Salma Hayek’s dog was shot dead, but police says it was “justified,” as reported by Time. Hayek immediately expressed her displeasure with the police ruling.
Salma Hayek took to Instagram last weekend to share the news that her 9-year-old dog named Mozart had been fatally shot and found dead on her ranch near Yelm in Washington state. The police ruled that the decision taken by her neighbor named Lund to shoot the dog dead was “justified.”
The neighbor claimed he shot the dog in order to protect his own dog, which was allegedly attacked by Salma Hayek’s dog in his garage on Monday.
After finding her dog dead on her ranch, Salma Hayek immediately ordered a necropsy, which determined that the Belgian Malinois dog died from bleeding out after a bullet of a pellet gun hit the dog’s artery.
In her Instagram post revealing the tragic news, Salma Hayek said that she had personally delivered Mozart out of his mother’s womb and that “he didn’t deserve a slow and painful death.”
“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.”
The dog was under the watch of Salma Hayek’s personal caretaker of her ranch, when Mozart and some of the other dogs on the ranch strayed and ran toward the sound of barking in the neighbor’s garage, according to a police report.
Lt. Cliff Ziesemer at the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said in his interview with Time that “there was no crime involved” in the fatal shooting of Salma Hayek’s dog, and that they “determined it was justified.” The police closed the case on Monday and it is due to be sent for review.
After Salma Hayek was notified of the police ruling, she “expressed her displeasure,” according to Ziesemer. The From Dusk till Dawn actress took to Instagram to thank her followers and say that she was “very moved” by all those things that have been said by her followers about Mozart’s death.
“I am very moved by all your stories you have shared with me in regards of Mozart’s death.”
However, Salma Hayek is still “furious” over the police ruling that determined that Mozart had trespassed and his fatal shooting was “justified,” according to TMZ. The 49-year-old Oscar nominee still owns about 50 pets, including dogs, bunnies, parrots, and horses – all living on her ranch in Washington state.
Salma Hayek is scheduled to make an appearance at Austin’s Paramount Theatre on March 14 for the SxSW world debut of her new animated feature Sausage Party. The actress voices Theresa the Taco in the 3D-animated comedy.
SAUSAGE PARTY, produced by Seth Rogen, will star James Franco as a sausage and Salma Hayek as a taco. pic.twitter.com/XyJCzfd9Vd
— Gillian Terzis (@gillianterzis) July 2, 2015
The Daytime Emmy-winning actress also plays the role of Queen of Longtrellis in the fantasy horror film Tale of Tales, the trailer to which has been recently released, according to the Daily Mail.
Apparently, Salma Hayek made a racist comment at an Oscars 2006 after-party, as revealed by one of the Three 6 Mafia’s original founding members, according to Huffington Post.
At the 2006 Academy Awards, Three 6 Mafia won the Best Original Song award for their song “It’s Hard Out There for a Pimp” in the movie Hustle and Flow. But that wasn’t the most memorable moment for the rappers that night.
DJ Paul, one of the members of Three 6 Mafia, revealed that Salma Hayek said “the craziest sh*t” to the rappers at the Oscars after-party.
“Salma Hayek walked up to me – who I was super in love with because of From Dusk Till Dawn with George Clooney – and said the craziest sh*t: ‘You know your brothers and sisters are dying over in Africa because of all this jewelry you’re wearing.'”
DJ Paul explained that it may be because the rappers were wearing big watches and platinum necklaces. The rapper then responded to her that he doesn’t have any brothers and sisters in Africa.
“I told her it was nice meeting her and walked out away from that.”
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