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.

Norma

A feral pigeon with a virus
Orvin

Orvin

A young feral pigeon with a ruptured crop
Gracie

Gracie

A young feral pigeon who fell out of her nest
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
Oscar and Grundgetta

Oscar and Grundgetta

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

Nana and Dendal

Two shy young male rats
Arya and Sansa

Arya and Sansa

Two lovely, friendly female rats
Beau

Beau

A one eyed Racing Pigeon
Bruce and Jackie

Bruce and Jackie

Two shy, but incredibly cute, chinese hamster boys
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
Samson

Samson

A feral pigeon with a severe eye infection
Pete

Pete

A feral pigeon with a badly broken leg
Tink

Tink

A beautiful, older female dwarf hamster
Donnie

Donnie

An ex-racing pigeon with a severe neck wound
Francine

Francine

A feral pigeon in very poor condition and with a damaged foot
Bonnie

Bonnie

A feral pigeon with a severe virus
Luna & Sol

Luna & Sol

Two 10 month old female rats
Pika and Yuki

Pika and Yuki

Two pretty young female rats
Gadget, Snarf, Garfield & Popeye

Gadget, Snarf, Garfield & Popeye

Four friendly young male mice looking for a home as a group
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

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
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
Willow

Willow

A feral pigeon with hair wrapped round her foot
Edwyn

Edwyn

A young pigeon who was a bit stunned. Edwyn has now been returned to the wild.
Harley

Harley

Harley was found suffering from a virus and cared for by another rescuer. He came to us for assessment and, happily, we found he was fit for release. Our friends at Forget Me Not wildlife rescue provided him with a safe, soft release.
Delilah

Delilah

A baby pigeon with an eye infection
Eddie & Dexter

Eddie & Dexter

Two lovely older male rats who found a new home with new friends to live with
Cheese, Sabrina & Blanche

Cheese, Sabrina & Blanche

A neutered male mouse and his two girlfriends
Motzy

Motzy

Motzy came to us as he wasn't getting on with his cagemates. After neutering he found a lovely new home where he now has a harem of lady friends to cuddle with.
Baba

Baba

Baba came to us with a badly damaged foot. She needed to have a toe amputated but recovered well and was returned to the wild.

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.

Speedy

A feral pigeon with a badly swollen shoulder

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.
William

William

The combination of a cat attack and heavy rainfall was too much for William and he passed from shock the following day
Wednesday

Wednesday

The combination of a cat attack and heavy rain was too much for Wednesday and she passed away the next day
Amos

Amos

Amos' beak injury had meant he had been struggling to eat and he arrived very emaciated. Unfortunately we were too late to save him.
SuperTed

SuperTed

Teddy came to us from East Sussex WRAS who raised him from a baby with a head injury. He lived in our aviary happily but an accident led to him breaking his leg. Because he was already disabled we felt amputating his leg as well would be unfair. We made the truly heartbreaking decision to let him go. He will never be forgotten and we named our second aviary - Teddy Towers - in his honour.