Hope Solo Says She Is ‘Crushed’ After Her Dog Died of Gunshot Wounds

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May 18, 2020US News
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Hope Solo Says She Is ‘Crushed’ After Her Dog Died of Gunshot Wounds
Hope Solo, former USA player looks on during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group F match between Sweden and USA at Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France, on June 20, 2019. (Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Former US goalkeeper Hope Solo said she is “brokenhearted” after her dog died from a gunshot wound this weekend.

Conan, a Doberman, “wandered 30 yards off our property when he was shot,” Solo said in posts on her Instagram and Twitter accounts on May 16.

The pup, whom she shared with husband Jerramy Stevens, passed away from blood loss, she wrote, adding that “he fought up until the very end.”‬

“We’re crushed,” the World Cup champion wrote. “Just a dog running through the woods, trying to make his way home.”

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Soccer player Hope Solo arrives for the “Glamour Women of the Year Awards” in the Manhattan borough of New York, on Nov. 9, 2015. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Solo said that she and Stevens had bought their 60-acre property to give their dogs space to run.

“As animal lovers we are struggling to make sense of anyone using their right to own guns to shoot pets of any kind,” she wrote. “We have had pets come onto our property and always helped them get home safe.”

She described Conan as “kind and loving.”

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Hope Solo #1 of the United States looks on after winning a match against Germany in the 2016 SheBelieves Cup at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla., on Mar. 9, 2016. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Last week, the two-time Olympic gold medalist shared on Instagram that Conan had been in “critical condition after being shot.” She posted the news alongside a photo of the couple with five of their dogs, including Conan.

“It’s hard news to share, but harder to make sense of this heinous act,” the post read.

The news comes just over two months after the couple welcomed two new members to their family: Their twins, who were born on March 4.

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Hope Solo’s twins. (Courtesy of Hope Solo/Instagram)
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