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

Dine-to-Donate May 24, 2018

Enjoy an evening out and some delicious food with the added benefit of helping the animals at Rosie's Southside! Bring a copy of the flyer or show it on your phone. 20% of your bill will be donated to the shelter. Hope to see you...

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Horton-The Hippo Dog

    Horton- Have you ever wanted your very own hippo? Do you love Eeyore? Then Horton will win your heart with ease! He is a 6-ish pit bull mix. He was found as a stray on Christmas eve, cold alone and scared. Horton came to us in bad shape, his skin was severely...

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Dine-to-Donate May 24, 2018

Enjoy an evening out and some delicious food with the added benefit of helping the animals at Rosie's Southside! Bring a copy of the flyer or show it on your phone. 20% of your bill will be donated to the shelter. Hope to see you...

read more

Horton-The Hippo Dog

    Horton- Have you ever wanted your very own hippo? Do you love Eeyore? Then Horton will win your heart with ease! He is a 6-ish pit bull mix. He was found as a stray on Christmas eve, cold alone and scared. Horton came to us in bad shape, his skin was severely...

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Meet Extraordinary Volunteer Alice!

Volunteer doesn't quite describe what Alice means to our shelter. She's been helping rescues since 2001 and we're so glad she found her way to Southside about four years ago. She usually puts in a full week and is always willing to do whatever the shelter needs. She...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Volunteer Orientation

    June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  2. Volunteer Orientation

    July 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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?