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

November 22, 2017

Tomlinson's Pound 4 Pound food drive, November 24 - December 24, 2017

Donate pet food to Thundering Paws at Tomlinson's stores, and have your donation doubled! Starting this week, as a Tomlinson’s customer, you are given the opportunity to purchase a bag of food for donation upon checkout. Ask for a ballot to mark the rescue to which you'd like the donation sent. (Please select Thundering Paws!)  Customer donations are matched by pet food suppliers, doubling the total amount--pound for pound.

Thanks for making Pound 4 Pound a success for Thundering Paws!

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November 12, 2017

Here's a slideshow of adoptable cats, currently at the Cat Adoption Center at Petsmart in Bee Cave.  Like to meet them?  Contact us, or visit our Sunday adoption event


 Serene  Jones

Meet adoptable cats Serene and Jones at Whole Pets in Dripping Springs on Saturday 11/18/2017.  Blue-and-white Serene was homeless in southwest Austin. He's about 3 to 4 years old, friendly and seems to get along OK with other cats.  Mr Jones, a black kitty about two-and-a-half years old, mellow and friendly, was rescued along the Texas coast. 

More  pets are on the Adopt page.  To meet any of them, please fill out our online adoption form.

adopt, cats

November 3, 2017

Chips, male kitten Flauta, male kitten  Chalupa the kitten Queso, female kitten Flaquiti, male Carolina, their mother

Carolina's kittens are ready for adoption. Expect some of them at our weekend events. Carolina is still recoverying from her surgery.


Aria, female cat Vibrato, male kitten

Two of Aria's kittens have been adopted. As of November 3, Aria and her son Vibrato are still available.


BIlly Bob, adoptable male kitten

Billy Bob the kitten will be up for adoption soon.  He and his family were rescued from the flooding of Hurricane Harvey.  To express an interest in Billy Bob, please submit an online adoption application, or ask for a paper application at our weekend adoption events.  Here are pictures of Billy Bob and his four siblings:

Maryanne's kittens


Your support is needed to get these kittens ready for adoption. To help care for all of our Hurricane Harvey cats and kittens, consider Bankrolling a Kitten.  Other ways to give are listed on the Donate page.  Thank you!


adopt, cats