156 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 Genesis, Shasta, Brantley, Harvey, Elton, Jamie, Marco, Tiny Chi, Ranger, Luke, Marcie, Edison, Frankie, puppy siblings Denny & Jenny, Amelia and her 11 puppies, Diamond, Jodie, Hickory, Canelo, Teddy, Dylan, Cassie, Steffi & Audrey (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2018, 156 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.

LINK TO PURCHASE ALL MY BOOKS and to see all reviews for all my books click on the books cover:

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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#1 Best Seller List in Teen & Young Adult Category and #3 in Historical Fiction Category and #24 best seller in the kindle books store.
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RECENT REVIEW FOR THE DAY I SAW THE HUMMINGBIRD
AMAZON U.S.
on April 2, 2018
I can easily imagine that YA would enjoy this book as a study in history or language. The story moves quickly through the first ten years of a young slave boy’s childhood, and young people in particular would find it engaging. The Underground Railway is a fascinating aspect of that horrendous period in American history.
on March 30, 2018
A strong tale about freedom, hope, and redemption. We all know the history of the pain of slavery, but what do we know of those who actually got involved to help? Whether driven by compassion or idealism, Mahurim helps capture those characteristics, coupled with the main character’s journey, to offer up a strong story that could be a part of anyone’s learning experience about this piece of history. Well done.
AMAZON U.K.
on 7 April 2018

Although I am more at home writing romantic comedies, as a fan of P.G.Wodehouse, I was intrigued by the title and once I started to read it, I couldn’t put it down. It is difficult to visualise that such conditions existed during the days of slavery. But in this well-researched story, you are plunged at the start into an horrific tale told through the memories of a grown-up who was forced as a slave to witness the death of his father and friends at the hands of a drunken overseer on a sugar plantation in Louisiana just before the outbreak of the Civil War.

We discover through the eyes of a very young slave called Oscar how he manages to survive the ordeal due to the advice his mother Catherine drums into him to hide his anger. He eventually finds his way to freedom, inspired by his mother’s sacrifice and the kindness of strangers who risk their lives to save him.

I found this to be a compelling and uplifting story and my only regret was that we did not discover more about Oscar after he gains his freedom – but perhaps we are due to a sequel?

on 2 April 2018

The Day I Saw The Humming Bird by Paulette Mahurin is a historical fiction story which depicts life in the late 1800’s, and is told from a child’s perspective.

Although for many, parts of this story will be harrowing to read I believe it’s a part of history that should still be told, & not kept ‘hidden’ or ‘made light of’ to save feelings of discomfort or embarrassement. Instead it is a story that deserves to be told in it’s entirety. I also believe the story should be added to the National Curriculum for older children and college students studying GCSE (O Level) or A Level History.

Furthermore, although Mahurin paints a vivid picture with words, in order for this story to reach a wider audience, I hope one day it will be adapted to film.

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON AUSTRALIA
TOP 500 REVIEWERon 30 March 2018
I read this excellent book in one sitting as I simply couldn’t put it down. Others have described the book far better than I could so I won’t attempt to add more in that regard. I do urge anyone thinking of reading this wonderfully written book to do so. You won’t be disappointed. Not many books leave me thinking about them afterwards but this one certainly does. Thanks to the author for giving us such a great read.
AMAZON U.S.
on April 1, 2018
Great read. Could not put it down. Made me look at my own life with a whole new perspective. Highly recommend.
on April 1, 2018
Amazing story- a little too graphic in places( young girls’ inner thoughts)
AMAZON U.K. 
on 6 April 2018
Arrived in perfect condition and a very good read
 GOODREADS

Janet East

Apr 06, 2018 Janet East***** rated it it was amazing
Brilliantly emotive read. read fast as could not put it down.

Nigel Carroll

Apr 03, 2018 Nigel Carroll***** rated it it was amazing
I’ve read several books about the Holocaust and Auschwitz but never from this perspective and in this style. The simple and everyday language and style used by the author really magnifies the horror.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Genesis has been rescued
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Genesis’ freedom photo
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Shasta’s been rescued
SHASTA 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Shasta’s freedom photo
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Brantley has been rescued
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Brantley’s freedom walk
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Brantley’s freedom photo
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Harvey has been rescued
HARVEY 4 FREEDM PHOTO
Harvey’s freedom photo
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Elton’s been rescued
ELTON 3 FREEDOM RIDE
Elton’s freedom photo in the van going home
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Jaime has been rescued
JAMIE FREEDOM PHOTO
Jaime’s freedom photo
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Marco has been rescued
MARCO 3 FREEDOM
Marco’s freedom photo
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Tiny Chi has been rescued
TINY CHI FREEDOM PHOTO
Tiny Chi’s freedom photo
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Ranger’s shelter information
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Ranger’s shelter photo
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Ranger’s freedom photo
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Luke’s been rescued
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Luke’s freedom photo
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Marcie has been rescued
Marcie Freedom photo
Marcie’s freedom photo
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Edison has been rescued
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Edison’s freedom photo.
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Frankie (named by shelter) has been rescued
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Frankie’s freedom photo
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Denny & Jenny’s shelter photo. Sibling puppies kept together.
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Denny & Jenny’s shelter photo
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Jenny & Denny’s freedom photo
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Amelia gave birth to 11 puppies in the shelter. They were all rescued together.
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Amelia’s freedom photo
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Amelia’s 11 puppies’ freedom photo.  They are in the car right behind Amelia.
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Diamond’s freedom photo
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Diamond’s freedom photo
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Jodie’s been rescued
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Jodie’s freedom ride
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Jodie’s freedom photo
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Hickory the elderly partially blind has been rescued
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Hickory’s freedom photo
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Canelo’s freedom photo
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Canelo’s freedom photo
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Teddy the 16 year-old senior has been rescued.
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Teddy’s freedom photo
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Dylan’s been rescued
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Dylan’s freedom photo
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Cassie has been rescued
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Cassie’s freedom photo
STEFFI RESCUED
Steffi has been rescued
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Steffi’s freedom photo
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Audrey’s been rescued: her shelter info
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Audrey’s been rescued: her shelter photo
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Audrey’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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27 Responses to 156 dogs rescued from kill shelters

  1. tazzielove says:

    Great on all the dogs and the reviews.

  2. Pingback: 156 dogs rescued from kill shelters – ❧Defining Ways❧

  3. So pleased for the elderlies in particular…

  4. 😀 When happy and happy meet.

  5. natuurfreak says:

    Amazing all the things you are doing for the dogs.Thanks a lot

  6. Deziz World says:

    A meowsy big ConCats, you’re an innernational success!!! Elen puppies huh? That’s how many kitties were in me’s litter. Mommy says that’s a lot of pups. MOL We luv all the big woofies, they’re so cute. Keep up the good work. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  7. Rajiv says:

    Somehow, I keep missing your posts

    • Hi Rajiv, You found this one and l’m happy to have you stop by and see some of the lucky & happy dogs. Have a great day. 😍

      • Rajiv says:

        We actually have a funny situation in India. Lots of strays. No one takes care of them. Can’t put them to sleep, and there are no shelters for them

      • Sad situation with so many homeless dogs. I wish there were an easy solutions to end some of the suffering. I suppose all one can do is one act of kindness at a time. Thanks again, Rajiv, for stopping by. Always a pleasure to connect with a cyber friend across oceans and continents. 🙂

  8. kelleysdiy says:

    I think it is so awesome to do this for all the fur babies that need care! Awesome!!!

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