Mewsings Blog - fundraising

September 26, 2014

The final results are in from the $5000 matching challenge. We raised $4730, so we did not quite reach our goal, but we are so happy with what we did achieve. Huge thanks to all who contributed, and to the original donor who agreed to the $5000 match. All the kitties, dogs, and bunnies at Thundering Paws appreciate every donation!


September 7, 2014

Are you ready to Strut Your Mutt on Saturday the 13th? We are looking forward to this event and would be honored if you joined our team! If you cannot attend the event, you can still help our team, visit this link to make a donation to show your support for Thundering Paws:


August 25, 2014

Strut Your Mutt is coming to Austin again this September. The event takes place September 13th and includes plenty of fun activities.

Can you help our team? Here's the link that takes you directly to our donation page:


August 14, 2014

We have been offered a wonderful opportunity. A new donor has offered us $5,000, and has challenged us to match it. If you've been thinking of donating, but haven't yet, or would be willing to donate toward matching this gift, now is a perfect time to do so.

You can send a check to Thundering Paws, P.O. Box 1555, Dripping Springs, TX 78620.

You can send a donation through PayPal. Please realize that PayPal takes a percentage.

You may certainly pay on our vet bills at either Oak Hill Vet, 512/288-1016, or Lake Austin Blvd. Animal Hospital, 512/474-8888. If you pay on the vet bills, send an email to and let us know the amount, so that we can apply it to the matching challenge.

Thank you so much for always being there for us, and for loving animals the way you do. Thank you for EVERYTHING you do for animals.

Big Boy is sure we can meet this matching challenge!

One-time or Continuing Donations

Donate using your credit or debit card:


Recurring bank drafts

Set up a bank account draft, to make monthly donations.


Our Organization

We are a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations to Thundering Paws are tax deductible. We rely on our volunteers and generous donors to keep us going, and appreciate any help you can give.


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.


June 21, 2014

Please join us once again for great food at Mother's Cafe and Garden on Tuesday, June 24th. We love their food and their committment to helping animal rescue!

Mother's Cafe will give Thundering Paws 10% of the profits for everyone who eats and drinks there any time on Tuesday. Join us for lunch or dinner or both. We will be there all day and would love it if you could stop by our table, say hello, and chat for a minute or two.

The restaurant opens at 11:15 a.m. and closes at 10:00 p.m.

Mother's Cafe is at 43rd and Duvall in Hyde Park. Take out counts, too. See you there!


May 30, 2014

Not all of our kitties are available for adoption. Many, for various reasons, will live out their lives here at the sanctuary. It could be that they have behavior issues like spraying every surface in sight. It could be that they just don't like humans all that much. It could be that they have been at the shelter for so long that they are unable to adjust to a new home. Some are feral cats who can't be returned to their colony for medical reasons or because their home territory has become unsafe for them.

Whatever the reason, we love all our animals and provide the best possible care for each and every one. This care costs us money. Every kitty gets veterinary care, the best quality food, fresh water, and litter box service provided by our staff and volunteers. There is also the expense of maintaining and running the sanctuary. In addition to the extensive screened outdoor runs, our animals have access to climate controlled spaces with air conditioning to keep them comfortable in the hot Texas summers and heat to keep them toasty warm when winters get cold.

It really adds up, and we need your help to keep on providing for our residents, through sponsorship. We've got a new campaign to raise awareness of our sponsorship  opportunities and help get new sponsors on board to help us care for our shelter kitties.

To kick off this sponsorship campaign, we've created a great-looking t-shirt. This shirt features the graphic shown above, and is available for only a limited time. Get yours at this web site:

Click the big blue "$15 Buy Now" button and the web site will take you through the ordering process. You'll receive your shirt about two weeks after the end of the campaign. Buy a shirt, wear it, and tell your friends about the opportunity to Feed A Shelter Kitty through the Thundering Paws web site! In the coming months, we'll be featuring sponsorable kitties on our web site blog, on our Facebook page, and in monthly emails to our supporters. We thank you for everything you do to help us care for our rescued animals!

Ready to sponsor a kitty? All it takes is a regular monthly donation.

To see our sponsorable kitties, visit our web site at

Then, head over to

to make a Paypal donation. 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.


March 20, 2014

Thundering Paws is one of the Dripping Springs area non-profit organizations that will benefit from the "Givin' Where I'm Livin'" campaign, April 20-25.  This is another opportunity to give online, with your donation increased by contributions from event sponsors.


Details of the event are described in this article:


Pass the word to your friends, colleagues, neighbors. One more way to make a positive difference in your community and the world!


January 31, 2014

Thundering Paws is one of the Dripping Springs area non-profit organizations that benefit from the "Givin' Where I'm Livin'" campaign.

Please take a minute to check them out... here's a link to an article about their 2014 kickoff event:

Pass the word to your friends, colleagues, neighbors. One more way to make a positive difference in your community and the world!


December 2, 2013

Bring your pet and bring your camera. We'll have a jolly Santa there to pose with your furry friend!