HUHA (Helping You Help Animals) Charitable Trust

HUHA (Helping You Help Animals) Charitable Trust

With growing calls for help and our new shelter build underway, we need your support more than ever. Together we can - and do - save lives!


The need for HUHA has never been greater as calls to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome more animals of every kind from across the country continues to grow.

With the help of our incredible community of donors, volunteers and supporters, we are well on our way to building a purpose-built shelter and community hub on 157 acres of land in rural Wellington to ensure HUHA can continue to be here for animals in need and save lives for generations to come.

This sanctuary will be a purpose-built campus of care, education, rehabilitation and a rehoming centre for over a thousand animals annually, including horses, rural animals, cats, dogs, pocket pets, native and wildlife. There will be a vet clinic serving displaced, abandoned and surrendered domestic and wild animals. It will also feature a welcome, education and event centre and be a place where the community can come and, through animal care, learn about empathy and compassion for animals in a social and inclusive environment. Additionally, the sanctuary will serve as an evacuation point for the wider Wellington region’s residents and their animals to safely lay-over in case of a natural disaster, such as a tsunami.

To complete the build and continue to save lives, we still need our community's support. And there are so many ways to help HUHA help animals - including volunteering, advocating for better animal welfare, donating items to our op shops or shelters, giving once, regularly or sustaining a sanctuary animal or remembering HUHA in your will. We’re grateful for whatever help you can give, as we couldn’t exist without the passion and support of our HUHA community.

Together, we save lives! xx

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More about us

HUHA - Helping You Help Animals - is a charitable trust (#CC47396) and New Zealand’s leading no-kill animal shelter. Since our founding in 2001, we’ve advocated for, rescued, rehabilitated, rehomed and released tens of thousands of domestic and wild animals in need. Together, we save lives!

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