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 4.5years) 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 mid August 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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If you’re right for Coby, Coby’s ready for you


Coby is a big, happy, staffy-cross. Big is his thing – big in body, big in enthusiasm, big in wonder at the world – his middle name is “Super abundance” (and also “Super dog”).

Coby is not a couch potato and is not the dog for a couch potato. Coby is the dog for someone active, someone loving, someone strong, someone thoughtful and kind and life-loving like him. Coby can learn and is keen to learn. He’s not a head case – he’s just 2½ years old and is looking for someone to give him his daily workout and show him some techniques and about being the apple of their eye. Aviation services have made a start for you – he was there a while, they liked him. He shouldn’t be in a sanctuary – he belongs to the world.

If you’re all of the above, please come and meet Coby. Ring us on (04) 392-3232 and check him out here – we are very keen to see something wonderful happen for our beautiful boy.


A HUHA dog that's heard you're looking for love

Boo BooYeah, Betty Boo – they’re out there.


Look3This is Look – oh my goodness, those beautiful eyes! He is 50 kinds of special. He is a beautiful greyhound and such a gent. He loves food, walks on the beach and chat by the fire – he is everything you see in an ad for that perfect partner but he actually is the perfect partner.

Look is a little shy at first and always sizes us all up initially – which is always amusing because when he knows you, he falls in love and you’re his. Look is about 7 years old – he is a life changer.

Be loved by Look. Check him out here and ring (04) 392-3232 or email us for a time to meet him on You will not regret giving him a chance (did I mention that he loves food?).

Here’s lookin’ at ya, Look xxxPrincess and Look2


About HUHA

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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