599 dogs rescued from kill shelters

I’m deeply grateful to everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review one of my books. All profits from my books go to help get dogs like siblings Dookie & Wikket, Grover, Petra, Recco, Chance, Sir Lionel, Jacoby, bonded elderly pair Bella & Snowball, Toby, Janey, Mickey, Luna, Griffin, Crockett, Fresno, Calvin, Fifi, Barbie, Derek, Buffy, (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 599 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 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.  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:

AMAZON U.S.

AMAZON U.K.
And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
AMAZON RANKING
My books continue to be ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon U.S. in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTIONBEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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Amazon Australia ranked my book NUMBER ONE in all it’s categories: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction & Teen and Young Adult and is #3 best seller in the entire kindle bookstore.
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And in Amazon U.K. it just made it to the top 10 best seller list in Literary Fiction and  Historical Fiction categories:
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REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON U.S.
on July 1, 2017
A woman’s incredibly harrowing journey throughout immense tragedy and survival during the political turmoil that lead-up to the Holocaust. Definitely a must read for anyone.
AMAZON CANADA

Paulette Mahurin is one of my favourite authors.  Her books are always well-researched and well-written.  The Seven Year Dress is no exception.  Helen Stein was just a teenager when Hitler came to power in Berlin.  Her family was Jewish.  Her best friend, Max, was homosexual.  Before long both would have their families torn apart and their lives in extreme danger.  This is Helen’s story.

Myra is a young nursing student at UCLA looking to rent a room near the hospital.  She is struggling with her Jewishness.  She moves in with Helen.  One night, upset by her experience in the emergency room where a gunshot patient died, Helen offers her the opportunity to talk.  The tables turn, and, over a fresh pot of tea, Helen begins the story of her terrifying experiences in Germany when her family became separated — years she and her brother spent in hiding, unspeakable indignities she suffered after she was captured, special friendships she made amidst the terror in Auschwitz, all making up the story of the patch of fabric she has kept from the dress she wore for seven years.

This is not an easy book to read although it is superbly written and beautifully woven together.  There is a great deal of information about the holocaust and we may think that we have heard it all but it is an amazing revelation to have a personal story, albeit fictionalized, told in the first person.  Helen shares not only the dehumanizing elements of the concentration camp experience but the tender kindnesses she observed during her time there.  This is a timeless story of real events that should never be forgotten.  It won’t take you long to read because you won’t be able to put it down.

AMAZON U.K.
on 9 July 2017

Some subjects are difficult to read about, and the Holocaust is surely foremost among them. Yet it’s important that they aren’t forgotten and so someone has to take on the challenge of writing about them. In The Seven Year Dress, Paulette Mahurin has risen to that challenge.

Based upon a true story, the book tells the story of Helen, a Jewish girl from Berlin, as she struggles to survive in the run up to the Second World War and through the war itself. As her friends and family fall victim, one by one, to the evil of the Third Reich, Helen’s struggle for survival becomes desperate as she faces the horrors of hiding and, eventually, imprisonment in Auschwitz.

The book is beautifully written and Helen, the main character, felt very real. Much of the action (if you can describe it the plethora of beatings and executions as that) was described sparingly so that I felt disengaged from the action, and for me that was a good thing, although Helen came across plenty of good people in her journey through horror.

Despite its positive ending, I can’t, in all honesty, say I enjoyed The Seven Year Dress, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good book. I strongly recommend it, if you’re prepared for the challenges of the subject matter.

on 4 July 2017
The book started slowly, but once the main character, Helen’s, story began to unfold i found the book difficult to put down.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Siblings Dookie & Wikket have been rescued together.
WIKKET FREEDOM PHOTO
Wikket’s freedom photo
DOOKIE FREEDOM PHOTO
Dookie’s freedom photo

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Grover has been rescued

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Grover’s freedom photo. I was unable to download.

 

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Grover’s freedom ride

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Petra’s been rescued

PETRA 2 NOW TANNER FREEDOM PHOTO

Petra’s freedom photo

 

PETRA 2

Petra after vet check

PETRA 2 FREEDOM RIDE

 

Petra’s freedom ride

 

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Recco has been rescied

 

RECCO FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Recco’s freedom photo

 

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Recco with new mom

 

RECCO HOME SWEET HOME WITH NEW FAMILY

Recco home sweet home with new family.

