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. This Summer (2019–2020) we will have grazing for our horses and farm animals. 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


Kittens, kittens, kittens …

We have soooooo many kittens! They are all as cute as this, most of them have been abandoned and let down by people.

They need love and care and a happy, safe, life. They need to be wanted and treasured.

If you would like to adopt one of our beautiful kittens, all vaccinated, de-flea-ed, de-sexed and perfect beings, then you just ring us on (04) 392-3232 or email us at and we’ll talk you through the adoption process. 

The hurt stops here, kittens – we are calling in the families that will love you forever xxx

Huha in Australia – needing your support

HUHA volunteers at airport before going to Australia

HUHA has deployed a team of volunteer vets, vet nurses, builders and other support people to Australia to assist locally based independent wildlife rehabbers. Their mission is to ease some pain – for animals and the humans who are caring for them. Check out the HUHANZ facebook page and the website blogs for updates.

The team need funds to support the work of course, so we have set up a givealittle page. This fund is to ensure that our volunteers can get to the places where they are most needed; it will contribute to the ongoing logistical costs of moving our team to and from, and around Australia.

For example, to fly the team of nine to Australia, and rent a motor-home it has cost HUHA approximately $10,000. This will be an ongoing expense for HUHA as team members are rotated in and out. If they can’t get there, they can’t help, and their help is most definitely needed.

Any donation is greatly appreciated!

Please go to our “Help our HUHA volunteers in Australia” givealittle page.


We have shops! We have real shops and we have an online shop and when you buy from any of them, it benefits the animals in our shelters. We have new goods and we have quality second-hand goods. Really there is no downside and something for everyone.

Here’s how to buy gifts and benefit the marginalised:

  • Wellington: HUHA Ethical Gift Store in the Old Bank Arcade, 233-237 Lambton Quay
  • Petone: 262 Jackson Street, Petone (just across from the clock tower). Hours: Tues–Sun 10 am–4 pm
  • Otaki: 5 Arthur Street, Otaki, New Zealand 5512. Hours: Wed–Sun 11.00 am–4 pm (ph: (06) 364 7062)
  • Online shop: Click on the “Shop” tab above.

About HUHA

Learn about how HUHA was founded, our history, our permanent residents and successful missions. Learn more >


HUHA has a variety of domestic and farm animals available for adoption to dedicated and loving homes. View adoptable animals   >

Get involved

Community is the backbone of HUHA. There are many ways to get involved and help the animals. How you can help   >

Newest Additions

Check out the latest HUHA animals which are available for adoption. View all – cats, dogs, farm animals, horses and rabbits >

Baz and Bennie



Latest Blog Posts

Have a look at the latest posts. View all >

About the blogger. click here

Australian bush fires diary – Days 12–14

Finalising work at the Kangaroo Sanctuary; cleaning and building work on the Wombat Sanctuary; leaving a working kiwi pop-up triage clinic for the area; saying… Continue reading   >

Australian bush fires diary – Days 10 and 11

Today it is now windy and hot; it's 40 degrees Celsius, tinder dry and some fires are re-igniting. We are working out an exit strategy… Continue reading   >

Australian bush fires diary – Day 9

THEY RISKED EVERYTHING TO PROTECT THE ANIMALS, NOW THEY SERIOUSLY NEED OUR HELP!!!!!!!! A courageous elderly couple stood strong to defend their much loved wildlife… 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: 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