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

No, I’m afraid not. We specialise in small caged pets and pigeons. For any other animal please have a look at the links page for ideas of other rescues who might be able to help.

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We will try wherever possible though we are a small rescue so we often have a waiting list. Please see our rehoming page for more info.

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You can see details of the animals currently in our care here and this list is regularly updated. If we don’t have what you’re looking for please have a look on the links page for details of another rescue who might be able to help.

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The Starlight Trust operates a small home run rescue which means we have no funds to pay staff and we’re unable to accept any offers of help with the animals here or accommodate work experience placements currently. There are other ways you can get involved which you can see here.

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We are located in Wallington, Surrey, SM6. This is between Sutton and Croydon on the South London/Surrey border.

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Unfortunately we are not able to accept visitors. As well as the small pets we also have nervous dogs and wild birds here so we need to minimise disruption for their sake. Having visitors would also mean we would have to pay for licenses and insurance and we prefer to spend our limited funds directly on the animals. One day perhaps we’ll have a big purpose built centre but, for now, we must work around the restrictions of operating from our little house 😉 We appreciate you may wish to “check us out” before adopting from or surrendering to us and we welcome as many questions as you would like to ask. We can also provide references from other rescues and adopters on request.

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You can find a list of wildlife rescues throughout the UK and advice on sick, injured or problem wildlife on our wildlife site HelpWildlife.co.uk.

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Unfortunately we aren’t able to offer talks or visits. We are a very small charity with very limited resources and we simply don’t have the time to devote to these activities currently. We are grateful for your interest in our work, however, so thank you.

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We really appreciate these offers and really wish we could accept them. However, because we are run from our small house, our space is very limited. We have custom cages in the animal room designed to make best use of the space. We’d love to be able to accept cage donations and then sell the cages to raise funds but we simply don’t have space to store them (if you can help us with this, please get in touch!). Thank you for thinking of us though.

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We can use some such donations – apologies if we seem ‘picky’ but it’s simply because our space is so limited and we don’t want to end up throwing away things we can’t use or fit in.

Essentially we are very grateful for donations of hamster/mouse/gerbil/rat/chinchilla/degu/pigeon food, hay, paper or cardboard bedding materials, newspaper and shredded paper. Essentially any safe consumables. We also appreciate small towels such as those up to hand towel size.

We appreciate offers of but regret we cannot use cat/dog/rabbit/guinea pig food, sawdust and woodshavings, large towels.

We appreciate offers of but regret we do not have space for non consumable rodent equipment such as cages, carry boxes, bottles, hammocks, houses, wheels, balls etc.

Our links page contains details of other rescues in the area who might appreciate such donations.

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