506 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 Grace, Elijah, Winnie, Malcom, Lucky, Rosco, Doc, Charlie, Chelsea, Zoey, Bonnie & her puppy, Snickers, bonded sharpie siblings Ellis & Elisha, Lola, Peaches, Briana, bonded siblings Dinah & Toby, Darlene, Caleb, Hanson, Susy, Fleetwood & Horace (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2018, 506 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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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 REVIEWS FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP
on October 3, 2018
This is a fascinating, thought provoking read for lovers of historical and LGBT fiction. While historical in setting, the themes are prevalent and all too relatable today. While I’d consider this to be a heavy book, the light, comedic moments strike an excellent balance. Highly recommend.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR TO LIVE OUT LOUD
AMAZON U.K.
on 29 September 2018
This compelling account of the Dreyfus Affair brings to life French writer Emile Zola and his famous “J’Accuse!” challenge to the Establishment back in the 1890s. With Jewish army officer Dreyfus jailed on false espionage charges to protect the guilty (Establishment connected) Esterhazy, Emile Zola finds the courage to use his fame to attempt to put right this wrong through the courts – only it puts his own life and liberty in peril. Ultimately, these are the events that changed France by forcing the separation of the Church and Military from Government. For some, it came at the highest cost.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR HIS NAME WAS BEN
AMAZON U.S.
on September 29, 2018
This isn’t an easy story to read. But it’s a beautiful and important one. It reminds us that even if you’re life is about to end, it doesn’t mean you can’t love and be loved. A future is still a future even if it’s a short one and what you do with that time, matters. There are so many dilemmas in this book, too many for people who are also battling cancer. But the author writes their story so beautifully and sensitively. Walks us through the path they’ve chosen. This book is incredibly emotional and it’s worth it.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF ANGEL
AMAZON U.S.
on October 6, 2018
I found the story, compelling, poignant, and thought provoking. The research was impeccable. Her character, Klara was colourful and her story in both present and past were breathtakingly personal and poignant. This is a major work from a tremendous author who rightfully enjoys critical acclaim.
on September 30, 2018

A heart-breaking, touching story of the atrocities women had to endure in a New York insane asylum in the late 1800s. The story is told from the perspective of one woman brought there because she couldn’t speak English, and so was deemed insane due to her babbling. As if the cruel treatment she received there wasn’t bad enough, it comes after her escape from a Russian pogrom again the Jews in 1881.

The author paints a gruesome picture of the treatment of the patients at the asylum, but also gives the reader hope that comes with bearing the cruelty with the support of other inmates, and the angel who came to rescue them. It’s a wonder all the women didn’t become insane merely from the terrible mental and physical treatment they received.

If you add only one book to your reading list, make sure it’s this one. You won’t be disappointed.

