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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Latest News

HUHA and NZAVS team up again for 2 new campaigns

Its an exciting time for HUHA and NZAVS as we team up again with the launch of our Out of the Labs campaign asking the Government to make it mandatory for testing laboratories to make animals used for testing available for rehoming. More information can be found on our website CLICK HERE for our on-line petition. We are also very excited to be invited by the global organisation Humane Society International to spearhead the Be Cruelty Free campaign against cosmetic testing on animals. Click here for the press release. More information to follow... Continue reading   >


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