43 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 Lizzy senior Pom mix, Fudge, Marlon, Benji, white Chi male, Ladybug, Seal, Foxy, Baby, Atlas, Gretel, Kobe, pregnant Ruthie, Miller, elderly Dora, King & Hudson (see photos below) out of kill shelters.  So far in 2020 43 dogs have been rescued. In 2019 409 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 THE OLD GILD CLOCK

 

AMAZON U.S.

Susan

Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2020

Paulette Mahurin tells the life story of Willem Arondeus, a his painful childhood filled with isolation and the young friends who provide him with a sense of belonging. The author takes us into the inner sanctum as Willem suffers abuse by his alcoholic father, discovers his sexuality, embraces true friendship, and develops a passion for the underdog. He develops a name for his artistic talents, but is better known in the Netherlands for his participation in the resistance against Hitler when he invades. Willem realizes that he is one of the undesirables the Nazi’s have been sent to persecute. The first victims are innocent Jewish people, gypsies, homosexuals, and anyone deemed to be under Nazi suspicion. Willem’s friendships evolve into a group of individuals who risk their lives to initially provide safe harbor to those persecuted and later attempt to sabotage Nazi maneuvers. They fight against prejudice and bigotry, courageously sacrificing their own lives while attempting to save Hitler’s current victim. The author reminds us of this shameful time in world history and brings to light some of the courageous individuals who fought to stop the insanity.
LoveLit

Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2020

The Old Gilt Clock is some of Paulette Mahurin’s best work about the heroism and courage of Willem Arondéus during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. There are so many unsung heroes of this period and it was gratifying and also terrifying to read this account. Mahurin brings the character to life on the page, in depth and full of emotion, and sheds light on a little known group led by Arondéus who sacrificed his life on so many levels to save thousands of others.

 

 

 

AMAZON U.K.

Kindle Customer

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 February 2020

Although this is classed as fiction, the main protagonist in this story is based on true events. William Arondeus, born in 1894, was a Dutch artist, also a homosexual.
When the Nazis invaded his homeland in WWII, William and some close friends joined a union and schemed on how they could help the Jews who were being cruelly treated. They would meet in an upstairs room of a bar, run by Bet, and workout a plan. Unfortunately, their movements were being watched by a Jewish woman who passed on information to the Nazis.
This is a classical read. I found myself on more than one occasion, holding my breath.
Paulette Mahurin, thank you for this Eye-opener. Well worth the 5 stars + more if I could give them.

 

 

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE DAY I SAW THE HUMMINGBIRD

READER’S FAVORITE SITE

 

Reviewed By Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite

The Day I Saw the Hummingbird by Paulette Mahurin follows the adventures and life of Oscar, a young black slave in the heartlands of Louisiana around the time of the Civil War. Oscar and his mother dream of freedom and a life of dignity and learning, but when Oscar’s mother is brutally beaten at the hands of a drunken and violent overseer, it is time for the then nine-year-old Oscar to leave and seek the famous “underground railway” to the North and to freedom. The book is written from the perspective of an elderly Oscar in 1910, looking back at those times and reflecting sadly that in many ways, certainly in the South, little had changed since he’d made the long journey. One could even extrapolate and say in 2020, some things still haven’t changed in the South of the United States. The boy’s journey from frightened child to resourceful, runaway slave is compelling and haunting.

In The Day I Saw the Hummingbird, author Paulette Mahurin captures beautifully the times and the attitudes of the South in those days. Her descriptions of the trials and tribulations faced by the young man and the angst and pain he suffers internally at the treatment of his people, just because their skin is a different color, are both moving and heartfelt. One couldn’t help but be drawn into Oscar’s world and feel the horrors faced by this little boy and the courage required to survive on that long and arduous journey. Some would argue that only the African-American can tell the “African-American story.” Whilst I can respect some of the sentiment behind those thoughts, I am glad that Mahurin and others do not subscribe to this theory. As writers, we must push the boundaries of our cultural and socio-economic experiences and embrace the pain and suffering of all humanity and point out injustice where we see it. It is what we do! And Mahurin does it superbly. Pain, suffering, injustice, love, friendship and the other myriad of human emotions do not belong to and are not confined or identifiable to a particular culture, but are shared across all of humanity and are what binds us together and makes us one race – the human race. Mahurin’s work is both easily readable and deeply moving. The author has a unique ability to portray the deepest of human emotions and pain in vivid and beautiful detail. I can highly recommend this read. It is a masterpiece in my opinion.

 

 

 

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS

 

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Senior dog Lizzy (named by rescue) has been rescued

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Lizzy’s freedom photo

 

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Fudge has been rescued

 

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Fudge’s shelter info

Fudge freedom

Fudge’s freedom photo

Fudge cuddling new toy in home sweet home

Fudge cuddling new toy at home sweet home

 

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Marlon’s been rescued

Marlon freedom

Marlon’s freedom photo

 

 

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Benji has been rescued

Benji freedom

Benji’s freedom photo

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Elderly white chi male rescued

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Ladybug has been rescued

 

Ladybug freedom

Ladybug’s freedom photo

 

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Seal has been rescued

Seal freedom

Seal’s freedom photo

 

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Foxy has been rescued

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Foxy’s freedom photo

 

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Baby has been rescued

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Baby’s freedom photo

 

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Atlas has been rescued

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Atlas’ freedom photo

 

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Gretel’s been rescued

 

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Gretel’s freedom photo

 

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Kobe has been rescued

 

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Kobe’s freedom photo

 

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Pregnant Ruthie has been rescued

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Ruthie’s freedom photo

 

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Miller has been rescued

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Miller’s freedom photo

 

 

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Elderly Dora has been rescued

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Elderly Dora’s freedom photo

 

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King has been rescued

King 3 freedom

King’s freedom photo

 

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Hudson has been rescued

 

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Hudson’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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29 Responses to 43 dogs rescued from kill shelters

  1. tazzielove says:

    Great on dogs and reviews.

  2. Well done all of you who work to save these dogs…especially the oldies.

  3. natuurfreak2 says:

    I am so happy to read the good news

  4. More happy faces you’ve managed to help. Well done, Paulette.

  5. Clanmother says:

    You continue to inspire us all to look for ways to create positive outcomes for all who share our world. Hugs!!!

  6. Wonderful, heartwarming freedom photos. Well done, Paulette.

  7. That’s another good start of the new year for all the doggies, dear Paulette. We always see the happiness in their faces, but sometimes we also see the pain and fear that they had been going through, Gretel has that in her eyes. So thankful that they all have found a furrever home and so thankful for you who makes this all possible. You get an Extra Pawkiss today and some for a Happy Wednesday🐾😽💞

    • Aww, thank you so much for the extra wonderful pawkisses. Yes, Gretel, still has a sad look in her eyes, even after rescue although much less than when in captivity. Hopefully she’ll return to her full happy wagging potential. Many many warm pawkisses back to you. ❤

  8. Littlesundog says:

    I just melt every time I see those babies finding loving homes. Your dedication and talent for writing is truly a lifesaving gift. Thank you for all that you do.

  9. You are a lifesaver! Thank you too for your wonderful shares and for liking our posts!☀️🌼🐶🙏

  10. amazing work you have done,,, why no new posts dear!!

  11. lorriebowden says:

    Thinking of you and praying that you stay safe, Paulette. 💜

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