210 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 Eddie, Rufus, Prince Phillip, Dominic, Amelia, Max, Nathan, Gretchen, Princess, Kennedy, Milo, Gary, Momma Raya & 3 puppies, Austin, Apache, NASA, bonded male chi & 3 female terriers, Jeremy, Azarta, Troy, Lenny, Mango, Fig, Cromwell, Sammy, Nigel, Alford, Scamp, DaisyMae, Paul, Atticus, Grant, bonded cocker spaniel siblings, Rootbeer, Bee Bee, Ariel, Ashley, Anya, Rosie, Adriana, Hogan, Daphne, Guera, Betsy, Cooper, Blue Bell, and bonded brothers Bear & Lucas (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 210 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.

LINK TO PURCHASE ALL MY BOOKS and to see all reviews for all my books click on the books cover:


And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
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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Anna R

April 24, 2019

A totally original plot with some really well-drawn characters that had me from the start. It was such an original theme for a mystery that it made every twist and turn completely engrossing, and there were dogs too! Will read more.

April 23, 2019

I’ve been a fan of Paulette Mahurin’s writing for quite some time now and to me, she has long become one of the authors whose books I’ll one-click as soon as she announces a new release. What I also greatly admire is Ms. Mahurin’s ability to write in different genres – historical fiction, literary fiction and now, cozy mystery. No matter which genre she chooses, she never fails to deliver a strong, well-constructed plot, memorable and relatable characters, bring to life important social issues, and involve the reader on an emotional level. That was precisely the case with “Irma’s Endgame.”
A lawyer who takes pride in standing up for what is right, Irma is stunned to learn that her former college sweetheart – now a successful heart-transplant surgeon – is accused of criminal negligence and involuntary manslaughter. She promises herself to get to the bottom of this and soon an investigation begins to unravel, bringing to light more and more curious details concerning one of the heart-transplant patients, his odd personality changes, and his wife’s strange comments following the surgery.
What I enjoyed the most about this story was how complex the characters were and how easy for me as a reader it was to relate to their struggles. Peter’s perfectionism and obsession with work, which conceals deeply-buried personal struggles; Amelia’s childhood demons still haunting her to this day and influencing her irrational and hate-driven decisions; Irma’s struggling to balance the investigation and her feelings towards Peter, and many more. Peter’s relationship with his wife and his in-laws was particularly well-delivered and I sympathized with him on so many levels, wishing for him to not only clear his name but to free himself from that world that was causing him so much distress and misery.
Another intriguing aspect of this story was the fact that despite it being fiction, the idea of it is based on real medically-related cases, and this certainly made reading it even more enjoyable for me. A wonderful read, as always! Highly recommended!
Sherrie Hansen

April 14, 2019

This is one of those books that left such a lasting impression on me that I will never forget it. Author Paulette Mahurin has done an excellent job of balancing the heartbreak and injustice of young Oscar’s life as a slave with an abusive master with hope, inspiration, and an enduring belief that there are good, helpful people in the world who love and are willing to sacrifice their own safety for others, no matter what color their skin. The cast of supporting characters is wonderfully drawn – some truly despicable and evil, and some, lovely, kind-hearted souls who touch Oscar’s life, giving him an important gift or life lesson that helps him grow up and survive even amidst the dangerous circumstances and horrific backdrop of the life he was born to. I highly recommend “The Day I Saw the Hummingbird.”

15 April 2019

I have loved Mahurin’s novels for a long time and when I realised this was one I hadn’t read, I had to rectify that. The story of a slave finding his freedom through danger and peril and in the midst of the civil war. Looking back on his journey and all that he learnt, all that he lost. The story is both heartbreaking and uplifting. You find yourself rooting for Oscar and his family, and your heart breaks when so many are lost. A look back at a history that should never be forgotten and a beautifully written book that shows you why. As always with Mahurin, you find yourself drawn into the pages and lose all sense of time because you want to finish what you’ve started. An amazing story that needed to be told. Highly recommended!

