In an update about the brutal murder of Salma Hayek’s 9-year-old dog Mozart, Deputy Lt. Cliff Ziesemer said that according to a report, a groundskeeper and two dogs, including Mozart, were riding around on Hayek’s ranch when the dogs began to start barking and ran away. Hayek herself was in Los Angeles at the time and not on her Washington ranch. While riding, the groundskeeper did not notice anything unusual and assumed the dogs had been barking because other dogs lived on the property nearby. However, when returning home with both dogs, Mozart started barking again and ran down a trail. When the groundskeeper went looking for Mozart, she found him shot.
According to an updated February 28 KING 5 report about Salma Hayek’s beloved dog, “a necropsy determined that a pellet from a pellet gun went between two ribs and nicked an artery. The dog slowly bled to death.”
Salma Hayek, who helped bring her German Shepherd-mix dog Mozart into this world nine years ago, shared in a heartbreaking Instagram post that someone mercilessly and brutally killed her cherished Mozart with a shot close to his heart.
The actress is pleading to anyone, including Washington State authorities, to help bring justice for Mozart who died a slow and painful death, as she writes in her Instagram post on Friday, February 26. Her full post, which includes a photo of Mozart, was the following:
“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”
Salma Hayek, who was born Salma Hayek Jiménez in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, on September 2, 1966, also writes her post in her native language:
“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”
According to Thurston County officials, Salma Hayek’s beloved dog was shot to death at the actress’ Washington state ranch last week on Friday, February 19. The ranch, which is being described as “modest” but as a sanctuary for animals who need a home, is being investigated for any clues into the shooting death of Mozart.
While talking to Ellen DeGeneres in 2013, the actress shared her deep love for animals and that her home has become the home for many rescue animals:
“I have five horses, four alpacas, one cat, eight dogs, one hamster, five parrots, two fish, I’m sure I’m forgetting something! Oh I forgot! I have bunny rabbits, I have turkeys, 20 chickens, same with the rabbits be careful just buy one.”
Last July, when Cecil the Lion was mercilessly killed, Salma Hayek was one of the celebrities expressing her outrage about animal cruelty. Little did she know how close to home this kind of animal cruelty would come.
As the news about the merciless death of Salma Hayek’s treasured Mozart is making its way through Facebook and other social media sites, many are asking whether Mozart was killed by a long-range gun or in close range. Since Salma Hayek wrote in her post that Mozart was killed on her ranch and that he never strayed far from home, having the additional information might help find justice for Salma Hayek’s beloved dog Mozart.