460 dogs rescued from kill shelters

A Different Kind of Angel ranked #3 hot new best seller by Amazon

 

 

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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 Lucas, Everly, Stallone, Forseti, Abby, Grant, Millie, Harland, Breeze, Blaze, Hamilton, Franklin, Levi, Roger, Holly, Earnest, Charlie, Piccolo, Sundae, Jericho, Atlas, Preston, Scout, Zipper, Reuben, Lyla, Checkers, Eddie, Mardi, Austin, Montana, Carter, Sky, Sedona, Brenda, Foster, Dempsey, Dahlia, Quincy, Mochi, (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2018, 460 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 A DIFFERENT KIND OF ANGEL
AMAZON U.S.
Bookcollecter

September 5, 2018

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

As always with Ms Mahurin’s novels, I was immersed not only in the story but with the characters who filled the pages.

I found it compelling, poignant, and thought provoking. The research into the New York lunatic asylum and the barbaric treatment of patients, some of whom had committed no crime or mentally ill act with which to merit such internment were very realistic. Her character, Klara was colourful and her story in both present and past were breathtakingly personal, and I shared every minute with her.

This is a major work from a tremendous author who rightfully enjoys critical acclaim.

Bravo. 5 stars.

on September 3, 2018
Every time I pick up a new Paulette Mahurin’s book, I know that I’ll be immediately immersed into an unforgettable world of brilliantly-written historical fiction, where darkness and hope coexist side by side, and where characters are so real, I feel like I know each and every one of them personally by the end. “A Different Kind of Angel” was no exception. It’s a thoroughly researched novel that offers a glimpse into one of the darkest parts of American history – a New York women’s asylum where terror and abuse are given free reign, and where no hope of escaping exists. I couldn’t help but feel for Klara, a Jewish refugee who speaks no English and who has just narrowly escaped certain death in one of the Kiev’s pogroms, just to be thrown into a new hell. Klara was a wonderful central character: strong, resilient, highly intelligent, and sympathetic to her fellow “inmates” as I can’t quite call them patients for no doctor ever stepped inside to check on the women’s well-being. As I read, I was appalled not only by the horrifying conditions in which the women had to live but the brutal treatment of the guards and nurses, some of which drew some sadistic pleasure from abusing their charges. To be completely honest, such blatant disregard of a human being’s life and well-being reminded me of German concentration camps. It was even more appalling to think that such institutions existed on American soil, where freedom and justice for all were supposed to be the rule.
The part where the journalist Nellie Bly steps through the doors of the asylum is probably known to some readers who are familiar with the story. I absolutely loved how masterfully fact and fiction were interwoven in this novel, bringing to life the secrets long lost to the shameful American past. If you love historical fiction – definitely add it to your must-read list. Highly recommended!
on September 3, 2018
I got an advance review copy of A Different Kind of Angel and thoroughly enjoyed it. It gives a factual account of the conditions inside the Women’s Lunatic Asylum of Blackwell’s Island and the ploy by a reporter named Nellie Bly to infiltrate the institution and disclose the horrifying conditions. The story is told through the eyes of Russian immigrant named Klara who is unfairly tossed into the asylum herself. There are also scenes of flashback to Klara’s family and the Kiev Pogrom. This book is rich in detail, well-written and compelling. There are vivid scenes. The reader can taste, hear and smell the inside of the asylum. As the author says, the place was a “chain with links made of misery.” I recommend this excellent book and give it 5 stars.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP
AMAZON U.S.
on September 3, 2018
The author provides a period piece with themes as topical today as they were in the 1890s. In this well written, thought provoking novel, the life of the main character is disrupted by scourges of today’s society – gossip, bias, and prejudice. The characters are well developed and the writing is first rate. Once I started reading I could not put this book down. A great read.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE DAY I SAW THE HUMMINGBIRD
AMAZON U.S.
on August 26, 2018
Does exactly what I wanted it for
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AMAZON CANADA
on August 25, 2018
Wow!
I can’t say a bad word about this well written, well developed, detailed, raw and intelligent book!
Difficult and earth shattering topics are exposed and portrayed with grace, detail, heart, understanding and excellent style.
Wonderful book!!
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
GOODREADS

Jo (An Unexpected Bookish Geek)

“The seven year dress” is a historical fiction book, which is based on a true account by Helen Stein, as told to the author. Any book which is based on the time of The Holocaust, is incredibly difficult to read about, let alone digest. This book is certainly no exception.

