While plans to celebrate National Pet Month (April 1-May 10) had to completely change due to the nationwide lockdown, the charity was “delighted” to find they had an important new supporter: Her Majesty the Queen.
Her Majesty celebrated National Pet Month and advised on the Royal Family Instagram feed, “Today we are marking National Pet Month. The nation’s pets have kept us company during lockdown and have joined our daily walks.
“The first Royal corgis – Dookie & Jane – joined the Royal Family in 1933, when King George VI gave them to his daughters, Princess Elizabeth (now The Queen) and Princess Margaret.
“On her 18th birthday, Princess Elizabeth was given her very own Corgi named Susan, and has owned more than 30 corgis and dorgis since.”
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Michael Bellingham, National Pet Month Chairman, said, “We were delighted to hear that Her Majesty is celebrating National Pet Month. We are not surprised; her love of animals is well known. The unconditional love our pets give us is an incredible boost in such challenging times.”
He continued, “For this year’s National Pet Month, which runs until 10 May 2020, we have called on the on UKs pet lovers to stay home, stay safe and to get online for the nation’s pets. Visit www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk to find out how you can get involved.”