Update: Lola’s On The Mend

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Lola day 11 with Dr. Simpson over at Ventura Surgical and Medical Group (VSMG). She came through a bacteria resistant infection and very rough spell but is now eating well, enjoying some walks to the grass area, and a rest in the sun. Bless all the good people over at VSMG who have saved this girl’s life and giving her a lot of loving care. And, to all who donated time, money, and equipment to help the 16 other abused dogs. All are doing very well.

Lola is the momma dog who was attacked while protecting her puppies. She’s one of the 17 dogs that was being trained and tortured by her owners to become a fight dog. The police have confiscated all the dogs which are now under Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center. Lola is still in the hospital. The criminal investigation is still underway and no future information has been released on the perpetrators. There’s been a huge outpouring of interest in adopting the dogs. Thank you to all who have helped these beautiful dogs have a chance at a decent life filled with love.

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Lola in a sweet submissive posture, saying a big thank you to all who helped save her life. The staff at VSMG say she’s one of the sweetest patients they’ve ever had. Go Lola!!! Thank you to all who helped.

Refer back to original post about Lola and her puppies: https://thepersecutionofmildreddunlap.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/severly-abused-dogs-puppies-land-at-santa-paula-animal-rescue-center/

About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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74 Responses to Update: Lola’s On The Mend

  1. tazzielove says:

    That’s good news!

  2. Lots of wuvwuvwuv to Lola! Woooooowoooooo!

  3. Jackie says:

    Wonderful news! I’m so glad she is doing better. πŸ™‚

  4. Wonderful! We had dogs here in AZ from a fighting ring in Missouri; one of them just was recently adopted after several months at the shelter and foster care. And it’s now illegal (Federal Law) to attend a dog fight, or cock fight, all in the newly signed Farm Bill.

    • That’s really good news about it being illegal to attend those fights. Certainly a big move in the right direction. I’m happy to here you’ve such a wonderful supportive animal loving community your end, who saved that fighting dog. All one can do is one dog, cat, animal, act of kindness at a time.

  5. this is good to know she will be ok.

    • So far so good but she’s not completely out of the woods yet. She has a bacteria resistant infection on that bandaged arm that just started responding to a very toxic treatment. Thankfully, she did start to respond and is coming around. Now prayers and hopes she continues to do so and makes it out and to her forever home. All the lovely kind thoughts, like yours, I’m sure are helping. Dogs are incredible about picking up human kindness.

  6. What a wonderful update. I hope she can learn to trust kind humans again.

  7. barb19 says:

    That’s wonderful news, and thanks for the update Paulette. Go Lola!

  8. Very good news! Oh, poor sweet furry angel, how much pain, how much fear? I hope you will be also saved in your hurted soul ❀
    Love and Blessings.

  9. inavukic says:

    So good to hear, pleasant dreams to Lola and a champion of an apetite to grow stronger xxxxxxxxx

  10. FlaHam says:

    Paulette this is good news and thank you for sharing it and making it important for all of us. I truly hope the a-holes that did this suffer the full weigh of the law. Take care, Bill

  11. Heartwarming new, Paulette. Nothing like g.o.o.d. news. πŸ™‚

  12. Lovely to see her on the mend….and look how happy that vet is. Says it all about dedication.

    • Lola’s a star and what happened to her, how she’s responding to the love she’s receiving, all the vets, and good people over at the hospital will never forget. This sweet girl, Lola, has made it into so many hearts that were shattered over the abuse she took (not just protecting her puppies but the months of abuse being trained to fight). It still makes me weep to contemplate. Photos like this are food for our souls, to see there is yet a lot of good people doing a lot of good acts.

  13. cindy knoke says:

    YAY!!! A thousand yays!!! Thank you so much Paulette. So wonderful to know people want to provide good homes. So happy you let us know how she is doing. Heartbreaking, infuriating, and ultimately wonderful due to you and your volunteers. Bravo, gratitfude and admiration! Such a heroic mama dog.

    • She really is a heroic mama dog. And, all else you said hits such a strong note with me. I feel that somehow, someway, Lola feels all the love and that is continuing to help her own her road to healing physically. Somehow, I also feel her heart is so strong and loving that she’ll survive it all and thrive. Thank you and yes to your YAH!!! ❀

  14. natuurfreak says:

    Good news..after all thanks to doctor Simpson

  15. It’s so sad that some horrible people can do this to such beautiful dogs. Thank goodness there are also good people to care for them. Good luck Lola!

  16. Mustang.Koji says:

    You all have the grandest of hearts…

  17. Clanmother says:

    I am overjoyed to hear this news. Thank you for keeping us posted! πŸ™‚

    • Very happy to be able to share this with you, R. This sweet girl, Lola, has grabbed onto my heart and the hearts of so many others who are cheering on her recovery. It’s a big story and big deal around these parts, what happened to her, her puppies, and other furry friends at the hands of horror… I’m sure she/they feel your loving support. It’s a bright light, that light of yours. ❀

  18. Misaki says:

    That’s very good to hear xx

  19. Kev says:

    So glad she’s on the mend. πŸ˜€

  20. kanzensakura says:

    While these things break my heart, at the same time, I am always awed and amazed by the ability of these animals to protect their young and rebound with love in their hearts. Bless Lola and those who are helping her mend.

  21. jmsabbagh says:

    Tender loving care performs miracle ,glad she is O.K. Beautiful post.

  22. Clowie says:

    I’m glad Lola is getting better. She looks a sweet dog, I hope a wonderful home is found for her when she’s ready.

    • Thanks so much, Clowie. I’m glad also. It’s a relief in this horrible scenario. I saw a photo of her yesterday on SPARCs facebook page and she has her bandages off and is continuing to improve. I went there with Terry on Sunday to try to see the puppies and other abused dogs that were brought in but they were all on criminal hold and no one was allowed back to see them. I hope this situation gets resolved fast so they can be socialized and adopted.

  23. gpcox says:

    Oh, poor baby, so heartbreaking to see them hurt.

  24. What a brave dog! I’m so happy to hear Lola is on the mend. πŸ™‚

  25. Enjoying my revisit. I’m not sure I’m commenting on the right post – mouse acting funny – but the shots of boy and dog are just amazing. This, coming from one who is scared of animals. Let me know if you’d like to participate in the Race Around the World. The cultural biographies – and reader feedback – have been amazing. Info on upper right of my home page. I’d be happy to promote your blog.


    • Hello friend. I’m happy to see you here. Thank you for your sweet comment and sharing your fear of animals. Makes your response all the sweeter. I’m honored with the invitation but currently I’m up to my neck in too much happening this end and sadly need to decline. I did however, love stopping by your site, and learning more about you. Please do feel free to stay in touch. Warm cyber hug, Paulette

  26. purehaiku says:

    this is such an inspiring site!

  27. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

    How precious! This one is a good patient!

  28. Mazigrace says:

    What a compassionate person you are. Thanks for sharing your touching and inspiring stories. And thanks for following My Awakening Life. May we meed again on these pages.

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