responsible for your local newspaper content know how much you are concerned about dogs who are […]

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Large-format infographic about how heat affects dogs

Written by on July 3, 2014 in Posters, Science
Large-format infographic about how heat affects dogs

From our friends Down Under, this is a very informative poster, but you’ll need to click to expand it to its full size.

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Vet locks self in hot car to show how deadly it can be

Written by on June 28, 2014 in Video
http://youtu.be/JbOcCQ-y3OY

What happens when a veterinarian locks himself for thirty minutes in a car with the windows cracked, on a sunny day? Watch this video to find out – and imagine the torture a dog endures when it is subjected to similar abuse.

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Dogs in Hot Cars Sunshade by ALDF

Written by on June 26, 2014 in Other helpful resources
Dogs in Hot Cars Sunshade by ALDF

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has produced this informative auto sunshade, available for $20 here.  A portion of the proceeds goes to help continue the ALDF’s important work on behalf of animal welfare.

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Black Lab left in SUV for 30 minutes, 90 degrees, 18June14

Written by on June 25, 2014 in Videos of dogs in hot cars
Black Lab left in SUV for 30 minutes, 90 degrees, 18June14

This video was captured in front of the Hot Cakes cafe’ in the Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA. I suppose in a way, I should thank the woman who left her beautiful black Lab in her black SUV to roast, today. Because it was this act, and the unbelievable arrogance with which she tried […]

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In Australia, leaving a dog in a hot car can leave owner in jail

Written by on June 25, 2014 in Law
In Australia, leaving a dog in a hot car can leave owner in jail

Our Australian friends don’t mess around when it comes to dog abuse. Leave yours in a hot car and your could go to jail for six months to two years.

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