An early morning fire Monday destroyed a storage barn at Rosie’s Southside Animal Shelter, 1614 W. Edgewood Ave. Indianapolis firefighters responded to the scene at 1:22 a.m., but the building where laundry is done and nearly all supplies for the cats and dogs are stored is a total loss. Firefighters contained the fire and prevented spreading to other buildings or to dozens of animals. Those facilities sustained mostly cosmetic damage. However, two feral cats housed in the barn were not immediately located. Animal shelter founder and executive director Rosie Ellis returned to the scene Monday afternoon to get a further understanding of immediate needs. She expressed her gratitude for the Indianapolis Fire Department. Cause of the fire is under investigation. For more details, visit the shelter’s Facebook page or website at https://ssasi.org.