Duchess Meghan pens emotional note about ‘joy’ of adopting an animal

By Meaghan Wray

Duchess Meghan is a known lover of animals and writing, so it’s no surprise she has combined the two passions in her latest project!

The Duchess of Sussex – who recently welcomed her first child, Archie Harrison – penned the foreword of royal patronage Mayhew’s annual report. Meghan wrote of the “joy” of adopting a pet (as she has done more than a few times!), gushed over the importance of rescuing animals and also detailed her love for her patronage.

Meghan is royal patron of Mayhew. Photo: © EDDIE MULHOLLAND/AFP/Getty Images

“As a proud rescue dog owner, I know from personal experience the joy that adopting an animal into your home can bring,” she wrote. “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. What initially struck me about Mayhew specifically is their community based approach not simply on rehoming animals, but in the preventative care that inhibits these cats and dogs from ending up in shelters in the first place.”

Meghan penned the foreword of Mayhew’s annual report. Photo: © Mayhew

Her letter continued: “The choice to adopt a pet is a big decision that comes with much responsibility but infinite return on investment. It will undoubtedly change your life.”

Meghan first visited Mayhew back in January, where she was pictured making close friends with some of the organization’s adorable furry clients. The duchess looked chic as ever in an H&M dress and cashmere coat by Emporio Armani, and was clearly thinking about taking a little Jack Russell Terrier home.

“We can’t take another dog before the baby as our hands are too full,” she said at the time.

Prince Harry and Meghan enjoyed an adorable canine encounter while in Ireland last year. Photo: © MAXWELLS/AFP/Getty Images

Of course, the 37-year-old knows first hand the importance of adopting. The Los Angeles native rescued two dogs, Guy and Bogart, while living in Toronto to shoot her hit paralegal TV show Suits. Guy scored a ticket with her across the pond, while Bogart stayed in Canada with one of the duchess’s close friends. Harry and Meghan also have their own rescue pup, whose name isn’t known yet.

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