Puppy love! Meghan Markle may currently be on maternity leave after giving birth to her first royal baby, son Archie Harrison, on May 6, but the Duchess of Sussex still had to time shed light on the importance of rescuing and adopting animals.
Earlier this week, the 37-year-old beauty penned a heartfelt letter about her two dogs — including rescue pup Guy, who moved with Meg from Canada to London after getting engaged in November 2017, as well as the Labrador puppy she and Prince Harry adopted in August — for the Annual Review of Mayhew.
“As a proud rescue dog owner, I know from personal experience the joy that adopting an animal into your home can bring,” the former Suits actress wrote in support of the animal welfare foundation that she’s a royal patron of. “The role that we, as people, play in rehoming and rescuing these animals is vital, but the role of organizations such as Mayhew is unparalleled.”
In her foreword — which was reportedly written ahead of welcoming Baby Archie, according to ABC News — Meghan opened up about the special connection she felt to the foundation. “What initially struck me about Mayhew specifically is their community approach not simply to rehoming animals, but in the preventive care that inhibits these cats and dogs from ending up in shelters in the first place,” she wrote.
Meghan continued, “From Mayhew’s global education programs 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.”
Although she understands if you don’t have the means to care for a pet, Meghan did offer alternatives to adoption — which she insisted “will undoubtedly change your life.” In her letter, the gorgeous duchess encouraged others to “get involved in whatever way” they can, including volunteering at a shelter, donating canned foods or other pet goods or simply by just spreading the good word.
This past January, the beloved socialite paid a visit to the animal organization where she adorably posed with some of the cutest pups. Besides Mayhew, Meghan is also a royal patron of The National Theatre, The Association of Commonwealth Universities and Smart Works.
This is amazing!