on September 27, 2018
Paulette Mahurin brings us a fictionalized account of the atrocities of the Kiev pogrom of 1881 juxtaposed against the setting of the Women’s Lunatic Asylum of Blackwell’s Island and the unfortunate woman who survived one only to be wrongly imprisoned in the other.
The horrifying setting and the depth of character portrayed kept me riveted through the entire story, even though it was difficult to endure at times because of the nature of the hardship and vile conditions the women endured. Through it all, Mahurin’s character, Klara faces barriers of language, starvation, and brutality and her humanity in the face of it all made this difficult story palpable as she recounts the story of how New York Journalist, Nellie Bly, went undercover to expose the brutal and sadistic treatment of women in the institution, many of who were wrongly detained.
To ease the difficulty in telling and very difficult tale, Mahurin cleverly weaves Klara’s account of her loving family in Kiev, lending a sense of love and family to an otherwise hard to endure reality.
Once again, Mahurin had tackled a very sensitive and difficult subject and brought it to light with meticulous detail and heart. This is some of her best work.
on September 25, 2018
She has done it again! “ A Different Kind of Angel” is Paulette Mahurin’s sixth book to hit the press, and it is a beauty. I have read all of Ms. Mahurin’s books and this is probably the best yet. A wonderful wordsmith, she uses a particular turn of phrase that keeps you intrigued, on the edge of your chair, and at once challenging. To peak your interest, her clever use of metaphors is outstanding and griping. A real “page turner” to be sure. Seldom can a book bring tears to my eyes, but this one did. Don’t go there first, but don’t miss the Epilogue either. Thanks Paulette!
on September 24, 2018
A Different Kind of Angel is a heart-wrenching story in the late 1800’s about a young Russian girl who escaped to America for a better life, and the brevity of a young journalist who risked her life to expose the secrets of the asylum.
This was a horrifying tale which took place in the land of the brave and free.
It was difficult to read this book, which was so well-written by Author Paulette Mathurin. because it detailed the horrific treatment meted out to Klara and the other women in the asylum.
I recommend this book to lovers of historical fiction.
on September 23, 2018
I await each Paulette Mahurin book with extreme anticipation. Her ability to take real historical people and events and weave a fictional story around them, while still remaining true to the facts, is a skill that is unrivalled in modern authors, in my opinion. A Different Kind of Angel, is just such a story and its harrowing tale of a New York home for the insane in the 19th Century is as real and as chilling as its reality. Built around the famous investigative female reporter of the time, Nellie Blye, this story is a tribute to the many poor woman who had to endure the horrid conditions of the insane asylum, many of whom were as sane as you and I. This is a hard, nasty story of human excess and abuse, but still Mahurin manages to level it with compassion, caring and love. I have such admiration for this author and can not recommend this book any higher. If you love realistic historical fiction, this is a “must read”.
on September 27, 2018
Paulette Mahurin has written an amazing, even spell binding novel with A Different Kind of Angel. Mahurin’s themes in all her books tend to challenge a reader to examine their understanding of history and the human condition. In 1882, when nineteen year old Klara Gelfman arrives in New York City she is the lone family survivor of the Kiev pogrom ; she speaks very little English and has only been here for two weeks. Assaulted and robbed, the police find her in an alley and assume she is a whore and insane for her inability to communicate. She goes through several “exams,” including at Bellevue Hospital, before she is committed to Blackwell’s Island Women’s Lunatic Asylum . She is in Hell.
Over the next five years, Klara survives degradation of the most horrid kind, starvation, lack of decent sanitation. The staff are dominated by the worst imaginable men and women who thrive on evil treatment of their charges.
Her dorm houses five other women, one of whom, Catherine, is also not insane and becomes Klara’s friend. A couple of nurses befriend them, even providing a book which aids Catherine in teaching English to Klara.
The arrival in 1887 of Nellie Bly, undercover reporter, leads to total renovation of the facility, the commitment proceedings and the release of Catherine and Klara. Bly’s work makes this book possible.
Mahurin’s Angel is a tough read for the horror is unrelenting. It had to be hard to research and write. Painful though it is, redemption is found in the caring among Klara’s dorm mates and Bly’s success. It is a well researched and powerfully written volume.
on October 8, 2018

This book possessed me. It was a haunting read. Also, as I read it, it all seemed so familiar. I checked, and possibly I saw the movie “Ten Days in a Madhouse”. At any rate, I knew the story, but it had been shoved back into my memory until I read this book. And, even though Klara, Catherine, and Roy weren’t real, if I understood it correctly, they held some kind of memories for me, maybe some past life flashback. I hope not.

It reeked Twilight Zonish to me as well, as this was happening to women, two perfectly sane women being confined, their lives taken away from them, one by a politician. I also drew parallels with what is happening today in the news and women being taken seriously. What a gruesome thought of being shoved into insane asylums again.

This atrocity is akin to slavery, and we all should be aware of it.

AMAZON U.K.
on 7 October 2018

I am familiar with this author and enjoy reading her books. A Different Kind of Angel has all the elements of what makes a book memorable and intrigues a reader.

As soon as Klara’s life is turned upside we enter into a story full of pain, persecution and sheer hell that she has to go through. Then on the other side we read of hope, love and loyalty. Mauhrin writes well and brings all these emotions into play in the novel. I really did feel for Klara all the way through the book and I could empathise with her in a lot of her emotions. Even when she was ever hopeful, “that maybe the day would bring unexpected good.” We all have this type of wish and Klara, even though her life turned into a nightmare was ever hopeful.

