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

So many good people in our corner

Like Nova. This kindhearted girl found a calling to help animal shelters. She didn't let the fact that she's a little too young to volunteer in person stop her. Instead, she made and sold dog treats to raise money for us...a whopping $427! Nova...this means the world...

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March Muttness grand total-$6661.16

March Muttness update...while we didn't quite make it to the end, we raised an amazing $6661.16! We can't begin to say thanks enough to everyone who donated and to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona for organizing this event where all pets win. They have raised...

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You did it-AGAIN!

Wow...we made it to the Excellent 8 of March Muttness 2022. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Please know that your donations will be life-changing. This little cutie is one of 18 (yes 18) dogs we took in yesterday from an overcrowded shelter. Most will need vet care...

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So many good people in our corner

Like Nova. This kindhearted girl found a calling to help animal shelters. She didn't let the fact that she's a little too young to volunteer in person stop her. Instead, she made and sold dog treats to raise money for us...a whopping $427! Nova...this means the world...

read more

March Muttness grand total-$6661.16

March Muttness update...while we didn't quite make it to the end, we raised an amazing $6661.16! We can't begin to say thanks enough to everyone who donated and to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona for organizing this event where all pets win. They have raised...

read more

You did it-AGAIN!

Wow...we made it to the Excellent 8 of March Muttness 2022. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Please know that your donations will be life-changing. This little cutie is one of 18 (yes 18) dogs we took in yesterday from an overcrowded shelter. Most will need vet care...

read more

You did it!

We made it to round 3 in March Muttness! It was a nail biter, but we prevailed and are moving on. You might remember Christian. He came to us after nearly freezing to death in a dumpster. It was really touch and go with him, but thanks to you, Christian received the...

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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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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?