HUHA has purchased 157 acres of land on the Haywards Hill in rural Wellington. Relocating to a HUHA-owned, purpose-built sanctuary is critical to the future health and sustainability of the organisation and will enable HUHA to continue to save lives for generations to come.
Our 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.
Members of the public will be encouraged to get involved with all aspects of animal care with accessible walking trails, dog parks, a pet memorial garden and volunteer opportunities
aplenty. 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.