535 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 Rocky, Ashton,  Buster Brown, Ice, Vinnie, Sandy, Peaches, Snoopy, Griffin, Cheddar, Scooby, elderly siblings Precious, Pee Wee, Dotti, Candy, Bart, Jocelyn & 7 puppies, pregnant Coralie, Odie, Xena, Travis & Brodie (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2018, 535 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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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 A DIFFERENT KIND OF ANGEL
AMAZON U.S.
on October 11, 2018
I think Paulette’s writing is getting better and better. The writing is solid and flows together great. Paulette always has little subtle lessons in her words. “while I live, I hope” Klara lives in a horrific place where there isn’t much hope but she always seems to keep this little flame of hope in her belly. With the kindness of a women she meets on her first day that is also a prisoner of this hell hole they find them self in, their friendship and sisterhood grows and keeps there flame of hope burning. I love how Klara finds ways to keep her mind alive like drawing picture with the cracks in the walls, windows and floor. And then there is Nellie Bly. A lesson in itself of how if you truly believe, you can become anything you want.
I would highly recommend this book. It isn’t always pretty but some history isn’t easy to read about. But maybe some of us will walk away with compassion in our hearts for people who are different then us. “Look below the surface and beneath the difference you’ll meet another’s heart”
on October 10, 2018

“Beneath the differences – you meet another’s heart. That’s where the light of love never dims.”

Working myself in the mental health field, I already had a working knowledge of journalist Nellie Bly and her courageous undercover reporting of the heartless conditions inside Blackwell’s Island asylum for women in the 1800s.
‘A Different Kind of Angel’ by Paulette Mahurin is the tale of Klara, a young Jewish woman, who, due to her inability to speak English, is railroaded by the justice system and institutionalized. At every step, Klara finds appalling conditions, inhumane treatment and filth.
To maintain a sound mind, Klara often recalls her past, happier days with her parents and siblings in Kiev. The only problem with these memories is the devastation that eventually drove her to America in the first place. She fled the Russian program that criminalized Jewish people and murdered her family. The abuse Klara experiences in Blackwell’s Island all too often reminds her of the cruel solider who destroyed her home.
A Different Kind of Angel is an eye-opening page-turner. We have come far in how we treat people with mental health issues, as well as foreigners. In these challenging times today, is a reminder of a place we don’t want to go again. Heartbreaking at times, hopeful as well. A great read. Highly recommended.

on October 9, 2018

Elizabeth Cochrane, aka Nellie Bly aka Nellie Brown wrote an expose on the Blackwell Island Asylum in 1887, after staying there for ten days where over 1,500 women were patients in the women’s asylum. That’s where she met Klara Gelfman, a young Jewish immigrant from Kiev, who in 1881 escapes from Russia to New York City and tells her story as a patient in the New York City Lunatic Asylum. The staff includes nurse Miss Rudman, Dr. Lucas Koch, nurse Sally and her boyfriend Roy, nurse Edith Preston, nurse Harriet Brownstone, nurse Barbara Lincoln, Albert, nurse Greta Smidt, nurse Candace Millhouse. Klara shares a six-bed dorm room with her friend Catherine Bigsby and four others Tillie, Annette, Rosie, and Amelia.

The story weaves back and forth from Klara’s present to her past life in Kiev, to her early days in the asylum, to meeting Nellie Brown, Nellie’s story, back and forth to other times in the asylum in those five years. Caught between the past and the present, she is sometimes in a confused in-between state. So much of it is about the inhumane treatment, squalid conditions, and the evil but there are parts that are uplifting. Who are the angels that lift Klara’s spirits?

 

AMAZON AUSTRALIA

on 11 October 2018
Set in the late 1800’s: a story of women of sound mind in a hellhole called Blackwell’s Island Lunatic Asylum. Primarily populated by Klara, a Jewish refugee who doesn’t stand a chance, and Nellie Bly [Elizabeth Jane Cochrane] who went undercover to reveal the sordid truth, this is a harsh tale of how low human beings can get when they think they have absolute power [and an inferiority complex to go along with it].

 

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS

 

 

on October 13, 2018
This book, like many books on this topic, was moving and engaging and made the characters “real”.

 

 

 

 

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS

 

 

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Rocky’s been rescued

 

Rocky 2 freedom

Rocky’s freedom photo

 

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Ashton’s been rescued

 

Ashton 2 freedom

 

Ashton’s freedom photo

Ashton 2 bonding with new dad

Ashton bonding with new dad: the look of love.

 

 

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Buster Brown has been rescued

 

Buster Brown Freedom

Buster Brown’s freedom photo

Ice rescued Screen Shot 2018-10-11 at 9.18.06 AM

Ice has been rescued

 

Ice freedom

Ice’s freedom photo

 

 

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Vinnie has been rescued

 

Vinnie freedom

Vinnie’s freedom photo

 

 

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Sandy has been rescued

Sandy freedom photo

Sandy’s freedom photo

 

 

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Peaches has been rescued

Peaches 3 freedom

Peaches’ freedom photo

 

 

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Snoopy has been rescued

 

Snoopy freedom

Snoopy’s freedom photo

 

 

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Griffin has been rescued

 

Griffin 2 freedom

 

Griffin’s freedom photo

 

 

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Cheddar has been rescued

Cheddar 1 freedom

Cheddar’s freedom photo

 

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Scooby’s been rescued

Scooby 2 freedom

Scooby’s freedom photo

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Elderly siblings, Precious, Dottie, Pee Wee, were rescued together.

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Precious, Dottie, & Pee Wee’s freedom photo.

 

 

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Candy has been rescued

 

Candy 1 freedom

Candy’s freedom photo

 

 

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Bart’s been rescued

Bart 1 freedom

Bart’s freedom photo

 

 

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9-year-old Jocelyn and her 7 puppies were rescued. She had the puppies on her way out of the shelter.

 

Jocelyn aka Emma & 7 puppies freedom

Jocelyn & 7 puppies freedom photo

 

Jocelyn aka Emma & 7 puppies freedom ride

Jocelyn & 7 puppies freedom ride.

 

 

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Pregnant Coralie has been rescued

Coralie freedom

Coralie’s freedom photo

Coralie getting love from foster mom

Coralie with new foster mom.

 

 

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Odie has been rescued

Odie freedom

Odie’s freedom photo

 

 

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Xena’s been rescued

 

Xena freedom

Xena’s freedom photo

 

 

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Travis has been rescued

Travis 2 freedom

Travis’ freedom photo

 

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Brodie (names by rescue) has been rescued

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Brodie’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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26 Responses to 535 dogs rescued from kill shelters

  1. tazzielove says:

    Great on the number of dogs helped and the reviews.

  2. Seeing these beautiful dogs being saved all because of your gemerouos heart makes me so happy. You are a shining star in your community and I want you to know I admire you so much. The mama pit with her pups would not have been saved if it were not for you providing the funds to help pull her for rescue and or adoption.

  3. Those three elderlies being kept together is just wonderful.

  4. I love seeing these rescued faces. Bless you for your advocacy and generous spirit helping them out. 💖

  5. Littlesundog says:

    I never tire of seeing all of these happy mugs. I have a real love for the elderly dogs. Thank you so much for all that you do, my friend.

  6. You made our day again, dearest Paulette 🙂 To see the doggies made us smile, makes us smile too 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend and good Luck Pawkisses for your book🐾😽💞

  7. natuurfreak2 says:

    Geweldig wat je allemaal doet voor de hoden lieve Paulette.Ik heb een nieuw blog http://natuurfreak2.wordpress.com.
    Altijd welkom

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