210 dogs rescued from Kill shelters

My book The Seven Year Dress is continuing to rank in the top 100 best sellers in the kindle bookstore in the literary-fiction-historical, literary fiction, and the young adult categories. I’ve also been ranked by Amazon as top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category and the Teen/Young Adult category. And  in the literary fiction category for The Seven Year Dress. And  my book His Name Was Ben is #12 on the Amazon Best Sellers in General category. See photos below.

I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like siblings Bernice and Bertrand, Indie, Dodger, Flora, Taylor, Meadow, Macy, Pippa and Bianca (see photos below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 210 dogs have been freed. Last year 148 dogs were freed.

AND please for everyone who’s purchased a book could I humbly ask you to write a review when you’ve completed the read. I have just found out that Amazon promotes and ranks books according to number of reviews in addition to sales. Every voice helps spread the word and that is an energy that can help a dog.

LINK TO PURCHASE ALL MY BOOKS and to see all reviews for all my books click on the books cover:


And for on all other Amazon sites around the world.
on December 2, 2016
I read many books about the concentration camps, but this one had s twist to it. The years she spent in hiding and the help she got from her childhood friend helped her to survive. And gave so much.
on December 1, 2016
Amazingly detailed, heartfelt, beautiful written book. These books never get any easier to read, they just make you appreciate life more
on November 30, 2016
This book moved emotionally and spiritually. It helps you understand the strength one needs to live life and to survive it’s darkest moments.
on November 25, 2016
This book is very good, easy to read and follow. I found it very moving and stirring of emotions. Talented author.
on November 22, 2016
Powerful and, I expect, unforgettable, even for someone, like me, who has read many books on the Holocaust. It is beautifully written, highly engrossing, and definitely thought that is rare in Holocaust stories.
on 2 December 2016
I’ve seen this book around and have been meaning to pick it up for a while and finally found the time to sit down and read it. I loved it! The books tells the story of Helen, and her fight to survive the Holocaust. From believing that it would all blow over, to hiding out to finally the concentration camps. It is a heart-wrenching story, and one that keeps you turning the pages. Mahurin has a way with words and as a lover of historical fiction, I found I could not put the book down. I loved it from the first page to the last. A must read for any lover of historical fiction, or someone who just loves a good story!
on 19 November 2016
Recommended to me by Amazon, I was surprised to come across this excellent read, hats of too Paulette for this book.
on November 29, 2016
The book had an honest quality.It brought out town prejudices well. The small minded women caused more tragedies then they intended. It should always be said that one should weigh the consequences of their actions. But people don’t. And this is what I liked about this book. Mildred was truly a fine person.
on November 25, 2016
This was a great story referencing an historical event which had an impact world wide. Every community comprises individuals and it is the individual characters who contribute to making this story so engaging eliciting feelings of outrage, shame, compassion and justice.
on November 25, 2016
A timely book for today’s society issue as much as it was a 100 years ago. Truly enjoyed the characters that the author developed. They were very well defined the societal issue were unbelievable yet very real then as well as today. Easy read but worthwhile
on 29 November 2016
I’m not usually a lover of historical fiction but this story came recommended to me. I am glad I took the chance and read it.
This fictional novel is based on historical facts and the author’s fantastic ability to create fiction from those facts, the result is an intriguing insight into French history.
1895, military secrets have been leaked to the Germans. Alfred Dreyfus is the perfect scapegoat, Jewish, and family in Germany. Dreyfus is convicted and banished to Devil’s Island.
Emile Zola, a writer is convinced something is wrong with this and the facts don’t add up. But to find out the truth could result in his career being ruined, or worse. Follow his struggle to expose the truth.
Well written and a great story for anyone interested in historical fiction
on September 27, 2016
I would recommend this story to everyone it gives you a way to appreciate life in a much different way.


