‘I was hysterically crying all night’: Couple are left distraught after a medium charged them $150 to tell them their Instagram-famous dog Cooper was dead after drowning in mud
- Instagram star, Cooper the dachshund, went missing from his NZ home in May
- His owners were charged $150 by a psychic before being told he was dead
- The couple had visited three other mediums before they were told the news
- Ben and Emily Scott are continuing the search to bring their pet dog home
A couple have been left distraught after a medium charged them $150 to tell them their Instagram-famous dog was dead.
Cooper, a short-haired dachshund with 16,800 followers, went missing from his owner’s home in Te Kuiti, New Zealand after a thunderstorm on May 30.
Owners Ben and Emily Scott posted a $2,000 reward for help to find the missing pooch as part of their search.
Couple Ben and Emily Scott (pictured) have been left distraught after a medium charged them $150 to tell them their Instagram-famous dog Cooper (centre) was dead
Cooper, a short-haired dachshund with 16,800 followers, went missing after a thunderstorm on May 30
Ms Scott told Daily Mail Australia that her and her husband had experienced ‘the biggest roller coaster of emotions’ since the dog’s disappearance.
And after launching a frantic search for Cooper they decided to go to see four mediums who they thought could help with their search.
But the couple were left even more devastated when one told them their dog was dead after drowning in mud.
Emily told the Daily Mail Australia: ‘She said he had jumped over a log and it had gone wrong and rolled on him, broken his leg and then he’d basically drowned in the mud.
The disappearance of the 3-year-old My_little_sausage star (right), a page he shares with his brother Ralph (left), has left his family experiencing ‘the biggest roller coaster of emotions’
‘This was at night time, so we couldn’t go and search until the morning. So I was hysterically crying all night. I was crying so much on the phone Ben had to finish the call for me.’
The medium demanded money upfront and asked personal information up front.
Cooper was described as a happy dog with lots of energy.
Emily said: ‘He’s full of confidence and isn’t aware of his size. He’ll happily walk up to one tonne bulls and bark at them or a whole heard of cows.
‘He’s got amazing agility and fitness for a little dog, people are always surprised at how far and fast he can run, he could run further than me any day. He’s a charmer and cuddle up on anyone’s lap.’
Emily said that four other people had suggested Cooper was still alive, with one claiming he could have been picked up by schoolchildren.
Anyone with any information about where the dog could be should make contact via the My Little Sausage Instagram page.