155 dogs rescued from kill shelter

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 Biscuit, Rosie, Wilbur, Hoggy, Jack, Rickenbacker, Takoda, pregnant Lucy, Gretchen, Boomer, Snow, Tawny, Logan, bonded siblings cookie & honey, Jody, Stella, Gunther, Lola, Jasper, Clancy, Lindsey, Brownie, Gabby, Joceyln, Harry, Eddie, Skippy, Sandy, Sinclair, Teddy Bear, Phoebe, Mickey, Titus, Lonnie, Sofie, Stoic, Bryce, Charlie, Gidget, Kensey, Henry, Sadie, Andorra, Trevor, Praline, Drake, Einstein, Ruger, Lovey & Alfie (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 155 dogs have been rescued. In 2018 670 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.
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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Trebonius Octavianus

March 27, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Book Lover 222

March 13, 2019

A Different Kind of Angel by Paulette Mahurin is the incredible story of Klara Gelfman, a Russian Jew fleeing to America after her family life is destroyed in 1881 by soldiers massacring Jews. Klara flees to America with her father for safety. Her father dies on the way over. Alone and speaking no English, she gets mugged and everything she had was stolen. From here, her story takes a drastic turn for the worse. Well written and well researched, at times this story is very hard to read. It speaks to the courage and spirit of an individual to survive horrific conditions.

15 March 2019

I have always loved Mahurin’s books and this one did not disappoint. While based on a true story, it is heartbreakingly told. Klara confined to a mental institute on an island in New York simply for not speaking English. The story splits between Klara’s early life and into the future towards her final escape. I loved the way it was told and found it to be beautifully written. A chilling story of prejudice and the lengths some people will go to to get what they want. An amazing book and one I highly recommend!

Brian Bigelow

Mar 26, 2019 Brian Bigelow rated it it was amazing*****  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book! It’s amazing the experiences written about.
I couldn’t imagine being sentenced to an insane asylum as they existed at the time. I’m glad that system was eliminated.
A Different Kind of Angel: A Novel

Paulette Mahurin (Goodreads Author)


I saw this on one of my reading friends book lists and I thought I would give it a try, it was a good little novel about a life filled with personal trauma, and soul-crushing debasement and tortures, but Klara Gelfman survives she meets others who help her and as she says in the book; “Beneath the differences you meet another’s heart, that’s where the light of love never dims the light where the power of healing and forgiveness lives. They were all unique. All different kinds of angels.” This is a good book club recommendation or a good book for anyone wanting to know about what strength it takes to survive during bad times.
Margaret Keathley

March 12, 2019

I bought this book a few weeks ago. I picked it up yesterday to read on work break and I couldn’t put it down. I read the book last night. It is a hard story to get through but so real. The Germans did terrible things and the fact that it happened within the last 100 years, is frightening. There are many books written about the Holocaust—but this is one of the best ones I have ever read. Most touch on the horror but Helen’s story delves deep into the evil that people do out of hatred and fear. It was hard reading the rape scenes—but things like that happened all too frequently.

March 3, 2019

I love the way the story was told. I finished reading it in 3 days, do hard to put down.
Sara Rowland

March 22, 2019

It’s a compelling book and I finished it in two days. Some of the non-historic scenes are usually not included in books on this subject. Each person has to decide if they should be there. I didn’t need them. Otherwise, the characters are very real and the story flows beautifully. I’m so glad I read it.
Amazon Customer

7 March 2019

Although its a fiction book based on fact
I couldnt stop reading this sad and endearing book..What 1 piece of material can hold such memories and the horror they lived through.
And to come out of the horror and to be able to live freely again. Its must read.
The Seven Year Dress

Paulette Mahurin (Goodreads Author)

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Laura Valbuena‘s review

Mar 09, 2019
really liked it****

Very good read.

