815 dogs rescued from kill

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 Travis, Olympia, Adonis, Buttercup, Brady, Woody, Mason, Avery, Shelby, Dora, Max, Misty, Bethany, Willey, Mel, Clayton, Mel #2, Melissa, Minnie, Appleby, Emma, Corrine, Abagail, August, Brody, Veronica, Nelson, Tiny, (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 815 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.

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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 FICTION BEST 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 (#2) and Historical Fiction (#5) categories:
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE DAY I SAW THE HUMMINGBIRD
 AMAZON U.S.
on November 8, 2017
I’ve been waiting for this author’s next book ever since I finished her last novel, The Seven Year Dress!
Just when I thought she couldn’t possibly write any better and here comes her latest book, my new favorite.The Day I saw the Hummingbird is an incredible look at the early days of slavery from the eyes of a child born into that lifestyle. It’s hard to imagine that a child so young could have experienced so much sadness and trauma and yet this author so clearly tells his story through his words. I felt the pain, the hatred and the hopelessness these poor people lived through. I couldn’t put this book down because I needed to hear though Oscar’s words just how his life moved on. Like Oscar, some pictures are burned into my memories, yet I have a much better understanding of what life as a slave truly meant. Kudos to Paulette Mahurin for telling this story in such an honest way. A must read for book lover.
on November 6, 2017
Paulette has done it again!!!! Her writing is like a paint brush on canvas with smooth stokes to pull you into the story gentle and easy. To show you what life is all about for others. Their life struggles and determination with heart and soul to make their lives better. Oscar’s thoughts are some of my own. Why? Why is God good in some cases and horrible in others? I love that he talks to his Mom and the wisdom the she gives him. A quote from the book: “I came to understand my personal freedom came from inside me when I realized that, no matter where I am, my thoughts and feelings are the invisible chains shackling me, the master enslaving me. My attitude shapes my life.” There are many other quotes the I loved to write in this review but then it would be a book into it self. So If I where you I would go and read this heartfelt book.
on November 6, 2017

Confronting man’s inhumanity to man is painful – no two ways about it. But this book, which reads like a heartfelt memoir by a real black man looking back on his life as a slave and his escape to freedom, also focuses on goodness and human warmth. The author has put a lot of heart into her characters. Young Oscar sees terrible abuses by the truly evil plantation overseer, yet he manages to continue to believe in God and the value of life. Despite horrible abuses and the brutal murder of her husband, Oscar’s mother manages to instill in her son faith, hope and a belief in himself as a valuable human being.

The author obviously did a lot of research about slavery and the Underground Railroad, which she uses to infuse this novel with realism.

Kudos to her for shining a light on this shameful chapter in American history, while also creating memorable characters who maintain their humanity despite the horrors of slavery.

