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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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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Holly the foxy


Meditate with Holly - she is in the now


Cuddle buddy


Goats? Heaven on earth.

Latest Blog Posts

Have a look at the latest posts.

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I see red, I see red, I see red

At HUHA, we do see red – the best kind of red there is. In fact at HUHA, we have arguably the best reds in the… Continue reading   >


Bottom line is — we will come and get you!

Yesterday, HUHA got called from a dog pound in the South Island — it was a desperate call, a last hope. They had picked up an emaciated,… Continue reading   >

The book is here!

HOT OFF THE PRESS – GET YOUR SIGNED COPIES FROM HUHA! Just $37 incl postage and packaging within New Zealand; all profits from sales through HUHA… 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:


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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