More Dogs Saved in the last several days. A big thank you to all who helped!

Callista, our blind elderly sweetheart, has a new home

Kallista, a blind sweetheart, is going home with a loving family.

Canelo on his freedom ride

Canelo’s freedom ride to his new home

Eunice's freedom ride

Eunice’s freedom ride. Check out that big happy smile.

Maya going to her new home. Look at that smile

Another smiling sweet girl. Maya is on her way to her new home.

Morris' freedom photo

Morris tugging to get to his new home.

One eyed Lillith in kill shelter before adoption

One eyed Lillit’s freedom ride.

One eyed Lillith's freedom ride

One eyed Littith being pampered by her new family.

Paige- tiny Chihuahua saved from kill shelter

Tiny Chihuahua, Paige, in her new bed in her new home.




Narrated by Charles Mandonette, this is a fictional tale of an historical event, an event that displayed how courageous human beings can be, and the depths to which The Powers That Be can sink. This is a powerful story, set c1900, of a Jewish military officer, Alfred Dreyfus, falsely accused of spying, and novelist Emile Zola. Zola risks everything to prove Dreyfus’ innocence – his family, his career, his life. This is the stuff of drama, made even more compelling because the events were all too real.

The author not only captures the personal and political drama of the Dreyfus Affair, but also weaves in vivid descriptions of Parisian society. The book is not only detailed and well-researched, but also well-written; a tale of social and personal injustice, To Live Out Loud is a moving story beautifully told.

To Live Out Loud is essential reading, as a window on the past, and also to shed light on our corrupt and brutal times. Even if you have no interest in historical fiction, this book will hold your attention from beginning to end. To Live Out Loud is a triumph, a book that will stay with you long after you have read the final page.

5.0 out of 5 stars Well written work of fiction that could easily be non-fiction, October 29, 2015
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This review is from: To Live Out Loud: A Novel (Kindle Edition)
This was an interesting and extremely well written book about an officer (Dreyfus), a Jewish officer in the French Army, who is court maritaled, and exiled, on fabricated evidence. Then a writer (Zola) stands up against the injustice and pens an article that divides a country. This happened during a time of anti semitism, which adds fuel to the fire, as Zola is taken to court for libel (and really is existence). I don’t want to give away the story here…. The writing is extremely professional and descriptive. The court room drama is vivid and you can see it in your minds eye. This is a great book whether or not you have a healthy background in history.
on October 26, 2015
I really enjoyed this story – the words flowed so beautifully that I’m under the impression that historical fiction is a sweet spot of talent for this author. I’m really quite impressed – the pace was just right and she rolled out the technicalities of Zola’s life and court proceedings with ease. Great way to learn about this particular piece of history!
on October 29, 2015
I don’t usually read these kinds of stories, but once I started reading His Name was Ben, I couldn’t put it down. A heart breaking love story about cancer victims, hope, and survival. Great story.

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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45 Responses to More Dogs Saved in the last several days. A big thank you to all who helped!

  1. tazzielove says:

    Wow, great to see those happy faces.

  2. tazzielove says:

    Reblogged this on tazziesplace and commented:
    Profits from Paulette’s books are going to help these dogs get out of kill shelters.

  3. Littlesundog says:

    Awesome images… I can just FEEL the love!! 🙂

  4. Lillit is clearly saying — oh yeah, no clown collar. This is gonna be good.

  5. Happy endings…thanks to you. A sad day here…my good friend Linda Kaya who rescues dogs in Turkey was obliged to have a dog put down…..he had been abandoned with a fearsiome injury to his head, apart from being starved and chained…she and the vets did their best but it was too late for him. At least he did not die on his own and in pain.

  6. ladysighs says:

    So happy for the doggies and their new owners.
    The review mentioned “the powers that be” and how deep they can sink. So true.

    • It is sadly True, what “the powers that be” continue to do to foster abuse and cruelty. On a happier note, it’s nice to see so many helping to support getting so many dogs out of kill shelters. I feel very fortunate to work with a wonderful group of dedicated people. It helps to balance the frustration of the former mentioned. 😉

  7. Barb says:

    I feel such joy to see these happy little faces going home with their new families to start a new life filled with love.

    • Joy describes it, Barb. Aside from donations from my first two book going to help the first no-kill shelter in Ventura County ( and profits from the second book going to Canine Adoption Rescue Leage ( we tallied up how many dogs have gotten out of kill shelters so far this year that profits from my third book contributed to: to date 58 dogs. Now that’s cause for a happy dance. Mind you, it’s not all coming from me but a whole lot of extremely generous and hard working dog-lovers, like yourself. ❤

      • Barb says:

        58 dogs is no mean feat Paulette, now I am doing the happy dance too! I so admire the fantastic work you do, and if we all do our little bit, we can all make a difference to so many animals in need. We see it happening all the time.

      • So true, Barb. It’s the combined effort, small and large, that makes such a big difference. And boy the returns of gratitude are so rewarding. ❤

  8. Ouch. Hurts to think these dogs might not have a loving home. Bless their new owners.
    Another fantastic review, Paulette. Congratulations. ❤ ❤

  9. BroadBlogs says:

    Great to get this good news!

  10. Jean-Jacques says:

    Good news for all. Can’t help saying about Kallista, that with such a name, who could resist.

  11. It’s so great to see those happy furry faces 🙂 Makes ME smile, too.

  12. jakesprinter says:

    I really love dogs thanks for sharing this

  13. Saba-Thambi says:

    Great work!! Thanks for sharing.


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  15. Kev says:

    Fabulous post!

  16. Lot of tail wagging around here and it feels so good! 🙂

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