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.
Step-by-step instructions for you to create your own HeatKills poster, with multiple layers of tear-off tabs.
. 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 […]
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 […]
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?
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.
This animation was developed by General Motors, to showcase how quickly the interior temperature of an enclosed car can rise to deadly levels.
How much does the heat rise in a car when left out in daylight, and how quickly? Much more than most people realize.
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.