Kiwibank Local Hero – one of ours!

Last night in Palmerston North, medals were awarded at a special ceremony for the Kiwibank Local Heroes award for the whole Wellington/Manawatu/central north island region. Of the hundreds nominated for this award, HUHA’s Otaki Shelter Manager, Claire Thornton, was one of the few awarded a medal. It would be hard for us to be more… Continue reading     >

Bored, bored, bored!!!

We’ve all been it. It’s not good. It makes you pace, it makes you fiddle with things, it makes you eat rubbish, it makes you frustrated and unhappy with yourself and others. If you’re a young person, though, or a beloved dog – well, it’s the “T’” word – trouble! If we’re bored as an… Continue reading     >

Love Your Elders

Love your elders Instead of a great wordy diatribe on love and care for older dogs, here is a picture of it. This is Cilla who shares her life with Rochelle Love Walker. Cilla is 14 years old in October and Rochelle says she is sleeping more with the cold days. Cilla was one of… Continue reading     >

Hikoi for HUHA

HIKOI FOR HUHA TIME AGAIN! Come and join the Hutt City and HUHA crew for a hill walk in Lowry Bay, Sunday 19 July 2pm - 3:30pm, meeting at Cheviot Road Track. Some portions are steep and buggies are not recommended for this walk as it is challenging in parts. Can't wait to see all… Continue reading     >

HUHA’s Great British Global Greyhound Walk – in Kapiti

I know, it seems odd. The Great British Greyhound Walk was something started in, funnily enough, Great Britain to enable owners of greyhounds to get together, chat about their beloved dogs, share experiences and raise awareness of the gloriousness of greyhounds as companions along the way. Something weird happened with the idea and now people… Continue reading     >

Pride of HUHA nominated for Pride of NZ Award

Our Claire Thornton, beloved Otaki Shelter Manager and Trustee for HUHA; Duty Manager par excellence; advocate, rescuer, defender and healer of animals (the ultimate combination of animal rights and welfare) and mentor, leader, encyclopedia and best friend of HUHA volunteers and animal owners everywhere, has been nominated for the very prestigious Pride of New Zealand… Continue reading     >