845 dogs rescued by 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 Santino, Bogart, Rufus, Simone, Mama Bella, Prince, Dixie, Belvedere, Rollins, Emily & 3 puppies, Maya & her 3 puppies, Carter, Riley, Remington, Carmen & 3 puppies, Chester, Airabell, Boy, Mason, Titan, Myles & Skywalker(see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 845 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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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 21, 2017
This as usual was an exceptional book by one of my favourite authors. A boy growing into a man, a man who has all the right in the world to hate but is taught and learns the lesson well that hating is a self-defeating act.
Amazing to me is how the author while giving every character his or her own unique voice still stays true to the central message of the book -We are all human, we all bleed red.
This is a book about suffering, loss, courage and triumph. Of the human will and the human spirit that is not contained by age. By race. By gender.
Read this book. I am sure everybody will take something else from it. And even if you don’t then you at least have a good read for an hour or four.
on November 20, 2017
Enjoyed it…story, characters and writing. Story is told through the eyes of an 8-10 year old boy recounting his experiences as a slave on a Louisiana plantation and on the Underground Railroad. Had a bit of a problem believing a 9/10 year old could navigate his way alone at times through Civil War skirmishes and avoiding those hunting runaways. But that doesn’t detract from an excellent read.
on November 15, 2017
There are many books about the horrors of slavery. The Day I saw a Hummingbird, by Paulette Mahurin, is an exceptional story as it’s told through the voice of a real slave. Oscar, a black man, painfully, yet truthfully, takes us through his life as a slave to fruition reaching freedom. His mother’s wisdom remained a lifeline throughout Oscar’s life. After her death, her words lived on and helped him in many horrific situations.
Well researched and written. Recommended for readers who appreciate reliable history.
on November 15, 2017
Though the heavy subject matter of The Day I Saw The Hummingbird makes it a difficult read, I could not put this book down. Oscar’s journey to freedom, while he not only flees for his life but battles his own inner hatred toward his oppressors, is beautifully written and filled with so many truthful passages. A line that resonated most for me was, “…my thoughts and feelings are the invisible chains shackling me…”. A beautiful piece that all should read.
on November 14, 2017

Today more than ever it’s good to be reminded of the struggle for freedom of American slaves as the civil war ripped the country apart. Mahurin gives a heart wrenching, realistic voice to young Oscar whose mother and father, and many others sacrifice to help him gain his freedom along the Underground Railroad.

Mahurin’s work is always a special journey packed with emotion. I give it a hearty 5 Stars.

on November 13, 2017

He had been born into slavery and as soon as he was old enough would also be called upon to work the fields, cutting the cane or carrying…his Mama would be teaching him how to do it, for she had carried him, screamed in her birthing and then took him into the fields as she was forced to go back to work… There was no other option. They were bought and paid for, becoming the property of the plantation owner.

But the one they all hated most was the overseer, who carried a whip or used anything else to hurt them, including coming into their shanties late at night…He had been there the night he came to Mama. She had scooted him out to go sleep with his friend… Even then he was old enough to know what happened to the women when he came…With his father gone, there was no way to protect his Mama…

And the hate and anger within him grew deeper and deeper, cutting his heart and soul until he could not contain his outbursts…

Sometimes they had half-days off on Sunday. Oscar and his friend would spend time at the creek throwing rocks to count the times it would jump…Simple fun that took them away from all that was wrong with their world…

Oscar is the main character of Paulette Mahurin’s latest novel. I met her with her debut book, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap and The Seven Year Dress. Mahurin has a real gift in creating books that are historically significant, but, even more importantly, readers become so involved in her books that we begin to feel as if we were right there within the book, maybe even as one of the characters….

