Prince Harry and Meghan Markle adopt beagles rescued from mistreatment

New tenant in the villa of Montecito in California, owned by the Dukes of Sussex. No, Meghan is not pregnant again! The new arrival has four legs, a tail and is called Mamma Mia. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle adopted a seven-year-old beagle, saving her from a Virginia cattery accused of using animals as guinea pigs for biomedical research. According to People reports, in the center that came under investigation, as early as 2021, 4000 beagles were raised without adequate care. The investigations revealed that the animals, instead of being treated, were mistreated, malnourished and in some cases killed, as well as 300 puppies died “in a suspicious manner”.

“Adopt don’t shop” is Meghan’s motto

In May, the surviving specimens were released and placed in a shelter with the obligation to find a home and a family for each of them and the Dukes of Sussex applied to adopt one. When Markle showed up at the facility for an adoption, to everyone’s amazement, she chose a dog already advanced in years, instead of one of her eight puppies. “No, we don’t want a puppy to give for Christmas, we want a senior beagle, to whom we can help. ” And so, she chose Mamma Mia, who is seven years old. She is the third dog of Harry and Meghan: the couple already has another beagle Guy and a Pula labrador in the house in Montecito. In the past, the 41-year-old has repeatedly exploited her popularity, to spread a very important message: “Adopt don’t shop”, through which she invited all those who can do it, to adopt a puppy from the kennel, instead of buy it.