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

Sassy is waiting to meet you!

Sassy -Look at that smile! Sassy is a wonderful girl who has been waiting to find her happily ever after. Sassy wasn't smiling when she arrived at our shelter. She was emaciated and had a terrible skin condition. She was fearful and reluctant to trust at first. But...

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Our annual nut and candy sale is here!

Pistachios, chocolate covered almonds, pecans...and so much more! Our annual nut and candy sale benefits the dogs and cats at Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter. They make great gifts, too! Please print the order form and send it with payment to the address provided....

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Our very own cat lady!

Staff spotlight-Our Very Own Cat Lady! Meet Meagan. We certainly wouldn't call her crazy, but we are crazy about her and so are our Southside cats. The Best Job Ever! Meagan found her way to Southside a couple of years ago when she was looking for something to do...

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Sassy is waiting to meet you!

Sassy -Look at that smile! Sassy is a wonderful girl who has been waiting to find her happily ever after. Sassy wasn't smiling when she arrived at our shelter. She was emaciated and had a terrible skin condition. She was fearful and reluctant to trust at first. But...

read more

Our annual nut and candy sale is here!

Pistachios, chocolate covered almonds, pecans...and so much more! Our annual nut and candy sale benefits the dogs and cats at Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter. They make great gifts, too! Please print the order form and send it with payment to the address provided....

read more

Our very own cat lady!

Staff spotlight-Our Very Own Cat Lady! Meet Meagan. We certainly wouldn't call her crazy, but we are crazy about her and so are our Southside cats. The Best Job Ever! Meagan found her way to Southside a couple of years ago when she was looking for something to do...

read more

You Say Yes-We Say Yes!

 “Rosie has lost her mind, but in a good way.” Those were my exact words when I found out that in one week Rosie Ellis, our Founder and Executive Director, took on the medical care of three puppies with the parvovirus, a Newfoundland mix pup needing a leg amputation,...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Join us for Dine-to-Donate at Chipotle

    October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Riders to the Rescue Fundraising & Adoption Event

    October 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us!

 

Volunteer orientation is the first Saturday of every month at 10 am. We hope to see you there!

 

True Love is Rescued
True Love is Rescued

Pets adopted in 2018

Average monthly medical expenses

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?