Name of Rescue: Little Bears Hamster Rescue

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Where rescue is based (Town, County): Cardiff, South Glamorgan.

Where rescue rehomes to (e.g. with X miles or in X,Y,Z counties, or UK wide): Mostly Cardiff but also surrounding areas, e.g. Caerphilly, Newport.

Type of animal(s) Rescue deals with: Hamsters (all species)

Is Rescue breed specific?: No

Do you neuter all animals before leaving for forever homes where applicable? Please provide details of your neutering policy: Not applicable.

Do you always home check?: Yes.

Do you always vaccinate? (if applicable): Not applicable.

Do you always worm/flea treat? (if applicable): Not applicable.

Do you microchip? (if applicable): Not applicable.

Do you provide insurance when rehoming to new owners?: No.

Will you always take the animal back no matter what? If not please explain under what circumstances etc: Yes.

Rough 'donation' required per animal, please also explain what this involves: Minimum donation of 5 although most will donate more, all goes towards further rescues and upkeep.

Can RHU staff/volunteers contact you about animals needing rescue backup that have been posted in our 'backup needed' section?: Yes.

How long (approx.) has the rescue been active?: Since early 2014.

Other information (optional): We rescue hamsters from many situations, and offer them a lifetime home here. Some are adopted to new owners, who are found by use of a strict adoption form and questioning, we will always try to match the right home to the hamster. We follow guidelines and support cage minimums set by the RSCPA (80 x 50cm) and PDSA (75 x 30cm) as well as raising awareness of better hamster welfare, such as the dangers of some shop sold products.