Mahurin is also great at research and she demonstrates this in A Different Kind of Angel – and all her other books too! This historical fiction will intrigue, enthral and capture your heart.

on 30 September 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It quickly draws you into this dark world as it explores the harrowing and vile conditions women in the asylum had to endure. The difficult issues that it deals with make it deeply emotional read.
RECENT REVIEW FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON AUSTRALIA
on 25 September 2018
Read through the first chapter and you will be hooked. Such a beautiful and sad story amazing. To think what happened
AMAZON CANADA
on October 2, 2018
Quick and Sharp and flows like a river.
Love and spirit survives in the most vile surroundings man made.
You will enjoy
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Grace has been rescued
GRACE 3 FREEDOM
Grace’s freedom photo
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Elijah’s been rescued
ELIJAH FREEDOM
Elijah’s freedom photo
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Winnie’s been rescued
WINNIE FREEDOM
Winnie’s freedom photo
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Malcom has been rescued
MALCOM FREEDOM PHOTO
Malcom’s freedom photo
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Lucky has been rescued
LUCKY 2 FREEDOM
Lucky’s freedom photo
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Rosco has been rescued
Rosco 2 freedom
Rosco’s freedom photo
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Doc has been rescued
DOC 2 FREEDOM
Doc’s freedom photo
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Charlie has been rescued
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Charlie’s freedom photo
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Chelsea has been rescued
Chelsea 5 freedom
Chelsea’s freedom photo
Zoey 3 rescued
Zoey has been rescued
Zoey 3 freedom photo to the right
Zoey’s freedom photo to the right
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Zoey post surgery for right eye removal is doing very well.
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Bonnie and her puppy have been rescued
Bonnie 4 freedom rescued with puppy
Bonnie’s freedom photo
Bonnie 4 puppy
Bonnie’s puppy’s freedom photo
Bonnie 4 tending to her puppy
Bonnie tending to her puppy
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Snicker’s has been rescued
Snickers freedom
Snicker’s freedom photo
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Ellis has been rescued with his bonded sister Elisha
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Elisha has been rescued with her bonded sibling Ellis.
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Ellis and Elisha’s freedom photos
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Lola has been rescued
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Lola’s freedom photo
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Peaches’ has been rescued
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Peaches’ freedom photo
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Briana has been rescued
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Briana’s freedom photo
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Bonded siblings Dinah & Toby were rescued together
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Dinah’s shelter photo
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Toby’s shelter photo
Dinah 3 freedom
Dinah’s freedom photo
Toby 6 freedom
Toby’s freedom photo
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Darlene’s been rescued
Darlene freedom photo
Darlene’s freedom photo
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Darlene’s freedom walk photo
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Caleb has been rescued
Caleb freedom
Caleb’s freedom photo
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Hanson has been rescued
Hanson freedom photo
Hanson’s freedom photo
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Susy has been rescued
Susy freedom
Susy’s freedom photo
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Fleetwood’s been rescued
Fleetwood freedom photo with new sibling
Fleetwood’s freedom photo. With new sibling.
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Horace has been rescued
Horace 3 freedom
Horace’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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25 Responses to 506 dogs rescued from kill shelters

  1. Pingback: 506 dogs rescued from kill shelters – ❧Defining Ways❧

  2. tazzielove says:

    Excellent on all the dogs, reached over 500! And great reviews.

  3. You are The Dog Angel.

  4. natuurfreak says:

    We all must say thanks Paulette for such a warm heart for dogs

  5. A wonderful record, photos that are heart-breaking and uplifting….just like all your books. You are an inspiration Paulettexx

  6. So thankful for the people who take on those injured dogs and those with medical problems…

  7. Kudos for all you do to save these precious faces.

  8. jakesprinter says:

    Excellent sharing as always my friend

  9. These precious creatures need help. You are a good soul!

  10. natuurfreak says:

    Very good review .Congratulations.

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