Brianna York

March 3, 2019

A story about finding joy amongst the ashes of one’s life, this tale asks the reader to envision what they would do if they had just a few weeks left. Poignant and heartfelt, this book leaves the reader with all the right questions and a new perspective about love, loss and hope.
His Name Was Ben

Paulette Mahurin (Goodreads Author)


Dean‘s review

Mar 20, 2019
really liked it****


Sara and Ben’s story is a dramatic love story!!
The dynamic, power and dramatic impact in Mahurins tale, is based on the fact that both of them have no time left to lose!!
They are caught within a very narrow and limited time frame..Ben is a young lawyer having only months lo live due to a terminal cancer raging havoc in his body, and Sara is a survivor from breast cancer still struggling with it..”Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage”
Lao_TzuPaulette Mahurin has delivered a powerful story and captured the eternal spirit of an all-surpassing love!!
Even death is no match, and must surrender like an helpless hostage to the the eternal and regenerating power of love..At the end of the day I can say that reading Sara and Bens story has uplifted and inspired me!!!Although you will be confronted with sufferings and pain, let me say it clearly that this is not the main message carried out in this bitter- sweet love story!!Mahurins novel, gives and delivers powerful to the reader the preciousness of life itself..
And in spite of sufferings, pain and even death, the prevailing force behind the universum is love inhibited in eternal souls..
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Biscuit’s been rescued
Biscuit 4 freedom
Biscuit’s freedom photo

Rosie 5 rescued

Rosie has been rescued


Rosie 5 freedom

Rosie rescued with bonded sibling Lily



Wilbur 3 rescued 2019-03-01 at 3.33.14 PM

Wilbur has been rescued


Wilbur 3 freedom

Wilbur’s freedom photo


Hoggy rescued 2019-03-02 at 8.02.49 AM

Hoggy’s been rescued


Hoggy freedom

Hoggy’s freedom photo


Jack 5 kennel photo Screen Shot 2019-03-04 at 7.46.31 AM

Jack’s has been rescued. This is is kennel photo.

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Jack’s kennel information

Jack 5 freedom

Jack’s freedom photo


Rickenbacker rescued shewlter photo Screen Shot 2019-03-04 at 4.57.45 PM

Rickenbacker has been rescued

Rickenbacker shelter info Screen Shot 2019-03-04 at 4.57.10 PM

Rickenbacker’s shelter info

Rickenbacker freedom

Rickenbacker’s freedom photo


Takoda rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-05 at 7.04.02 AM

Takoda (named by rescue) has been rescued

Takoda freedom ride

Takoda’s freedom ride

Takoda freedom

Takoda’s freedom photo


Lucy 6 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-06 at 8.04.49 AM

Lucy, pregnant, has been rescued

Lucy 6 freedom also pregnant

Lucy’s freedom photo

Lucy 6 comfy waiting to give birth

Lucy comfy and waiting to give birth

Gretchen 1 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-06 at 8.16.37 AM

