Southside Animal Shelter
 

When you make a financial contribution or a gift of supplies to Southside Animal Shelter your donation goes directly to care for at-risk dogs and cats. Every donation is greatly appreciated.

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Hours for Adoption
Monday through Friday from noon  to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 pm

We are one of the recipients of the 2015 NINA MASON PULLIAM CHARITABLE TRUST. Click here to read the news release.

 

Please consider adopting your next family pet. Big dogs, small dogs, puppies, seniors, cats and kittens are all waiting at our shelter to find their forever homes. By adopting a shelter pet you'll help save the lives of two animals—the pet you adopt and a homeless animal somewhere who can be rescued because of space you helped free up. Please send us a message here.

We have many opportunities to give of your time including dog walking, adoption events, and animal transportation. Please stop by our shelter or email rosie@ssasi.org for more information. 
When you make a financial contribution to the Southside Animal Shelter, you can rest assured that your money goes directly to the care of our animals. 
We need foster homes to care for one or more of our cats or dogs in your home.
Animals who need foster care are pregnant mothers, animals undergoing medical procedure such as heartworm, puppies and kittens to young to be adopted or animals too stressed to stay at the shelter.
Once animals are ready for adoption they are brought back to the shelter or adopted from the foster home. Southside Animal Shelter will supply food and any medical care needed while in foster care. Please come to the shelter and complete an application if you would like to help.
We need foster homes to care for one or more of our cats or dogs in your home.
Animals who need foster care are pregnant mothers, animals undergoing medical procedure such as heartworm, puppies and kittens to young to be adopted or animals too stressed to stay at the shelter.
Once animals are ready for adoption they are brought back to the shelter or adopted from the foster home. Southside Animal Shelter will supply food and any medical care needed while in foster care. Please come to the shelter and complete an application if you would like to help.
We need foster homes to care for one or more of our cats or dogs in your home.
Animals who need foster care are pregnant mothers, animals undergoing medical procedure such as heartworm, puppies and kittens to young to be adopted or animals too stressed to stay at the shelter.
Once animals are ready for adoption they are brought back to the shelter or adopted from the foster home. Southside Animal Shelter will supply food and any medical care needed while in foster care. Please come to the shelter and complete an application if you would like to help.
We need foster homes for pregnant mothers, animals undergoing medical procedures such as heartworm, puppies and kittens to young to be adopted or animals too stressed to stay at the shelter.
Southside Animal Shelter will supply food and any medical care needed while in foster care. Please come to the shelter and complete an application if you would like to help. 
True Love is Rescued!

MEET TOMMY PICKLES

Tommy Pickles faces an uncertain future.  So far his short life has been eventful; coming to Southside after facing rescuers and TV crews with his family in an abandoned house he arrived en-masse to my foster home and tried to settle in.  The trouble was, as his siblings ate their meals and gained weight, Tommy kept throwing his food back up.  This is pretty hard on a little 6 week old guy who is just learning to eat and has recently been taken from mom and uprooted from all he knows. 

Tommy Pickles ended up in the Vet ER because he would not grow since he couldn't keep the food down.  After lots of tests they told us that it is a birth defect involving the heart and the esophagus and that ultimately it is a type of Mega-esophagus that will not allow any solid food to pass into his stomach.  We were sent home with finely ground up canned food and a liquid food that is like doggy Ensure.  We have to feed him several times a day and keep him upright while it goes down.

To make it trickier, he couldn’t play with the other pups (all adopted now) unsupervised or be outside alone as he might eat something that would block that tiny hole in his throat and cause him to throw up.

Tommy is hard work!

Fortunately he is beautiful, sweet and smart.

He has continued to gain about a pound a week using this method and we have gone from a syringe to a bowl on the counter to a bowl on his crate and he is slowly thriving.  More tests have confirmed his defect the needs for surgery. 

The surgery is not 100% effective and it is risky but for Tommy Pickles to be adoptable this is the best route.  He will make an awesome, awesome pet.  He is already crate trained, mostly potty trained, he is learning to sit; and of course – those baby blues will get you every time.

- Foster Mama, Robin Gregory