20. The Runaway Bride’s Story
Any story involving a runaway bride is always very interesting, but have you ever heard a runaway bride story involve two french bulldogs? Well in this story that comes from Brazil, 26-year-old Nina Mandin could not go through with her wedding plans and her reason did not only shock her friends and family but the internet as well.
19. A Girl and Her Bulldogs
Mandin, a young woman from Brazil had just recently gotten engaged to her fiance. The two had been together for a long time but not nearly as long as her two beloved French bulldogs. Her bulldogs were not only her pride and joy but her family.
18. Meet Gucci and Victoria
Those dogs had been through everything with her. From various apartments, from different relationships, from young college graduate to early adult life, her two Bulldogs have been through it all right by her side. The two French Bulldogs in question were named Gucci and Victoria.
17. The Package Deal
The three of them were an inseparable trio. They were a package deal and anyone who wanted to join Mandan’s life would also have to accept and welcome Guzzi and Victoria. Her new fiance, for the most part, seemed very accepting of the dogs, he had only seen them when he came over to her place but now that they were engaged he would be living together with the three. That’s when the odd behavior started.
16. Odd Behavior with Victoria
A few months went by when Mandin noticed some strange behavior coming from Victoria. The little french bulldog had not been acting herself. She was less energetic, timid around humans including her mom Mandin. After approaching the small dog Mandin noticed something even more strange about the dog’s appearance. Victoria had these dark blotches all over her belly, back and neck. They looked to be bruising but she couldn’t tell for sure.
15. Odd Behavior on Gucci
Shortly after examining Victoria she also picked up on Gucci acting differently too. The small dog was quiet most of the time and wouldn’t come out to play with her or Victoria. She wondered if Gucci may be experiencing some of the same issues that Victoria was showing so she picked up Gucci and began examining her as well. Sure enough, Gucci had the markings on her too and the markings were definitely bruises.
14. Something is Wrong
Mandin was heartbroken to see that her two beloved little dogs were acting so weirdly and she was even more concerned that they both seemed to be badly bruised up. She knew the bruising had to be done to the dogs when Mandin was away but she couldn’t understand who or what would do such a thing to her small dogs.
13. The Investigation Begins
Determined to get to the bottom of what was causing her dogs to suffer Mandin began to plan ways to figure out what could have led to the bruising. She checked the house to see if they might have fallen on something or if an item of furniture maybe fell on them but everything seemed to be in place. She watched them closely whenever she was around them or out at the dog park to see if maybe it was another dog. But none of these seemed to be likely reasons to why her dogs were injured. It dawned on Mandin that the bruises had to be inflicted upon the dogs by someone she knew and had access to her dogs while she was away. This was by far the worst realization.
12. The Secret Camera
As Mandin concluded that the perpetrator had to be someone she knew and someone who had access to the dogs she decided her next step in cracking the case would be to plant hidden cameras throughout her home. This way she could see if it was a friend she was having over to visit, maybe a mailman, maybe a home intruder. She was about to find out.
11. The Sad Truth
But what Mandin found on the recordings from her home video cameras was not a mailman, or a friend, or a home intruder, it was someone much more shocking than all of those. It was her very own fiance. She was absolutely devastated. How could anyone do such a horrible act towards two defenseless animals, and worse of all how could that person be the man she was set to marry. What the recording showed was absolutely heartbreaking,
10. Caught Red Handed
What Mandin found on the recording was her fiance working on something on the flow in the living room when the two little dogs approached him calmly and lovingly just as dogs do to be affectionate towards their owner. That is when her fiance picked up the dogs by their necks, stood up and threw them by their necks into the ground. She could hear how much pain the two Bulldogs were in and it was absolutely disgusting.
9. The Runaway Bride’s Plan
Not only was Mandin heartbroken and disgusted, knew she could not let this evil man get away with what he had done to her two beloved French bulldogs. Mandin knew what she had to get this man out of her life.
8. Happily Ever After
When her fiance returned home she found his bags packed and she had told him the wedding was off and that they were over. Mandin was ready to live her happily ever after with her beloved French bulldogs. Once her fiance had taken all of his things and left she knew it was time for a whole new life.
7. Starting Over Again
After her fiance and she were no more, Mandin could begin her new life with her beloved little dogs. She wanted to make nursing them back to health top priority so she got them the needed veterinary help so the dogs could begin their road to recovery from their horrible injuries.
6. Moving On
Once the two dogs were back to their usual cheery and healthy selves Mandin felt like they were all moving on from this terrible time in her life. She was no longer set to marry a man who had betrayed her trust and her animals and the three were free from danger. However, Mandin still felt like there was more she needed to do, in order to truly move past this issue.
5. Taking to Social Media
Mandin decided to go public with her story and what had happened to her two innocent little french bulldogs. She not only took to social media to inform her friends and family of what had taken place, but she decided to share her story with the world. Mandin posted the video footage from her secret home cameras and the video went viral. The internet was outraged and shocked with what the fiance had done to these poor animals.
4. Getting Law Enforcement Involved
With the outrage of the internet ensuing upon the situation it became clear that Mandins feelings towards her ex-fiance were completely validated by the internet. There were calls to action, something must be done. Then a petition was started for there to be law enforcement brought into the situation between her ex-fiance and herself. The signatures on the petition grew to well over 30,000.
3. An Investigation is Launched
With 30,000 signatures and counting the local police announced they would be starting an investigation against Mandin’s ex-fiance on the charges of animal cruelty. Currently, her ex-fiance is awaiting trial for the case.
2. Where Are They There?
In the meantime, while the internet waits for the ex-fiance to testify against these claims in court. The perfect trio are living life to the fullest. Gucci, Victoria, and Nina are happier than ever now that nobody stands in their way to living a happy and safe life. Mandin will maybe someday meet a man who can settle down with, but until then she has not one love of her life but two.
1. Animals Like Gucci and Victoria
Although the case of Mandin’s French bulldogs sounds rare, unfortunately acts of animal cruelty happen all too often. There is hope though as more and more people who commit these crimes are punished, it will send a message to the world that animals should be protected just like family members are protected against harm.