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

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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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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Meet the new Moana!

What a transformation! We love before and after photos. Thanks to our AMAZING supporters who donated to her care and to a loving, patient foster family, Moana is a new dog ready for a new start and a forever family. She will need a home experienced with deaf dogs....

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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...

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,...

read more

Meet the new Moana!

What a transformation! We love before and after photos. Thanks to our AMAZING supporters who donated to her care and to a loving, patient foster family, Moana is a new dog ready for a new start and a forever family. She will need a home experienced with deaf dogs....

read more

A Deep Passion for Animals

We take a moment to shine a light on Kim, our lead veterinary tech. Although she's been with us for some time, because she is behind the scenes, many of you may not have met her. She is one of the medical care team working to rehabilitate our rescues and keeping them...

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Upcoming Events

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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?