Bonnie Harlan is the Founder of Prevent Pet Suffocation, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to spreading public awareness on the suffocation dangers pets face from chip bags and other food packaging. She created Prevent Pet Suffocation shortly after her four year old rescue dog, Blue, suffocated in a Frito Lay Cheetos chip bag on December 15, 2011. It never occurred to her that her beloved dog could lose his life in a seemingly innocuous 9 ounce chip bag. Devastated and shocked by this, Bonnie founded Prevent Pet Suffocation to educate the public on the suffocation hazards of chip bags and other similar food packaging. Since 2012, Prevent Pet Suffocation has grown to an international following of over 16,000 supporters on Facebook. In addition to the website she launched, Prevent Pet Suffocation can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has written numerous articles on the subject and appeared in several television and radio interviews. She is available for speaking engagements, interviews, and writing articles for magazines, newspapers, and online publications. Bonnie typically hears from 3 to 4 devastated dog owners a week who have lost their pet to suffocation and had never heard of it before.
Bonnie has a Master of Liberal Arts from Houston Baptist University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona. She resides in Texas with her husband and enjoys frequent visits from her granddogs, Jag and Tucker.