Gretchen has been rescued

Gretchen 1 freedom

Gretchen’s freedom photo

Boomer 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-06 at 8.13.18 AM

Boomer’s been rescued

Boomer 2 freedom

Boomer’s freedom photo


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Snow has been rescued

Snow aka Leela freedom

Snow’s freedom photo

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Tawny has been rescued


Tawny freedom at vet

Tawny’s freedom


Logan 4 rescued 2019-03-07 at 7.39.58 AM

Logan has been rescued

Logan 4 freedom

Logan’s freedom photo


Cookie 8 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-08 at 6.05.11 AM

Cookie has been rescued with bonded sibling Honey

Cookie 8 freedom

Cookie’s freedom photo


Honey rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-08 at 6.06.36 AM

Honey has been rescued with bonded sibling Cookie


Honey freedom


Honey’s freedom photo


Jody 1 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-09 at 8.02.55 AM

Jody has been rescued


Jody freedom w: new sibling

Jody’s freedom photo with new sibling


Stella 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-10 at 8.36.20 AM

Stella has been rescued

Stella 2 freedom

Stella’s freedom photo


Gunther rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-10 at 8.57.23 AM

Gunther has been rescued

Gunther freedom

Gunther’s freedom photo


Lola 5 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-10 at 5.53.57 PM

Lola has been rescued

Lola 5 freedom

Lola’s freedom photo


Jasper 3 Screen Shot 2019-03-11 at 7.12.03 AM

Jasper has been rescued

Jasper 3 freedom

Jasper’s freedom photo


Clancy 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-11 at 7.10.49 AM

Clancy has been rescued

Clancy 2 freedom

Clancy’s freedom photo


Lindsey Screen Shot 2019-03-11 at 1.16.56 PM

Lindsey has been rescued

Lindsey freedom

Lindsey’s freedom photo


Brownie 6 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-13 at 8.55.18 AM

Brownie has been rescued


Brownie 6 freedom

Brownie’s freedom photo


Gabie 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-13 at 9.06.20 AM

Gabby’s been rescued


Gabbie 2 freedom

Gabby’s freedom photo


Jocelyn 2 aka Mila rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-14 at 6.57.49 AM

Jocelyn has been rescued


Joceylyn 2 aka mila freedom

Jocelyn’s freedom photo


Harry 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-14 at 7.05.13 AM

Harry has been rescued


Harry 2 freedom

Harry’s freedom photo


Eddie 4 rescued 2019-03-14 at 11.12.58 AM

Eddie has been rescued

Eddie 4 freedom

Eddie’s freedom photo


Skippy 1 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-14 at 5.18.48 PM

Skippy has been rescued


Skippy 1 freedom

Skippy’s freedom photo


Sandy 2 aka Blossom rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-15 at 7.09.44 AM

Sandy has been rescued

Sandy aka Blossom freedom

Sandy’s freedom photo


Sinclair 1 rescue Screen Shot 2019-03-16 at 8.12.06 AM

Sinclair has been rescued


Sinclair 2 freedom

Sinclair’s freedom photo


Teddy Bear rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-16 at 3.19.18 PM

Teddy Bear has been rescued

Teddy Bear Freedom


Teddy Bear’s freedom photo



Phoebe 4 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-16 at 3.49.22 PM

Phoebe (named by rescue) has been rescued


Phoebe 4 freedom

Phoebe’s freedom photo.

Mickey 4 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-18 at 8.22.51 AM

Mickey has been rescued

Mickey 4 freedom ride

Mickey’s freedom ride


Mickey 4 freedom

Mickey’s freedom photo.


Titus 2 rescued 2019-03-19 at 1.33.40 PM

Titus has been rescued

Titus 2 freedom

Titus’ freedom photo

Lonnie 1 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-20 at 2.54.20 PM

Lonnie’s been rescued

Lonnie 1 freedom

Lonnie’s freedom photo

Sofie 1 rescued 2019-03-21 at 2.10.29 PM

Sofie has been rescued

Sofie 1 freedom

Sofie’s freedom photo


Stoic rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-24 at 9.09.27 AM

Stoic has been rescued

Stoic freedom

Stoic’s freedom photo


Bryce rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-24 at 10.48.32 AM

Bryce’s been rescued


Bryce's freedom photo

Bryce’s freedom photo


Charlie 9 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-24 at 10.57.30 AM

Charlie has been rescued

Charlie 9 freedom copy

Charlie’s freedom photo


Gidget rescued named by rescue Screen Shot 2019-03-24 at 11.09.28 AM

Gidget (named by rescue) has been rescued

Gidget freedom

Gidget’s freedom photo


Kensey 1 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-26 at 5.41.19 AM

Kensey has been rescued

Kensey 1 freedom

Kensey’s freedom photo


Henry 2 rescued

Henry has been rescued


Henry 2 freedom

Henry’s freedom photo


Sadie 3 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-27 at 7.39.53 AM

Sadie has been rescued

Sadie 3 shelter info Screen Shot 2019-03-27 at 7.38.11 AM

Sadie’s shelter information

Sadie 3 freedom on way to vet Screen Shot 2019-03-27 at 7.42.21 AM

Sadie’s freedom video. Apologies as I’m unable to download the vid. Right after this shot, she was giving a nice big hamburger patty. She’s on her way to the vet.


