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