Mewsings Blog - events

February 19, 2016

MARCH 5, 2016
8:00 a.m. - starting time

Once again, Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary is honored to be the beneficary for this running event. Last year, there were 300 hundred runners -- this year Bill from Run In Texas expects 600! Come join us. Exercise, really nice people, beautiful countryside, and beer tasting and other festivities after the run. All this good stuff plus you'll be supporting us in the process! How can you resist? Join us on Saturday, March 5, and let's make this run better than last year! Here's what you can do:

Volunteer - 10-15 volunteers needed to hand out water and sports drinks at the 1.5 mile mark.   Not only will you be in the great outdoors supporting Thundering Paws, but you'll get a cool t-shirt from Run In Texas for your efforts. to sign up.

Run -  Get your running buddies to sign up with you.   For more details and to register go here:

If you'd rather walk than run - you can.  Just register at the above link and stroll your way through the course enjoying the scenery.

Thank you Run In Texas and Twisted X Brewery!   And thank YOU - All of you wonderful volunteers and runners.




December 4, 2015

Meet adoptable pets at Petsmart in Bee Cave, this Sunday.

Date: December 16, 2015.
Time: noon to 4:00pm.
The store address: 12812 Shops Parkway Ste 400, Austin, Texas 78738

Agatha will make make an appearance for the first time. Come meet her!


adopt, events

November 13, 2015

Come see adoptable cats and dogs at Petsmart in Bee Cave, this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Date: November 13, 14, and 15.
Time: noon to 4:00pm.
The store address: 12812 Shops Parkway Ste 400, Austin, Texas 78738

Rusty, Martina, and Boo Boo are some of the older cats we will be featuring:

Rusty is friendly and mellow. He love dogs and gets along with other cats. What a great cat!


Boo Boo, pictured above, also loves dogs, and he gets along with other cats too! He wants to be petted and adored. He's just fun to have around because he has such a great personality and is so interested in people and the environment.



Ask about Martina. She's a very endearing black kitty. She will be a wonderful companion for some lucky person.

Met these and other cats (dogs, too!) at Petsmart in Bee Cave, this weekend, November 13-15, from noon to 4:00pm.


adopt, events

August 26, 2015

Thundering Paws will be at Strut Your Mutt Austin on September 19, 2015 at Mueller Lake Park. Please join us for this fun-filled event — either by registering to walk or by sponsoring a walker.

Help give all pets the chance they deserve.  Your support of Thundering Paws will help both dogs and cats.



March 26, 2015

Isn't it time that Austin joined the ranks of other progressive cities with its own cat cafe?

Blue Cat Cafe wants to make it happen, and they are near the halfway point on their Kickstarter campaign.

Cafe + Adoptable Cats = WIN WIN

The Blue Cat Cafe team believe that true “cat haters” are few and far between and that the bottleneck to putting homeless kittens in loving homes is simply more “face-to-whisker” time. Numerous organizations in Austin like Thundering Paws exist to provide shelter to abandoned kittens. The Blue Cat Cafe aims to foster those cats at the cafe itself, and be an aid to the rescues in adoption!

Please consider donating to their  Kickstarter campaign and attending one of their local fundraising and awareness events. The next one will be this weekend!

Austin Kitty Limits


March 29, 2015: Austin Kitty Limits

Stompin Grounds
3801 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

5:00 - 10:00 PM:  Live music every hour with the following lineup

  • 5-8 PM Live adorable kittens dressed up as punks for pictures and petting
  • 5-6 Free Kittens & Bread
  • 6-6:30 Modern Day Midas
  • 6:30-7 Poppy Fields
  • 7-8 Pickles
  • 8-9 Sweepstakes
  • 9-10 Noiserock Treehouse
events, fostering, fundraising

March 1, 2015

Austin's biggest online giving event starts March 5th at 6:00 p.m.  and ends March 6th at  6:00 p.m.  It's a great way to donate to Thundering Paws  because during this 24-hour period all contributions received will be amplified by corporate sponsors. 

Our goal this year - $30,000 - or even better for the animals we love!   Help us reach that goal.  Here's the link to our Amplify Austin fundraising page:

You can schedule a donation now or go to this link any time during the 24 hour period between 6:00 p.m. March 5th, and 6:00 p.m., March 6th.

Set your alarms for...the POWER HOUR!

We have a Power Hour: March 6th  - 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

If Thundering Paws' receives the most contributions during this hour, we will win a prize of $1,000! We've won the power hour prize 2 years in a row - let's make it three.   And - if we raise $5,000 during our Power Hour, a generous donor has agreed to match that amount. Let's do this!!

Scheduled donations will not count toward our Power Hour.   So, please get up early on Friday, March 6., and donate, donate, donate!   Thank you very much!


events, fundraising

March 1, 2015

Get some sleep after your early wakeup for Amplify Austin's Power Hour so you can wake up for an action-packed day on Saturday, March 7!


8 am: Twisted X Brewery's 5k RunTwisted 5k Brewery Run

Benefiting Thundering Paws, the Twisted 5K is a great traditional, old school running event for anyone who enjoys craft beer, food trucks, and helping animals!

The event starts at 8 am:

Twisted X Brewery
23455 W RR 150
Dripping Springs, TX 78620.

For more details:

To sign up online:


3 pm - 5 pm: Blue Cat Cafe Kitten Party

Austin needs it's very own cat cafe with rescues and fosters, don't you think? After the 5k, stop by Counter Culture in the afternoon to eat lunch, pet kittens, and make art!

Thundering Paws director Anne Zabolio will be onsite to talk about the sanctuary and answer questions. And pet kittens, of course!

3 pm - 5 pm at:

Counter Culture
2337 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702

Donate to the Blue Cat Cafe Kickstarter here:

events, fundraising

September 10, 2014

September 13 - 14, 2014 Noon to 4:00 PM
PetSmart Bee Cave
12812 Shops Parkway, #400
Bee Cave, TX 78738

A special adoption event with PetSmart Charities is happening this coming Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 4:00 PM at Bee Cave PetSmart in the Shops at the Galleria, off Highway 71. Cats from Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary and foster homes, in addition to the cats that 'live' at Bee Cave PetSmart, will be waiting for you to come meet them.


July 2, 2014

We hope you can stop by on Saturday and meet some of our adoption team, along with some great cats and kittens!


May 9, 2014

We'll be taking this weekend off at the Brodie Petsmart. See us there next weekend on both Saturday and Sunday, or visit our adoptable kitties at the Bee Cave Petsmart any day!