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Salma Hayek Thanks Fans for Their Support After Her Dog Was Shot Dead

by Raphael Chestang 5:20 PM PST, March 01, 2016
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Salma Hayek showed appreciation for her supportive fans on Tuesday in an Instagram post thanking them for their kindness as she mourns the loss of her dog.

"I am very moved by all your stories you have shared with me in regards of Mozart's death," Hayek wrote. "I am trying to figure out a way to use technology so we can have a chat and share my feelings with you."

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The 49-year-old actress revealed last week that her dog, Mozart, had been fatally shot.

"He was found dead in my ranch last Friday with a shot close to his heart," she wrote of the dog that she "personally delivered out of his mother's womb." "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."

Hayek ended the note, which was also written in Spanish, with this declaration: "He didn't deserve a slow and painful death."

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According to TMZ, one of Salma's neighbors confessed to shooting the dog, but police closed the case after determining that the dog was trespassing on the neighbor's property. The neighbor only intended to scare the dog and not kill it.

Last July, Hayek was one of several A-listers outraged over the killing of Cecil the Lion. Watch the video below to hear what she had to say exclusively to ET.

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