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

Haywards LandOur latest news on the new shelter

Woo hoo, whoop whoop and all that!  Exciting times – FIRSTLY our Manakau land has sold with an unconditional offer!! SECONDLY we have gone unconditional on the purchase of the Haywards land. We are so excited, we will never outgrow this spot, and will even be able to provide the community with an off-leash forest Park to use and enjoy!  And THIRDLY to complete our puzzle of growth, we have also been given the go ahead to take possession of the Stokes Valley Vet Clinic, a family run business that has been loved and admired by its clients for around 40 years. We hope to continue to be an asset to the community and make Ian and Lorna proud as we take over the business in the coming weeks.

So watch this space. Your generous donations are being put to great use and continue to be needed and appreciated – please consider HUHA and the difference we are making to so many animals when you are in a position to donate. 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


Wellington Pet Expo

WE WILL BE THERE WITH EVERYTHING HUHA – come and meet some of the team, learn more about what we do, meet some of the furry team – we will also have stuff to sell 


My name is Skyla – I am a catch!

This is the most loveable girl ever – Skyla is a doll. She is only a year old and she is everything you want in a young dog, happy, life-loving, eager to please and to learn, great with other dogs.

Skyla is a peach and a companion – she will listen to your boring work stories, she will take you to the beach and she will show you what life is really about. She is such a happy, unspoiled girl, why not come and meet her. She is a huntaway cross so would be perfect on a lifestyle block with lots of room to run about in where she can show you her glorious moves.

If you are ready for dog ownership joy, or maybe you have a dog who is ready for companionship joy, then read about Skyla here and give us a call.  Our number is (04) 392-3232.

Love you, Skyla – it’s your turn for happiness!.




Cats and kittens and opportunity

Is HUHA all about dogs and pigs and native birds? No – HUHA is all about everybody. We get a lot of cats and kittens coming though; pregnant Mums rescued, abandoned kittens and unwanted adults. Our cats are kept at the Kaitoke shelter and it’s hard for our adoptions page to keep up with the comings and goings.

If you are interested in a cat or kitten but you don’t see any on the adoptions page, email us on  or ring us on (04) 392 3232. If we don’t have anything when you ring (as if!), we will get in touch when we do.

There is nothing better than to see a cat that has no one, go home with someone and forever to be wanted and loved. Get in touch with us!





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 >

Molly and Woppi



Latest Blog Posts

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“I’m ready to adopt and I want a clean slate!”

Oh-oh. You know what that means, don’t you? I want a puppy. Because as we all know, puppies are a clean slate, nothing horrible and… Continue reading   >

Measuring love in time

When you do Philosophy 101, you quickly get introduced to the concept of “absolute”. An absolute is a value that cannot be defined except by… Continue reading   >

Who gets overlooked in our shelter?

In every shelter, there are always the dogs that have been overlooked for one reason or another and don’t even get the tyres kicked. You’d… 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