Meghan Markle’s favorite charity for rescuing ‘endangered’ animals as staff fight over ‘bullying, racism, homophobia and waste of money’
- Meghan’s beloved Mayhew Trust pet specialists fight for her future
- The London-based charity faces allegations of wasted money, lower animal care standards and even allegations of bullying, racism and homophobia
- The Duchess of Sussex is a patron of the charity and embarked on a ‘secret’ trip to the cat and dog sanctuary last January before leaving the UK for Canada
- Meghan often talks about the importance of diversity and mental well-being
It is the Duchess of Sussex’s favorite animal charity – praised by her for her “commitment to animal welfare and the welfare of the community”.
But the Mayhew Trust’s pet specialists are now fighting like a cat and a dog against allegations of wasted money, lower standards of animal care, and even allegations of bullying, racism and abuse. homophobia.
Its very future, the bosses warned, could be “in danger”.
A favorite charity of the Duchess of Sussex (pictured during an appearance on the talk show ‘Ellen’ this week) is now fighting like a cat and a dog against claims of wasted money, standards of protection declining animals and even allegations of bullying, racism and homophobia
Meghan, who is the patron of the charity, often talks about the importance of diversity and mental well-being.
She loves the Mayhew so much that she embarked on a âsecretâ trip to the cat and dog sanctuary last January before leaving the UK for Canada.
She also made an official visit while pregnant with her son Archie in 2019. At her premises, she cuddled pets and chatted with staff and volunteers.
Yet union representatives at Mayhew, who runs kennels in north-west London, are now voting for a strike over the treatment of staff and concern for animals.
The charity had a total income of Â£ 3.1million last year, with almost half of it in donations and a similar amount from wills. However, the numbers were said to have been reduced from 58 to 49.
Bitter employees point out that at the same time as it is cutting jobs, the association has been advertising a ‘head of engagement’ of Â£ 80,000 per year.
Pictured: The Duchess of Sussex meets Maggi, a Jack Russell, during a visit to Mayhew, an animal welfare charity supported as a patron, at its offices in North West London ( archive photo)
A former staff member told the Daily Mail: ‘This money would pay four employees to care for the animals. It’s such a kick in the teeth.
The whistleblower also claims that a senior staff member called a junior worker who wore glasses “Speccy Four Eyes”, called an Asian woman “Old Slitty Eyes” and made fun of a gay man’s comments. on her husband, as well as a lesbian couple. provide a child.
The same person allegedly admitted to provocatively ordering steak in front of vegan and vegetarian workers at social events at work. The whistleblower added: “This person was racist, sexist, homophobic. I reported it but nothing was done.
Volunteer Judy Stapleton, who helped there for seven years, said the “bullying” had driven out key workers.
Meghan, who is the patron of the charity, often talks about the importance of diversity and mental well-being. She loves the Mayhew so much that she embarked on a ‘secret’ trip to the cat and dog sanctuary last January before leaving the UK for Canada.
She added: âThe atmosphere there is so sad. Why are they getting rid of this dedicated staff? I think there is an element of the Mayhew that gets caught up in the celebrity instead of focusing on the being a small local charity.
The Mayhew, founded in 1886, finds new homes for dogs and cats and operates a veterinary clinic in Kensal Green.
A spokesperson for a charity said it had made the necessary restructuring and added: “Any strike action by staff would significantly affect the charity’s ability to care for and treat sick animals. . ” The association ârefutes any allegation of poor animal welfareâ.
In June, Meghan wrote an introduction to her glossy annual review, saying: “Mayhew continues to meet with us where we are as a society and fosters the healing bond between animal and man.”