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

Giving Tuesday-November 27

We are proud to be part of an incredible rescue community working closely with the dedicated staff at our city shelter, Indianapolis Animal Care Services, to save the lives of animals like Lazarus. Rosie and her staff visit IACS several times each week to transfer...

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Oh William!

For those of us who work in animal rescue, we greatly appreciate all our adoptive families, but it is the families that take in our senior, medical, and rehabilitative cases that hold a special place in our heart. Mike and Patty are just such a family. Mike &...

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Come visit our free-roamers!

Have you visited our wonderful free roaming cat adoption room? We have some great cats of all ages and colors waiting to keep you warm this winter. Chad here is enjoying our adjoining catio, but he would really like to find his forever home...maybe with you?...

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Giving Tuesday-November 27

We are proud to be part of an incredible rescue community working closely with the dedicated staff at our city shelter, Indianapolis Animal Care Services, to save the lives of animals like Lazarus. Rosie and her staff visit IACS several times each week to transfer...

read more

Oh William!

For those of us who work in animal rescue, we greatly appreciate all our adoptive families, but it is the families that take in our senior, medical, and rehabilitative cases that hold a special place in our heart. Mike and Patty are just such a family. Mike &...

read more

Come visit our free-roamers!

Have you visited our wonderful free roaming cat adoption room? We have some great cats of all ages and colors waiting to keep you warm this winter. Chad here is enjoying our adjoining catio, but he would really like to find his forever home...maybe with you?...

read more

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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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?