Paw Justice has a zero tolerance attitude towards animal abuse. It works with the community to reduce animal abuse and cruelty. Paw Justice has various campaigns and programmes which aim to promote its causes. We act as advocates in the community for those with no voices and promote education and public awareness to bring about social change. Join your voice with ours - become the voice for the animals.



The reporting of animal cruelty is absolutely essential for stopping violent crimes in our society. Paw Justice‚Äôs “Patch up Your pet” campaign is designed to get pet owners and animal lovers together to unite against animal cruelty and to encourage communities to be the eyes and ears against animal abuse.

Case Study: Taffy Hotene, Auckland, New Zealand

“He went from strangling kittens to Killing Kylie Jones.”

These events might have been prevented if we had better checks and balances in place that recognized the seriousness of animal cruelty offences.

He was strangling and torturing small animals at 15

He was in court for theft, and again before he was 16

He appeared for his first attempted sexual assault at knifepoint at 17 and jailed for just 15 months

As soon as he was out, he walked into the home of a married woman with her two and a half year old daughter and ten month old baby, and attempted to assault her, holding a knife to the baby’s head. He was imprisoned for four years.

As soon as he was released, he then attacked three women in Wanganui, in a four day rampage of terror. One of them he succeeded in sexually assaulting. All of them were women minding shops on their own.

Each attack was reasonably well planned and he took precautions such as discarding his clothes after each attack and taking measures to throw police dogs off his trail. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison for these three attacks. He was paroled after 8 years, and within weeks, sexually assaulted and killed, Kylie Jones.