Salma Hayek has suffered a devastating loss.
The 49-year-old actress revealed on Instagram Friday her dog, Mozart, was shot to death. His body was found at her ranch.
"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," she wrote, alongside a photo of her pet, a German Shepard mix. "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," she continued. "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."
Hayek's ranch also doubles as an animal sanctuary and houses several rescue dogs, as well as horses, alpacas, parrots and other pets.
I rescued my Mexican street dog #lupe 15 years ago and she's been my #bff and my greatest companion. What a better way to show someone your love this #Christmas than giving them a #rescuedog. You save a dog, save some money haha but you might also be saving the person you are giving it to. Like my #lupe saved me #christmasgift #rescuedog. Rescaté a mi perra #Lupe en las calles de #Mexico hace 15 años y ha sido mi #bff y mi gran compañera. Qué mejor manera de demostrar #amor esta #Navidad que el regalo de un #perrorescatado. Salvas un perro, ahorras dinero jaja pero quizá también estás salvando a la persona a quien se lo regalas, como mi #lupe me salvó a mi.
The actress said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last summer she has nine dogs.
"I pick up dogs from the street—not even rescue from the shelter—I pick them up from the street," Hayek said.