Actress Salma Hayek posted on Instagram Friday that her dog was found shot to death at her Washington state ranch.

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Actress Salma Hayek posted on Instagram Friday that her dog was found shot to death at her Washington state ranch.

The dog, named Mozart, was found a week ago with a “shot close to his heart,” Hayek wrote. “I am hoping that the Washington State authorities do justice to this wonderful dog whom in 9 years never bit or attacked anyone,” she wrote.

 

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death at the ranch near Yelm, according to a KOMO report. Hayek calls the ranch an animal sanctuary, and she keeps many animals there, including rescue dogs and alpacas.

Lieutenant Cliff Ziesemer said the dog ran away from a groundskeeper while on a run and possibly ventured onto another property, according to KOMO. The dog was shot by a .177 caliber bullet from a pellet gun, which nicked an artery, Ziesemer said. The dog may have walked back to the ranch, where it died.

Ziesemer said the shot wouldn’t normally have killed the dog and that the shooter was likely just trying to scare the dog away, according to KOMO. No charges are expected.

Hayek was in Los Angeles at the time of the shooting. A representative for Hayek said she was getting ready for the Oscars Sunday night and was not immediately available.

 

My beautiful dogs

Posted by Salma Hayek Pinault on Monday, March 23, 2015

This is Cinnamon, an alpaca that was born in my animal sanctuary.

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