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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!

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December 2, 2017

Tatiana ChuloJosePepe

We hope to have these four kittens, and their mother Josephine, ready for adoption soon. They were rescued in Southwest Austin.


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!  Tell the cashier at Tomlinson's 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.

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, at the Cat Adoption Center at Petsmart in Bee Cave (as of November 12)  Like to meet them?  Contact us, or visit our Sunday adoption event

Our most up-to-date gallery of adoptable pets is on the Adopt page.

 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.

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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!


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October 13, 2017

Thanks to Mother's Cafe, for hosting another day for Thundering Paws recently.  And thanks to all who attended!  Here are some of the rescue kitties you are supporting:

Mohawk  Serene   Bella   Jones

Mohawk, Serene, Bella and Mr Jones are are all adoptable.  Mohawk is a cuddly sweetheart, black with golden eyes and a short tail, rescued in Dripping Springs, TX. She's about 4 year old.  Blue-and-white Serene was a homeless cat in southwest Austin. He's about 3 to 4 years old, friendly and seems to get along OK with other cats.  Bella, brown tabby with white, about 10 years old, was abandoned in Oak Hill; she does not seem to like other cats.  Mr Jones, a black kitty about two-and-a-half years old, mellow and friendly, was rescued along the Texas coast.  To meet any of them, please fill out our adoption form.

Marla is a rescue kitty in east Texas.  Learn more about her here.

Marla, and adoptable older kitty

Squirt and Snow are new to our adoption events.  Squirt is a neutered male tabby, 6 months old, cuddly with a youthful personality.  Snow is a neutered male, 18 months old, white with brown spots, playful and learning to adjust to new environments and people.

Squirt  Snow

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Hurricane Harvey kitties

Hurricane Harvey rescue animals

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October 7, 2017

Mother's Cafe   

Mother’s Café, 4215 Duval Street at E 43rd Street, in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin, will host another day for Thundering Paws on Tuesday, October 10th.  They will give us 10% of their profits that day, so we are asking our supporters to go have a great vegetarian or vegan meal at Mother’s Café, and contribute to us at the same time.

Mother’s is open on October 10th  from 11:15 a.m. to 10 p.m.  More about Mother's, including their menu, is at

Please come enjoy a meal with us at Mother’s on Tuesday, October 10th!

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October 1, 2017

Bandit, and adoptable young kitty Bandit P

Bandit, shown on the left, is the son of mother cat Kathy, and like his mother, has tested positive for the cat virus FIV. Cats with FIV can live long, happy lives. They just need to be monitored for infections and dental issues. If they’re well cared for, they can be healthy, happy, wonderful pets. 

Bandit P, the son of Petra, has dark classic-tabby markings.  His forehead is not as dark, at least in these pictures.

Look for both "Bandits" at our adoption events, along with Kathy, and Petra's other sons Tucker P and Smalls, and others.  To arrange a meeting with any of them, fill out our adoption form.  Thank you!

Kathy  Tucker Smalls  Helios

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September 29, 2017

Aria Carolina Maryanne

Recently rescued from flooding along the Texas coast, Aria, Carolina, Maryanne and their kittens are now being cared for by Thundering Paws.  A total of 16 cats and kittens!  You can help by Bankrolling a Hurricane Harvey Kitten, or by donating toward Carolina's surgery.  Thanks for your support!



September 12, 2017

Eefa the kitten's left hind leg is too badly damaged to regain function. Surgery to remove the leg will happen this week.

Carolina the cat will have surgery to repair a broken front paw.  Carolina and her kittens were rescued from flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. They and are now in a Thundering Paws foster home.

You can help by making an online donation for these surgeries.

Eefa the kitten    Carolina, a mother cat


Update 9/17/2017:  Eefa and Carolina are recovering from surgery.  Many thanks to all who have donated toward the cost of Eefa's surgery! Eefa will be at our adoption events.  Carolina now has a metal implant to hold the bone together. It turns out Carolina's operation was the more expensive. Please donate to help cover the cost. Thank you!

You may also donate for Hurricane Harvey kittens.  More on each family is on the Sponsor pages for Aria, Carolina, and Maryanne.  For other ways to give, see our Donate pageThank you, and thanks for all you do for animals.

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