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.

Barclay

Barclay

A feral pigeon covered in grease with coccidiosis
Chick

Chick

A feral pigeon with a virus and respiratory infection
Penelope

Penelope

A young pigeon who left her nest too soon
Lightning & Nibbles

Lightning & Nibbles

Two beautiful female degus
Beep & Boop

Beep & Boop

Two shy middle aged male rats
Baby boy rats

Baby boy rats

Eight baby boy rats looking for homes (five still available)
Annie

Annie

A young feral pigeon with coccidiosis
Fred

Fred

A neutered male rat looking for some girlfriends
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
Herbert

Herbert

A feral pigeon with a very badly damaged wing
Heljan

Heljan

A poorly pigeon found hiding under a discarded Christmas tree
Jody

Jody

A stray domestic pigeon looking for a home with her husband
Stephen

Stephen

A young pigeon who was caught by a cat
Brock

Brock

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
Tamara

Tamara

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

Sophia & Dorothy

Two very friendly female mice
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

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
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.
Nana and Dendal

Nana and Dendal

Two shy young male rats
Arya and Sansa

Arya and Sansa

Two lovely, friendly female rats
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
Bruce and Jackie

Bruce and Jackie

Two shy, but incredibly cute, chinese hamster boys
Cheese, Sabrina & Blanche

Cheese, Sabrina & Blanche

A neutered male mouse and his two girlfriends

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.

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.
Peter

Peter

One of the most heartbreaking cases we have ever seen. Peter has a racing pigeon who had been taken hundreds of miles from home and left to find his way back. He got lost, didn't know how to find food, and became emaciated and weak. By the time he was found and brought to us it was too late, his body had already shut down. All we could do was give him somewhere warm and safe to pass. This is why we hate pigeon racing.
Roisin

Roisin

IN MEMORY – Roisin sadly did not survive being trapped in a chimney. Name/s: Roisin Species: Feral Pigeon Gender: Unknown Age: Unknown
Pidgie

Pidgie

IN MEMORY – Sadly Pidgie had brain damage and had to be euthanased.  Name/s: Pidgie Species: Woodpigeon Gender: Unknown Age: Adult
Garson

Garson

In MEMORY – Sadly, Garson’s injuries were too severe to save him Name/s: Garson Species: Wood Pigeon Gender: Unknown Date of Birth: Unknown

Woodpigeon

IN MEMORY – a woodpigeon with severe injuries who sadly had to be euthanased Name/s: Species: Wood Pigeon Gender: Unknown Date of Birth: Unknown
Betty

Betty

IN MEMORY – A traumatised female degu Name/s: Betty Species: Degu Gender: Female Date of Birth: Unknown but thought to be 2012 Updated: March 1, 2013 Due to how traumatised she is, we have decided that Betty should remain here as a permanent resident. If you would like to sponsor her for £2 a month […]

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