293 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 Callie, Anthony, Stevie Ray, Pia, Gemma, Fletcher, Louie, Jermaine, Jasmine, Mario, bonded sisters Marilyn & Mackenzie, bonded siblings Newton & Eloise, Harley, Bobby, Florence, Maurice, Chip, Carly, Mindy, Nicki, Mayra, Robot, Benny, Oliver, Kayla, Max, Noah, Alvis, Beckham, Sage, Darla, Wilbur, Beatrice, Aileen, Princessa, Teegan, Viola, Emerald, Libby, (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2018, 293 dogs have been rescued. In 2017 we’ve helped free 904 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 149 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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 RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON U.S.
on June 11, 2018
I very much enjoyed reading this book. Even though it is fiction the horrific crimes against humanity were real and we should never forget that.
on June 8, 2018
I truly enjoyed this book! So much from the heart and so descriptive as to the events of her seven yrs under Hitler’s rule. I kept hoping against hope that Max would make it to the end of the book. But then, I thought the same of Ben.
AMAZON U.K.
on 14 June 2018

There are many eras in history where one stops and thinks: Could I have survived in those days? Had I been born Jewish, lived in Berlin during the rise of Hitler and ended up in Auschwitz is something I have always wondered about. Paulette Mahurin has pretty much convinced me that I would not have. Fortunately, Helen Stein, the book’s main character, did.

Based on a true person, Helen tells her story to a young student nurse to whom she rents a room and who has noticed the damning tattoo on her forearm.

Prior to the war, Helen leads a comfortable enough life, until her father, who works for the German Government, is dismissed, simply for being Jewish. Life becomes more and more difficult. Helen has a friend, though, in the Nazi Youth, Max, who only joins because he is homosexual and feels that this course of action is the best way to hide his ‘frailties’.

When the hatred escalates, Max aids Helen and her brother Ben to escape at great danger to himself and hides them in a derelict farm belonging to his family. For four years they live there in fear that one day they will be discovered. That day arrives and they are transported to Auschwitz.

This a most powerful and compelling novel; the violence is never graphic, but the horror and threat of it as well as the implied violence will remain with the reader long after the last page has been reached. The author has not held back in any way and deals sensitively yet matter-of-factly with the atrocities and the sheer spirit of those who had the will and the almost inhuman strength to survive.

I thoroughly recommend this book, despite its harrowing nature, to anyone interested in this shameful period of human history and are curious to know what it was really like.

(Reviewed for Discovering Diamonds blogspot)

GOODREADS

Laura

May 30, 2018Laura**** rated it really liked it

Shelves: four-star

Although this was a fictional novel set during the Holocaust era, it read very much in the style of a real memoir. A relatively short story, but gripping all the same. Much of the aspects within the book have been taken from real life accounts of concentration camp survivors. It makes for uncomfortable reading at times.

This was the first book by this author I have read, and I would be tempted to read more by her. Her characters are realistic and her writing style and tone make the reading experience an easy one, despite the heavy subject matter.

A recommended read for fans of historical fiction and World War Two novels.

 

 

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR HIS NAME WAS BEN

AMAZON U.S.

on June 12, 2018
A well written emotional journey. I became invested in these realistic characters. His Name was Ben is a unique type of romance. It is a difficult topic with a beautiful lesson. Congrats to the author on a wonderful job. I highly recommend it.

 

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS

 

 

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Callie has been rescued

CALLIE 2 FREEDOM

Callie’s freedom photo

ANTHONY RESCUED

Anthony’s been rescued

 

ANTHONY FREEDOM

 

Anthony’s freedom photo

 

 

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Stevie Ray (named by rescue) has been rescued

 

STEVIE RAY #A1436273 FREEDOM

 

Stevie Ray’s freedom photo

 

PIA senior dog RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-02 at 7.11.42 AM

 

Pia senior dog has been rescued

PIA FREEDOM

Pia’s freedom photo

 

GEMMA RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-02 at 7.21.03 AM

 

Gemma has been rescued

 

GEMMA FREEDOM

 

Gemma’s freedom photo

 

FLETCHER 4 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-02 at 7.25.45 AM

 

Fletcher’s been rescued

 

FLETCHER 4 FREEDOM

 

Fletcher’s freedom photo

 

 

LOUIE 3 RESCUED

 

Louie has been rescued

 

LOUIE 3 FREEDOM

 

Louie’s freedom photo

 

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Jermaine has been rescued

 

JERMAINE FREEDOM

 

Jermaine’s freedom photo

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Jasmine has been rescued

 

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Jasmine’s shelter information

 

JASMINE 3 FREEDOM

Jasmine’s freedom photo

 

MARIO RESCUED

 

Mario has been rescued

 

MARIO FREEDOM

 

Mario’s freedom photo

 

 

MARILYN RESCUED came with with sister MACKENZIE Screen Shot 2018-06-03 at 11.26.02 AM

 

Marilyn has been rescued with her sister Mackenzie

 

MARILYN FREED PHOTO

 

Marilyn’s freedom photo

 

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Mackenzie has been rescued with her siblings Marilyn

 

MACKENZIE FREEDOM

Mackenzie’s freedom photo

 

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Newton has been rescued with his sibling Eloise

 

NEWTON 2 RESCUED

 

Newton’s freedom photo

 

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Eloise has been rescued with her bonded sibling Newton

 

