Actress Salma Hayek, 49, took to Instagram on February 26 to inform her fans that her beloved pet dog, German Shepherd-mix “Mozart” was murdered. Mourning the cruel death of her “loving and loyal” companion, Hayek said that Mozart was found dead last week on the porch of her Washington State ranch. Mozart had been shot, according to ABC News.
Hayek, an avid animal lover and rescuer who has provided safe refuge for a variety of animals on her ranch, is seeking justice for her beloved Mozart. Yesterday she posted to Instagram, “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”
TMZ reported that the bullet that that killed nine-year-old dog Mozart was lodged very close to his heart. Law enforcement in Washington State is investigating the cruel killing. Thus far, no arrests have been made.
The investigation is being conducted by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, according to Komo News. It was not revealed whether or not authorities have any suspects in the shooting as the investigation into the shooting is still in its early stages.
Komo News quoted Hayek when appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” back in 2013 as saying that she has provided a home on her ranch for many different kinds of animals. “I have five horses, four alpacas, one cat, eight dogs, one hamster, five parrots, two fish, I’m sure I’m forgetting something!” she laughed. “Oh I forgot! I have bunny rabbits, I have turkeys, 20 chickens, same with the rabbits be careful just buy one.” For more on actress Salma Hayek, mourning and seeking justice for her murdered dog, see the video accompanying this article.