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News item roundup [Nov. 2015]

Written by on November 4, 2015 in In The News, Tragedies


I’ve not posted much in this category of late, so the purpose of this post is to get caught up a bit, and to provide easy access to the articles cited in the new video, promoting our Seed Capital Fundraising Campaign. Note that the vast majority of these tragic news stories are from the summer of 2015.
– Jon Sutz, creator,, November 7, 2015

News items

Owner arrested after dog dies from being left in hot car, Orlando police say; Dog owner charged with animal cruelty, by Michelle Dendy, (FL), August 21, 2015. (Caution: Video below is graphic and disturbing)

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46 police dogs died in hot squad cars, by Adam Rodewald, Green Bay Press-Gazette (WI), October 9, 2015.

Dog dies after being ‘left in hot car for hours while owners shopped in Ikea,’ by Kara O’Neill, the Daily Mail (UK), June 30, 2015. (Caution: Video below is graphic and disturbing)

Video shows man lashing out when confronted about dog in hot car, by Amy Judd, Global News (Canada), July 28, 2015.

19 dogs trapped in hot cars in last 2 days: OSPCA Leave your dogs at home, animal welfare agency urges, CBC News (Canada), July 28, 2015.

Watch as a police officer rescues this dog left in hot car, by Rachel Schwartz, KABC-TV (Los Angeles), July 07, 2015.

Woman’s dog found dead in stranger’s hot car, by Shelby Perea and Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE (New Mexico), June 26, 2015.

Officer teaches woman who left dog in hot car a lesson, by John Benson, special to Sun News By John Benson, (Ohio), April 17, 2015.

Texas Police Dog Dies After Being Left in Hot Patrol Car, by Kathryn Robinson,, Aug 13 2015.

11 Police Dogs Have Died of Heat Exhaustion This Summer; 9 Were Left in Hot Patrol Cars, by Sean Breslin, The Weather Channel, August 17 2015.

Georgia police dog dies after being left in handler’s hot patrol car, (Cleveland), July 19 2015.


Mason, of the Gulf Shores (AL) police department, died of heatstroke after being left in a hot patrol car. No charges were filed against his handler.

Police dog dies after being left in hot patrol car, (Alabama), June 23, 2015.

Dog Dies After Being Left In Hot Car At Wolfchase Galleria, (TN), July 29, 2015. Excerpt:

Madison Ford, Michele Horne and James Harwood saw the little dog in the car as they were walking into the mall. “The dog was whimpering,” recalled Ford. “But nobody wanted to open the door,” said Horne.

South Texas deputy fired after police dog dies in hot car; Dog left in hot car for more than 20 hours, The Associated Press, August 12, 2015.

California veterinarian arrested after dog dies in hot vehicle; Veterinary surgeon is ‘devastated’ after dog’s death from suspected heat exhaustion, by Julie Scheidegger, DVM360 Magazine; August 9, 2012.

Bulldog left in car dies of heat stroke, by Jenny Arnold, The State (S. Carolina), August 13, 2013.

Dog dies after being left in Humane Society van, by Joe Callahan, (FL), September 14, 2015.





About the Author

About the Author: 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 to help raise awareness of the dangers of leaving one's dog in a hot car. .


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