Decoy kittens have found homes – thankfully never at risk of PTS

I received the following from my friend Sam, who contacted Decoy Kitten Rescue about the 60 kittens in need of homes that the Daily Fail Mail had said were due to be killed if homes were not found. He got the reply directly from a volunteer at the centre:

I am a volunteer at Decoy Kitten Rescue.

Anyone wishing to donate money can send a cheque made payable to: C.Hardwicke (Decoy Kitten Rescue) and send it to:

Decoy Kitten Rescue

40 Keyberry Park
Newton Abbot

TQ12 1DF

Please note that we never spoke to the daily mail or ANY of the tabloids.

NONE of our animals were going to be destroyed… we rescue NOT kill. [my emphasis]

All the cats that are ready for rehoming have been allocated and homes are ready and waiting for our little ones when they are ready too.

I appologise for people not being able to get through on the phone but we have been experiencing high call volumes.

We do have a Facebook page… just type Decoy Kitten Rescue in the search box to find us.

You can also message Claire Hardwicke directly on Facebook.

I hope this helps


kind regards


So, the upshot is, the kittens have homes (possibly, in fairness, thanks to the publicity afforded to them by the Mail, even if they did add a crucial detail the centre claims not to have told them) and they were not on death row.


60 kittens in need of homes ASAP or risk being put to sleep

kittensIf you’re thinking of getting a cat, and can get to Devon, think harder, think faster, and do it by Wednesday.

Look, I’m so serious, I’m even linking to the blinkin’ Daily Mail.

The Decoy Kitten Rescue in Newton Abbot is closing down and the likes of the RSPCA (who use it as an overspill centre) are obviously too full to take them. I have no idea if anyone’s been on to Cats Protection, but I can’t imagine they’re any less full (they’re brilliant by the way).

Call 01626 205755 to ask about a kitten – or a cat, for that matter, as there are some adult ones too. I can’t bear to think of them dying while there are homes out there.