Thundering Paws

Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary

Thundering Paws is a no-kill, non-profit animal sanctuary located near south Austin in Dripping Springs, Texas (just miles from the Y in Oak Hill). 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 in the United States, many often 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!


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November 23, 2014

Would you like to help us with our gift wrapping efforts this year? Each year we have several shifts at BookPeople. You provide gift wrapping for the bookstore's customers and accept donations for Thundering Paws. This event is always a lot of fun and is a great fundraiser for us.

Dates this year are:

November 29, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

November 30, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

December 2, 9:30am to 12:00 noon and 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm.

December 6, 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

December 14, 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

December 19, 9:30am to 12:00 noon.

December 21, 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

December 23, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

December 24, 9:30am to 12:00 noon.


BookPeople at 603 N Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78703

To sign up:

Click this button to go to the Volunteer Spot web site:

You will need to provide an email address to see which shifts are still available. You can sign up on the web site for the times that you want. This is a busy time of year for everyone, so please check your calendar carefully to be certain that you can be there for your shift before signing up.

Thank you for helping!


November 23, 2014

Big thanks to the Home Consignment Center in Bee Cave! They put out a donations collection box for us and presented us with much needed and very much appreciated funds. Keep them in mind as you think about your holiday shopping. They have a wide range of great gift items, including fine jewelry, furniture, and home accessories.



November 22, 2014

Prince was an apartment complex stray before coming to Thundering Paws. He's gorgeous and friendly with people, but he has one very bad habit (spraying) that makes him not adoptable. Even though he marks everything (he can't help himself), we are very fond of Prince.

Prince has one sponsor, but more is always better when it comes to sponsorship. Can you help sponsor Prince? To sponsor him, start here:

and make a Paypal donation at the $25 per month level. Then send an email to telling us that you want your money to "Sponsor Prince." If you prefer to send monthly checks or set up an automatic credit card or bank draft, just give us a call at 512-402-9725 and we will help get you all set up.


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