26 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 Catherine, Teddy,  Stanley, Romeo, Travolta, Sophia, Layla, Milo, Imperial, Monica, Ozzie, Ginger, Aldo, Hans & Hailey (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2018, 26 dogs have been rescued. 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.

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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
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on January 21, 2018

The Day I Saw the Hummingbird is both a journey and a coming of age novel about Oscar, a nine-year-old enslaved boy traveling the Underground Railroad from a Louisiana sugar cane plantation to New York.

Author Paulette Mahurin tells this story from the perspective an adult looking back at his childhood, so we know at the outset that Oscar survives the journey. Though this approach keeps us at arm’s length from some of the emotion of the story, arm’s length may be a good place to be as events unfold and we see how vicious and violent the journey to freedom could be. In this respect, the story reminded me of the book version of Solomon Northup’s memoir “Twelve Years A Slave.”

In the course of this story, we not only learn about Oscar’s life, we also meet “conductors” on the railroad and experience a number of safe houses. With each contact, Oscar receives not only shelter and food, but also friendship and an education that includes everything from swimming, to reading and writing, to human kindness. I’ve always been awestruck by Harriett Tubman and others who put their lives on the line to help others. After reading this novel, I admire these brave souls even more. Mahurin made good use of research for this book as she has in her other historical novels.

I recommend this book for anyone wanting to know more about the Underground Railroad. Be aware, though, you’ll encounter graphic violence.

on January 20, 2018
A wonderful story, full of meaning and hidden messages. Well researched and written, this is a gem of a tale.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
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on January 15, 2018
Well written and memorable. May we never forget that there were so many lives like the ones depicted here. Thank you Ms. Mahurin for reminding me of what is truly worth valuing.
 GOODREADS

Jo

Jan 21, 2018 Jo rated it really liked it

Shelves: war
The Seven Year Dress
by Paulette Mahurin
Synopsis
One of the darkest times in human history was the insane design and execution to rid the world of Jews and “undesirables.” At the hands of the powerful evil madman Adolf Hitler, families were ripped apart and millions were slaughtered. Persecution, torture, devastation, and enduring the unthinkable remained for those who lived. This is the story of one woman who lived to tell her story. This is a narrative of how a young beautiful teenager, Helen Stein, and her family were torn asunder, ultimately bringing her to Auschwitz. It was there she suffered heinous indignity at the hands of the SS. It was also there, in that death camp, she encountered compassion, selfless acts of kindness, and friendship. Written by the award-winning, best-selling author of His Name Was Ben, comes a story of the resilience of the human spirit that will leave you thinking about Helen Stein and The Seven Year Dress for years to come after the last page is shut.
Review
There’s just something about the the second world war that fascinates me, Its the stories of life and death and how people survived in terrible conditions, their strength and fortitude is inspiring. Also we need reminders of how easily things can spiral out of control, unless we have the proper checks and balances in place, so these atrocities can never happen again.“When there is life, there is a chance and reason for hope. One never knows what the future will bring, but as long as we are alive, there is the possibility for something good. Trust in the goodness and kindness of people. And no matter what, never, never give up. Make this your sustaining attitude. This can never be taken from you.”Helen is a women, who has lost everything, she is strong and smart and survives against incredible odds, Her father told her when she was very young that life was to be cherished and relished and was a precise gift that should be her highest priority.

“My heartache never stopped, but I learned to be grateful for the essentials of life: for the air in my lungs, the visions my eyes behold, and the very experience of being alive.”

This book is relatively short, but the writing delivers a powerful narrative , that makes it a compelling read.
4 stars

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DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Catherine has been rescued
CATHERINE RESCUED
Catherine’s freedom photo
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Teddy has been rescued
TEDDY 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Teddy’s freedom photo
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Stanley has been rescued

STANLEY 3 FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Stanley’s freedom photo

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Romeo has been rescued

 

ROMEO FREEDOM

 

Romeo’s freedom photo

 

TRAVOLTA RESCUED

 

Travolta has been rescued

 

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Travolta’s freedom photo

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Sophia has been rescued

 

SOPHIA FREEDOM

Sophia’s freedom photo

LAYLA RESCUEDLayla has been rescued
LAYLA FREEDOM RIDE
Layla’s freedom photo
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Milo has been rescued
MILO FREEDOM PHOTO
Milo’s freedom photo
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Imperial, attacked by another dog, was saved from the shelter by a rescue group.
IMPERIAL TRACI JEAN FREEDOM PHOTO
Imperial’s photo at the vet. He’s a tough little guy but with a lot of love is pulling through.
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Imperial’s freedom photo at the hospital
MONICA RESCUED
Monica has been rescued
MONICA FREEDOM
Monia’s freedom photo
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Ozzie has been rescued
OZZIE FREEDOM RIDE
Ozzie’s freedom ride
OZZIE FREEDOM PHOTO AFTER SPA
Ozzie’s freedom photo. After beauty treatment.
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Ginger has been rescued
GINGER 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Ginger’s freedom photo
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Aldo’s been rescued
ALDO 3 FREEDOM PHOTO
Aldo’s freedom photo
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Hans has been rescued
HANS FREEDOM PHOTOS
Hans’ freedom photos
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Hailey has been rescued
HAILEY FREEDOM PHOTO
Hailey’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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22 Responses to 26 dogs rescued from kill shelters

  1. tazzielove says:

    Good start to the year.

  2. Pilgrim says:

    more than a dog a day, wow and it’s only the 22nd of January … woot woot

  3. Those first pictures of Ozzie and Hailey – just so adorable! I’m so glad those cutie pies (and all the others) are getting second chances.

  4. All those dear dogs…how happy they are going to make the people who rescued them.

  5. Jean-Jacques says:

    By the looks of it, you have started the new year in a positive mode. Good for you and especially for the lucky dogs that will benefit from your generosity. Happy days Paulette!

    • Thank you, JJ. I hope I’m able to continue to help as many dogs as possible. There’s such an overwhelming need but thankfully I am not alone in my venture. There are many wonderful, dedicated dog (and animal) loving people out there doing so much. I always appreciate your support. I hope you, Marianne, and your fur baby are well. ❤

  6. Littlesundog says:

    I love having my morning coffee, to find all of these sweet babies finding forever homes. Does the heart good, my friend.

  7. Amazing again, dear Paulette 🙂 We love to see all the happy faces, they made us smile and one in particular, the clean doggie Ozzie. So gorgeous 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Caturday to all of you and Good Luck Pawkisses to the doggies 🙂 ❤

    • Hi there cutie pie, so happy to share this with you. Ozzie is pretty cute and that beauty treatment made him look like a different pup. He was so happy to get all cleaned up and beautified. I’m sure he’s feeling the love from you as we speak. Hope you and grannie have a great weekend. ❤

  8. Clowie says:

    I hope they’ll all be very happy.

    • Me too, Clowie. That’s the ultimate litmus test. Thankfully, there are a lot of ethical, compassionate dog loving people involved in the effort to rescue and ensure dogs are well placed. Hope all’s well your end and you’re all getting out for nice walks. ❤

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