Southside Animal Shelter
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When you make a financial contribution or a gift of supplies to Southside Animal Shelter your donation goes directly to care for at-risk dogs and cats. Every donation is greatly appreciated.

THANK YOU to our supporters!

The Southside Animal Shelter is happy to announce the award of $140,000 from Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust for strategic and facilities planning and urgent facilities needs.

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust was established upon the death of Nina Mason Pulliam in 1997 to support the causes she loved in her home states of Arizona and Indiana .  The Trust seeks to help people in need, protect animals and nature, and enrich community life in metropolitan Indianapolis and Phoenix .  Since its inception the Trust has distributed more than $283 million.  For more information visit


We are thrilled to be recognized by the Petco Foundation for our lifesaving work. A $15,000 grant will help us continue to find lifelong, loving homes for Indianapolis’ pets. THANK YOU Petco Foundation!  

 Because of this grant, we are thrilled to introduce our animal behaviorist, Deanna Hunnewell.  

Deanna has a degree in animal sciences with a focus on behavior and is  implementing  our “Polite Paws” program for our shelter dogs.

  With proper evaluation, training enrichment and follow-up, we can set our dogs up for success in their forever homes.  

Colby came to us with poor leash manners. With Deanna’s help, she is learning to sit and wait patiently while being leashed and is learning to let us walk her and not the other way around!

True Love is Rescued!