As Patron of Mayhew, The Duchess of Sussex wrote a lovely foreword for her patronage as part of their annual review. You’ll remember Meghan made her first visit to the charity back in January, after it was announced she’d chosen her love of animals and the importance of animal welfare as one of her main points of focus.
“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 choice to adopt a pet is a big decision that comes with much responsibility but infinite return on the investment. It will undoubtedly change your life.
As Patron of Mayhew, I encourage you to get involved in whatever way you can – either through pet adoption, volunteering, donation or spreading the word. We are all interconnected and through these animals, we find an even greater link to community and the part we can play.
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.”
We’d like to share the review, in numbers of what Mayhew has been able to do in 2018.
- 98 DOGS and 380 CATS were REHOMED
- They’ve handled 1,061 ANIMAL WELFARE CASES
- 67 DOGS were REUNITED with their owners
- 12,158 CATS and DOGS were NEUTERED OVERSEAS
- 32,431 DOGS got VACCINATED against RABIES
- There were 704 THERAPAWS visits
- 111,097 ADULTS and CHILDREN in India were HELPED by Mayhew’s EDUCATION PROGRAMME
- 786 ANIMALS were HELPED OUTSIDE THE SHELTER
- 24 VETS and VET STUDENTS trained at their COMMUNITY VET CLINIC
- 1,793 ANIMALS were brought to their VACCINATION CLINICS