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Prey's dog star's former animal shelter celebrates her success in new Predator movie
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Prey's dog star's former animal shelter celebrates her success in new Predator movie

Prey's star pooch has been praised by his former animal shelter.

Prey's star pooch has been showered with praise from her former animal shelter.

If you've not yet watched the newest instalment of the Predator franchise, which was released 5 August on Hulu, we'd recommend rectifying that right away.

The film has everything you could want from a sci-fi thriller, a killer central character, a scary villain, and one of the cutest dogs we've ever seen.

Check out the trailer here:

For those not familiar, Prey is directed by Dan Trachtenberg and follows Naru (Amber Midthunder), a skilled female warrior who fights to protect her tribe while under attack from a 'highly-evolved' predator – aka the villain from John Thomas' original hit 1987 film, Predator

While much attention has rightfully gone to star of the film Amber Midthunder, who plays Naru, her incredible sidekick Sarii is also getting some well-deserved love.

Sarii is portrayed by beloved pooch Coco and has been a hit with audiences across the globe.

However, before she was an international superstar, Coco had humble beginnings and was looked after by Fulton County Animal Services, who took to Facebook to share how proud they were of the cute canine.

They wrote: "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."

The animal shelter explained that they couldn't be prouder of Coco, who has taken the 'movie world by storm' and has been called the 'Meryl Streep of dogs' by some.

If that isn't a rave review, we're not sure what is.

Despite Coco's incredible performance the pooch actually has no film training, as the animal service explains, she was 'adopted by her family specifically for this project' and was only supposed to have a small role in the film.

But, the four-legged star was so popular with test audiences that director Dan Trachtenberg decided to use as much footage of her as possible.

Coco was also a hit among her co-stars, with Amber saying that she was 'a little bit of a hot mess – but in a sweet way.'

Coco in action.

Aren't we all Coco, aren't we all?

People on Twitter agreed that Coco should be praised for her work in the film, with one user saying: "Just gotta share some love for Sarii (Coco) in #PreyMovie [...] With no prior training, she absolutely knocked it out of the park and quickly became a star!"

While another added: "Gonna add Sarii from #PreyMovie to the horror-movie-doggie hall of fame (along w/The Thing’s best ever pup performance). She’s so beautiful & I read is an untrained rescue called Coco & it was hard work to get what they did, but she came across like a pro. Good girl, Coco!"

Prey is streaming now on Hulu

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Topics: Animals, Film and TV, Hulu