Meet the Animals

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

Current Animals

These are some of animals currently in our care. Apologies – this year has been so busy, it has been impossible to keep the site updated with all the animals we’ve admitted. We hope, early in 2019, to make some changes that will make the site easier to keep updated. Meanwhile, we will at least ensure that pages for animals for rehoming are up to date so visitors know which animals we have for adoption. Currently (21/12/18) we do not have any animals looking for homes since we have been focusing on pigeons the last couple of months. We’ll update once this changes.

The tags below their pictures tell you the current ‘status’ of each animal/group.

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.

Emerald

Emerald

A feral pigeon with badly swollen legs
Calzone

Calzone

A fledgling pigeon with a swollen wing
Kirk

Kirk

A baby pigeon hatched from an egg rescued from a shop front which was being developed
Brontosaurus

Brontosaurus

A male pigeon with torticolis
Bill

Bill

A female feral pigeon with torticolis
Banjo

Banjo

An ex racing pigeon found straying
Cooper

Cooper

A baby born here who developed a leg deformity
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
Daisy

Daisy

A lost racing pigeon attacked by a bird of prey
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
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
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

Boris

Boris

A handsome, independent hamster

Bob

A feral pigeon with PMV
Matisse

Matisse

A handsome male rat in need of neutering
Eva

Eva

A feral pigeon with string damage to her foot

Jalapeno

A fledgling pigeon with coccidiosis and strong round her feet
Frieda

Frieda

A feral pigeon with string and hair damage
Fred

Fred

A feral pigeon with a bad leg
Seren

Seren

A stray racing pigeon
Tommy

Tommy

A young pigeon with mycoplasma
Adelaide, Caitlin and Celina

Adelaide, Caitlin and Celina

Three friendly female rats
Rose & Megan

Rose & Megan

Two baby girl rats
Tokyo, Lola and Paris

Tokyo, Lola and Paris

Three friendly, easy to handle female rats

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.

Iris

Iris

A stock dove who was caught by a cat
Acquilo

Acquilo

A young pigeon with a damaged eye and coccidiosis
Gordon

Gordon

A young male neutered mouse looking for some lady friends
Haz

Haz

A feral pigeon with damaged legs
Pythia

Pythia

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

Orvin

A young feral pigeon with a ruptured crop

Speedy

A feral pigeon with a badly swollen shoulder
Percy

Percy

A young feral pigeon with a broken tail
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.

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