Mewsings Blog - cats

April 14, 2017

This spring, we've taken in more than two dozen kittens, to get them ready for adoption later this year.  We need help covering the cost of food and veterinary work.  The average veterinary cost, including exam, deworming, flea medication, spay/neuter, microchip, and vaccinations, is $108 per kitten.  Please help by "Bankrolling a Kitten!".

Banroll a Kitten!

In addition to caring for our resident animals, each year Thundering Paws takes in kittens who would otherwise grown up untame and homeless, to find loving homes for them.  It's always better when the kittens come with their mother.

Here are six of the mother cats we've taken in this year. Click or tap on a picture to learn more:

Kathy Petra Rina Roadrunner, a mother cat Whisper, a mother cat Hanna, a mother cat

Thank you for helping when you Bankrolling a Kitten!

adopt, cats, fundraising

March 29, 2017

After a number of vet visits, medications to control respiratory and intestinal problems, and extra food each day, Gonzo the gray tabby has put on weight, and seems happier.  He will continue on two daily medicines for colitis/IBD.  Here are pictures of him about a month apart.

In the first picture, notice how his shoulder blades stick out, and his abdomen is sunken toward his spine; he was underweight.  He has gained weight in the second picture:

Gonzo is one of several special-needs cats at Thundering Paws. We depend on donations to provide care for them.  Please sponsor a special-needs cat!


Sponsor  ::  Donate  ::  Volunteer  ::  Adopt :: Courtesy listings

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February 18, 2017

Cecil the kitten will be at our weekend adoption event this Sunday from noon to 4pm.  He is about 7 months old, friendly and a joy to be around. Plan on seeing him at Petsmart in Bee Cave this weekend!

Cecil, adoptable brown tabby kitten with white.


Some other adoptable animals that you'll be able to meet:
Ollie Blue Spoon, aka Gabriel Mohawk

adopt, cats

February 15, 2017

Gonzo, gray tabby  Gonzo, one of our resident special-needs cats, has been at the vet, and will return to Thundering Paws today. He has lost weight in recent weeks. Our goal is to get his health problems back under control.  Gonzo is very much at home here at Thundering Paws, where he receives the special care that he needs.

Rusty, a brown tabby with white  Rusty is another of our special-needs cats.  Like Gonzo, he's quite friendly, and is greatly loved at Thundering Paws. At the moment, he's in good health, and is adoptable to the right person.  Contact us if you'd like to provide a home for an older cat.

Your donations make it possible for us to provide a sanctuary for Gonzo, Rusty, and other special-needs cats.  Please see our donate page for ways to give online.  To donate directly to Gonzo's medical care, contact Lake Austin Blvd Animal Hospital, (512) 474-8888 or, and ask to make a payment on the account of Thundering Paws.  Thank you for caring!



January 14, 2017

 Bella the tabby]

Bella is an adult kitty, easy to care for, friendly but not needy.  Her former people didn't like her, and she learned to cope by hiding, and swiping at people who treated her unkindly, without ever hurting anyone. She's a pretty easy-going cat. She doesn't crave constant attention, and needs an adopter who isn't demanding either. If you do yoga or other floor exercises, she'll reward you by rubbing against you affectionately; she seems to like having someone on the floor at her level. She's a pretty cat.

Ready to adopt?  Fill out our adoption application.  To arrange to meet Bella, use our contact form.

adopt, cats

January 3, 2017

Three orange-and-white kittens, Frankie, Sammy, and Joey, and their kitten friend Chrissy, can now be seen at Petsmart in Bee Cave during regular store hours (Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 10am-7pm). 

To meet them, email, or use our contact page.

Frankie Sammy D Joey Chrissy

Other cats and kittens at Petsmart in Bee Cave:

Ollie Blue Adeline Spoon, aka Gabriel Pounce

Ready to adopt? Fill out our adoption application.

adopt, cats

December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas from everyone at Thundering Paws!

 TomTom the cat says, "Merry Christmas".

To make a year-end donation, use our donate page.

Here's how you can help Thundering Paws animals:

  • Volunteer your time and talents.
  • Provide a foster home for one or more cats or kittens. We sometimes need foster homes for dogs, too.
  • Adopt!
  • Pay on our veterinary bill. Call Lake Austin Blvd. Animal Hospital, at (512) 474-8888 and ask to make a payment on the account of Thundering Paws.
  • Give while shopping or doing an online search: Shop, Search, Give.
  • Make an in-kind gift.
  • Donate money. Your donations help us care for resident animals like Sage, Rusty, and Rambo.


Thank you!


cats, sanctuary life

November 18, 2016

Our adoption events are Sundays
from 12:00 noon to 4pm,
at Petsmart in Bee Cave.
Be there this Sunday to meet
Cole, Bramble, Tunie, Spoon,



and Blue and Ollie:

For other opportunities to meet our adoptable animals,
contact us.

adopt, cats, events

September 18, 2016

Zuvan, the orange kittenMarinda

Meet adoptable cats and kittens, Sundays from 12:00 noon to 4pm, at Petsmart in Bee Cave.

Meet Zuvan, an orange male kitten.  Others you're likely to see: Zuvan's mom Marinda, and Bramble and her brother Tunie. Look for another orange male kitten, Bravo, and his sisters Cinder, Fiona, and Peaches.

For other opportunities to meet our adoptable animals, contact us.

While shopping at Petsmart in Bee Cave, at the checkout counters you'll have a chance to donate cat food to Thundering Paws.  This will help us care for our resident cats.  We are asking for donations of Friskies and Fancy Feast Classic canned food. Thank you!

adopt, cats

September 16, 2016

Support Thundering Paws at Strut Your Mutt, Best Friends Animal Society's Annual Dog Walk, Festival, and Fun(d) Raiser

When: Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Dog Walk:
Registration Opens: 8:00 AM
Walk Starts: 9:00 AM

Where: Walter E. Long Park, 6614 Blue Bluff Road, Austin, TX 78724

Join Captain KC and our Team. Spend the morning with kindred spirits, do good by raising money for Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary and have a great time in the process.

Festivities include: Frisbee Tic Tac Toe, Pooch Photo Booth, Raffles with Great Prizes, and a Rescue Runway. The full schedule is here. Planning to attend? Please read Best Friends' Safety Guidelines to ensure a safe and fun time for dogs and humans alike!

If you can't attend the event, please donate to our team, to help rescue animals like Martina, Derek, and Aloysius.


By the way, if you happen to be a member of  the Wheatsville Co-op, or if you know anyone who is, you (or they) can vote for Thundering Paws at this link:   10 non-profits are in the running to have a fundraising month at Wheatsville. Voting started September 15th and will end November 13th.

cats, dogs, events, fundraising