A special post from the HUHANZ facebook page (in case you couldn't see it) PUDDING'S STORY ... We want you all to know Pudding. There are many good reasons why but one of the main reasons is that she has been the Matriarch of HUHA Otaki for many years. Pudding came to us in 2012… Continue reading     >

When is life not worth living?

When creatures are surrendered or rescued or found by HUHA and taken in, they are sometimes in a bad way, a really bad way. And apart from emotional trauma, malnourishment or illness, they are sometimes handed over because they have some physical imperfection which will mean they can’t be sold for a profit or they… Continue reading     >

Merry Christmas, HUHA community

You are everything to us! You keep HUHA here for all the animals that need us. Here's a song to you, sung to the twelve days of Christmas - thank you, thank you, thank you!!! On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me – the HUHA community On the second day… Continue reading     >

Sow crates banned in New Zealand – today!

This is a big red-letter day today because today, after years and years of protest, sow crates can no longer be used legally in New Zealand. Sow crates are the most hideous invention designed to enable piglets to feed from their mother but not allow the mother to move. They are only slightly bigger than… Continue reading     >

The eyes – they definitely have it

These beautiful brown eyes belong to Laurie. He is a Capuchin monkey; an ex circus monkey who lives at HUHA Kaitoke. He had had his teeth filed down with the nerves exposed to protect his keepers from being bitten. It took a long time to help Laurie with his teeth, his fears and his horrible… Continue reading     >

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     >