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

We’re open! May 5, 2021

We're open! We will continue to practice social distancing and ask everyone to mask up at our facility. Thank you for your continued patience and support while we try to navigate this pandemic and try to keep everyone...

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Important shelter update

Good Morning! Over the past year, our top priority has been caring for our animals and finding their forever homes while doing everything we can to protect our team members and our customers. As we continue to monitor the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel the...

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Shelter closed to the public until April 16

Out of an abundance of caution, Rosie’s Southside Animal Shelter will be closed to the public until Friday, April 16th. Unfortunately, a few employees that work closely together have tested positive for Covid. We believe it’s isolated to their area, but want to take...

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We’re open! May 5, 2021

We're open! We will continue to practice social distancing and ask everyone to mask up at our facility. Thank you for your continued patience and support while we try to navigate this pandemic and try to keep everyone...

read more

Important shelter update

Good Morning! Over the past year, our top priority has been caring for our animals and finding their forever homes while doing everything we can to protect our team members and our customers. As we continue to monitor the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel the...

read more

Shelter closed to the public until April 16

Out of an abundance of caution, Rosie’s Southside Animal Shelter will be closed to the public until Friday, April 16th. Unfortunately, a few employees that work closely together have tested positive for Covid. We believe it’s isolated to their area, but want to take...

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Vote for Rosie’s!

Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter has been nominated to be part of Peterman Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Annual Charity Showdown! What an honor! Thanks to you, we have made it to round 3. The field has narrowed from 32 to 16. Third round voting is open now. Can you...

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True Love is Rescued
True Love is Rescued

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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?