on November 4, 2017
This is my third book by Mahurin and as with her others, I was not disappointed. This time she turns to another very tragic time in history, telling the story of a boy in slavery, Oscar Mercer. The setting is so well illustrated, though it was very difficult to read about the terrible suffering and cruel circumstances the enslaved men and women had to endure. Mahurin shines a light on an individual character’s plight, which really represents the misery of a whole group of marginalized and abused people. Still, there is hope, too. Some people are cruel, but some are kind and offer Oscar a helping hand as he tried to find freedom through the Underground Railway. There is, as with the author’s previous books, a great sense of humanity and intimacy with the protagonist, which made me feel immediately invested in his story and really feel for him and all he had to endure. This is a truly moving story that deserves to be read.
on November 4, 2017
‘The Day I Saw the Hummingbird’ could have easily slipped into a simple checklist of all of the abuses heaped upon a slave boy and his unlucky family, but chose instead to deliver a multi-faceted glimpse into the mind of a young boy who learns how to be human in an inhumane system. Oscar is born into slavery and raised by a compassionate, intelligent, and loving mother. At the mercy of a Godless and often drunken overseer who murders Oscar’s father early on, Oscar’s mother, instead of instilling hate in her son, inspires the hope that he will have a better life. Against the backdrop of the Underground Railroad, the author skillfully weaves the lives of many characters, both black and white, who help Oscar escape to the North. Because of their many sacrifices and his own exceptional will to succeed, Oscar not only escapes, but also, in what I believe is the key message of the novel, learns to love life and himself. This was a novel I will not forget for a long time, as it depicts not only the evils of slavery and racism, but the solidarity and compassion of friends and strangers who work for good. It is a journey for the reader that is highly recommended.
on November 4, 2017
I have often read accounts of slavery. I can’t possibly know or fully understand the horrors of what men, women and children suffered while enslaved. Reading this book caught me in the chest, so many times, bringing pain to a new level of understanding. When I tried to put a child’s face that I know on this young character I would have to put it down. Knowing there is truth in these horrors.
 AMAZON U.K.
on 3 November 2017
I love this author’s books and this is another great read. In places I found it hard to read about the terrible suffering of the slaves working on a plantation at the time of the American civil war but that is only because of the authentic nature of the writing. Slavery was an abomination and the story traces the history of a boy born into slavery and his family. The suffering endured is difficult to comprehend but history shows that mankind has repeatedly demonstrated its cruelty right up to current times. The characters and settings are brought vividly to life in a story packed with suspense. A book full of life lessons without preaching. Highly recommended!
 RECENT REVIEW FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON U.S.
on November 11, 2017
A tragic story with more interesting historical notes than many of the other books I’ve read. The author does a great job showing the human-ness of the people in her book. A quick and informative read.
on November 1, 2017
I felt it was very realistic. She put in human intimates that one would not read in novel such as this. That brought more realism to the story.
AMAZON U.K.
on 6 November 2017
Well written and gripping account of surviving nazi Germany. Truly a book everyone should read. I applaud the author for this tale.
AMAZON AUSTRALIA
TOP 500 REVIEWERon 7 November 2017
A rare insight into a survivor of the holocaust. Told from a different aspect I travelled the journey with this family with leaden heart, to lose all my family I would have died of a broken heart. We cannot begin to imagine in our wildest dreams how anyone could survive the barbaric treatment meted out to the innocent inmates of concentration camps. I visited Mauthausen years ago and have never forgotten the still palpable air of that eerie place where thousands of people lost not only their lives but all their dignity that we take for granted.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Travis has been rescued
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Travis’ freedom photo
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Olympia has been rescued
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Olympia’s freedom photo
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Adonis has been rescued
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Adonis’ freedom photo
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Buttercup (named by her rescue) has been rescued
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Buttercup’s freedom photo
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Brady has been rescued
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Brady’s freedom photo
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Woody has been rescued
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Woody’s freedom photo
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Mason has been rescued
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Mason’s freedom photo
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Avery has been rescued
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Avery’s freedom photo
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Shelby has been rescued
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Shelby’s freedom photo
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Dora has been rescued
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Dora’s freedom photo
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Max has been rescued
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Max’s freedom photo
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Misty has been rescued
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Misty’s freedom photo
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Bethany has been rescued
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Bethany’s freedom photo
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Willey (named by rescue) has been rescued
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Willey’s freedom photo
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Willey hanging with new sibling
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Mel has been rescued
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Mel’s freedom photo
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Clayton has been rescued
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Clayton’s freedom photo
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Mel #2 (named by rescue) has been rescued
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Mel #2 has been rescued and this is his freedom photo.
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Melissa has been rescued
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Melissa’s freedom photo. She’s on the two bottom photos.
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Melissa going to new home
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Minnie has been rescued
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Minnie’s freedom photo
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Appleby has been rescued
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Appleby’s freedom photo
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Emma has been rescued
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Emma’s freedom photo
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Corrine has been rescued
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Corrine’s freedom photo
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Abagail has been rescued
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Abagail’s freedom photo
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August has been rescued
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August’s freedom photo
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Brody has been rescued
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Brody’s freedom photo
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Veronica’s freedom photo
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Veronica’s freedom photo
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Nelson has been rescued
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Nelson’s freedom walk
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Nelson’s freedom photo
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Nelson in new home sweet home
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Tiny has been rescued
TINY FREEDOM PHOTO
Tiny’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)
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22 Responses to 815 dogs rescued from kill

  1. tazzielove says:

    Great on all accounts.

  2. ivors20 says:

    Absolutely fantastic Paulette, although I’m a bit teary looking at all the gorgeous dogs, I’m missing my little Lily heaps. I’m dog sitting for a week, for my friends, …. “Monty, he’s gorgeous.

  3. I was worried my review did not post. I’m so glad it did. You are amazing Paulette. In your humanity and your writing.

  4. I admire your determination and success.

    On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 5:49 PM, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap wrote:

    > The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap posted: ” 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 Travis, Olympia, > Adonis, Buttercup, Brady, Woody, Mason, Avery, Shelby, Dora, Max, Misty, > Bet” >

    • Thank you so much, Carl. That means a lot to me. It’s my life’s work to help the dogs, and to help others in any way I can. It fills my heart with gratitude and I feel very lucky that I had some success with my books to be able to do a little more to save a few lives. ❤

  5. bestylechic says:

    following your blog do the same plz:)

  6. Clowie says:

    Congratulations on the great reviews.

    It’s wonderful to see so many dogs getting a new life.

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