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!


Recent Blog Entries

July 24, 2014

We appreciate Zinger Hardware, an Austin business that supports animal rescue. We will be setting up a table there on Saturday, July 26th. The store location is 4001 N Lamar, Suite 300. We will be there from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Stop by and say hi! We would love to see you there.


July 23, 2014

Elsa is one of the very shy cats out on the cat run. She doesn't like people much, but that doesn't mean that we don't like her. She's a perfectly lovely gray kitty who gets along well with all the other cats, including her identical sister Flora.

Elsa has one sponsorship already, but we would love to have you help her as well. We hope someday to have multiple sponsors for all our kitties!

Would you like to sponsor Miss Elsa to help us provide for her? To sponsor her, start at:

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 Elsa." 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.

You can see our other sponsorable cats at:


July 21, 2014

Cat Detective Kim Freeman and her search cat Henry helped locate our kitty Claire when she escaped from her cat carrier recently.  Kim and Henry were also featured on the news last week!

We know how stressful it is when a feline family member goes missing, and how important it is to take the right steps in the right order to get that kitty back home as quickly as possible. We're lucky Kim lives in the Austin area, but no matter where you live, you can benefit from her advice and experience.

Kim's online e-booklet, "How to Find Your Lost Cat,"  offers excellent detailed advice and tips you may not have even considered. This search guide is available on her web site and has helped people all over the world find their lost cat when all else had failed.

This booklet goes way beyond the usual approach of "post flyers and check shelters." It also explains the pitfalls of leaving food or kitty litter out in the yard. With the detailed information provided in this guide, you're much more likely to recover your cat.

And best of all, the booklet is available instantly as a pdf download. You don't have to wait, just download the file and use the advice that's right for your type of cat and situation.

Kim has generously offered to make a donation to Thundering Paws if you purchase the booklet through this link:

We hope your kitties always stay safe, but we know sometimes things happen and cats escape or get lost. If that happens to you, this booklet will give you valuable insights and strategies based on lost cat behavior.

When you find your cat, please write and tell us your story of how you used Kim's professional methods and techniques -- we always love hearing about a happy reunion!


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