HUHA (Helping You Help Animals) Charitable Trust, New Zealand’s leading NO KILL animal shelter urgently needs rebuilding!


New HUHA animal shelter drawings

Our Otaki Shelter (we have leased for 4.5 years) 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 October 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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The desperate misery of mange

Abby Day 1-7This is Abby – Abby has mange. Caused by mites, it is a terrible condition which results in the coat falling out, crusty, horrible lesions, weeping and bleeding skin and eventually the body shuts down. When you hold a dog to you that has extreme mange, exhausted, miserable and defeated, you cannot forget its despair, you love them forever.


Mango, who bit through her tether and dragged herself onto the road. She couldn’t walk.

Huha has had a lot to do with dogs with mange, some have come to us with very little time left but we have a 100 per cent success rate in restoring them to health.  An effective miticide, antibiotics and Whoop shampoo and lotion are what we use. Mange dogs mean a lot to us because of what we’ve seen and lived through. If you have a dog with mange, call us on (04) 392-3232. We are always keen to share what we’ve learned. Oh and Abby is doing really well and on the way back. Love you, beautiful Abby xxx

Tank - mange

Tank on day1

Tank August 2015

Tank restored


The face of rescue

Carolyn and Phillip Phillips resizedWe often show you the face of rescue after our animals have been comforted, fed, had surgery, been loved and are ready for being adopted. But we tend not to show you the face of rescue as we see it first – the fear, the confusion, the pain.sasha 1 [46882621]

Every single thing you do to help HUHA directly helps animals who have no one else, who have been abandoned, who are facing euthanasia. Thank you for being their lifeline.

South Island Pound Mum

Oh, it’s your lucky day!

Fletcher3Why? Because here’s Fletcher, ready for a home worthy of his awesomeness.

Here below you can see what Fletcher was like when he first came in and what he’s like now. He is playful and clever, he is good with other dogs, has lived with cats (though will need re-training) and lived on a block with goats. He is so loving and willing is Fletcher, and with his superstar good looks he’s ready to make you his idol and glad you saw this profile.

Come and meet him and brace yourself for love. Phone us on (04) 392-3232 and read more about him here. He’s what we’re all looking for in a dog.


Fletcher as pupFletcher2

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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