While the story is built around Harriet Tubman’s work with The Underground Railroad, she personally is only mentioned in this book as the person who started it…

Oscar was not even ten when, on his mother’s death bed, she indicated that it was now time for him to go for freedom. There had been a small group who talked about and planned for an escape, but, in the end, it was only Oscar and his best friend, Sammy who, at the age of 10, sat with Oscar while she went back to work… She had no choice now, they had already killed her husband and she had to ensure her boy was safe…

Now, Sammy and Oscar had to leave on their own, never to see anybody again who was left behind. They had learned the routes to follow and had been given a small map but neither had ever been anywhere outside of the plantation… Fear alone walked with them…

Oscar was an intelligent young boy and had some basic learning of the alphabet and reading, even though it was forbidden for them to learn how to read. His mother had taught him much about God and life, about nature’s beauty and how to survive.
But two other women he met along the way continued to teach Oscar… It is in the sacrifices of those who provided support to those who escaped that we learn not only more about Oscar, but also about how those who provided shelter felt as if they were compelled to help!

Be prepared for the danger and death as Oscar ran, first losing Sammy and then meeting others who took him under their wings to provide for him. Months and years went by and Oscar celebrated his 10th birthday while he was still running… What was in the future and would he ever be free from running. Did freedom even exist?

For during his trip, the Civil War had begun and soldiers were fighting, sometimes forcing them to take a different trail. And as the Railroad became better known, their masters began to put rewards on their heads to bring them back…

A possibly well known story to many…and yet, so startlingly different. Seeing everything through Oscar’s eyes as he, first, grew up enslaved and afraid, only to be forced to leave his Mama’s grave and his few friends and run into the unknown…

Readers are faced with the tension, that ongoing fear, the hatred faced by drunken men who delighted in hurting he and others for no reason…and, worse, to see those he loved die horrible deaths…one…by…
one…

It’s time to remember. It’s time to consider how Blacks did not immigrate like, perhaps, you and I came to America through our ancestors. Blacks came as prisoners, chained and sold to the highest bidder… You might even think about the recent activity of the KKK and other hate groups and come to see that we still, today, need to ensure that individuals who hate are not permitted to once again require protection from those haters…

My recommendation for this latest book, by Paulette Mahurin, is to consider it a must-read…It’s an important contribution to Mahurin’s own library and I encourage you to consider this as well as her other troubling, powerfully-written stories…

GABixlerReviews

AMAZON U.K.
on 17 November 2017
I absolutely loved this harrowing yet endearing tale of a young slave’s journey to freedom.
If you want to discover a fresh indi author with amazing talent then take a look at this one. The fact all profits go to an animal shelter is an added bonus.
I was completely enthralled by the read and impressed with how the author told the authentic story through the eyes of a young boy, never once slipping out of character. Oscar experiences and witnesses great cruelty and violence but this is balenced by the generous and brave people who helped him on his journey.
Fantastic book. Highly recommend.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON U.S.
on November 15, 2017
Gritty, but well-written.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
SANTINO RESCUED
Santino has been rescued
SANTINO FREEDOM PHOTO
Santino’s freedom photo
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Bogart has been rescued
BOGART FREEDOM PHOTO
Bogart’s freedom photo
RUFUS 2 RESCUED
Rufus has been rescued
RUFUS 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Rufus’ freedom photo
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Simone has been rescued
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Simone’s freedom photo
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Mama Bella has been rescued. She’s pregnant.
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Mama Bella’s freedom photo
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Prince has been rescued
PRINCE FREEDOM named Wolf in honor of Melissa
Prince’s freedom photo
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Dixie’s been rescued
DIXIE FREEDOM aka MELISSA #3 MELISSA DOG
Dixie’s freedom photo
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Belvedere has been rescued
BELVEDERE FREEDOM PHOTO
Belvedere’s freedom photo
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Rollin’s has been rescued
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Rollin’s freedom photo
EMILY aksa MELISSA #4 W: MELINA & MELLI PUPS RESCUED
Emily, pregnant, has been rescued
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Emily and her puppies
MAYA 2 RESCUED
Maya, pregnant, has been rescued.
MAYA 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Maya’s freedom photo
MAYA 2 & HER 3 PUPPIES
Maya and her 3 puppies.
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Carter has been rescued
CARTER'S FREEDOM PHOTO
Carter’s freedom photo
CARTER BONDING WITH NEW FAMILY
Carter bonding with new family
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Carter safe in new home sweet home
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Riley has been rescued
RILEY 4 FREEDOM PHOTO
Riley’s freedom photo
REMINGTON 2 RESCUED
Remington has been rescued
REMINGTON 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Remington’s freedom photo
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Carmen & her 3 puppies have been rescued
Carmen & puppies freedom photo
Carmen & her 3 puppies freedom photo
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Chester (named by rescue) has been rescued.
CHESTER FREEDOM PHOTO
Chester’s freedom photo
AIRABELL RESCUED
Airabelle has been rescued
AIRABELL FREEDOM PHOTO
Airabelle’s freedom photo
BOY RESCUED
Boy has been rescued
BOY'S FREEDOM PHOTO
Boy’s freedom photo
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Mason has been rescued
MASON #3 FREEDOM PHOTO
Mason’s freedom photo
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Titan has been rescued
TITAN 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Titan’s freedom photo
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Myles has been rescued
MYLES FREEDOM PHOTO
Myles’ freedom photo
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Skywalker has been rescued
SKYWALKER FREEDOM PHOTO
Skywalker’s freedom photo
SKYWALKER GETTING SOME LOVING FROM NEW FAMILY
Skywalker getting some love from new family

