Category: The Mayhew

2019 Jun 17

The Duchess of Sussex’s foreword for Mayhew’s annual review

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
2019 Jan 16

The Duchess of Sussex Visits The Mayhew Animal Welfare Charity

The Duchess of Sussex Visits The Mayhew Animal Welfare Charity

Last week, it was announced that The Duchess of Sussex was to become the Royal Patron of the animal welfare charity Mayhew. Today, as Patron, she visited the centre in London. The Mayhew works to improve the life of dogs and cats and the people of our community, whether it’s in London or worldwide.

Meghan met with TheraPaws volunteers (TheraPaws is an animal therapy programme working on improving their wellbeing), officers from the charity and she met a few dogs – current residents or ex-residents – including Minnie who was put to adoption on this very day. VIDEOVIDEO



2019 Jan 10

The Duchess of Sussex becomes the patron of four organizations

The Duchess of Sussex becomes the patron of four organizations

This morning, Kensington Palace finally announced Meghan’s first patronages! The Duchess’s main focus will be education, the arts, helping women and animal welfare. Here is a description of each organization, and for more information, visit our page on Meghan’s patronages.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex will become Patron of four organisations that reflect the causes and issues with which she has long been associated including the arts, access to education, support for women and animal welfare.

Her Majesty The Queen has passed on two patronages to The Duchess of Sussex –The National Theatre and The Association of Commonwealth Universities. The Queen has held the roles for 45 and 33 years respectively. Her Royal Highness will also take on Patronage of two additional charities as part of her official working portfolio – Smart Works and Mayhew.

The Duchess is delighted to become Patron of both national and grassroots organisations that are part of the fabric of the UK, and is very much looking forward to working with them to bring wider public attention to their causes. Her Royal Highness feels she can use her position to focus attention on, and make a particular difference to these organisations and, more widely, the sectors they each represent.

For the arts, the National Theatre’s mission is to make world class theatre that is entertaining, challenging and inspiring for everyone and to be as inclusive, diverse and national as possible. In support of access to education, the Association of Commonwealth Universities is the world’s first and oldest international university network and the only accredited organisation representing higher education across all 53 Commonwealth countries.

With regards to supporting women, Smart Works helps long-term unemployed and vulnerable women regain the skills, confidence and tools to succeed at job interviews, return to employment and transform their lives. In terms of animal welfare, Mayhew is a grassroots charity working in a unique way to improve the lives of animals and people to better communities both in London and internationally.

Over the last year, Her Royal Highness has held meetings and conducted private visits with each of these organisations. The Duchess will today visit Smart Works and over the next few weeks will undertake public visits to the other three organisations.

Source: The Royal Family