Southern Indiana Rescue Effort

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This MUST be the Hancock County Animal Shelter's time for the best looking Labrador retriever Dogs I have ever seen! I'm pleased to introduce you to an 8-month-old Labrador Retriever puppy named Billy! Sometimes appearing darker than what he actually is, this 44lb young fellow is a deep, rich shade of chocolate accented by well-placed chest patches of pearly white. Simply put, Billy's exemplary temperament is only enhanced by his splendid physical presence! Billy is already neutered and heartworm negative; someone loved this baby at one time, but hasn't come looking for him...and we have no idea why. Billy is calm for a young dog and gets along well with other canines too. It is said that Billy will chase cats, but we don't know if he only chases them, or if he would harm one if he caught it. Obviously, due to this sweet boy's size, we can't afford to allow him free reign in an area known to have felines...just in case his motivations were sinister in nature. I do know unequivocally that Billy is an awesome dog and would be a perfect fit for any individual and/or family, with or without children! No farm families with chickens, though; Billy REALLY LOVE CHICKENS...meaning that he would probably eat them. Perhaps that's the reason Billy's past family hasn't claimed him? No matter, it is his only fault! All other attributes from this baby dog are wonderful; Billy is loving and pays attention really well...meaning he will be a highly trainable pup. Billy has a calm nature that one doesn't often see in young Labs, and he loves his toys and walks with anyone who will take him. Although this boy isn't a black dog...he IS a LARGE, DARK COLORED fellow and will require assistance from others to leave this facility alive. This young boy has already been at the Hancock County Animal Control in Lewisport KY for nearly two months now...with NO INTEREST WHATSOEVER! While this little Animal Control does their very best to secure adoptions and rescue for their charges, they can't keep Billy forever. They are nearly full of dogs now, and the shelter environment is very stressful to endure long term. PLEASE, if you have been considering adding a loving canine companion to your family, I would encourage you to come to the shelter and meet this fine young dog.You will be VERY impressed by Billy and his behavior...he is that lovable! You may call/text Deb at 812-430-8009 or Director Sage at 270-922-7566. You can also call the Hancock County Animal Control directly at 270-927-8544. Their hours of operation are mon-fri 8AM-4PM and sat 9AM-noon. This Animal Control is only a short drive from the Evansville IN/Henderson KY area, and they LOVE visitors! So COME ON DOWN and check this sweet puppy out! See you then!


Although 2015 has definitely continued the legacy of 2014 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 gorgeous black cat from a feral colony we have been managing for years. Our Facebook picture at the top of our page is of a smiling Blue Heeler dog named 'Steven' and who is a highly treasured family pet! This rescue also rehabs and assists wild, orphaned mammals when time permits (yes, we are wildlife rehabbers!) 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... simply 'click' on Deb Conner, and join other animal and human rights advocates!

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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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