Andorra rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-27 at 10.42.21 AM

Andorra’s been rescued

Andorra freedom ride

Andorra’s freedom ride

Andorra freedom

Andorra’s freedom photo


Trevor rescuewd Screen Shot 2019-03-28 at 7.17.04 AM

Trevor has been rescued

Trevor freedom

Trevor’s freedom photo


Praline 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-28 at 7.11.37 AM

Praline’s been rescued


Praline 2 freedom

Praline’s freedom photo


Drake 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-29 at 5.26.41 AM

Drake has been rescued

Drake 2 shelter info Screen Shot 2019-03-29 at 5.29.02 AM

Drake’s shelter information

Drake 2 freedom Screen Shot 2019-03-29 at 5.30.03 AM

Drake’s freedom photo

Einstein 2 Screen Shot 2019-03-29 at 9.56.25 AM

Einstein has been rescued.

Einstein 2 freedom

Einstein’s freedom photo


Ruger rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-30 at 7.31.26 AM

Ruger has been rescued

Ruger freedom

Ruger’s freedom photo

Lovey rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-30 at 7.36.44 AM

Lovey has been rescued


Lovey freedom

Lovey’s freedom photo


Alfie rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-31 at 5.41.07 AM

Alfie has been rescued

Alfie freedom

Alfie’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)

35 Responses to 155 dogs rescued from kill shelter

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  2. I have come to the conclusion that Paulette is one of those people…Angels who roam the earth disguised as mere mortals . 155!!!!! ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIVE!!!!!

  3. Clowie says:

    The smiling faces in the photographs express it better than any words. It’s wonderful to help so many dogs.

  4. natuurfreak2 says:

    2019 and 155 dogs helping on this moment.That’s wonderful paulette

  5. You’ll always rate 5 stars in our books. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Bless you for your advocacy!

  6. Aww, that’s so sweet of you. Thank you so much! ❤

  7. tazzielove says:

    Great on the dogs and reviews.

  8. Clanmother says:

    I love hearing what you are doing. Just recently, I met with my niece and a friend for coffee. My niece adopted a rescue dog, her friend, adopted two rescue dogs. As we were drinking our coffee, another person joined us and said that she had just adopted a rescue dog. This is progress – and you have made it happen. Hugs and love from me and all of my four-legged friends.

  9. Especially glad for poor Sadie

  10. Another bunch of furredom and one of the Angels that made it happen…you, dear Paulette ❤ We loved the reviews too. Pawkisses for a Happy Thursday and 155 extra for your good heart🐾😽💞

  11. Littlesundog says:

    I always have the hardest time choosing a favorite photo from your grouping… sometimes it’s the happy face, or the scared look, or even disbelief that life is really going to be good this time. Your gift, Paulette, is nothing short of amazi ng. Your ❤ is the biggest I know. XOXO

    • Thank you so much for your kind words. It’s hard work, because there are so many in need and not enough resources. That isn’t limited to just dog rescue, of course. It’s support like yours, words of kindness that really do make an incredible difference. You’ve also an amazingly big heart. It’s not about quantity but the quality in which we walk through life bestowing one act of kindness at a time. You shine in this regard. ❤

  12. Deziz World says:

    A meowsy big ConCats. That’s a whole lotta happy pups. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  13. lorriebowden says:

    I love the pics of all these babies…My little Mister (my fur baby) brings such joy and unconditional love. Everyone needs a dog! Thanks for always supporting me. I hope that you are well ❤

  14. SO MANY wonderful dogs now in homes! Well done you.

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  17. Thank you for your wonderful work! Have a beautiful week! Michael xx

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