Meet the Animals

The Starlight Trust is an animal welfare and rescue organisation based in Surrey

Current Animals

These are the animals currently in our care. The tags below their pictures will tell you their current ‘status’.

In treatment – guests currently receiving extra care such as medication or hand feeding.
In Recovery – guests who have been poorly but are now recovering.
Under Assessment – pets we are getting to know or wildlife we are assessing for release.
Pre-Release – wild guests who are preparing to go back to the wild.
Reserved – pets who are reserved for their new home.
Adoptable – pets who are ready to start their new lives. Could you be their new family?
Permanent Resident – wildlife unable to be released or pets we have decided should stay here due to health or behavioural issues.

Wrigley

Wrigley

A young feral pigeon with a broken leg
Simone

Simone

A tiny baby pigeon whose sibling was killed and nest thrown in the bin
Acquilo

Acquilo

A young pigeon with a damaged eye and coccidiosis
Herbert

Herbert

A feral pigeon with a very badly damaged wing
Heljan

Heljan

A poorly pigeon found hiding under a discarded Christmas tree
Paul

Paul

A stray domestic pigeon looking for a home with his new lady friend
PEW babies

PEW babies

Seven baby male rats looking for homes (5 reserved, 2 available)
Gordon

Gordon

A young male neutered mouse looking for some lady friends
Angel

Angel

A young pigeon with a virus
Stephen

Stephen

A young pigeon who was caught by a cat
Meg

Meg

A lost domestic pigeon
Pythia

Pythia

A syrian hamster who is blind and deaf due to poor breeding
Matthew

Matthew

A feral pigeon with a swelling on his elbow
Tarquin

Tarquin

A feral pigeon with a bad parasite infestation and damaged wing
Norma

Norma

A feral pigeon with a virus
Polly

Polly

A racing pigeon who has been shot
Percy

Percy

A young feral pigeon with a broken tail
Penny

Penny

A pigeon with injuries from a cat attack
Beau

Beau

A one eyed Racing Pigeon
Sophia, Dorothy & Kylie

Sophia, Dorothy & Kylie

Three friendly young female mice
Albert, Rose & Blossom

Albert, Rose & Blossom

A neutered male mouse and his two girlfriends
Donnie

Donnie

An ex-racing pigeon with a severe neck wound
Gadget, Snarf, Garfield & Popeye

Gadget, Snarf, Garfield & Popeye

Four friendly male mice who are permanent residents here as no-one wanted to home them
Scrumptious

Scrumptious

A feral pigeon with neurological issues
Duke

Duke

An elderly feral pigeon who has joined us for a comfortable retirement
Lola

Lola

A young feral pigeon with neurological issues
Sapphire

Sapphire

A stray racing pigeon
Corki

Corki

A pigeon we hatched from an egg
Joy

Joy

Joy is a resident pigeon who came to us suffering a severe virus
Leia

Leia

Leia is a resident pigeon who has a deformed leg
Hallie

Hallie

Hallie is one of our resident pigeons who came to us suffering from a severe virus.
Melvin

Melvin

Melvin is a big, handsome pigeon who suffered a broken wing.
Gambit

Gambit

An exceptionally handsome pigeon who was hit by a car and suffered multiple injuries.
Arnie

Arnie

A sweet little male pigeon with a damaged wing
Beatrix

Beatrix

An older Racing Pigeon who was caught by a cat
Galega

Galega

A badly injured older pigeon

Success Stories

Meet the animals who we have found new homes or returned to the wild

Rosie

Rosie

A pretty female dwarf hamster
Sam

Sam

A young feral pigeon missing some flight feathers
Lukus

Lukus

A young feral pigeon out of the nest too soon
Odysseus

Odysseus

A very sweet, shy hamster looking for an experienced home
Polythemus

Polythemus

A handsome, curious, one-eyed hamster looking for someone who can win his trust
Vinny & Noodle

Vinny & Noodle

Two gorgeous, shy but cheeky female rats
Cassie & Kenny

Cassie & Kenny

Two baby pigeons born in a building which was being renovated
Misty

Misty

A young pigeon who was kicked out of her nest by pest controllers
Gracie

Gracie

A young feral pigeon who fell out of her nest
George & Peppa

George & Peppa

Two baby pigeon born in a building site
Holly & Ben

Holly & Ben

Two newly hatched pigeons who were displaced by building work
Oscar and Grundgetta

Oscar and Grundgetta

Two feral pigeons with string damage to their feet and a sticky substance coating their plumage

In Memory

We work so hard for all our animals but sometimes it’s just not enough. Every loss hurts so we keep their pages up on the website as a tribute to them.

Haz

Haz

A feral pigeon with damaged legs
Orvin

Orvin

A young feral pigeon with a ruptured crop

Speedy

A feral pigeon with a badly swollen shoulder
Pete

Pete

A feral pigeon with a badly broken leg
Tink

Tink

A beautiful, older female dwarf hamster

Tootles

Tootles had clearly been struggling since leaving the nest in the middle of a heatwave. Despite our best efforts she passed away soon after arrival.
Lucky

Lucky

Lucky had a deep, infected wound on his shoulder. He recovered well from that but it led to muscle and tendon damage in his wing which meant he couldn't fly. We passed him to our friends at East Sussex WRAS for specialist treatment but sadly the damage was permanent. We didn't believe Lucky's quality of life in captivity would have been good as he was quite highly strung so the decision was made to put him to sleep. This is never a decision we take lightly, especially after investing so much time and love into making Lucky well again, but we felt it was the kindest thing to do for him.
Harvey

Harvey

Harvey came to us looking very unwell as you can see in his picture. We think he had flown into something and suffered internal bleeding. Sadly he later passed away.
Pidge

Pidge

Pidge had been struck by something and had severe bruising. Unfortunately there was also internal bleeding and he didn't survive.
Jane

Jane

We spent weeks treating Jane for coccidiosis and roundworm but she would get better and then regress. Eventually she lost her fight.
Jules

Jules

Lou arrived very thin with bad diarrhoea. Unfortunately we were too late to save his life.
Apollo

Apollo

Apollo was found looking lost outside an office block. Unfortunately he grew weaker and passed the next day which leads us to suspect he had digested poison.