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

Rescue…A Promise Kept t-shirt fundraiser

Athena's struggle continues...you might remember her. She came to us months ago after being attacked by another dog. The other dogs tooth penetrated so deeply into Athena's head she developed a serious bone infection called osteomyelitis. She is being loved and cared...

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Our 2020 numbers are in!

482 dogs and 1144 cats and kittens were saved and found their forever homes! This is AMAZING!! We are so thankful for our incredible staff who physically & mentally max themselves out daily. Our staff members each carry about a 5 person work load daily. They shed...

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Cuddly King!

We would like to reintroduce King! When he was found he was torn to pieces and left on the side of the road like garbage. A nice person took him water and called us. Through all of this King has loved people. Understandably, King is very anxious around other animals....

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Rescue…A Promise Kept t-shirt fundraiser

Athena's struggle continues...you might remember her. She came to us months ago after being attacked by another dog. The other dogs tooth penetrated so deeply into Athena's head she developed a serious bone infection called osteomyelitis. She is being loved and cared...

read more

Our 2020 numbers are in!

482 dogs and 1144 cats and kittens were saved and found their forever homes! This is AMAZING!! We are so thankful for our incredible staff who physically & mentally max themselves out daily. Our staff members each carry about a 5 person work load daily. They shed...

read more

Cuddly King!

We would like to reintroduce King! When he was found he was torn to pieces and left on the side of the road like garbage. A nice person took him water and called us. Through all of this King has loved people. Understandably, King is very anxious around other animals....

read more

Defining holiday spirit-THANK YOU, Olivia!

Instead of gifts for herself, Olivia asked for donations for the shelter and made the lives of our dogs and cats a little...well A LOT...merrier this year. Look at all that stuff! Olivia...your kindness inspires all of us. THANK...

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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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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?