Thundering Paws

Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary

Thundering Paws is a no-kill, non-profit animal sanctuary located near south Austin in Dripping Springs, Texas (just miles from the Y in Oak Hill). 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 in the United States, many often 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!


Recent Blog Entries

May 21, 2016

It's kitten season, and in addition to our resident cats, we have six litters of kittens in foster care. Thundering Paws is working hard to make sure all the kittens, and their moms, get the care they need, including spay or neuter, vaccinations, tests and microchips.  Your donation will help us get them ready for adoption.

Bankroll a Kitten with a one-time donation of $108:


Bankroll half the cost with a one-time donation of $54:



April 25, 2016

Plink and his brother Huckleberry are ready for adoption!  Huckleberry (solid black chin) is friendly, outgoing, affectionate and a little talker. Plink (white chin with a black spot) is a little shy but quick to follow his brother's lead. They have THE softest medium length hair and golden eyes to melt your heart. They would love to be adopted together!

For more information or to arrange to meet them, please contact our adoption coordinator at or fill out our online adoption form.

adopt, cats

April 15, 2016

Givin' Where I'm Living is a week-long, online giving event to support local non-profit organizations in the greater Dripping Springs Area.  It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday April 17, and ends at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 24.     
This is such a wonderful fund-raiser.   The five organizations that raise the most money during this event will have their raised amount matched!   How generous is that?    Our goal this year is $7,000.  Help us reach that goal, and  we may be one of the top five!
Beginning Sunday, April 17th  at 12:01 a.m., go to:
Click on the Green "Donate Now" button.  (Or, just click/tap on the hat button, above). Select Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary as your non-profit organization choice and then follow the rest of the prompts.  You can go back again and again to donate all week long.  We'd love it if you did!