Salma Hayek Said Her Dog Was Shot: ‘Didn’t deserve a slow and painful death’

February 28, 2016 Updated: March 1, 2016

Actress Salma Hayek said her dog, Mozart, was shot and died at her ranch in Washington state.

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating the dog’s death, KING 5 reported.

 

I haven’t posted for a week as I been mourning the death of my dog, Mozart who I personally delivered out of his mother’s womb. He was found dead in my ranch last Friday with a shot close to his heart. I am hoping that the Washington State authorities do justice to this wonderful dog whom in 9 years never bit or attacked anyone. He loved his territory and never strayed away…he was the most loving and loyal companion. He didn’t deserve a slow and painful death. #doglover #animalrights #dog #dogoftheday #rip #delivery #washingtonstateauthorities Hace una semana que no pongo nada ya que he estado de duelo por la muerte de mi perro Mozart. De quién fui la partera, lo encontramos el viernes pasado con un tiro cerca del corazón. Espero que las autoridades del estado de Washington le hagan justicia a este extraordinario perro que durante 9 años nunca mordió o atacó a nadie, adoraba su territorio y nunca se escapó. Era el compañero más leal y no se merecía una muerte lenta y dolorosa. #muerte #perro #justiciaporlosanimales

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Hayek, 49, went on Instagram over the weekend, saying that the dog was found dead a week ago with “a shot close to his heart.”

“I am hoping that the Washington State authorities do justice to this wonderful dog whom in 9 years never bit or attacked anyone. He loved his territory and never strayed away…he was the most loving and loyal companion. He didn’t deserve a slow and painful death,” she added.

The report was made Feb. 19, while Hayek was in Los Angeles.

Mozart, 9, was described by Hayek as “loving and loyal” and “wonderful.”

The Sheriff’s Office said that a pellet fired from a pellet gun went between the dog’s ribs and hit an artery, USA Today reported.