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Adopted Shelter Dog Is Starring In Hit Movie, ‘Prey’

Published: August 15, 2022 at 06:28 PM Author: Penny Eims



A dog named Coco went from a homeless shelter dog to superstardom. Coco was adopted from Georgia’s Fulton Animal Services facility and now she plays Sarii in Prey, the latest movie in the Predator series.

Fulton County Animal Services is proud of the four-legged canine actress who came from humble beginnings. On August 11, the shelter said:

Fulton County Animal Services was thrilled to find out that one of our former residents has hit the bigtime. Coco, who came into our care at the beginning of 2021, is the breakout star of one of this Summer’s biggest movie hits, Prey.

Explaining how she went from a bit role in the summer movie to being one of the film’s stars:

Coco who has no film training and was adopted by her family specifically for this project, plays Sarii. She was originally meant to have a small role however her popularity among test audiences encouraged director Dan Trachtenberg to include more of Coco in the film.

Coco’s “joyful and playful personality” has won over her costars and endeared her to everyone involved in the movie, even though actress Amber Midthunder described Coco “…as a little bit of a hot mess — but in a sweet way.”

The shelter said:

We are SO delighted that Coco found the life she has, and is now shining a light on the potential of shelter dogs and what they are capable of when given a chance.

You can watch Coco on Prey, which is now streaming on Hulu.

(Screenshot of Coco at the shelter and in her role on Prey via 20th Century Studios)

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Sue
Sue
1 month ago

I wish more people knew about the abuse of dogs and other animals in the movie industry, just as I wish they knew about the institutionalized cruelty in K9 units.

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Lisa Allis
Lisa Allis
1 month ago
Reply to  Sue

What about animal abuse on farms and in labotories? Please shed light on that, too!

VixenMinxJade
VixenMinxJade
1 month ago

this is not a happy story its simply exploitation

Julianne Chai
Julianne Chai
1 month ago

This is such a great story. Yes yes adopt a shelter dog. They are awesome!!!!

Kate
Kate
1 month ago

If Coco is loved, has a good home, and is treated with kindness on the set there is nothing wrong with this. Not every dog is exploited and there is no evidence that this is the case here. I am a cynic and have little faith in our species (I hope for our extinction every day) but to assume that he is being mistreated is wrong. There is so much abuse of millions of animals in many areas I feel it is nice to read this story. When someone has proof that Coco is being abused and exploited in the filming of this movie I am willing to l listen but for now I am grateful he got out of that Georgia shelter.

Tammy Rossetti
Tammy Rossetti
1 month ago
Reply to  Kate

I love your response, humanity should be eliminated. But this dog may have a happy home! It sounds good to me!

Jaime Perez
Jaime Perez
1 month ago

That’s awesome. A star is born!!