About us

Upper Hutt Animal Rescue Society (UHARS) operates as a shelter that takes in homeless, stray and unwanted cats and kittens, providing them with a safe haven until they find a permanent home. 

We offer affordable adoption packages which include sterilisation, vaccinations and a flea and worm treatment for cats and kittens.


UHARS was founded in 1967 and, as a charitable organisation, relies largely on the generosity of the public. Volunteers come from all walks of life to share a common goal – the protection and care of animals, specifically cats and kittens.


UHARS Incorporated Constitution and Rules can be viewed 

Where we are
Contact number

04-526 2672

Adoption packages (cash only)

Please note that we do NOT have EFTPOS facilities at the Haven.

Open hours

Weekdays: 10am - 2pm

 Weekends:  10am - 2pm

Adoption hours

Weekdays: 12noon - 2pm

Weekends: 12noon - 2pm


2013 - 2019, Upper Hutt Animal Rescue Society Incorporated.