About Us

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Many of our cats have room to play or rest in our spacious cat run.

We know you care about animals because you've taken the time to visit our site -- that alone shows a good heart. Though all of us have heard stories that pain animal lovers, we at Thundering Paws want you to know that there's good news, too -- and lots of it!

What We Do

Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary is home to dozens of rescued animals. Our residents receive:

  • premium food and clean water
  • health tests, vaccination, and veterinary care
  • spay and neuter surgery
  • clean and temperature-controlled housing
  • lots of love and attention

Many of our cats scamper through screened outdoor areas, and we test all cats for feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).

Sometimes the best way to describe what we do here at Thundering Paws is to sing about it! Click here for lyrics and an .mp3 download of the Ballad of Thundering Paws, written by Ruth Huber.

Our Rescues

Our animals come from many places. Some come from their former guardians, some just walk up the driveway. About 75% are adoptable - we find them homes. Others are feral (wild) cats who have had no positive contact with humans. They, too, have good lives at Thundering Paws. Our foster home network helps us care for many more animals than can stay at the sanctuary.

Some animals arrive fearful and cannot be adopted until they learn what it's like to be touched by gentle hands. Others need time to recover from injuries or illness before they go to their new homes.

While spay/neuter is the only permanent solution to the overpopulation of companion animals, Thundering Paws wants animals who are already born to have full, happy lives. That is why we are a no-kill facility.

Our Organization

We are a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations to Thundering Paws are tax deductible. We rely on our volunteers and generous donors to keep us going, and appreciate any help you can give. Visit our donation page to make a contribution.