ELOISE FREEDOM

 

Elosie’s freedom photo. She’s happy to be with her bro Newton

 

Lancaster CA - #A5175425 Male maltese named by Harley rescue

 

Harley (named by rescue) has been rescued

 

Lancaster CA - #A5175425 MALE MALTEST NAMED HARLEY FREEDOM

 

Harley’s freedom photo

 

BOBBY:JASON RESCUED

Bobby has been rescued

 

BOBBY:JASON FREEDOM

Bobby’s freedom photo

 

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Florence has been rescued

 

FLORENCE 2 FREEDOM

 

Florence’s freedom photo

 

MAURICE 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-05 at 8.05.03 AM

 

Maurice has been rescued

 

MAURICE 2 FREEDOM

 

Maurice’s freedom photo

 

CHIP 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-06 at 11.20.57 AM

 

Chip has been rescued

 

CHIP 3 FREEDOM

Chip’s freedom photo

 

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Carly has been rescued

 

CARLY FREEDOM

Carly’s freedom photo

 

MINDY 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-06 at 11.30.42 AM

 

Mindy’s been rescued

 

MINDY 2 FREEDOM

Mindy’s freedom photo

 

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Nicki has been resced

 

NICKI now MICKI FREEDOM

Nicki’s freedom photo

 

 

MAYRA RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-07 at 4.38.36 PM

 

Mayra’s been rescued

 

MAYRA FREEDOM

Mayra’s freedom photo

 

ROBOT now ROBBY Screen Shot 2018-06-08 at 7.20.34 AM

Robot has been rescued

 

ROBOT BEAUTY TREATMENT

Robot’s beauty treatment

ROBOT FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Robot’s freedom photo

 

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Benny has been rescued

 

BENNY 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Benny’s freedom photo

 

OLIVER 2 RESCUED

 

Oliver has been rescued

 

OLIVER 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

Oliver’s freedom photo

 

KAYLA 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-09 at 8.07.45 PM

Kayla the senior has been rescued

KAYLA 2 FREEDOM

Kayla’s freedom photo

 

MAX 6 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-10 at 2.17.30 PM

 

Max has been rescued

 

MAX 6 FREEDOM

Max’s freedom photo

 

NOAH 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-11 at 7.24.02 AM

Noah’s been rescued

 

NOAH 3 FREEDOM

 

Noah’s freedom photo

 

ALVIS RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-11 at 7.49.13 AM

Alvis’ has been rescued

 

ALVIS FREEDOM

Alvis’ freedom photo

 

BECKHAM 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-11 at 7.58.55 AM

 

Beckham’s been rescued

 

BECKHAM 2 FREEDOM

Beckham’s freedom photo

 

SAGE RESCUED creen Shot 2018-06-12 at 9.01.25 AM

 

Sage has been rescued

 

SAGE FREEDOM

Sage’s freedom photo

 

DARLA 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-12 at 1.04.53 PM

Darla has been rescued

 

DARLA 3 FREEDOM

Darla’s freedom photo

 

WILBUR 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-12 at 1.03.41 PM

 

Wilbur has been rescued

 

WILBUR 2 FREEDOM

Wilbur’s freedom photo

 

BEATRICE RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-12 at 4.15.12 PM

 

Beatrice has been rescued

 

BEATRICE FREEDOMBeatrice’s freedom photo

AILEEN RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-12 at 7.54.24 PM

Aileen the senior has been rescued

AILEEN freedom

Aileen’s freedom photo

 

PRINCESSA RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-14 at 3.24.34 PM

 

Princessa has been rescued

 

PRINCESSA FREEDOM

 

Princessa’s freedom photo

 

TEEGAN RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-14 at 3.33.43 PM

Teegan has been rescued

 

TEEGAN FREEDOM

Teegan’s freedom photo

 

VIOLA RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-15 at 7.08.25 AM

Viola has been rescued

 

VIOLA FREEDOM

 

Viola’s freedom photo

 

EMERALD 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-15 at 7.05.59 AM

Emerald has been rescued

 

EMERALD 2 FREEDOM

Emerald’s freedom photo

 

LIBBY 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-15 at 7.16.21 AM

Libby has been rescued

 

LIBBY 2 FREEDOM

 

Libby’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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32 Responses to 293 dogs rescued from kill shelters

  1. Such outstanding news. Keep up the ‘pawsome’ work!

  2. tazzielove says:

    Great on all the happy dogs and reviews.

  3. All the hard work you put into not only researching and writing but all the social media stuff too…well worth it to see those relieved faces.

  4. Jean-Jacques says:

    Keep on trucking, dear friend, for those sadly abandoned dogs whose lives you keep saving from kill centres, thus so with your extra special care for fellow creatures. Bravo!

    • Ahh, thank you so much JJ. I am very fortunate to be able to do the small bit I can to help the dogs. There is an ever increasing need and so much joy when one wagging tail sees the light of liberty. I’m very happy to share this with you and our wonderful cyber community. Hope you and Marianne and your fur baby have a good weekend. ❤

  5. natuurfreak says:

    It’s so fantastic all the things you are doing for the dogs.It’s superb

  6. Christy B says:

    You are truly making a difference ❤

  7. I just saw these this morning – such a great way to start the day!

  8. lisarey1990 says:

    I love all these updates about these wonderful little dogs. Their little faces bring a smile to my face. 🙂

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