A British couple that went to the holiday island of Mauritius to get engaged came back with more than just dreams of wedded bliss after adopting two stray dogs they found on the beach.
This video shows the moment groom Ben Jenkins, 27, met one of the dogs filmed by his now fiancé Charlotte Long, 29, as they are under a beach umbrella in the sand.
The couple said they fell head over heels for the two scruffy canines and decided to try to bring them home after getting engaged on the island in the Indian Ocean.
The couple successfully raised enough money to both sterilise and house the newly christened Mauri and Moo in Mauritius while paying for all the necessary vaccinations after reaching out to 4 Paws Rescue and Relocation and setting up a GoFundMe page, according to reports from Monday, 24th October.
But the newly engaged pair, who have to wait for the results of Mauri and Moo’s blood tests before they can fly the pooches to the UK, want to help “as many of these little angels as they can” after visiting the gorgeous tropical island.
This was after the couple was shocked to discover that large numbers of stray dogs roam freely across the island before they were told that the animals are regarded as a nuisance by some and are even sometimes drugged and drowned by locals in order to keep their numbers down, according to reports.
Despite the fact that Ben and Charlotte have reached their original GBP 3,500 objective, the couple has stated that they welcome any further donations as they will go towards buying food, toys and dog accessories for Mauri and Moo and that any extra proceeds will be given to 4 Paws Rescue and Relocation, according to their GoFundMe page.
4 Paws Rescue and Relocation is a UK-based organisation aimed at rehousing stray animals in Mauritius while the couple’s GoFundMe page can be found at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-and-bring-home-mauri-moo?
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