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Bernice has been rescued
Pretty girl Bernice has been groomed
Bertrand has been rescued with sister Bernice
Siblings Bernice and Bertrand have been rescued together
 Freedom photo of Bernice and Bertrand loving on each other with new mom enjoying the glow
Indie’s been rescued
Indie’s freedom photo
Handsome Indie feeling his freedom
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TWENTY YEAR OLD Dodger has been rescued
Dodger’s freedom photo
Flora’s been rescued
Flora’s freedom photo
Flora in her new yard. And all cleaned up with her new punk rock hairdo.
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Taylor’s been rescued
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Taylor’s freedom photo
Meadow has been rescued.jpg
Meadow’s been rescued
Meadow’s freedom photo
Macy’s been rescued
Macy’s freedom photo
Pippa’s been rescued
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Pippa’s freedom photo. Safe in new home with new outfit.
Bianca’s been rescued
Bianca’s freedom photo



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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)

40 Responses to 210 dogs rescued from Kill shelters

  1. davidprosser says:

    A huge Well Done to you.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  2. Jean-Jacques says:

    And I continue to congratulate to you!

  3. Oh my that poor baby Bianca with those sad eyes and the poor 20 year old dog. Such cruelty to leave those old dogs to be disposed of at the dog pound.

    Thank you, Pauline for all that you do. You are the best in the west. 🙂

    • Hello Yvonne. Always love when you stop by. Thankfully they are all now with good loving families, rescues, fosters and their resilience, how they respond to love, is like night and day. Thank goodness for that. And thank goodness for loving people like you who help and advocate for animals. ❤

  4. I know every dog deserves help…but those oldies really touch me.

  5. Pilgrim says:

    I love seeing the before and after they have been rescued, Paulette. Keep up the good work, dog angel.

  6. Congratulations Pauline! Your creativity has reaped amazing gifts!🐾🐾

  7. Littlesundog says:

    That brought tears to my eyes. Dodger and Bianca’s eyes just looked so scared. Breaks my heart to see the before photos. I hope all of these sweeties are in loving homes now. They deserve kindness and love. Thank you, Paulette… your love is endless.

    • I know what you mean about Dodger and Bianca. Those before photos are heartbreakers. Thankfully they’ve been rescued by good loving dog people. We can only hope they continue to live out their lives in peace and with the loving attention they deserve. ❤

  8. These furry boys and girls were in dire straits and now are home for good. What a difference in them before and after grooming. ❤ ❤ ❤
    Congrats on the fab reviews, Paulette. Way to go. Two thumbs UP. 😀

  9. Barb says:

    This is wonderful news! I love the before and after photos, they must feel so good after a good bath and a groom.

    • Hi Barb! The steps from getting out of their cages, to being held and petted, to groomed creates miracles in our fur friends. I just love that transition. I remember when we rescued Lady Luck (you probably remember her?). She was 15. Old and stank from urine, cowered in fear, and once we got her to our place and gave her a bath it looked like she took off five years, running around shaking off the water. That was one of the more dramatic changes because she was so old. We thought she’d just come here and sleep all the time. Not after that bath! She ran with our two younger ones. There are photos of her with them in the photo section. ❤

      • Barb says:

        I welled up inside as I read your account of Lady Luck Paulette; it makes my heart sing to see the difference a little TLC can do for these dogs. Just because they are old doesn’t mean it’s the end – our Poppy is now 17, blind and deaf and a bit stiff in her back legs, but still a very happy little girl. x

      • Oh that’s so great to hear Poppy’s a happy little girl. She’s got the best momma and I’m sure really thrives on your love. Give her a big hug from me. And bless your sweet heart for taking such good care of your fur babies. ❤

  10. You, my friend, are a ripple. ❤

  11. Deziz World says:

    WooHoo!!!!!!!!! And da year’s not over!!!! So many happy faces and waggin’ tails. ConCats to you and them. And dat’s pawsum ’bout your rankin’. Always a good thing. Big hugs to all.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  12. natuurfreak says:

    Brilliant what you do

  13. Dodger’s freedom makes me particularly happy – so nice to know he’ll have a happy place to live out his life!

  14. natuurfreak says:

    You have my respect for all the good things you do for the dog.

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