The author does a skillful job of presenting a story that is not only full of the true horrors of war, but has that bittersweet poignancy about it, too. Parts of this book, I found, extremely difficult to read, and obviously, what makes it all the more difficult, is knowing that these inhumane and barbaric acts actually did take place.

I feel that the main character Helen, felt very real to follow throughout this book. The descriptions of her interactions with others and the horrors of Auschwitz felt like they were in a lot of depth, and even though there were poignant moments in this book, quite a lot of it felt very depressing and heavy going. I’m not trying to say that is a bad aspect, but I cannot say I actually “enjoyed” reading this, despite how important these kind of accounts are.

Many people think that the sexual content in this book was unnecessary, but I beg to differ. It is telling us that despite the horror, heartache and everything else that was going on, we are still humans, and with that, our sexual needs and desires don’t necessarily diminish.

I would recommend this, even if it was just to realise the importance of it.

AMAZON U.S.
on September 5, 2018
I cried reading this story. A very good read I could not put it down, told friends about it so we could compare
AMAZON U.K.
on 18 August 2018
Very gripping read. Full of hope in a very bleak and harrowing time.
exceptionally well written. Fiction with a truth.

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS

 

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Lucas has been rescued

LUCAS 2 FREEDOM

Lucas’ freedom photo

 

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Everly’s been rescued

 

EVERLY FREEDOM

Everly’s freedom photo

 

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Stallone has been rescued

 

STALLONE FREEDOM

Stallone’s freedom photo

 

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Forseti has been rescued

 

FORSETI FREEDOM

Forseti’s freedom photo

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Abby’s been rescued

ABBY FREEDOM

Abby’s freedom photo

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Grant’s been rescued

 

GRANT 2 FREEEDOM

Grant’s freedom photos

 

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Millie has been rescued

 

MILLIE 3 FREEDOM

Millie’s freedom photo

 

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Harland has been rescued

 

HARLAND FREEDOM

Harland’s freedom photo

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Breeze has been rescued

BREEZE FREEDOM

Breeze’s freedom photo

 

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Blaze has been rescued

 

BLAZE FREEDOM

Blaze’s freedom photo

 

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Hamilton has been rescued with his bonded sibling Franklin

Hamilton & Jackson siblings in kennel together

Hamilton and Franklin, bonded siblings, in shelter kennel together.

 

HAMILTON FREEDOM

Hamilton’s freedom photo

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Franklin has been rescued with bonded sibling Hamilton

FRANKLIN FREEDOM

Franklin’s freedom photo

 

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Levi has been rescued

 

LEVI 3 FREEDOM

Levi’s freedom photo

 

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Roger’s been rescued

 

ROGER FREEDOM

Roger’s freedom photo

 

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Holly’s kennel information

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Holly has been rescued

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Holly’s freedom photo

 

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Earnest has been rescued

 

EARNEST FREEDOM

Earnest’s freedom photo

 

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Charlie has been rescued

CHARLIE 6 FREEDOM

Charlie’s freedom photo

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Piccolo has been rescued

PICCOLO FREEDOM

Piccolo’s freedom photo

 

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Sundae has been rescued

 

SUNDAE FREEDOM

Sundae’s freedom photo

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Jericho has been rescued

JERICHO FREEDOM

Jericho’s freedom photo

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Atlas has been rescued

 

ATLAS 2 FREEDOM

Atlas’ freedom photo

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Preston has been rescued

 

PRESTON FREEDOM

Preston’s freedom photo

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Scout has been rescued

 

SCOUT FREEDOM

Scout’s freedom photo

 

