Southern Indiana Rescue Effort

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Our Featured Pet...

Southern Indiana Rescue Effort is pleased to introduce you to a gorgeous, 94lb gentle giant of a Great Dane mix named Joey! Joey came from the Gibson County Animal Shelter by Toyota approximately one year ago...a decidedly bad time when large dog adoptions were down due to the continued recession. When Gibson County Animal Shelter contacted us about a little great dane mix puppy )they thought Joey was mixed with pit bull, but our vet Dr Kevin Kennedy says, "No."), we realized that it might actually be a rescue that could occur without further straining our already occupied infrastructure. Joey was indeed the handsome and friendly boy ,loving and playful, and one that has been the perfect 'fit' for our rescue! This physically striking gorgeous fellow is having the time of his life, running and playing with our other friendly animals. Weighing in in at approximately 92 fit and muscular pounds, Joey gets along with all other dogs, and has the most loving and sweet nature imaginable with absolutely no aggression noted, not even over food...he will definitely make a wonderful companion for a family or individual, with or without kids. Our wonderful boy seems to be cat friendly as well, but this should only be after a monitored and proper introduction has been made. Joey has been neutered, given all shots including rabies, and he has been microchipped as well. While Joey has not been technically kept in a home enviroment yet, we do believe him to be essentially housetrained and he has shown himself to be intelligent and willing to please. Not to brag, but Joey's behavior has been so utterly wonderful that he has been awarded the Brenda Foley (Director of Gibson County Animal Shelter) "Four Paws Up" award! Now just how many dogs can boast that, huh?! Well done, Joey! If you would like some more information on this fine fellow, or Southern Indiana Rescue Effort's adoption criteria for him, please call or text Deb at 812-430-8009, and we will hook you up! Woof! Woof!.


Although 2013 has definitely continued the legacy of 2012 in not living up to the promise and the adoptions that we had hoped for, Southern Indiana Rescue Effort would still like to offer our profound thanks to the awesome people who opened their hearts and homes to this rescue's homeless animals. The 'rescue and rehome' scenerio for the United States remains dismal due to the same bad economy that has forced many citizens from their homes after having lost their jobs and ability to remain self sustaining. Southern Indiana Rescue Effort's ending adoption totals for 2013 are dismal and reflective of a nation that continues to be in dire economic crisis. Southern Indiana Rescue Effort works very hard, making every possible effort to successfully 'market' our rescues to middle and upper middle class families who share our companion animal mores but, in 2013, we were only been able to secure homes for six of our loving dogs, and a handful of cats/kittens. That's not to say we aren't grateful; the animals we saved went to the most loving and responsible of homes and should never again have to worry about irresponsible 'owners' neglecting them or dumping them in an Animal Control to die. In keeping with this rescue's policy of fairness, our six dogs and rescued felines have hailed from local situations as well as other states. Thor, Lewis, and Clark were dogs that came from a local family whose home was foreclosed upon, and we have provided a place in our rescue for Sheba, the momma dog until the family is able to reclaim her. Handsome brindle boy Buddy was pulled from a small, rural shelter in Illinois, while our sweet Maya was a collective effort all the way from Youngstown, Ohio. Petey the awesome pit boy joined our rescue from the state of Tennessee, while loving Bo Kitty was placed a second and FINAL TIME with a literally delighted and retired local couple. We remain cautiously optimistic about the future and our ability to continue assisting needy dogs and cats as our monetary situation and infrastructure will allow. Southern Indiana Rescue effort will endeavor to follow base, commonsense adoption guidlines such as not knowingly adopting our pit and pit mixes to individuals who rent; not owning ones own home and, therefore, being subject to the whims of a landlord is the number one reason animals are returned to shelters...we will not allow our animals to be placed in harm's way in this manner. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our many past adopter families of both dogs and cats for the wonderful updates on their pets and just generally for staying in touch with us! You have no idea how much your periodic updates, anecdotes and pictures actually mean to us! We would like to remind the public that Southern Indiana Rescue Effort is home to many deserving, gentle and loving dogs, all of whom were scheduled to be killed by a deplorable 'throw away' society, and some who actually missed their dates with death by a matter of mere hours. We remain committed to assisting as many dogs and cats as our infrastructure and monetary situation will allow...and also are adamant proponents of MANDATORY spay/neuter in all of the states. Southern Indiana Rescue Effort is on Facebook under our founder and director's name 'Deb Conner', and our profile pictures currently is of a protest sign being held by two elderly women (we also attempt to advance civil liberty discussions and change for people!). Our Facebook picture at the top of our page is of this rescue's two abandoned baby boy raccoons, which we rehabbed (yes, we are wildlife rehabbers!) and softly released back into the wild after appropriate, protective vaccines AND ensuring that our little boys could survive. We remain committed and look forward to working with you, the public, and our many rescue contacts in the coming year and again ask that, if you are considering adding a pet to your family, please seriously consider us! Whenever you adopt an animal from Southern Indiana Rescue Effort, you are freeing 'kennel space' that allows us to help another dog, destined to die. Here is wishing you and yours the very best that life has to offer, and a rewarding and prosperous new year! Now, lets 'roll up our sleeves' and get to work!---------------------------------------------------------------- SOUTHERN INDIANA RESCUE EFFORT HAS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING 5013C STATUS, AND WILL DELAY OUR OBTAINING THIS DESIGNATION UNTIL THE US ECONOMY IMPROVES.

Who We Are

Southern Indiana Rescue Effort is a small rescue group located in Warrick county that has come to realize just how dire the situation for companion animals really is in the United States. Approximately 900 healthy, and adoptable companion animals are euthanized EVERY HOUR simply because there are not enough homes for them. We are adamant supporters of mandatory spay/neuter laws in all 50 states. Until this future scenario unfolds; however, Southern Indiana Rescue Effort will strive to provide a "safety net" for as many deserving animals as possible, one animal at a time, and without regard to breed, or species. When possible, you will find us readily "networking" with other rescue groups who share our desire to impact animal lives. Southern Indiana Rescue Effort is on Facebook as a viable networking option for many of the 'death-row' animals that we cannot personally rescue, and as a convenient method of sharing pictures, videos, and amusing anecdotes with our many adoptive families. We heartily invite you to join us there...'click' on Deb Conner, and you will currently see a young raccoon being fed his milk formula through a syringe. This is one of the many wild babies that this rescue has rehabbed as our time and monetary situation allows!

Adopting a friend

Pet Adoption

S.I.R.E. has a fairly simple adoption procedure that typically begins with a verbal "screening" right over the phone, and eventually culminates into our "Formal Adoption Agreement" with possible home visit. We want your adoption experience to be a successful one, and will make every effort to help "match" you with an appropriate pet for your family, living circumstances, and lifestyle.

Come Visit Us!

Southern Indiana Rescue Effort is a small rescue located on the premises of a single family residence, and our visits are by appointment only. We are located approximately 15 minutes east of Boonville Indiana, right off highway 62, in the town of Tennyson. Call 812-430-8009 to schedule an appointment, or email, or Remember, "it's raining dogs, hallelujah", so come and find yours today!
Southern Indiana Rescue Effort
Tennyson, IN 47637
Phone: 18124308009

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