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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. Yes, a big, brave thing.
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, 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 email@example.com if you have questions or ideas or want to be involved; see https://www.facebook.com/HELPREBUILDHUHA/
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
TEXT ‘HUHA‘ TO 4463 TO DONATE $3
My name is Amati
This is Amati – isn’t he gorgeous? He is one of a group of rats and mice that HUHA took on from a laboratory a couple of years ago. He has written a little blog post, introducing himself here.
HUHA partners with the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society to offer homes to animals no longer needed in laboratories.Currently another group are coming through – this time zebra finches and rats.
Would you be able to find a place in your home for these beautiful friends that are ready to be wanted and enriched as family members?
You can sign up to the waitlist here: https://nzavs.org.nz/waitlist. We will contact you once HUHA has everybody settled in and checked over by the vets
A number of people have asked if the rats are socialised. We won’t know until they’re here and looked over, but Amati, a much loved boy has this to say:
Sometimes, we can’t manage to be what you want. But we are here and we love to be alive and we need you. So sometimes it’ll just be about something we can all manage. Maybe ask for worried rats, like me. Don’t let worried rats be left behind. We are just as much fun as unworried rats. Mum says “you are making more of a difference to a bad situation. You will bring love into your life”.
Lockdown Alert Level 2
We are now open at our shelters in Otaki (dogs) and Pauatahanui (cats/small animals) with Level 2 protocols in place.
It is by appointment only though!
If you would like an appointment to visit us, please call (04) 392-3232 to book a time/day.
Both our Otaki and Petone physical shops are open again! For their locations and hours, click here. We all know the drill now of course – masks, QR code scanning, and two meter social distancing (we’ll have hand sanitiser in the shop as well).
Our online Ethical Gift Store is always open of course – click here. If it suits you better, you can also organise to pick up your online purchases in the Petone op shop.
Thank you everyone – we can’t wait to see you back
You are so beautiful to me
This beautiful picture of Quatty is not here to entice you to read something you otherwise wouldn’t read. This beautiful girl is available for adoption – I know!!!
Quatty is a beautiful, sassy 11-year-old greyhound, with all the elegance, classiness and indescribable glory that is the lot of greyhounds. Here’s what the Otaki Shelter Manager says about her:
“Kind, loving, loyal and gentle, a true older grey with a playful cheeky side and a love of playing with balls and teddies, zoomies, ear rubs, quiet cuddles and a need to be by your side. She is truly magic.
She is a typical quirky, happy, super sensitive gentle grey and so, so beautiful.
Quatty would prefer to be the queen of her castle and would be more than happy to be the only dog, as long as she has her person, she will be happy.”
Why don’t you give us a ring and arrange to meet her: 022-250-3160
Quatty should be reigning supreme, monopolising someone’s duvet, right now!
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 >
Community is the backbone of HUHA. There are many ways to get involved and help the animals. How you can help >
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Addictionaddictionpet.com/en-nzAddiction has joined us with their grain-free, made in New Zealand, ethically- and sustainably-sourced, delicious and high quality dog food!
Jo Moore Photographerjomoorephotographer.co.nzJo Moore uses her wonderful photography skills to capture the beautiful personalities of our animals.
Eat.co.nzeat.co.nzEAT kindly donated the little yellow truck which motors up and down the North Island on important HUHA missions.
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