Thundering Paws

Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary

Thundering Paws is a no-kill, non-profit animal sanctuary located just outside of Austin in Dripping Springs, TX. We are home to an ever-changing number of animals, mostly cats, a few dogs and rabbits. We provide our beloved residents shelter, food, water, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, veterinary care, and a lot of love and attention. All cats are tested for FIV and feline leukemia during their time here and prior to adoption.

Why are we working so hard to do this for the pets in our care? Due to the overpopulation of companion animals, many face unhappy fates. Our aim is to stop this unnecessary suffering altogether. This is a goal of a lifetime, perhaps several lifetimes, but Thundering Paws is committed to doing all we can about it today!


Other ways to give are listed on our donate page.

Recent Blog Entries

December 7, 2017

On Saturday, December 9, adoption event will be at the Tomlinson's South Lamar store near Target on west Ben White Blvd 78704.  We'll be there with adoptable kitties from 11am to 3pm.

Remember, ask at Tomlinson's to purchase a bag of food for donation to Thundering Paws.  Your donation will be doubled! 

Tomlinson's Pound-4-Pound food drive

Have your donation to Thundering Paws doubled at Tomlinson's stores!  Tell the cashier you'd like to purchase a bag of food for donation to Thundering Paws.  Your donation will be matched by pet food suppliers, doubling the total amount -- pound for pound.  This opportunity continues until December 24.

Tomlinson's Pound-4-Pound food drive

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adopt, events

December 5, 2017

Samantha, adoptable tabby, 78738 Dean, adoptable tabby, 78738

Samantha and Dean are settling in at the Petsmart in Bee Cave.  They were rescued in southwest Austin.  To arrange to meet and interact with them, contact us. Or, visit the Bee Cave Petsmart during our weekend adoption event.  You'll be able to meet Clara and Hanna, and see how beautiful they are "in person".  Other kitties will be there, too

To adopt, please fill out our online adoption form.

adopt, cats

December 2, 2017

Maryanne and her kittens

There’s still time to GIVE — to get some very special kitties ready for adoption!  Our goal: to raise $1,642 in vet fees for the 16 kittens and mamas brought to Thundering Paws in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Maryanne and her kittens

Maryanne came to Thundering Paws with her five tiny kittens.  Their house, near the Texas coast in Victoria county, had been destroyed by the flooding.  She patiently raised the kittens at Thundering Paws.  They all look different.  There are three girls: tabby-and-white Becky Sue, part-siamese Mary Ellen, and blue Dixie Lee; and two boys: black Billy Bob and tabby John Boy.  They're now weaned and soon will be big enough to be spayed and neutered.

Please help us get them ready for adoption, by Bankrolling a Kitten.  Thank you!

Bankroll a Harvey Kitten

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