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.

Charles

Charles

A stray domestic pigeon who was kicked
Ashleigh

Ashleigh

A feral pigeon with a badly swollen wing joint
Fizz

Fizz

A white dove with canker
Poseidon

Poseidon

A feral pigeon with PMV
Daisy

Daisy

A lost racing pigeon attacked by a bird of prey
Bubbles

Bubbles

A young feral pigeon with PMV
Stelios

Stelios

A feral pigeon who was caught by a cat

Rosie & Jim

Two young feral pigeons born in a loft
Ash, Avalon, Hope and Poppy

Ash, Avalon, Hope and Poppy

Four pretty one year old female rats
Dasha

Dasha

A woodpigeon with intestinal parasites
Paulo

Paulo

A young feral pigeon with an impacted crop
Dotty

Dotty

An adult feral pigeon with PMV
Jasmine

Jasmine

A young feral pigeon with coccidiosis
Coriander

Coriander

A young pigeon who was possibly hit by a car
Ailsa

Ailsa

A female diamond dove looking for a home with others
Rowan

Rowan

An exhausted racing pigeon who was caught by a cat
Barclay

Barclay

A feral pigeon covered in grease with coccidiosis
Chick

Chick

A feral pigeon with a virus and respiratory infection
Lightning & Nibbles

Lightning & Nibbles

Two beautiful female degus
Beep & Boop

Beep & Boop

Two shy middle aged male rats
Pixie

Pixie

A feral pigeon who has been shot
Herbert

Herbert

A feral pigeon with a very badly damaged wing
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
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
Penny

Penny

A pigeon with injuries from a cat attack
Beau

Beau

A one eyed Racing Pigeon
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

Shay

Shay

A young mouse caught by a cat
Beaky

Beaky

An older pigeon with an overgrown beak and ear infection
Toffee

Toffee

A young woodpigeon
Rosemary

Rosemary

A feral pigeon with badly string damaged feet
Dexter

Dexter

A feral pigeon with dental floss round his feet
Parsley

Parsley

A young pigeon who left the nest a little too soon
Scarlet

Scarlet

A young feral pigeon who may have flown into a window
Penelope

Penelope

A young pigeon who left her nest too soon
Baby boy rats

Baby boy rats

Eight baby boy rats
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

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.

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.
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

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