Salma Hayek’s Dog Mozart Killed With Pellet Gun: Police Search For Gunman Who Caused Dog’s ‘Slow, Painful’ Death

Salma Hayek took to Instagram to mourn the loss of her dog Mozart, who she says was personally delivered out of his mother’s womb by her hands. Hayek says the dog died a “slow, painful” death at the hands of a gunman who shot the dog “close to the heart” with a pellet gun. The veterinarian says that the dog had an agonizing death as he slowly bled to death internally. Now the police are searching for the culprit that killed Hayek’s beloved dog.

The Daily Mail reports that Salma Hayek is mourning the loss of one of her beloved pets named Mozart. The avid animal lover offers sanctuary to animals at her Washington ranch where she has over 50 pets including eight dogs. Hayek notes that nine-year-old Mozart never once bit or attacked a person in his nine years of life and that he didn’t deserve to die a slow and painful death. She told fans that she personally delivered Mozart with her own hands from his mother’s womb on her ranch and that he was a dedicated dog that she will truly miss. She says she is now working with the Washington State authorities to ensure the culprit is brought to justice.

In her Instagram post, Hayek notes that the incident took place a week ago but that she has been too grief-stricken to post about the incident until now. She reports that the dog was shot on her ranch last Friday.

“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.”

According to the reports, a caretaker at Hayek’s ranch was riding a horse on Salma’s property on Friday while the two dogs followed closely behind. However, as the caretaker rode around the large ranch, at one point the dogs began to bark and ran into a wooded area on the property. One dog eventually ran back to the horse but the other never returned. After the dog failed to show up, the caretaker began riding the property in a bid to find the missing Mozart. Sadly, the caretaker discovered the dog dead from a pellet gun wound.

The veterinarian who inspected the dog determined that Mozart had died from internal bleeding that resulted from a pellet gun shot near the heart. The vet says that the dog likely died a slow and painful death as he bled out internally after the pellet nicked one of the dog’s arteries. Hayek is taking her dog Mozart’s death difficultly as she is an avid animal lover. In fact, she has over 50 pets on her property, including eight dogs, which she dotes on frequently in interviews and on social media.

Hayek’s love for animals goes way back and her ranch is noted as an “animal sanctuary,” as it is home to dogs, chickens, alpacas, rabbits horses, turkeys, parrots, and a variety of other animals needing a place to call home. With Hayek’s love for animals, it is highly unlikely she will stop looking for the pellet gun suspect anytime soon.

Do you think police will ever identify the culprit who shot Salma Hayek’s dog Mozart with the pellet gun? What should be done if the shooter is identified?

[Image via Instagram/ Salma Hayek]