Sarah Paulson took to Instagram Stories on Monday asking her followers for help for a friend who said that their dog Winnie was stolen by a Rover sitter.
Paulson, 47, reposted posts made by her friend, actress Clementine Ford-Wilcox, 42, who posted multiple photos of her dog Winnie.
Ford-Wilcox shared a shot of a woman who she said ‘was meant to be boarding our dog,’ but instead, ‘she threw her collar in the trash and disappeared.’
The latest: Sarah Paulson, 47, took to Instagram Stories on Monday asking her followers for help for a friend who said that their dog Winnie was stolen by a Rover sitter. Paulson was snapped in NYC last month
Ford-Wilcox said that she was willing to pay money to get the dog back, describing her canine as ‘about 40 pounds’ with a ‘stubb tail and one floppy ear’ maybe mixed with ‘some golden’ retriever.
The American Horror Story star shared a shot of the missing dog with the caption: ‘This is Winnie. Please keep your eyes peeled for her. Last confirmed location 535 North Hobart Blvd. Please share. @clementineford just wants her dog back. No questions asked.’
The Emmy-winning actress also reposted an image from Ford-Wilcox with the message: ‘More Winnie. We just want her back. No questions asked.’
Ford-Wilcox, who is the daughter of actress Cybill Shepherd, explained the situation in detail in a teary Instagram Stories post, according to People.
The American Horror Story star shared a shot of the missing dog with details about the missing pet
Paulson reposted posts made by her friend, actress Clementine Ford-Wilcox, 42, who posted multiple photos of her dog Winnie
‘We boarded our dog through Rover with this woman who had done an enhanced background check and she disappeared with our dog,’ Ford-Wilcox said. ‘She did radio silence.
‘If you could please go to my main page and just share it and share it and share it and maybe we can get her back. The kids are devastated. Obviously, I’m devastated. Especially for someone who has what I have, she was really important in keeping myself regulated and not anxious. Please help us.’
Ford-Wilcox said that she dropped off her dog, who she adopted late last year, with the dog sitter ‘and her boyfriend at an apartment on Saturday morning’ before leaving for a family wedding.
She continued: ‘We were in Palm Desert when we asked for photos or a video or something [Saturday] evening at 6 p.m. When she still hadn’t responded to multiple messages in the morning we turned around and came back to LA, to the place where we dropped Winnie with them.’
Ford-Wilcox said that the unit was ’empty,’ with ‘no crate, no dog, no human, nothing.’
Ford-Wilcox said she nervously contacted police ‘because it was the only way to get into the apartment’ and get the last name of the dog sitter.
Ford-Wilcox, who is the daughter of actress Cybill Shepherd, explained the situation in detail in a series of Instagram Stories posts
Ford-Wilcox said she was willing to pay for the dog with no questions asked
A Rover spokesperson on Monday told People in a statement that the incident was being probed.
‘As pet parents ourselves, we feel terrible about the pain this situation has caused, and we join Winnie’s family in hoping for her swift and safe return home,’ the spokesperson said.
The Rover spokesperson detailed the company’s efforts to relocate Winnie and reunite the dog with its owner.
‘Our 24/7 Trust and Safety team took immediate action as soon as we learned she was missing, including offering a $500 reward, paying for flyers, and posting in online pet-finding websites, which send alerts to local shelters and veterinarians,’ the company said. ‘Our team is also conducting a thorough investigation and we have suspended the sitter’s account while the search continues.
‘We have also fully refunded Winnie’s family, and we’re in active communication with them as we work to offer support and bring Winnie home.’