345 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 Casper, Penny, Spikey, Pippin, Scooter, Zeppelin, Duke, Wendy, Jasmine, Fiona, Zeus, Captain, Uggy, bonded siblings Poncho, Russell, Missy & Lucky, Denny, Li Chi, Sparky, Enano, Pom, Flower, Edna, Rufus, & Grace (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 345 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.
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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 IRMA’S ENDGAME
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Mtngrl

August 29, 2019

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Lisa alleva

August 19, 2019

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Lucy Alice

14 August 2019

I don’t normally read this genre, but was intrigued by the cover blurb. As I normally read romance I kept waiting for the love story to happen, and was pleased when the characters found their way to each other, but in the meantime the suspense of the story and the unraveling of the mystery was gripping and engaging. I found myself completely engrossed in the story and had various ‘aha!’ moments before the true story came to light. All in all an engaging read, on a topic that has made me want to find out a little more too, to see how real the idea of transference through organ donation actually is too! A well written, engaging, fabulous read!
GOODREADS:

Chuck

Aug 19, 2019 Chuck***** rated it it was amazing
Interesting from the very start, Irma’s Endgame is the novel to read. I like the writing, the way it captured my attention from start to finish. The characters are bold and seem like actual people. I congratulate Paulette Mahurin on a book well-done.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE DAY I SAW THE HUMMINGBIRD
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Lola 48

August 13, 2019

I bought this book to read on a long flight and I am very happy that I did. Wonderfully written, heartbreaking, haunting yet filled with hope. I recommend this book.

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP

GOODREADS

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
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Paulette Mahurin (Goodreads Author)

 

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Meredith‘s review

Aug 07, 2019
really liked it****

 

This author’s first novel, set in the late 1800s with Oscar Wilde’s arrest for sodomy as a backdrop to the story of what was once considered “forbidden love”. I liked the contrast of love vs hate and friendship vs enemies throughout the book. A fairly quick read with an interesting story that reminded me how glad I am that we are more and more getting to a point where people can love who they love without judgment. It is worth noting that profits from this author’s books go to help to keep rescue dogs from kill shelters.

 

 

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
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Paulette Mahurin (Goodreads Author)

 

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Lisa Reynolds‘s review

Jul 31, 2019
it was amazing *****

 

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (2012) by Paulette Mahurin is an intriguing and thought-provoking book which is written excellently by the author.

Set in the 1800s in a small town in Nevada, the story follows the love story of Mildred Dunlap and her cousin Edra. Following Oscar Wilde’s conviction in Britain, we see how the various people in the town react to the news and how their reactions affect the lives of Mildred and Edra. It’s a beautiful yet often sad story that shows just terrible human rights were back then and shows just how far we’ve come. Some of it would pull your heart to pieces. Reading the stress and fear these women are going through in the novel shows the kind of high levels of persecution people who weren’t straight faced in those days. Being pansexual, I felt angry at parts at how utterly cruel and prejudiced some of the characters were and I was glad that even though things are still not perfect today that I and many, many other people don’t have to live with those high levels of persecution and be feeling pretty powerless against it.

There is very rounded characters. Each with their own personality and journey in the book. Mildred and Edra are a wonderful couple who show so much strength in the face of adversity. They show that two ordinary women when pushed to do so will fight together to weather the storm. But it’s always nice to have people who care about you and thankfully in this book, there is Gus and Charley. Both of these chaps go on very different journeys in the book but are both very kind, non-prejudiced people.

The writer got the claustrophobic feeling of a small town spot-on with her descriptions of life in Red River Pass. The gossiping, the running down of anyone perceived to be ‘different’ in some way. And the absolute glee the people gossiping, especially Josie, feel in running another down and trying to make their life harder.

I have to admit, it threw me a little bit that Mildred and Edra were cousins. I think in modern times we tend to be thrown a bit by cousins falling in love with each other but putting things in context, back in the time this book was set, it probably wouldn’t have been uncommon. When you take out of the equation the fact they are cousins, they actually make a very beautiful, loving couple and you find yourself as a reader rooting for them, their love and their future.

This is a wonderful book, gorgeously written and it also has a wonderful cause that the profits from it’s sales are going to. All profits from the book are going to the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center in Ventura County, CA which is the first and only no-kill animal shelter in Ventura County.

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS

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Paula

August 4, 2019

Heart tugging. Hard to put down. Tear jerking. Great read. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fiction!
Tamboslice

August 2, 2019

I didn’t expect to devour this book so quickly, but I read over 90% of it in just a couple of hours. It is essentially another account of the Jewish persecution, enslavement, and the rise and fall of Hitler’s reign of terror over Germany, etc. Page turner, would recommend.
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anna welch

15 August 2019

Excellent writing I could not wait for some free time to carry on reading it! Brilliant all the way to the end.

