New details have been released about the cruel shooting of a nine-year-old dog named “Mozart,” who belonged to actress Salma Hayek. According to Sunday’s King 5 News, the dog was shot with a pellet gun on February 19 at Hayek’s ranch in Thurston County, Washington.
According to CBS News, a groundskeeper had been riding around Hayek’s Yelm-area ranch on horseback with two of the actress’ dogs – one of the dogs was Mozart and while on the ranch grounds, he apparently heard something which caused him to run off on his own. Mozart was later found with a fatal wound. A necropsy was performed on Mozart’s body – the exam revealed that a pellet had nicked one of the dog’s arteries and he had slowly bled to death.
Hayek announced the tragic loss of her dog on Friday via her Instagram account. She wrote, “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.”
She also indicated that she hoped the authorities would find whoever is responsible. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Department is investigating Mozart’s death.
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