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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She Lives The Consequences Every Day

Carol is a very special monkey, she was transferred to HUHA from a rescue Zoo that was closing its doors. When you look at Carol she is calm and majestic, she seems to accept her life in captivity, but our question is why should she? Carol originally came from a NZ Circus. A constant reminder of her time entertaining New Zealanders is that her thumbs have been amputated. (We think it was so she would not have strength if she grabbed at people?) In this photo taken on Sunday you will see Carol has a swollen black eye from slipping on… Continue reading   >


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