Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
With immediate effect, Starlight Trust will be closed to new intake. As you’ll be aware, we’ve been closed to rodent intake since March 2020 because of the pandemic, but this will now extend to pigeons as well. We anticipate this to be the case until at least the end of 2022. I’ve set out the reasons for this below
Starlight Trust is not closing. We have 67 animals in our care of which the majority are permanent residents so they’ll be keeping us very busy for some time to come. We also remain available to any animals we have rehomed or any pigeons we have helped previously should they need us in future. Our work on HelpWildlife is getting increasingly busy and already this year we’ve helped around 2000 animals through our helpdesk on top of another 175,000 visitors to the site to make use of the advice and resources on it. We’ll hopefully be able to restart our free pigeon poo testing service when things calm down a bit and we have ideas for other online projects that we’ve not had time to pursue as well. So we’re not closing, just refocusing. I really do hope we’ll be back to taking animals in at some point in the not too distant future as well but our online work means we can continue to help animals whatever the situation with our space and health.
We’ll be sending this message to all those who support us with regular donations so that they can make an informed decision as to whether to continue donating to us or redirect their support to another charity.
I hope you understand why we’ve made this decision but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch (email@example.com).
Sarah & Dave