904 dogs rescued from kill shelters in 2017

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 Rayito, Leia, Clancy, Reesa, Ume, Hailey, bonded pair Onyx & Baby Girl, Murphy, Bernie, Jasper, Conan, Kingston, Andre, Juno, Abigail & Charlie (see photos below) out of kill shelters.  In 2017 we’ve helped free 904 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:

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And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
AMAZON RANKING
My books have been 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 December 25, 2017
I am a huge fan of Paulette Mahurin’s, so first off, I must comment on her book titles: They’re glorious, all five titles drawing me into themes of injustice and triumph, with wonderful lines like this one from The Day I Saw the Hummingbird, “But you keep them insides mighty,” to resolutions that keep me thinking long after the last pages are turned. The Day I Saw the Hummingbird is haunting. It is relevant, necessary history.
on December 18, 2017
Such a Poignant tale of courage and the human spirit, I almost don’t know where to begin! Although the story reaches into the dark days of slavery and oppression, it is a masterpiece of Hope. A Riveting page-turner that held me captive with the emotion it shares of the life of a child slave and his family; I found myself furious, then crying, then breathing in the sweet temptation of desperate anticipation as this complex and unforgettable tale unfolded. Not for the weak of heart, The Day I Saw The Hummingbird relates terrible truths about the cruelty of human beings; yet just as surely, it stirs the spirit with Inspiration.
on December 15, 2017
Paulette hasn’t missed a beat, being consistent with the quality of authorship creatively, with that ability to capture and hold the readers attention to the fullest. A great writer, telling captivating stories. Impossible to not enjoy. Terrific!
on December 14, 2017

Paulette Mahurin has delivered another fantastic celebration of the human spirit in this latest novel. From the uplifting cover to the perceptive reflections, this is a well written and insightful look at a bygone era. You know a gifted writer when you’re left wanting more and when you’re still thinking about some of what the characters have endured after you finish reading.

What I especially loved is that it showed the very real impact of the subject matter. There’s no real flat resolution, but rather the suggestion that life is life and that it will rumble on out with these pages. That’s not to say that it doesn’t have a sublime conclusion, because it really does. It’s really hard to find fault because the story, the characters and the writing itself is so moving.

If you haven’t read any of Mahurin’s work, you should check it out. This isn’t my first experience of this very gifted lady, and I’m certain it won’t be my last.

 

GOODREADS

Lauren

Dec 21, 2017 Lauren rated it it was amazing *****

Free as a hummingbird

Oscar was born into slavery. He never really knew his father but was extremely close with his mother until she passed away. Once she died Oscar decided to go for the freedom they always talked and dreamed about. This is his story of using the Underground Railroad to get to Freedom. This is an emotional yet inspiring story that is sadly part of our history.

 

 

C.J. Laurence

Dec 01, 2017 C.J. Laurence rated it really liked it ****

Deep and thought provoking

This book is an absolute must read. The cover caught my attention initially, but when I started to read, seeing the world from a black slaves point of view, my mind was opened into a whole new level of horror that these poor souls suffered through.
I won’t give away any spoilers but this is an excellent journey watching one boys life and escape from slave to freedom.

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS

 

AMAZON U.S.

on December 24, 2017
Written by a nurse practitioner . Very well written book, a novel, about a very difficult time in history. I enjoyed it.
on December 21, 2017
I have read three of Paulette books~ I loved them all .~but I couldn’t put this down~ she made Helen so alive.~ thank you ~
may we never forget

 

AMAZON U.K.

 

on 24 December 2017
This is quite a gruelling book to read, however, I couldn’t put it down. As it is based on fact it makes you think about mankind’s inhumanity to others and how it is still going on even now. The style of the writing is also easy to read.

 

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP

 

AMAZON U.S.

on December 13, 2017
This was a great story. It was interesting to see how homosexuality was treated in that time period and in that place.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Rayito has been rescued
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Rayito’s freedom video. I was unable to download it.
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Rayito giving new mom a thank you hug.
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Leia has been rescued
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Leia’s freedom photo
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Coancy has been rescued
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Clancy’s freedom photo
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Reesa has been rescued
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Reesa’s freedom photo
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Ume has been rescued
UME FREEDOM PHOTO
Ume’s freedom photo
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Hailey has been rescued
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Hailey’s freedom photo
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Onyx & Baby Girl, bonded pair, rescued together.
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Onyx & Baby Girl’s freedom photo
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Murphy has been rescued
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Murphy’s freedom photo
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Bernie (named after San Bernardino Shelter rescued from) has been rescued
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Bernie’s freedom photo
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Jasper has been rescued
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Jasper’s freedom photo
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Conan has been rescued
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Conan’s freedom photo
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Kingston has been rescued
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Kingston’s freedom photo
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Andre has been rescued
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Andre’s freedom photo
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Andre’s freedom ride
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Juno has been rescued
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Juno’s freedom photo

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Abigail, senior girl, has been rescued

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Abigail’s freedom ride

 

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Abigail’s freedom photo

 

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Charlie (named by rescue) has been rescued

 

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Charlie’s freedom photo

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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30 Responses to 904 dogs rescued from kill shelters in 2017

  1. Pilgrim says:

    Kindness, kindness. All I see is Kindness in you Paulette and it’s contagious. Loving what you do for the dogs. Thank you and many blessings. Love, Perpetua. Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. tazzielove says:

    Great way to start the year.

  3. All those lives saved…and so many people willing to help to do it. Gives you hope in what seems like a nasty world at times.

    • A lot of wonderful, kindhearted people helped with this effort. And many more that I wasn’t directly involved in. There will always be more need than help is capable of resolving but with each act of kindness the world becomes a much better place. You certainly do your share, my friend. So glad to have connected with you. ❤

  4. Clanmother says:

    Happy New Year!!! A wonderful way to begin a New Year.

  5. After reading about your books and the doggies, our New Year just keeps getting better, dear Paulette 🙂 We hope the weather has changed and that you all are safe again ❤ Pawkisses for a wonderful healthy New Year to all of you. Make it a good one 🙂 ❤

    • Aww, thank you so much Binki and your wonderful grandma. We have rain in the forecast for the end of the week and if it materializes we’re all hoping it will put out the last 20% of fire still going on in forest areas. We sure hope your year is filled with lots of pawkisses and love. ❤

  6. In addition to these adoptions Paulette, imagine the dogs that found homes because of people reading your posts. 🙂 Happy New Year to you and all of your Furry Friends.

  7. natuurfreak says:

    My best wishes for a healthy an wonderful 2018.Thanks Paulette for all your work to save a lot of dogs

  8. What a fantastic year – you’ve made a lot of dogs happy (and very little in life is better than a happy dog). Here’s to an even better 2018!

  9. Amazing! God Bless you and your work! Happy New Year!

  10. It touches my heart to see these beautiful animals safe Mildred. It is a terrible season for abused and abandoned animals. We must help save them. Thank you so much.

  11. Just wonderful, Paulette – you are one very special human ❤

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