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HUHA New Zealand's leading NO KILL animal shelter needs rescuing! Our Otaki Shelter is about to be bulldozed to make way for a quarry.

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  Wellington Animal Welfare Rehabilitation Awareness

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

Our Otaki Shelter (we lease the facility) has been sold and is about to be bulldozed to make way for a quarry in the next 6 months.

Thankfully we planned ahead and have bought our very own 18 acres on SH1 Manakau just north of Wellington, but its a blank canvas and we need your help to build a facility on the bare land (consent pending), so the animals that come into our care can have comfort, love and sanctuary whilst they wait for the chance of the bright future that they so deserve.

HUHA is leading the way in Animal Welfare expectations in NZ and we are so incredibly proud of what we - together with with NZ communities have achieved, not just for the animals, but for the people too. We want to build a hub of inspiration and goodness for everyone to visit and enjoy. We want to lead by example and show New Zealanders what is possible if we all work together. *

We are 100% voluntary run. And it is due to the endless passion and drive of these volunteers and our followers, that HUHA is able to continually think outside the square and make things happen - because to us every animal is worth it.

We are used to doing the saving, but this time it is us that needs rehoming and we are asking for all of you to get behind us and help. Because together we can make an impact on the world, and together we can save lives ...

* If we do not gain the consent we required for our build in Manakau, we will find somewhere more suitable in the Kapiti/Horowhenua area. Regardless HUHA needs to move!!

About us

Helping 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 receives hundreds of animals every year for so many reasons, from the devastating death of an owner, abandonment, to situations of domestic violence. These animals are placed with, or surrendered to HUHA for medical care, rehabilitation and eventual return or rehoming.

HUHA works with families to find positive outcomes for all animals. Through support and education, we encourage our community to be proactive and take responsibility for the welfare of animals and to understand the importance of each animals’ role, happiness and safety within a family.

HUHA provides a national service. We currently run three animal shelters in the greater Wellington area. We also own a community veterinary clinic in Stokes Valley and an opportunity shop in Otaki.

We are currently developing 157 acres on the Haywards hill as a new purpose build shelter for domestic and farm animals.

Our vision for the new shelter is to work with the community to provide safe and happy outcomes for all animals. We understand the importance around the safe placement of pets. We believe our high standard of care; our experience and compassion would make pet transfers as stress-free as possible. We build our relationships on leading by example and trust.

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    Jillian Ansell on 24 Dec 2015


    Xmas Present donation on behalf Kath Parsons


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    Kath Parsons on 24 Dec 2015


    This is in lieu of a xmas present


  • Suz, Jim, Luke and Max

    Suz, Jim, Luke and Max on 24 Dec 2015


    Good luck to HUHA! Many thanks Issi, Andy and the lovely Cody for your hospitality :-)


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