Salma Hayek’s Dog Was Trespassing When Neighbor Shot and Killed It, Police Conclude

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Heartbreaking. Salma Hayek’s beloved dog Mozart was allegedly trespassing when a neighbor shot and killed him, Washington State police confirmed to TMZ.

According to the website, the neighbor told police that several of the actress’ dogs were inside his garage when he used a pellet gun to scare away the animals. The neighbor claimed that he had no intention of killing any of them, and that Hayek’s dogs would routinely come onto his property and attack his own pooches while under the supervision of a caretaker.

As previously reported, Hayek, 49, found her pup dead at her Yelm, Washington, ranch last month.

“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,” Hayek captioned a photo of Mozart on Instagram Friday, February 26.

On Tuesday, March 1, Hayek thanked her fans for the support. “I am very moved by all your stories you have shared with me in regards of Mozart's death. I am trying to figure out a way to use technology so we can have a chat and shares my feelings with you,” she wrote alongside an Instagram photo of her and her dogs.

TMZ reports that Hayek told law enforcement her dogs never trespassed, but the dogs’ caretaker allegedly previously admitted that the dogs occasionally wandered off. 

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