Help Rebuild HUHA

HUHA (Helping You Help Animals) Charitable Trust, New Zealand’s leading NO KILL animal shelter urgently needs rebuilding!

Our Otaki Shelter (we have leased for 4.5 years) has been sold and is set to be bulldozed to make way for a quarry. We have been served our eviction notice and need to be relocated by October 2016.

Thankfully we planned ahead and have bought our very own 18 acres on SH1 Manakau just north of Wellington, and we are very grateful to have achieved a recourse consent, but our land is a blank canvas and we need your help to build a facility on the bare land, so the animals that come into our care can have comfort, love and sanctuary whilst they wait for the chance of the bright future that they so deserve.



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.


HUHA (Helping You Help Animals)

Charitable Trust: CC47396

ANZ 06 0529 0764879 00

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CollieX puppies

Yes, who can resist them? Little cuddly, playful clean slates. These are the collie-cross puppies that we have at the moment – and there are a few more coming through. They are such a delight. Why don’t you ring us on (04) 392-3232 or email us on to have a chat about them and arrange a time to see them. You can read more about them here.

Holly training

Holly says “Training your puppy is the best part!” Six weeks to 16 weeks is the best time for training. “We’re a sponge then”, says Holls. Here she is doing a mega sit. Good girl, Holly.



You're just too good to be true

Collie babies“I don’t want to be the last one to go!”



Oh, it’s your lucky day!

Fletcher3Why? Because here’s Fletcher, ready for a home worthy of his awesomeness.

Here below you can see what Fletcher was like when he first came in and what he’s like now. He is playful and clever, he is good with other dogs, has lived with cats (though will need re-training) and lived on a block with goats. He is so loving and willing is Fletcher, and with his superstar good looks he’s ready to make you his idol and glad you saw this profile.

Come and meet him and brace yourself for love. Phone us on (04) 392-3232 and read more about him here. He’s what we’re all looking for in a dog.


Fletcher as pupFletcher2

About HUHA

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


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

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Newest Additions

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Border collie/heading dog puppies!

The picture says it all


Little bod, large personality


Laid-back, quiet kinda guy

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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: ANZ: 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