Giving Up Pets for Adoption is on the Rise

Kiwi pet owner gives up pet for adoption

On-and-off lockdowns and social interaction restrictions have caused a sharp rise in pet adoptions across New Zealand. However, pandemic pressure has also forced many Kiwis to give up pets for adoption – this is the lesser-known story. It’s not all bad news, and you might just be able to play a part in building the … Read more

Interview with HUHA NZ Volunteer Clare Barrett

huha nz volunteer clare barrett raising funds at a market

Anyone who knows PD Insurance knows that we’re big animal lovers. That’s why we’re pretty passionate about our animal shelter partner HUHA. We wanted to find out what it’s like to be a HUHA NZ volunteer, working for New Zealand’s leading no-kill shelter. We sat down to chat to Clare Barrett to get a glimpse … Read more

What and How to Donate to Animal Shelters this National Pet Day

if you donate to an animal shelter you can help dogs like this black and brown one behind a fence

It’s National Pet Day this Sunday, 11 April, and as a nation of pet lovers this is a celebration we can get behind. While our own pets are showered with love daily, shelter animals across the country aren’t as lucky. If you’ve ever wondered how to donate to animal shelters, we’re here to help you. … Read more

Avoiding Puppy Mills in New Zealand and Finding a Reputable Breeder

puppies in puppy mill behind cage

It might come as a surprise to dog lovers that puppy mills in New Zealand are a growing problem. Laws in New Zealand allow almost anyone to breed and sell animals with very few restrictions. As you can imagine, this means that inhumane breeding is difficult to control and condemn. Responsible pet parents should be … Read more

Pets as Christmas Gifts – Think Before You Buy

spoil your dog

If you have an animal-mad child or partner, the idea of getting pets as Christmas gifts can seem like a wonderful gesture. After all, who wouldn’t be thrilled with the gift of an adorable puppy or new feline friend for Christmas? While a new furry, scaly, hairy or feathery family member can definitely make the … Read more

How To Report Animal Abuse Appropriately

how to report animal abuse is something to know to save animals

Witnessing animal abuse is never pleasant, no matter the animal. As a nation of animal-lovers, most Kiwis share HUHA’s philosophy that every animal deserves a safe, happy life. Animals can’t speak for themselves, which is why it’s so important people seek help for those in danger. This article explains how to report animal abuse if … Read more

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