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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32 Responses to 845 dogs rescued by kill shelters

  1. So glad for them all…I just wish people would be more responsible so that these poor loves would not end up in shelters or on the streets.

  2. tazzielove says:

    Great reviews and all the dogs saved.

  3. Jean-Jacques says:

    FANTASTIC…! Wonderful stories by a talented author and story teller, begets a second chance for the survival of dogs Paulette gets to save. Bravo again dear lady…

  4. ivors20 says:

    Hi Paulette, yippee, your books have arrived, all the way down to Geelong, and looking forward to the read.

    • Oh my gosh, I had to look up where Geelong is. Beautiful place in Southern Australia if I got it right. I’m so happy that my book arrived and thrilled to have you read it. Thank you so much! ❤

      • ivors20 says:

        Haha, I’m glad you found where Geelong is. My great great grandfather was deported to Tasmania and sevrved 15 years in infamous Port Arthur Jail, and survived the gruesome place, he married and was a carpenter, lived in the rugged Northwest Coast of Tasmania and raised 10 children, so your story will be of great interest to me.

      • You come from some interesting history, probably lots of stories there. I’m so happy that you shared this. Thank you! 🙂

  5. natuurfreak says:

    It’s woderful what you are doing for the dogs.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving Paulette. I wish you and all of your 2 legged and 4 legged family a beautiful weekend. ❤

  7. Sometimes, I just look at all those saved dogs and I start to cry. We have to saved dogs here and they have made our lives so much better. Hopefully, we’ve given them life, too.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Love from Garry and me!

    • Bless your sweet hearts for saving your two. Rest assured and definitely visible from their photos you have given them a lovingly beautiful life. It’s a sweet gratitude to share with you, the love of our ever vital fur babies. Love right back to you and Garry from Terry and me. ❤

  8. Oh, this makes us very happy again, dear Paulette 🙂 The reviews are pawsome and the doggies…we were in Awww again. So happy for them and for you…you are one in a million, but I’m sure I already have told you that 😉 We hope you had a great Thanksgiving and wish you a wonderful weekend. Extra double Pawkisses for now 🙂 ❤
    P.S. your posts were hidden in our mailbox, it was filled up with all the upcoming discounts of today's black furriday, so we found it just in time…thank Cat!

    • Aww, bless your sweet hearts for you kind words. And I’m so happy you found it among all the advertising. It’s always so much nicer to share the doggies photos with my wonderful cyber friends. And a very warm wish to ya’ll for a very Happy Holiday time. Lots of pawsome kisses right back to you. ❤

  9. Yay for more happy dogs on this holiday weekend!

  10. Deziz World says:

    845!!!!! WooHoo And we bet da nummer is even higher now. A meowsy big conCats to you and all da doggies saved. Christmas just got a lot merrier. big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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