Salma Hayek mourns the death of her dog Mozart, who was shot at her home last week

"He didn't deserve a slow and painful death," the star wrote on Instagram

Mexican actress Salma Hayek has revealed on Instagram that her nine-year-old dog Mozart was fatally shot while on her ranch in Washington State.

“I am hoping that the Washington State authorities do justice to this wonderful dog,” Hayek wrote. “He 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,” she went on to write.

Read her post in full below:

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. #doglover #animalrights #dog #dogoftheday #rip #delivery #washingtonstateauthorities Hace una semana que no pongo nada ya que he estado de duelo por la muerte de mi perro Mozart. De quién fui la partera, lo encontramos el viernes pasado con un tiro cerca del corazón. Espero que las autoridades del estado de Washington le hagan justicia a este extraordinario perro que durante 9 años nunca mordió o atacó a nadie, adoraba su territorio y nunca se escapó. Era el compañero más leal y no se merecía una muerte lenta y dolorosa. #muerte #perro #justiciaporlosanimales

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Hayek has always made her love of dogs known. On another post on her Instagram account, beside a picture of her with a dog from the set of her new movie Drunk Parents, Hayek wrote: “I love dogs so much that I can’t resist cuddling with them – even when they’ve helped arrest me in the movie we’re shooting!”

Last year when she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon she admitted that she picks dogs up from the street. “Not even rescued from the shelter,” she clarified.

Watch the interview below: