True Love is Rescued

The mission of Southside Animal Shelter is to rescue at risk dogs and cats and nurture and restore them to happy healthy lives in loving homes.

True Love is Rescued

The mission of Southside Animal Shelter is to rescue at risk dogs and cats and nurture and restore them to happy healthy lives in loving homes.
Photo by Bradley Michael Creative. bradleymichaelcreative.com

True Love is Rescued

The mission of Southside Animal Shelter is to rescue at risk dogs and cats and nurture and restore them to happy healthy lives in loving homes.
Photo by Bradley Michael Creative. bradleymichaelcreative.com

True Love is Rescued

The mission of Southside Animal Shelter is to rescue at risk dogs and cats and nurture and restore them to happy healthy lives in loving homes.
Shelter News

We are always humbled during the holiday season by the generosity of our amazing supporters. Your donations allow us to keep our dogs and cats comfortable and safe. Thank you and Happy Holidays!  WISH LIST...

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Giving Tuesday is here! Be a hero to animals

We know there are many worthy causes to support. We hope you will keep Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter in your giving plans. With your support we hope to make 2019 a record life-saving year! There are many ways to help. Donate here on our website, create your own...

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Giving Tuesday-November 27

We are proud to be part of an incredible rescue community working closely with the dedicated staff at our city shelter, Indianapolis Animal Care Services, to save the lives of animals like Lazarus. Rosie and her staff visit IACS several times each week to transfer...

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We are always humbled during the holiday season by the generosity of our amazing supporters. Your donations allow us to keep our dogs and cats comfortable and safe. Thank you and Happy Holidays!  WISH LIST...

read more

Giving Tuesday is here! Be a hero to animals

We know there are many worthy causes to support. We hope you will keep Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter in your giving plans. With your support we hope to make 2019 a record life-saving year! There are many ways to help. Donate here on our website, create your own...

read more

Giving Tuesday-November 27

We are proud to be part of an incredible rescue community working closely with the dedicated staff at our city shelter, Indianapolis Animal Care Services, to save the lives of animals like Lazarus. Rosie and her staff visit IACS several times each week to transfer...

read more

Oh William!

For those of us who work in animal rescue, we greatly appreciate all our adoptive families, but it is the families that take in our senior, medical, and rehabilitative cases that hold a special place in our heart. Mike and Patty are just such a family. Mike &...

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Upcoming Events

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Due to staff maternity leaves, volunteer orientation is suspended until March 2, 2019. We hope to see you then!

 

True Love is Rescued
True Love is Rescued

Pets adopted in 2018

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Our Story

Executive director, Rosie Ellis started rescuing stray kittens in her home in 1987 and in 1994 she purchased the property where the shelter current resides.

After receiving her 501(c)(3) status in 1995, she and her staff starting building what you see today as Rosie’s Southside Animal Shelter. From the very first kitten rescued, Rosie has been and continues to be an active member of the rescue and shelter community and works collaboratively with other leaders to reduce the suffering and pain of Indianapolis’ at-risk dog and cat community.

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Partners

We Need Your Help!

Southside Animal Shelter depends on your gifts of supplies and donations to save and shelter animals. Everyone can help. How will you?

We Need Your Help!

Southside Animal Shelter depends on your gifts of supplies and donations to save and shelter animals. Everyone can help. How will you?