Ever since news broke that Coco, the dog starring alongside Amber Midthunder in Hulu’s Prey, was adopted specifically for the film, the web has been looking for answers as to the canine costar’s current whereabouts.
Fulton County Animal Services, a shelter serving Fulton County, Georgia, posted a fast blurb about Coco on their Facebook page on Friday, August 12, and commenters jumped at the chance to dig deeper.
“From Fulton Shelter to Super Stardom!” the shelter wrote, expressing their excitement to seek out that the pup they’d housed for a time frame in 2021 had turn into the breakout star of the summer.
Coco had no film training prior to Prey, but, despite the chaos she reportedly caused on set, they kept writing her into increasingly scenes.
The shelter added, “The response Coco is getting is proof that the additional care and patience paid off! We’re SO delighted that Coco found the life she has, and is now shining a lightweight on the potential of shelter dogs and what they’re able to when given a likelihood.”
But while many involved within the film have called attention to Coco being adopted specifically to star within the Predator prequel, no specifics have been offered about what happened to her after filming wrapped, raising concerns that she had been returned when her job was done or could be “rented out” to film after film.
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Commenters were quick to drill the shelter about Coco’s status.
“She was adopted by a family who work within the entertainment industry, who had this chance for her, and she or he is loving her recent life,” the shelter said in a single update, calling it the “perfect fit” in one other comment. “It just isn’t known if Coco will do any more movies but she could have the prospect in the long run. Now we have seen people saying Coco won the ‘puppy lottery’ in some comments and that is the reality!”
Not everybody was convinced, though, and in one other response, the shelter reiterated, “She was adopted by the family on the time the project was available, but she was adopted with the intention of keeping her.” They later repeated, “Coco may be very much staying together with her family,” and at one point called it fate that Coco and her family had found one another.
“There was never an issue that she was being adopted into the family first,” the shelter assured commenters.
Representatives for Hulu and Fulton County Animal Services didn’t immediately reply to Parade’s request for comment.
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