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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Blue-fawn, fun-loving and a greyhound!


This is the one - no messing
Eddie No 1


Awww Eddie ... magic smiling heart

Latest News

Tank and pinecone

Tank gets his life back again

This is Tank - an impressive looking boy wouldn't you say? He's a Dogue de Bordeaux and full of life and fun, as a young, happy giant should be. Not so long ago, though, he came to HUHA with his system closing down; badly underweight and covered in an advanced case of mange. His condition had been wrongly diagnosed and due to a recent success story with another mange victim (the fabulous Shortcake - now happily rehomed), Tank's desperate family reached out to HUHA and asked if HUHA would take him in and save his life. The fight to save… 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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