Mewsings Blog

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 Bankroll 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

cats, sponsor

March 17, 2017

When Nena was rescued, she was malnourished and ill. She's recovered now, and needs a forever home. Nena is deaf, but understands hand signals.  To learn more, contact us, or inquire at our adoption event this Sunday afternoon, at Petsmart in Bee Cave.

Adoptable  ::  Courtesy listings  ::  Adoption events  ::  Donate  ::  Sponsor

adopt, dogs

March 15, 2017

AmazonSmile promotion

Thursday, March 16 only, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of eligible products customers purchase at This offer begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Time, and expires at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

This would be a great time to purchase items for donation.  We are in need of a digital baby scale (pediatric scale) for weighing cats, kittens, and puppies.  See our wish list for other ideas.

Thank you!

events, fundraising

March 12, 2017

Our regular adoption event, Sunday afternoons, is canceled today only (March 12).  Several of our adoptable cats can still be seen at Petsmart in Bee Cave during regular store hours (10am-7pm today, 9am-9pm other days).

Spoon, the cat

To meet a particular cat or dog, contact us.  Our gallery of adoptable cats and dogs is here.

Two "courtesy listings" have recently been added -- adoptable pets available from other people: Sista the tuxedo kitten, and Tuesday, a friendly tortoiseshell cat.  See our courtesy listings.


March 3, 2017

Many thanks for your donations on Amplify Austin Day, which ended today.

Thanks to Fuddruckers in Bee Cave.  We were there today, March 3, 11am to 6pm, accepting donations and telling people about Thundering Paws.  Fuddruckers is near the Petsmart in Bee Cave, where some of our adoptable cats can be seen, and where we have our weekend adoption events.

Here are a few of the adoptable pets you'll be able to meet this weekend.  Expect to see more on Sunday from noon to 4pm, at Petsmart in Bee Cave.

Cecil, adoptable brown tabby kitten with white. Ollie Blue Spoon, aka Gabriel Mohawk Kit the torti

Thanks to CAFA and Canyon Grille at Rough Hollow, for setting up and providing a venue for the recent Spotlight on Animals dinner.  Thanks to all who attended, donated money, and purchased auction items.  Thanks to those who donated items, including Green Hills Art of Driftwood TX, Sue Bishop, Bob Anderson, Julie Perales, and Austin Zoo.

And of course, thanks to all our volunteers and donors!  Thundering Paws is able to help animals because of you!


February 22, 2017

Hypotenuse the cat wants you to Amplify Austin

Amplify Austin is 24 hours of online giving March 2 and 3.  Schedule your donation now, or for greater impact, mark your calendar to make an online donation to Thundering Paws between 6am and 7am on March 3.  If we have the most donors during that time, we win a bonus of $1000! Make your Amplify donation here.

Amplify Austin

events, fundraising

February 21, 2017

Please join us for a dinner and silent auction on Monday, Feb. 27, from 6pm to 9pm, at the Canyon Grill in Lakeway, TX. The address is on Lake Travis at 103 Yacht Club Cove, Lakeway, TX 78734. Happy Hour will begin at 6:00 PM with the dinner following. The proceeds from the event will be divided between Thundering Paws and Citizen Advocate for Animals (CAFA).

Please RSVP to Rita Cross, 512.755.1578 or  Payment in advance is required.

We look forward to seeing you on Feb. 27th and THANK YOU for your support.

events, fundraising

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!