Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s family is growing! And no, it’s not a baby… but a royal dog. According to information relayed by the media Express this August 24, the couple adopted a beagle who is said to have already moved into their villa in Montecito, California.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are more than ever invested in the animal cause. Indeed, according to the information relayed by Express On August 24, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry adopted a dog. And not just any four-legged friend. Indeed, according to the media, it is one of the 4,000 dogs saved breeding intended for pharmaceutical laboratories. Abused and neglected, some Beagles were sick, others injured. They lived in their excrement in tiny cages. Today, one of these abused canids has found a home. “Mamma Mia”, 7 years old, has indeed joined the residence of the parents of Lilibeth and Archie in Montecito, California. Shannon Keith, an animal rights lawyer who also runs the non-profit animal rescue organization Beagle Freedom Project, told the Times the animal’s relationship with its new family. “The Duchess called me personally. We talked for 30 minutes, and I was like, ‘Is this Megan Fox ?’ She chose Mamma Mia, instead of a puppy, because he was older. Older dogs sometimes face more difficulty in being adopted. She was aware of it.”
Before leaving with Mamma Mia, the Duke of Sussex would also not have failed to inquire about the well-being of his new companion. “Does he have a favorite toy or something?”, Prince Harry would have asked the lawyer. After catching the object in question, he and his wife would therefore have left the scene with the small dog. “Now, he is finally free to be a dog, and her eight adorable puppies will never have to set foot in a lab again!”, Beagle Freedom Project said on its website. And to add on the suffering endured by the beagle: “He will need medical attention as she suffers from arthritis and other health issues including a lump under her chin.”
Meghan Markle proclaims her love for animals
The Duchess of Sussex’s love for furry animals is well established. She had, before starting her relationship with Prince William’s brother, two dogs. One, Bogart, went to live in Canada while the other, Guy, is still with his mistress. In January 2019, Meghan Markle made a visit to a shelter of the association The Mayhew Animal Home, in London. 6 months pregnant with little Archie, she had spent a long time with Minnie, a one-year-old Jack Russell that she would have liked to bring home. “But with the baby coming we can’t have a new dog“, she said at the time with a smile. With Mamma Mia, things have changed.
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