April 18, 2019

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Paulette Mahurin’s book, A Different Kind of Angel does an incredible job of weaving the true history of horrendous crimes committed against Russian Jews as they were driven out of the Kiev, and the horrors of the Blackwell Island Insane Asylum in New York that Nellie Bly exposed in her 1887 article on the subject. The story draws you into the life of Klara, a Russian Jew who has emigrated to the United States after losing her family due to the hatred of Jews in her home country. Unable to speak English, she arrives in New York. After being robbed and mistaken by the police to be a prostitute, she is thought to be mentally ill. Without being able to communicate the crime she has just experienced, she becomes further victimized by the courts as she is sent to Blackwell’ institution for the mentally insane. This compelling story draws you into the day to day horror her life has become. She and others are subjected to physical and emotional abuse from staff. Despite the horrific conditions and cruelty both the mentally ill and unjustly confined women endured, the message of the story is optimistic and empowering, as the human spirit struggles to form emotional bonds with others in an attempt to survive seemingly impossible conditions. The unexpected angel for these women is journalist Nellie Bly, who is on a ten-day assignment to infiltrate the asylum and uncover rumors of mistreatment. The author expertly weaves fact and fiction into this well written novel. It provides a glimpse into a dark moment in American history, leaving the reader thankful for the ever-developing treatment for mental health issues today. This is a definite MUST read.
Brian Bigelow

April 14, 2019

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. It didn’t take much either. I’m so very glad that system was eliminated.
Jennifer N. Adams

April 11, 2019

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B. J. Tiernan

April 8, 2019

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Lucy Alice

16 April 2019

I’ve always been really interested in Nellie Bly’s story, and while this book isn’t HER story, she features in it and this is the story of someone whose life was affected by what she did. While a fictional tale, it does a great job of telling the story as it would have been for real people, which is really quite scary to think about. Mahurin does a great job of drawing the reader into the story and setting the stage for the horrible abuses without being graphic in its descriptions. It’s a very good introduction to how one person can change the world for others.
Cathy A

April 13, 2019

This character and her story touched my heart as no book has in a long time. Helen is a positive light in a sad time in history. This author brought all the people in this book to life in a way that I felt I knew them.
Mrs. Sharon Walley

April 7, 2019

Great book, heartbreaking story. Couldn’t put it down. Read it in one day. Will make you think and wonder how humans could do to other humans what was done to the Jews and other prisoners in death camps. Astounding.




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Eddie has been rescued

Eddie 5 freedom

Eddie’s freedom photo


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Rufus’ has been rescued


Rufus 5 freedom

Rufus’ freedom photo

Prince Phillip A1508438 rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-02 at 9.41.29 AM

Prince Phillip (named by rescue) has been rescued.


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Prince Phillip’s freedom photo


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Dominic has been rescued


Dominic freedom

Dominic’s freedom ride

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Dominic’s freedom photo


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Amelia has been rescued

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Amelia’s freedom photo



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Max has been rescued


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Max’s freedom photo


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Nathan has been rescued


Nathan 3 home sweet home

Nathan’s freedom photo


Nathan 3 freedom

Nathan home sweet home feeling safe.

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Gretchen has been rescued

Gretchen 2 aka Daphne freedom

Gretchen’s freedom photo


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Princess has been rescued


Princess 9 freedom

Princess’ freedom photo

Kennedy 2 rescued


Kennedy has been rescued

Kennedy 2 freedom

Kennedy’s freedom photo

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Milo has been rescued

Milo 4 freedom

Milo’s freedom photo


Gary 3 rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-11 at 6.51.29 AM

Gary has been rescued


Gary 3 freedom

Gary’s freedom photo


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Momma Raya & her three puppies have been rescued

Mamma Raya & 3 puppies freedom

Momma Raya & 3 puppies’ freedom photo


Austin 4 rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-12 at 8.01.11 AM

Austin has been rescued


Austin 4 freedom

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Apache rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-12 at 1.20.13 PM

Apache has been rescued

Apache freedom

Apache’s freedom photo


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NASA’s been rescued

NASA freedom

NASA’s freedom photo

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Bonded Male chi & 3 female terriers rescued together.

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Male Chi kennel photo. Rescued with 3 bonded female terriers.

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3 bonded female terriers kennel photo


Male chi freedom


Male chi’s freedom photo

Female terrier 1 freedom

Female terrier one freedom photo

Female terrier 2 freedom

Female terrier two freedom photo


Female terrier 3 freedom

Female terrier three freedom photo


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Jeremy has been rescued

Jeremy 3 freedom ride

Jeremy’s freedom photo.


