New Zealand’s leading ‘no-kill’ animal shelter


Helping you help animals (HUHA) is dedicated to teaching empathy to the community and providing shelter for those less fortunate animals that struggle to survive in today’s disposable culture. The sanctuary is fun and interactive in many ways, designed to encourage our community to be proactive and take responsibility for the welfare of animals and the protection of our unique environment. HUHA actively works everyday to find homes and foster care for a multitude of homeless, abandoned, seized and abused animals. We’re here to help you help animals.


Thank you to Royal Canin for keeping our shelter dogs tummies full


About HUHA

Learn about how HUHA was founded, our history, our permanent residents and successful missions.

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HUHA has a variety of domestic and farm animals available for adoption to dedicated and loving homes.

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Get involved

Community is the backbone of HUHA. There are many ways to get involved and help the animals.

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Newest Additions

Check out the latest HUHA animals which are available for adoption.

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Looking for fun - serious business


Do they come prettier than this? No.


She's going to be a star - hitch a ride

Latest Blog Posts

Have a look at the latest posts.

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One person can do this

We all love HUHA and we all are HUHA ("nous somme HUHA"), but incredibly, just one person started the whole thing. How could one person… Continue reading   >

No NZ Cosmetics testing

No testing of cosmetics on animals in New Zealand

GREAT NEWS ... yippee! We are thrilled to announce that New Zealand is the first Australasian country to ban animal testing for cosmetics. This applies… Continue reading   >

Walking the walk

Walkin’ the walk

Yes indeed - this has got to be the best definition of win-win there ever was. All the HUHA dogs need to get out and… Continue reading   >



HUHA relies on the generous donation of our supporters to enable us to do our important work. Our organisation is run 100% by volunteers so all donations go towards helping the animals.

You can donate via bank transfer to:

National Bank:

Huha Charitable Trust

06 0529 0764 879 00

Please contact us to confirm your deposit, you may also wish to allocate your donation to a certain animal or project. We will send you a receipt and thank you letter on receipt of your deposit

Thank you for your support and enabling us to help you help animals



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