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

City Barbeque-Great Food for a Great Cause!

Summertime means barbecue! Join us for a delicious dinner and help our fur babies at the same time.  A whopping 25% of your check helps us take care of our dogs and cats. We can't wait to see you there! Thanks as always to our amazing supporters. Tuesday June 26,...

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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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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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City Barbeque-Great Food for a Great Cause!

Summertime means barbecue! Join us for a delicious dinner and help our fur babies at the same time.  A whopping 25% of your check helps us take care of our dogs and cats. We can't wait to see you there! Thanks as always to our amazing supporters. Tuesday June 26,...

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...

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...

read more

Upcoming Events

  1. City Barbeque Dine-to-Donate

    June 26 @ 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
  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?