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!


Dog Rescue New Zealand
Help us help animals in need – please donate whatever you can.


Cat Rescue Wellington
Adopt an animal in need and give them the loving, forever home they deserve.


Animal Rehoming New Zealand
Our incredible team of volunteers are at the heart of HUHA’s work.


Dog Shelter Wellington
Every purchase at HUHA op shops, online and at pop-up events helps us save lives.
Horse Rescue New Zealand

HUHA is a charitable trust dedicated to teaching empathy and empowering communities to advocate for and help animals across Aotearoa. Together we rescue, rehabilitate, rehome or release thousands of domestic and wild animals in need every year.
Rescue Dogs for Adoption New Zealand


Coming soon – a new, purpose-built HUHA sanctuary in rural Wellington. We can’t wait to secure a safer and brighter future for more animals in need and invite our HUHA community to join us.

There are so many ways to help. From advocating for animal welfare to donating funds, goods or services to supporting our work by volunteering or shopping with HUHA. We couldn’t exist without the generous support of our HUHA community.

We believe that with education and access to the right resources, we can empower people and communities to improve animal welfare and outcomes across New Zealand. Find links and resources to help you help animals in need.

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