blossomHelping you help animals (HUHA) is a charitable trust dedicated to teaching empathy to the community and providing shelter for those less fortunate animals that struggle to survive in today’s disposable culture. HUHA 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.



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Animal Shelters
Otaki and Kaitoke
HUHA have two shelters in the lower North Island where we look after surrendered or discarded animals while they wait for their forever home. HUHA is a no kill animal shelter . To find out more about adoptions from our shelters please visit our Adoptions page

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Rescue Missions
Farm, domestic and exotic
HUHA will step up to the plate to provide a solution for the animals when none seems possible. We have gone on many successful rescue missions to save animals which you can find more about on our Successful Missions page
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Animal Education
For the community
We believe education about animal care and teaching children empathy towards animals will go a long way in resolving the animal welfare issues in our country. To find out more please visit our Resources page
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Permanent Residents
A peaceful retirement
Those animals which are not suitable for adoption spend a peaceful retirement at our Kaitoke shelter. Our permanent residents include ex circus monkeys and a variety of wonky farm and companion animals. To find out more please visit our Permanent Residents page


Operational Team

Carolyn Press-McKenzie – Co-founder, HUHA Kaitoke Manager: Farm animals, cats, sponsorship and media enquiries

Claire Thornton – Manager HUHA Otaki: HUHA Otaki enquiries and dog adoptions

Isabelle Maloret  Campaigns

Please visit our Contact Page for any enquiries



Carolyn Press-McKenzie

James McKenzie

Vari Nicholson

Claire Thornton

Isabelle Maloret

Janine Robbins