 

AMAZON CANADA

Cover63

August 16, 2019

I cried, laughed, smiled, cheered and had so emotions go through my mind and body. I would recommend this book to anyone. How one man could accomplish all of this against others is beyond me. He died a cowardly way for someone who cowardly hid behind his SS to commit such an horrific crime.

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS

 

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Casper’s been rescued

Casper 5 freedom

 

Casper’s freedom photo

 

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Penny’s been rescued

 

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Penny’s freedom photo

 

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Spikey has been rescued

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Spikey’s freedom photos

 

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Pippin’s been rescued

 

 

Pippin freedom

Pippin’s freedom photo

 

 

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Scooter has been rescued

Scooter 2 freedom

Scooter’s freedom photo

 

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Zeppelin has been rescued

Zeppelin freedom

Zeppelin’s freedom photo post amputation he’s doing exceptionally well.

 

Duke 5 rescued

Duke has been rescued

Duke 5 freedom

Duke’s freedom photo

 

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Wendy has been rescued

Wendy 2 freedom

Wendy’s freedom photo

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Jasmine has been rescued

Jasmine 4 freedom

Jasmine’s freedom photo

Jasmine at new home

Jasmine’s stopping for water on her freedom walk.

Fiona 3 rescued

Fiona has been rescued

Fiona 3 freedom

Fiona’s freedom photo

 

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Zeus’ has been rescued

 

Zeus freedom

Zeus’ freedom photo

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Captain has been rescued

Captain 2 freedom

Captain’s freedom photo

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Uggy’s been rescued

Uggy freedom

Uggy’s freedom photo

 

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Russell has been rescued

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Poncho’s been rescued

 

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Missy and Lucky have been rescued

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Missy and Lucky’s freedom walk

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Russel, Poncho, Missy & Lucky’s freedom photo (the last kennel has two dogs)

 

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Denny’s been rescued

Denny 2 freedom

Denny’s freedom photo

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Li Chi the elder has been rescued

LI CHI freedom

Li Chi the elder’s freedom photo

 

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Sparky (named by rescue) has been rescued

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Sparky’s freedom photo

 

 

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Enano the senior has been rescued

 

Enano freedom

Senior Enano’s freedom photo

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Pom has been rescued

Pom:Mix A1539501 freedom

Pom’s freedom photo

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Elderly blind Flower has been rescued

 

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Flower’s shelter information

Flower freedom

Flower’s freedom photo

 

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Edna (named by rescue) has been rescued

 

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Edna’s freedom photo

 

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Rufus has been rescued

Rufus 6 freedom

Rufus’ freedom photo

 

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Elderly Grace has been rescued

 

Grace 4 freedom

Elderly Grace’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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31 Responses to 345 dogs rescued from kill shelters

  1. ivor20 says:

    Always a pleasure to see the gorgeous photos of the rescued dogs, thank you Paulette. xx

  2. tazzielove says:

    Great on the dogs and reviews.

  3. Aaaw this is so heart warming to see all the sweet and beautiful souls that have been saved because of your generosity. I just love all of them and wish that you could do stories about how they are getting along since then saved from death row.

    • Hi Yvonne, So good to see you here. I’m with you on wanting to know how they are all doing in their new forever homes but truth be told once the rescue occurs and the new family is vetted and the dog settled in it’s pretty much onto the next. And the next, etc. There is such a need and so much focus on trying to save as many lives as possible that outside of trusting in the good people all working in the network I’m involved with (involving hundreds of people) once placed we get very little feedback. The good news is we rarely hear of any abuse or a dog returning to the shelter. All that said, I’m with you on loving them all. I hope you’re well. ❤

  4. So glad that so many people pull out the stops to help these dogs. A pity the media doesn’t report this sort of news. Our appalling new Prime Minister must have a better side…he is adopting a Jack Russell due to be put down thanks to a malformed mouth.

    • Oh my, that is good news. A dog rescue from the PM. Glad to hear that. I agree with you about wishing there were more goodwill stories generated in the press, not just about dog rescue but there are a lot of wonderful people doing a lot out there to help make the world a better place. One act of kindness, no matter how small, changes the world. And we sure could use that now. Hope you, Leo, and your gang are all doing well. ❤

  5. Littlesundog says:

    My heart just melts every time I see these mug shots. You are an angel, Paulette… thank you for all that you do.

  6. jakesprinter says:

    Great work Paulette to publish this kind of post I really admire your kindness 😘

  7. The ‘after’ photos always touch my heart. Bless you for your advocacy for these fur-babies.

  8. natuurfreak2 says:

    Fantastic work lovely lady.So much dogs rescue
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  9. We’re also happy to see so many rescued doggies with the help of one special furriend: YOU, dear Paulette ❤ Pawkisses for a wonderful week ahead🐾😽💞

  10. Fun Box says:

    Reblogged this on Angels of light .

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