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

Contest Alert-Pet Pals Summer Fun!

Calling all 5-10 yr olds! Ready to have some fun, bring awareness to all the adoptable animals at Southside Animal Shelter, and have the chance to win a cool summer prize package?... then enter 1 of two ways: 1. Write 3- 4 sentences about a pet that you've adopted, a...

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Join us for Give Back night at Metazoa Brewing Co.-June 26.

Join us June 26, 2021 from 6:30-9:30 at the VERY dog-friendly Metazoa Brewing Company at 140 South College for a Give Back night! 5% of all draft sales are donated to the shelter. We are so grateful that since day one, Metazoa has given back to animal and wildlife...

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We’re open! May 5, 2021

We're open! We will continue to practice social distancing and ask everyone to mask up at our facility. Thank you for your continued patience and support while we try to navigate this pandemic and try to keep everyone...

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Contest Alert-Pet Pals Summer Fun!

Calling all 5-10 yr olds! Ready to have some fun, bring awareness to all the adoptable animals at Southside Animal Shelter, and have the chance to win a cool summer prize package?... then enter 1 of two ways: 1. Write 3- 4 sentences about a pet that you've adopted, a...

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Join us for Give Back night at Metazoa Brewing Co.-June 26.

Join us June 26, 2021 from 6:30-9:30 at the VERY dog-friendly Metazoa Brewing Company at 140 South College for a Give Back night! 5% of all draft sales are donated to the shelter. We are so grateful that since day one, Metazoa has given back to animal and wildlife...

read more

We’re open! May 5, 2021

We're open! We will continue to practice social distancing and ask everyone to mask up at our facility. Thank you for your continued patience and support while we try to navigate this pandemic and try to keep everyone...

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Important shelter update

Good Morning! Over the past year, our top priority has been caring for our animals and finding their forever homes while doing everything we can to protect our team members and our customers. As we continue to monitor the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel the...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Give Back night at Metazoa Brewing Company

    June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
True Love is Rescued
True Love is Rescued

Pets adopted in 2020

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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?