Grain-free, New Zealand-made, ethically- and sustainably-sourced, non-invasive animal tested,

natural, delicious and high quality dog food. Thank you to Addiction for joining us in saving lives!


The new HUHA shelter at Haywards – it’s being built, it was never more needed than now!

One thing stays the same for HUHA – the need. The size of the need doesn’t stay the same though – this just continues to increase each year.

Over the last couple of years, to address the costs and the demands and be more efficient, we have bought 157 acres of land on the Haywards Hill and we have bought a veterinary clinic in Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt. Yes, big, brave things. With these two assets and HUHA Kaitoke, we are creating a HUHA campus of care and rehabilitation.

Is it easy? Is it finished? No – it’s hard work and it’s not finished – but it will be. The 157 acres will be a home for horses, farm animals, cats, dogs and bird rehabilitation. It will be our one stop HUHA place of care. We own it so everything we do and every cent spent on it, stays there. Ground levelling has been done for the horses and farm animals, dogs and cats area. Our horses have now moved in. The dream becomes reality.

With planning and fundraising for Haywards and establishing our HUHA vet clinic, we have had to bring our A game to everything we do – because the rescue continues and we can never be too tired or too distracted or drop the ball with that. We do this with the community – please join the family and be a part of it.

Donate to the rebuild on our givealittle page: givealittle HUHA rebuild; contact us on if you have questions or ideas or want to be involved; see

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

For legacy information, please click here


Cow project – only four left

Just four left and  boy they are a bit special.
Samuel and Max are both young Frisian steers. They are polite and a bit shy, always standing behind the confident cows letting them take the lead.
Bruce is a Jersey cross steer. He is a young chap and he is super sweet and curious … and then there is young Chilli, bold and brassy, she leads the herd, and is first to stick her nose in any situation. She loves cuddles and will literally lick your worries away.
We have transported these four to the North Island as part of the final 28 heading to homes … but for these adorable and deserving four, we just need to find them their home/s.
These beautiful animals are being rehomed as pets only. Not for eating, breeding, milking, fattening up and selling. But to be loved and cared for in kind and sensible homes for the rest of their days.
They have been thoroughly vetted, castrated or pregnancy tested, dehorned, vaccinated, drenched; they are TB and MBovis clear and are NAIT registered.
If you are interested in adopting, please email
Thank you HUHA Community. Together we are saving lives xx
We need duck homes – 20 left!

We’ve been called in to help a Canterbury duck rescue that is overwhelmed and having to move and downsize.

Approx 170 mixed-breed domestic ducks have been signed into our care, so we are looking for wonderful and suitable families to rehome them to.

These are pet ducks, mainly Indian Runner and Khaki Campbell crosses. They are not for eating or breeding, they are simply looking for the safe and happy lives they deserve.

If you have a lifestyle property and pond suitable for pet ducks, please email us:

Please send us some pictures of your duck set up and pond area, so we can get your home approved 😊as an adoption process applies xx


Kitten season
It’s definitely kitten season!!! (and lots of gorgeous homeless cats too!)
Its busy work … but so worth it 🥰
If you would like to know more about adopting a cat or kitten from HUHA, please email:
Thank you HUHA Community. Together we can save lives xxx


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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