IamA person that runs a hamster rescue and sanctuary. Ask me anything!
I'm a 25-year-old that founded and runs (with the help of my partner) a "full service" hamster rescue in Pittsburgh, PA called Ham-Ham House. The rescue was established two years ago and is entirely funded out of pocket and on donations.
At this time we have not turned away any hamster brought to us. Our policy is generally that hamsters of very advanced age or with chronic illness are generally kept here by us as sanctuary hamsters, and any hamster of reasonable age and health is put up for adoption. We also spend time educating people about proper hamster care, undoing hamster myths (such as "hamsters are all mean and bite!"), and providing basic veterinary care for all hamsters that are currently in or have passed through our doors.
Some additional links added due to frequent request:
We accept donations toward the rescue's veterinary bills through Paypal sent to [email protected]
Our Amazon wishlist is here: http://amzn.com/w/XRIMGS0375HR
The YouCaring page started for us: https://www.youcaring.com/ham-ham-house-465453