The Duchess of Sussex, as their patron, wrote the foreword to Mayhew’s annual review for 2018.
Her Royal Highness wrote, “As a proud rescue dog owner, I know from personal experience the joy that adopting an animal into your home can bring. The role that we, as people, play in rehoming and rescuing these animals is vital, but the role of organisations such as Mayhew is unparalleled.
“What initially struck me about Mayhew specifically is their community based approach not simply on rehoming animals, but in the preventive care that inhibits these cats and dogs from ending up in shelters in the first place.
“From Mayhew’s global education programmes to their community work on a micro level with the elderly, homeless, and vulnerable communities, they actively seek solutions that allow people to stay with their animals and have the support they need to do so.”
The Duchess said that adopting a pet is a “big decision with much responsibility” but added that the return investment is rewarding and life-changing.
She went on to encourage people to get involved “in whatever way you can – either through pet adoption, volunteering, donation, or spreading the word.”
Her Royal Highness concluded by saying, “I am proud to support Mayhew and to work alongside them as they continue to improve the lives of animals and people, to create more supportive and compassionate communities both in London and internationally.”
You can see the full annual review here.
The Duchess of Sussex had two rescue dogs – Bogart, a Labrador-Shepherd mix and Guy, a Beagle. When she made the move across the pond, only Guy was able to make the trip as Bogart was too old. He is now living happily with a friend of Meghan’s. The Duchess and her husband, the Duke of Sussex adopted a black Labrador shortly after their wedding. Reportedly, it is named Oz.