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

Pink

Pink

Pink came to us suffering with a broken ankle. After some rest and recuperation she was returned to the wild.
MacKenzie

MacKenzie

Mackenzie arrived with a badly broken leg. Happily this healed really well and Mackenzie was able to be returned to the wild without even a limp 🙂
Kumi & Mitszky

Kumi & Mitszky

Kumi & Mitsky were handed in because their owner was leaving the country. They found a lovely new home with other young at heart rats.
Star-Lord

Star-Lord

Star-Lord fell out of his nest under a railway bridge. He has since been returned to the wild.
Katharine

Katharine

Katharine fell out of her nest and was unable to stand as she was so poorly. After treatment she made a full recovery and has since returned to the wild.
Ava

Ava

Ava was a racing pigeon who had gotten lost. She wasn't at all tame so she was rehabilitated with wild pigeons and released.
Bilbo

Bilbo

Bilbo came to us after his brother passed away. He has since found a new home with other rats for company.
Romeo

Romeo

Romeo was being given away online so we picked him up and found him a new home where he is adored
Tinker-Rose

Tinker-Rose

Tinker-Rose came to us when the child she was bought for lost interest. She found a new home where she lives in a huge cage.
The Big Bang Boys

The Big Bang Boys

These lovely boys came to us as their people no longer had enough time to care for them. They have since found a lovely new home.
Porter

Porter

Porter fell out of his nest under a railway bridge. He has since been returned to the wild.
Frank and Graham

Frank and Graham

Frank and Graham came to us as their people were moving house. They have since found a lovely new home.

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.

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 […]
Semi

Semi

IN MEMORY – A neutered male degu with ongoing dental issues. Name/s: Semi Species: Degu Gender: Male (neutered) Date of Birth: Unknown but believed to be around 2010 Updated: January 4, 2013 Due to his ongoing health issues, we have decided that Semi should remain here as a permanent resident. He needs to have regular […]
Ryan

Ryan

Ryan was rescued from a home where lots of animals were neglected. He had diabetes so he spent his life here with us.
Edwina

Edwina

IN MEMORY – Edwina was a sanctuary resident who spent her life here with us. Name/s: Edwina Species: Rat Gender: Female Date of Birth: January 2008