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Azarta has been rescued


Azarta freedom

Azarta’s freedom photo



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Troy’s been rescued


Troy freedom

Troy’s freedom photo

Lenny 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-13 at 6.08.21 PM

Lenny’s been rescued


Lenny 2 freedom

Lenny’s freedom photo


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Mango has been rescued

Mango freedom

Mango’s freedom photo


Fig rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-14 at 8.15.57 AM

Fig has been rescued


Fig freedom

Fig’s freedom photo


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Cromwell has been rescued


Cromwell freedom

Cromwell’s freedom photo


Sammy 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-14 at 4.42.36 PM

Sammy has been rescued

Sammy 2 freedom

Sammy’s freedom photo


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Nigel’s been rescued

Nigel freedom

Nigel’s freedom photo


Alford aka Nick rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-15 at 7.15.24 AM

Alford has been rescued


Alford's freedom photo

Alford’s freedom photo


Scamp rescued shelter photo

Scamp has been rescued


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Scamp’s shelter information

Scamp freedom

Scamp’s freedom photo


DaisyMae ID # 154743 rescued kennel photo

DaisyMae (named by rescue) has been rescued.

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DaisyMae’s kennel information

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DaisyMae’s freedom video. I was unable to download it.



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Paul (named by rescue) has been rescued

Paul #A5269225 freedom

Paul’s freedom photo


Atticus 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 11.20.03 AM

Atticus has been rescued


Atticus 2 freedom

Atticus’ freedom photo

Grant 3 rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 1.43.39 PM

Grant’s been rescued

Grant 3 freedom


Grant’s freedom photo


Cocker spaniel siblings rescued ID #A5267869 & ID #A5267870 Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 3.28.23 PM

Bonded cocker spaniel siblings rescued together.

Cocker spaniel siblings freedom ID #A5267869 & ID #A5267870

Bonded cocker spaniel siblings rescued together.


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Rootbeer has been rescued

Rootbeer freedom

Rootbeer’s freedom photo


Bee Bee rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-17 at 2.48.55 PM

Bee Bee has been rescued


Bee Bee freedom

Bee Bee’s freedom photo

Ariel 3 rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-19 at 7.52.05 AM

Ariel has been rescued

Ariel 3 freedom

Ariel’s freedom photo

Ashley 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-19 at 7.51.53 AM

Ashley has been rescued.

Ashley 2 freedom

Ashley’s freedom


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Anya’s been rescued

Anya 2 freedom photo

Anya’s freedom photo


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Rosie has been rescued

Rosie 6 freedom

Rosie’s freedom photo


Adriana rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-21 at 1.36.02 PM

Adriana’s been rescued


Adriana freedom

Adriana’s freedom photo


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Hogan’s been rescued


Hogran freedom

Hogan’s freedom photo


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Daphne’s been rescued

Daphne 2 freedom

Daphne’s freedom photo


Guera rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-26 at 1.10.47 PM

Guera has been rescued

Guera freedom

Guera’s freedom photo


Betsy rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-27 at 8.29.56 AM

Betsy has been rescued

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Betsy’s freedom photo


Blue Bell shelter photo

Blue Bell’s been rescued

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Blue Bell’s shelter information

Blue Bell freedom

Blue Bell’s freedom photo


Cooper 4 rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-28 at 6.50.42 AM

Cooper’s been rescued


Cooper 4 freedom

Cooper’s freedom photo

Bear 3 & Lucas 3 shelter info Screen Shot 2019-04-28 at 7.31.07 PM

Bonded siblings Bear & Lucas shelter information



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Bear has been rescued with bonded brother Lucas


Bear 4 freedom

Bear’s freedom photo

Lucas 4 rescued Screen Shot 2019-04-28 at 7.30.09 PM


Lucas rescued with bonded brother Bear


Lucas 4 freedom

Lucas’ 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)

14 Responses to 210 dogs rescued from kill shelters

  1. I love seeing the happy faces of these rescued pups. Bless you!

  2. tazzielove says:

    Great on the dogs and the reviews!

  3. So glad to see bonded pups rescued together.

    • Me as well, Helen. When I see a bonded pair being promoted for pledges I am sure to say my pledge is to keep them together. A lot of people who sponsor dogs thankfully do this. I feel very strongly about keeping bonded pairs together and worry that with the overpopulated breeds one will be adopted leaving the other in a sad state. Always a happy time when friends stay together. Hope you’re well. And Leo. And your gang. ❤

  4. natuurfreak2 says:

    Wat een fantastisch resultaat

  5. I would have adopted dog name Mango.

  6. Lara/Trace says:

    Every single book you write makes miracles! xo

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