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

Poppy, April & Olly

Poppy, April & Olly

Three friendly but wiggly 6 month old girls
Jenny

Jenny

A young pigeon with parasites and coccidiosis
Poseidon

Poseidon

A feral pigeon with PMV
Luke

Luke

A young feral pigeon caught by a dog
Bubbles

Bubbles

A young feral pigeon with PMV
Pumpkin

Pumpkin

A lovely friendly, curious male hamster
Stelios

Stelios

A feral pigeon who was caught by a cat
Hannah

Hannah

A young feral pigeon who lost her tail feathers to 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
Oreo

Oreo

An older female rat who was surrendered with tumours
Marianne & Myrtle

Marianne & Myrtle

Two shy 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.

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.
Gadget, Snarf, Garfield & Popeye

Gadget, Snarf, Garfield & Popeye

Four friendly male mice who are permanent residents here as no-one wanted to home them
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

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