Rosie’s “Southside Animal Shelter”

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Rosie’s Southside Animal Shelter exists to rescue and care for dogs and cats, and to foster and restore their health and happiness in loving homes. Their shelter houses approximately 1800 cats and dogs each year. Their local animal control facility, Indiana Animal Care Services, is their partner. Since 2009, they have moved 11,000 animals from their overcrowded shelter into Rosie’s Southside Animal Shelter. Their director visits animal care several times per week. He has a reputation of being open to accepting senior and medically critical animals. Funded in 2018 We can help you.

Rosie’s Southside Animal Shelter will be able to accept more senior dogs into their Silver Tails program thanks to the Grey Muzzle grant. This program is designed to allow them to take in senior dogs that have been surrendered to Indianapolis Animal Onesie Care Services. They often receive varying levels of medical care. They will be able to provide the necessary medical care to ensure their safety and well-being. Rosie’s will provide life-long care in cases where they are required to be foster/hospice parents.

Southside Animal Shelter’s mission is to rescue and care for healthy, treatable cats and dogs at risk of being euthanized, to nurture and return them to happy, healthy lives in loving homes and to reserve euthanasia for animals in need of treatment or who have been declared aggressive by a veterinarian.

What type of Shelter is the Southside Animal Shelter called?

Southside Animal Shelter is different from other animal welfare groups. SSAS is one of Indianapolis’ largest “limited admission” shelters. It remains committed to not using euthanasia as a method of controlling population. Once an animal has been accepted by SSAS, there are no restrictions on how long they can stay at the shelter. SSAS will accept pets even though they might need extensive behavioral or medical health care. We do not refuse pets that can be treated or rehabilitated due to potential costs.

We become responsible for all animals that we accept once they are accepted. This means that we provide for their basic needs, including shelter, spaying/neutering, microchipping, food, shelter, and routine veterinary care. Our animals are also loved and cared for by us.