MLD Board of Directors & Officers 2017-2018:
Cindy N. Shotwell, President/Executive Director
Janis Vanderginst, Vice-President/Asst. Director.
Sharon P. Brown, Member/Treasurer
Brenda Lively Zuccaro, Board Member/Secretary
Liz Ezelle, DVM, Member
Suzie Durrett, Member
MUST LUV DOGS, a Louisiana non-profit corporation, is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping lost, strayed & abandoned dogs in our area.
We are a group of animal lovers who are committed to improve the life of all dogs in our area. In 2012 our founder, Cindy Shotwell created a Facebook Page to help reunite lost pets in our area ("Lost Pets of Zachary, LA & the Felicianas" https://www.facebook.com/lostpetsofzacharyla/ -please go "LIKE" us!) After growing to 3k+ followers, a core group of volunteers began rescuing the steady stream of abandoned & dumped dogs being reported on a daily basis on our site. Whether that meant crawling under buildings, or standing in a busy highway, we always seemed to have several dogs waiting for our help. After the horrendous Great Flood of 2016, the numbers grew to a staggering figure. Rescue began to not only take over our lives, but also eat up our personal finances, as we vetted each dog we saved. Based on our combined years of experience in various animal rescue groups, we soon realized that we could not handle this huge undertaking alone. We also realized that there was a lack of rescue organizations in the Zachary/E. Feliciana area. As a result, we began this non profit organization to build a strong network of foster families & volunteers to help.
We believe that it is our responsibility & calling to provide & facilitate the humane treatment of these most loyal & precious of God's creatures called DOGS. As the proverb says, our mission is to "Speak for those who cannot speak for themselves." We serve the abused, neglected, and stray dogs in our area. We do whatever it takes to rescue them, love them, and provide them with proper shelter, food, and medical care, as well as find them all forever families. We have a reasonable screening process that allows us to find them each the perfect family to love them back to life. If we all treated dogs the way they want to treat us, we'd be better people for it. We hope you will join us in this important endeavor as we fight for these loyal, beautiful 4-legged souls!
Our nonprofit *501(c)(3) humane society is totally self-funded. We don't rely on any public monies & rely solely on private donations. Won't you help?
You can mail us a tax deductible donation payable to:
Must LUV Dogs, 358 Highway 964, Jackson LA. 70748