Animal Welfare Charity
May 29, 2020
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is an avid animal lover and dog mom, so she’s doing her part to assist the U.K.–based animal welfare charity Mayhew as it struggles amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
According to Newsweek, the duchess has been making secret calls to Mayhew, which is currently experiencing financial hardship due to the global health crisis. An organization that works to keep homeless individuals with their dogs, whom they rely on for emotional support, Mayhew has seen a devastation in its income recently, as the public fundraising events it relies heavily on to sustain the charity have been halted due to stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines.
“The Duchess is in touch and working with Mayhew at this time,” a source confirmed to Newsweek.
According to the outlet, Mayhew is urgently asking for help to fund the purchasing of food, as well as flea and worming treatment for the dogs.
“We receive no government support or anything so we rely completely on public donations, which are for the most part gathered from fundraising events,” said Mayhew’s media officer Sarah Hastelow. “It’s been a steady decline of operations and funds. We are trying to be as adaptive and reactive as possible.”
Mayhew was one of the last engagement visits Meghan embarked on as a working royal in England. The duchess shared photos of her visit to the organization in the days after she left for Canada, where she, Prince Harry, and their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, resided before relocating permanently to Los Angeles, California.