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Coco, rescued by the Humane Society and adopted in November 2004.

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The Humane Society of New Zealand Inc was established as a registered charity in 1975.

The society does not own facilities but relies on its volunteers to take the rescued animals into their homes with their own families and animals.

Started by a small group of volunteers it continues to be run totally by volunteers. The Society receives no funding at all, relying on membership, donations and bequests to continue its work.

What do we do?

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.

We rescue dogs from Animal shelters when their 7-day period for claiming has ended and they are due for euthanasia.

We rehabilitate these dogs according to their needs. They are fully Vet checked, treated for worms and fleas, vaccinated, desexed, registered and microchipped. They are then carefully rehomed following a detailed procedure and property check.

The Society provides support to the new owners over the rehoming time and is always available for ongoing advice and assistance.

Although our volunteers are not professionals, between us we have amassed a great wealth of experience. We are happy to provide a listening ear and suggestions for those struggling with an animal related difficulty. We DO NOT give advice pertaining to health matters as this is the domain of a qualified Veterinarian.

Our volunteers take phone calls 7 days a week, between 9am and 5pm, assisting the callers in any way possible. Please respect their privacy and call during these hours only. Please note our volunteers cannot ring cell phones or make toll calls as they operate from their own homes.