ZIPPER RESCUED

Zipper has been rescued

 

ZIPPER FREEDOM

Zipper’s freedom photo

 

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Reuben’s been rescued

REUBEN 2 FREEDOM

Reuben’s freedom photo

 

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Lyla has been rescued

 

LYLA 2 FREEDOM

Lyla’s freedom photo

 

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Checker’s has been rescued

 

CHECKERS FREEDOM

Checker’s freedom photo

 

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Eddie has been rescued

EDDIE 3 FREEDOM

Eddie’s freedom photo

 

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Mardi has been rescued

 

MARDI FREEDOM

Mardi’s freedom photos

 

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Austin has been rescued

AUSTIN 3 aka IAN FREEDOM PHOTO

Austin’s freedom photo

 

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Montana has been rescued

 

MONTANA FREEDOM FREEDOM PHOTO

Montana’s freedom photo

 

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Carter who came in with his bonded mate Austin was rescued with him (Austin’s photos above)

 

CARTER 2 FREEDOM

Carter’s freedom photo. He was rescued and remained with his bonded mate Austin.

 

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Sky’s been rescued

SKY 2 FREEDOM

Sky’s freedom photo

 

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Sedona’s been rescued

 

SEDONA FREEDOM

Sedona’s freedom photo

 

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Brenda’s been rescued

 

BRENDA 2 FREEDOM

Brenda’s freedom photo

 

BRENDA 2 WITH NEW SIBLINGS

Brenda with her new siblings

 

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Foster has been rescued

 

FOSTER FREEDOM

Foster’s freedom photo

 

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Dempsey has been rescued

 

DEMPSEY FREEDOM PHOTO WITH NEW SIBLING

Dempsey’s freedom photo

 

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Dahlia has been rescued

 

DAHLIA 2 FREEDOM

Dahlia’s freedom photo

 

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Quincy has been rescued

 

QUINCY 4 FREEDOM

Quincy’s freedom photo

 

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Mochi’s been rescued

 

MOCHI FREEDOM

Mochi’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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20 Responses to 460 dogs rescued from kill shelters

  1. natuurfreak says:

    Mijn respect heb je al lang maar ook dankbaarheid door al de dingen die je doet voor de honden

  2. Clowie says:

    It’s wonderful to see the happy faces! I’m sure they’d say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone involved if they could.

  3. Dogs labelled as aggressive…just fear for the most part,and not surprising. Great to see them cared for.

    • Labels are so misleading. For dogs and the rest of us. Yes, a dog can be aggressive but the statistics are not as high as the labels would indicate. In the over thirty years that Terry and I have been in rescue, we had one aggressive dog. His story was unbelievable. He was with a gang-banger who was starving him as a puppy to make him mean and a fighter. A rottweiler. We took him in and were never able to break that streak. We did get him to become affectionate and respond to commands but at times things would trigger him and he was very difficult to calm down. It wasn’t of his making but the conditioning never left him. And we had to exert caution with him his entire life. He lived to be a little over 7 years. I’ve never actually met a “naturally” aggressive dog. Only ones that have been violated and conditioned into it. And for the most part they are able (with good training) to trust and not operate out of fear. Surprising how the word “label” elicited this response. Hope all is well with you. Hugs to you, Leo, and your gang. ❤

  4. I should review one of your books now that I can trust myself to follow through. Which would you recommend I read first?

  5. This is so wonderful, dearest Paulette ❤ I've never seen such a big smile of any dog before I saw Hamilton's smile and I realized that all the doggies know that they have been rescued and are as grateful of that as we are ❤ Double up Pawkisses for a wonderful week ahead🐾😽💗

    • There sure are a lot of happy smiling doggies here. Hamilton’s is a great smile. It makes me smile inside and out to see them free and happy. It also makes me so happy to receive your loving pawkisses. Sending many more right back and hope you two have a great week. ❤️

  6. Don’t forget we rescued or he rescued us Ziek from a kill
    https://mysachempziek.blogspot.com/p/zieks.html

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