Welcome to HUHA: Helping you help animals

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 community we need you to assist with our annual street appeal in the Wellington CBD. Can you offer any time to help on Thursday 31st October 2013. You are allowed to bring your dogs along as long as they are well behaved, social and have current registration with your local council and be fully vaccinated. 

To register your interest follow this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1drBAcoXme47Gr6-lTs1Wc2jOLHeJPz6KxB5ZjA1jnpU/viewform

Email: vari.huha@org.nz or text 021311623

JULY 2013:

THANK YOU New Zealand : You turned out in the thousands and you have been heard!!!

HUHA and other leading Animal Welfare Agencies are invited to sit down with the Minister of Heath and sort this mess out.   Together we have made a difference and lives will be saved....NZ you ROCK!

Click the pic below to see TV3 Footage of the Nationwide march against Party Pill Testing on Animals


We would like to extend you an invitation to March with us to Parliament on Tues 30th of July meeting at 12noon. Our aim is to rally as many New Zealanders as possible to show the Government that we do not agree with their decision to test Legal Highs on animals. The scientific proof showing alternatives are safer for children and for animals has been disregarded by Government and the majority of New Zealanders have not been heard so this is their chance to be heard in force!

We will be heading the Wellington march, meeting at the bucket fountain in Cuba St. Then intend to march down Willis St, Lambton Quay until we reach the steps of Parliament where we will hand over conclusive evidence that Animal Testing on Party Pills is not necessary.

For those who can not make it to Wellington we are also coordinating marches in other centres of New Zealand.

Wellington: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393293237555479/
Auckland: https://www.facebook.com/events/665692053459875/
Christchurch: https://www.facebook.com/events/174656742712990/
Tauranga: https://www.facebook.com/events/557815457614612/
Taupo: https://www.facebook.com/events/409379642508331/
Dunedin: https://www.facebook.com/events/194533914041897/
Palmerston North: https://www.facebook.com/events/529457493769994/
Queenstown: https://www.facebook.com/events/301121223367885/
Hamilton: https://www.facebook.com/events/164995873683755/

Levin: https://www.facebook.com/events/327264364077530/

Kerikeri: https://www.facebook.com/events/700281536665420/
Invercargill: https://www.facebook.com/events/494688553958088/

(Others still to be confirmed.)

Please RSVP if you are able to come along to puppy.huha@gmail.com

We hope to see you there marching alongside us with determination and pride.

The HUHA (Helping You Help Animals) Team

MAY 2013: HUHA says enough is enough to puppies dying in NZ pet stores.   

Join us, sign our petition and make a difference www.huhacampaigns.org.nz


MAY 2013: Huha marches to parliament to say ?Leave animals out of party pill testing?.

Watch our TV coverage on our Huha Facebook page or TV3.

APRIL 2013: HUHA announces that their NO KILL SHELTER policy works!!

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June 2012: Campell Live, Local Council, PAWS and HUHA celebrate as the final

17 Valley Animal Reasearch Beagles are freed.


Watch Beagles Rehab: Campbell Live 18 June 2012

Watch Beagles Final Rescue Campbell Live 19 June 2012

April 2012:  HUHA Rehabs and rehomes 350 ex battery hens


March 2012: 15  Greyhounds find Sanctuary with HUHA


Feb 2012:  HUHA needs homes for young horses destined for slaughter.Kaimanawas.jpg

(update ? 22 of the Kaimanawas were transported to HUHA and are ready for adoption)

On the 2nd week of February 2012, Due to the a horse breeder losing the lease on his land 18 yearlings, 14 foal and 7 mares are airmarked for the meat works. With the help of the Kaimanawa Heritage Horse Society HUHA is planning to transport the Captive Bred Horses (these Kaimanawas are not wild mustered) safely to our facilities in Otaki, Kapiti Coast where we will set about finding knowledgeable new homes who are prepared commit to these youngsters who have their whole lives ahead of them. If you would like to adopt a young Kaimanawa or are in a position to physically or financially assist us with this mission then please contact us now....oh and dont forget to follow us daily on facebook : HUHANZ


Although Margaret from VARC Animal Reasearch Facility remains firm that she will rehome the remaining dogs herself and will not hand over the remaining 5 dogs we are continuing to negotiate. HUHA have also started carefully rehoming VARC research Beagles that have found their way to the pound, as well as ones that have not worked out in homes after Margaret sold them on trademe. So far 18 dogs have new bright futures ahead of them!!

If you or anyone you know has bought an animal from Margaret, please email us on contact@huha.org.nz , we would like to add them to a support network and database as soon as possible ? remember HUHA is about Helping You Help Animals!

Please follow our regular updates regarding the reasearch dogs on Face Book: HUHANZ

30/11/11 HUHA gets involed in reseach lab beagles rescue on Campbell Live

Get involved, foster, adopt or just follow our progress with the reasearch beagles rehoming on Face Book: HUHANZ

19/10/11 HUHA talks about Equine Therapy on GoodMorning TV

HUHAs 3 missions to CHCH to relocate animals was a great success, 120 dogs, cats, turtles and roosters are safely snuggled up with either permanent or foster families. We would like to send our thoughts to the CHCH families that have had to let their friends go...it is heartbreaking that they are going through this. You can also follow our progress, see photos and view messages from new owners and foster homes on our Facebook page HUHANZ (see link below)

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Click on the photo below to see the Campbell live story


How can you help?

You can help by donating to this mission, adopting a put or a dog or fostering a Christchurch earthquake dog.

We are bringing these dogs back to Wellington and you can see all the dogs up for adoption on our adoptions page here.

Follow our progress on...

HUHA Facebook book


Click here to see Cheries weekly blog


Watch huha on close up

HUHA Saves Piggy-Sue!


Watch HUHAs Christchurch mission on Close Up

Watch HUHA on Good Morning!





Cherie's weekly blog

Hi everyone, I am Cherie the HUHA apprentice. I have started a weekly blog with updates on what we have been doing and what is new at the sanctuary.  

Click here to check it out

Eva's attic supports charities in Wellington for the work they do in the local community. This will help our cause to help animals and teach empathy to visiting groups. You can visit Eva's Attic here.

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