As if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (aka the Duchess of Sussex) didn’t have enough to envy – beauty, big money, fame, influence and adorable children – they now have one more coveted addition to their brood: a pawsome rescue pup named Mamma Mia!
The royal couple adopted the 7-year-old beagle and essentially rescued him from a kennel that was shut down due to alleged animal abuse.
“The Sussexes’ new pup is one of 4,000 beagles rescued from an Envigo RMS LLC facility in Cumberland, Virginia,” BuzzFeed News reported. “The Indianapolis-based company breeds and sells animals for biochemical and pharmaceutical scientific research, and the U.S. government filed a lawsuit against it in May, alleging gross violations of animal welfare law.”
The Los Angeles-based Beagle Freedom Project was the rescue organization that facilitated the adoption. Mamma Mia is actually a mother – to eight puppies who were also rescued.
Shannon Keith, president and founder of the Beagle Freedom Project, told BuzzFeed News she didn’t know who the “VIP donor” named Meghan was when she spoke on the phone with Markle. When Keith told Markle the little family of beagles had been saved from a life of abuse, Her Royal Highness apparently volunteered to adopt the mother.
Mamma Mia is already joining a full house – including two more puppies: another beagle named Guy and a black Labrador named Pula, plus rescue chickens (yes, that’s a thing).
Now if only Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would start adopting people – because we would love to join their family. Imagine the benefits! Mamma Mia is truly a pampered dog.