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Welcome to The Humane Society of NZ

The Humane Society of New Zealand Inc. endeavours to improve the situation of needy animals as it is made aware of them. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome. Read more...

Adopt A Pet


Status: Available
Age: 16 months - 30/11/17
Sex: Male
Breed: Bull Terrier x
Lukas is an alert, loving, playful, smart and curious boy


Status: Adopted - 13/02/18
Age: 11 weeks - 03/01/18
Sex: Male
Breed: Black/copper Domestic Shorthair
Alfie is an active wee boy

Latest news

Posted 03-Jan-2018

A very big Thank You

Councillors and

Councillors and Principal of Halsey Drive School with the dog food they collected and Desmond the Humane Society spokes-dog.
(l-r) Micah Kennerley, Jonathan Mar, Pratham Shah, Bryan Curtis-Marsters, Tvisha Bajaj, Brianna Mc Cready, Rhea Prasad, 
      Kristy Goundar, Dawn Chen, Mrs Davies-Crook

Thanks to the wonderful Councillors from Halsey Drive School in New Lynn who picked us as their worthy cause for one of their end-of-year Xmas projects. They collected dog food to ensure the rescue dogs would be well fed over the holidays.

It was so kind of the school pupils to think of the homeless animals, and the donated food is very much appreciated. We were even able to share some with a rescue organisation that takes unwanted puppies there are so many of them this time of year.

If we had one wish for 2018 it would be that people would get their dogs and cats desexed. This would dramatically cut down the number of unwanted and abandoned pets around New Zealand. It is heart breaking for so many groups that do their best to rescue and rehome animals that certainly deserve better.

Principal Cheryl Davies-Crook said the pupils had done the same thing for the City Mission and Cat Rescue. “I'm very proud of them – it was very much off their own bat.”


How Can You Help?

The Humane Society of New Zealand consists totally of dedicated volunteers. We need your help to continue our services.

Desex your pet

There are not enough homes now for pets, so why produce more? The Humane Society of NZ has desexing of pets as one of it's core aims.


Assist us with answering phones, property checks or transport. Please Note:  We have no facilities and only foster homes look after our fostered animals.


Become a foster home for our rescued dogs. If you have some experience with dogs, a securely fenced property and some time to spend, you can assist with the rehabilitation of our rescued dogs.


Donate your time by joining our telephone roster to assist in taking calls from the public. Make regular donations to the Society for its ongoing work. The Society receives no funding and relies on donations to continue.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance towards the cost of desexing your pet is available in cases of genuine hardship.

To enquire about an application for assistance to desex your pet, please phone or write to the Humane Society, or fill in the online application form located under "desexing".