The news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had rescued Mamma Mia, a seven-year-old beagle, surprised and delighted royal watchers earlier this week.
According to reports, 4000 other beagles were also saved by federal authorities in Virginia last month, along with the cute puppy.
Local news station WPDE ABC 15 reported on the story over the weekend and tweeted fresh images of the royal rescue.
One of the pictures showed the couple’s new pet lying with one of her puppies, while another showed her chewing a toy and glancing at the camera. A third image showed her lying on a big bed while sporting a pink top.
The new member of the family resides with Guy, a fellow beagle, and Pula, a black Labrador, at Prince Harry and Meghan’s Montecito, California, home.
Shannon Keith, an attorney for animal rights and founder of the Beagle Freedom Project, said to the LA Times about Mamma Mia’s rescue: “The Duchess called me personally.
Hey Shannon, this is Meghan, she says when she calls my cell phone and there is no Caller ID. Shannon recalled that she initially believed she was speaking to actress Megan Fox during their 30-minute conversation.
Meghan and Harry visited Mia after hours to play with the dogs before making their choice. Mia had eight of her brand-new puppies when she arrived at the shelter.
According to Meghan, they prefer to assist older rescue dogs.
Animal-lover Over the past few years, Meghan has taken in a number of rescue dogs, and when she married Harry, she brought Guy to the UK.
The former actress’s first patronage was the animal welfare organization Mayhew.
Shortly after their engagement, Harry tenderly reminisced about how the Queen’s dogs instantly fell in love with Meghan.