US prospective sponsor location analysis Source: Stacker analysis of Census Bureau’s 2021 American Housing Survey. Cited in “The major US cities with the most animal lovers,” Long Island Herald, August 17, 2023. Source: Research by Zillow and Rover, cited in: “Zillow and Rover name top 20 fastest-growing dog-friendly cities in America,” April 26, 2022. Note:… Continue reading HEATKILLS DataGraphics
A non-public research page, with source data culled from here and open sources. Contents (1) Tragedies (2) July 2013: A Canadian Walmart employee alleges she was fired for asking man to not leave his dog in a car on a hot day, as he shopped at Walmart (1) Tragedies The most recent items are at… Continue reading Heatstroke tragedies in Walmart parking lots
By Jon Sutz Founder, HeatKills.us (and previously, HeatKills.org) My name is Jon, and I love dogs. One dog, however, transformed my life, and helped to save my spirit after the 9/11 attacks: Shayna. I spent the happiest twelve years of my life with her. The effect she had on me was so profound that I… Continue reading About Jon, the founder of HeatKills.us
By Jon Sutz Founder, HeatKills.us (and previously, HeatKills.org) Caution: Some will find these stories, and the headline screencaps I provide, to be triggering. They’re all heartbreaking, especially when the dog’s face is included. (This page is actually just a small sampling of items I bookmarked over the years.) While the circumstances and locations of each… Continue reading Tragic stories of dogs suffering, and dying, in hot cars
The mission of HeatKills.us is to create state-of-the-art knowledge tools and activism strategies that will raise broad-scale public awareness of the heatstroke danger of leaving dogs in cars, An earlier version of HeatKills quickly became a highly-respected, widely-cited resource for dog lovers throughout the world. The site was created in loving memory of Shayna, an incredible rescue dog who helped to save a person’s spirit, after the 9/11 attacks.
The most important things you can do to prevent dogs from suffering in hot cars are (1) to become informed on the science of heatstroke and dogs, then (2) use HeatKills.us’s free resources to share this knowledge with others. The site was designed from the start to enable even those with limited mobility to play a vital role in this process.
Dogs can’t sweat, and they’re covered in fur. This is why they’ve died from heatstroke when left in cars, even when the outside temperature was only 70 degrees, and the windows were partially open. This page contains the science behind these and other vital facts about heatstroke and dogs.