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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.

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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.

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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

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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!



February 10, 2017

Thundering Paws will host a joint fundraising dinner with Citizen Advocate for Animals (CAFA), at the Canyon Grille at Rough Hollow, on February 27 from 6pm to 9pm.

 ~~~ CAFA and Thundering Paws ~~~

Please join us for a delicious dinner and silent auction on Feb. 27 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 and auction following. The proceeds from the event will be divided between both organizations.

CAFA is a group of dedicated people in Lakeway, TX who care about the humane treatment of the City deer and other wildlife and domestic animals. Learn more about their work at this dinner.

Please RSVP to Rita Cross, 512.755.1578 or  Payment in advance is required. Reserve your place online by credit card.

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



Doyle and Rand are two puppies available for adoption.  They are 7 months old, neutered males, with all their first vaccinations and heartworm preventative.  They are well-behaved and are good with cats.  Contact us for more information.


Debbie, gray tabby-with-white kitten


Debbie the kitten, a gray tabby with white, is currently available for adoption, and can now be seen at  Petsmart in Bee Cave.  This slightly shy kitty will make a wonderful pet for someone. She's about 7 months old.  Like to meet her?  Contact us, or visit our weekend adoption event.

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February 3, 2017

Wallace the dog had a successful surgery!

He was injured, and languished for several weeks, malnourished and unable to use his left hind leg.  A kind woman noticed him, and contacted us.  We directed her to a veterinary team, they operated to restore function of the leg, and now he's in the recovery phase.

We need your help.  We're still $700 short of paying for the surgery and follow-up care.  Please donate if you can. Thank you!



February 1, 2017

Wallace the dog

Wallace, a pit bull under a year old, was running free in Dripping Springs when he was hit by a car, breaking a hind leg.  Fed only sporadically, Wallace was skin and bones.  Two months later, a kind lady volunteering in the neighborhood, Juana, saw him for the first time, and couldn't help but take him home.

Juana contacted us and, on our advice, whisked him to our vet, who is a rescue pit bull specialist!  He was given all vaccinations, heartworm tested negative, and was already neutered.  On exam, the vet found that he had a break that can potentially be fixed with full recovery of the use of his leg.  That's what we are going for, immediately!

Wallace wants to be with people, and is happy with other dogs, including Juana's alpha, a smaller herding dog.  He was too interested in her two cats, however, so Juana asked her friend, Dayle, to foster him. Dayle has no other animals right now and can devote her time to Wallace's recovery.

Today, February 1st, Wallace will have his surgery.

His surgery, overnight stay in the veterinarian's office, and post-surgical medication will cost $1400.  His rescuers have donated to him, the vet is giving us major discounts, and now Thundering Paws is stepping in to pay his expenses.  YOU are Thundering Paws!  Please help him by donating.

Wallace will be available for adoption at some future time, to be determined by the speed of his recovery.  Please see his video at the link below:

Thank you all so much!  We could never help these dear animals without you!


January 14, 2017

 Bella the tabby]

Bella is an adult kitty, easy to care for, friendly but not needy.  Her former people didn't like her, and she learned to cope by hiding, and swiping at people who treated her unkindly, without ever hurting anyone. She's a pretty easy-going cat. She doesn't crave constant attention, and needs an adopter who isn't demanding either. If you do yoga or other floor exercises, she'll reward you by rubbing against you affectionately; she seems to like having someone on the floor at her level. She's a pretty cat.

Ready to adopt?  Fill out our adoption application.  To arrange to meet Bella, use our contact form.

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