 

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Chance has been rescued. They shelter guess his age to be around 18 years old.

 

CHANCE 3 FREEDOM WALK

Chance’s freedom walk

 

CHANCE 3 FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Chance’s freedom photo. What a happy senior boy.

 

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Sir Lionel the elder has been rescued

 

SIR LIONEL now MOO MOO FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Sir Lionel the elder’s freedom photo

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Jacoby has been rescued

 

JACOBY FREEDOM PHOTO

Jacoby’s freedom photo

 

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Bella  (right) & Snowball (left) bonded pair rescued together. Here’s the caption on the networking photo from friends of the shelter they were brought to: “If there ever was a sad story of two bonded siblings surrendered to the Carson Animal Shelter, then it has to be about Bella and Snowball. On Saturday, their family removed their collars and leashes and told the shelter staff, they just didn’t have time to care for the dogs. A volunteer standing by watched the heartbreaking moment. This will be the saddest thing you see today or maybe all week, and it will be hard to get out of your mind…. SNOWBALL is missing an eye and the one he has doesn’t look great. His big sister BELLA takes care of him.”

BELLA 3 & SNOWBALL FREEDOM PHOTO
Snowball & Bella’s freedom photo
BELLA & SNOWBALL FREEDOM RIDE

Snowball & Bella’s freedom ride. The man in the photo captioned this with:

“Ever wonder if when people say “bonded pair” they are truly bonded? Ok Snowball and Bella had been separated for like 10 minutes lol and he was screaming. I freaked out because I thought he was in pain. When I got Bella to the car she knew exactly what to do. Just look at his smile. Snowball (Chihuahua) is completely blind. His comfort is Bella. She is his eyes, heart & protector. This pair was made for each other. Such a beautifully bonded pair. Carson shelter survivors ❤️”

 

SNOWBALL WITH NEW MOM

Snowball with new mom

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Bella with new mom

 

BELLA & SNOWBALL IN NEW HOME

Bella & Snowball getting love in new backyard

 

BELLA 3 & SNOWBALL SAFE IN NEW HOME SWEET HOME

Bella & Snowball safe and comfortable in new home sweet home

 

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Toby (named by his rescue) has been rescued.

 

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Toby’s freedom photo

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Janey has been rescued

 

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Janey’s freedom photo

 

 

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Mickey has been rescued

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Mickey’s freedom photo to the right. The Sunny Saints St. Bernard Rescue changed her name to Destiny.

 

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Mickey now Destiny’s freedom photo, better view.

 

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Luna senior girl has been rescued

 

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Luna’s freedom photo

 

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Griffin has been rescued
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Griffin’s freedom photo
GRIFFIN GIVING THANKS FOR SAVING HIS LIFE
Griffin’s smiling thank you for saving my life
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Crockett has been rescued

 

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Crockett’s freedom photo

 

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Fresno has been rescued

 

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Fresno’s freedom photo

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Calvin has been rescued

 

CALVIN FREEDOM PHOTO

Calvin’s freedom photo

 

FIFI HAS BEEN RESCUED

Fifi has been rescued

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Fifi’s freedom photo

 

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Barbie has been rescued

BARBIE 2 FREEDOM PHOTOS

Barbie’s freedom photos

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Barbie relaxing into her freedom

 

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Derek has been freed

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Derek’s freedom photo

 

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Buffy’s been rescued

 

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Buffy’s freedom photo

 

 

BUFFY FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Buffy giving a big thank you kiss to new family

 

 

 

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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)
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25 Responses to 599 dogs rescued from kill shelters

  1. tazzielove says:

    599! That’s great!

  2. So pleased…especially for Snowball and Bella.

  3. natuurfreak says:

    superb!Thanks a lot.

  4. I love all the seniors today – and so close to 600! So exciting!

  5. A remarkable number of dogs saved and it all to your credit, Paulette. You are simply wonderful. Make no mistake about your generous heart and compassion. I love all those dogs. Beautiful faces and happy bodies.

  6. Francina says:

    super good news , Paulette ❤

  7. Littlesundog says:

    The number keeps climbing! This always makes my day – seeing those sweet babies.

  8. natuurfreak says:

    Fantastic new dear lady

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