If music be the food of love …

Yes, thank you Shakespeare – “If music be the food of love, play on”. At the HUHA shelter at Otaki, you will not hear heavy metal or Acid techno or even Penderecki blaring out over the airwaves. HUHA has made music part of the recovery for the dogs in their care, part of the healing… Continue reading     >

Addressing the stress – time, time and love

Stress – we all feel it and dogs do too. It’s caused by different things for different people, it shows itself in different ways. We try to fix it, trick it, force our way through it and still it creeps up on us. Sometimes we think we might grow out of it but mostly it’s… Continue reading     >

The Nelson Fires – HUHA’s Emergency Shelter

Carolyn Press McKenzie and her husband, Jim McKenzie, the founders of HUHA, were attempting to have one day to themselves and dressed up for a tea-with-the-Governor-General afternoon on Waitangi Day, Wednesday the 6th. The number of times that an animal rescue has interrupted Carolyn and Jim’s efforts to have a day away are now so… Continue reading     >

From the HUHA Board to You!!!

Happy New Year Everyone! We want to thank you for the miracles you help achieve every day. Literally thousands of lives have been saved this year through your direct action of sharing and caring on the HUHANZ face book page. We can't wait for tomorrow to bring in the new year and the promise of… 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 describing an example of it or saying what it is not. So Truth, Beauty, Good and Justice, for instance, are all absolutes. If you are asked to say what these… 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 assume that these would be the reactive dogs, or the very, very timid or the much older senior resident. At HUHA we have some of the nicest dogs in the… Continue reading     >

Sam Hart – Local Hero

Our beloved Sam – so well overdue for community recognition; it’s wonderful for us to see the community knowing what we’ve always known and loved about Sam. Sam heads our horses’ team – she guides and inspires a team of 10 loyal volunteers. HUHA takes in horses from the community that would otherwise have no… Continue reading     >

Isabelle Maloret – Local Hero

Well I don’t think it would be possible for us to be happier or prouder to see our Issi win a Local Hero award this year. What does Issi do for HUHA? Well, basically she’s involved in everything – she’s a trustee, a duty manager, she organises the shop in Arthur Street Otaki, she is… Continue reading     >