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Hope Solo mourns loss of dog, who was shot near her home

Hope Solo mourns loss of dog, who was shot near her home
Posted at 11:07 AM, May 19, 2020

Former U.S. Women's Soccer team goalie Hope Solo is mourning the loss of one of her dogs, who was shot near her home.

The dog, Conan, later died due to his injuries.

The former goalkeeper shared the news of the "heinous act" on her social media pages on Thursday.

"Our magnificent dog Conan is in critical condition after being shot last night," Solo tweeted. "It's hard news to share, but harder to make sense of this heinous act. We've heard that there are developments in canine prosthetics and would love any information about getting Conan a new front leg!"

Conan was one of five Dobermans Solo and her husband, Jerramy Stevens own.

On Sunday, the soccer star posted on her Instagram that Conan had passed away.

"We're brokenhearted to share that Conan passed away from blood loss last night," Solo posted on her Instagram. "He fought up until the very end.‬ We're crushed—just a dog running through the woods, trying to make his way home. We bought our 60-acres so our dogs have space to run and live their most full lives.‬ Conan was kind and loving. He wandered 30 yards off our property when he was shot. As animal lovers we are struggling to make sense of anyone using their right to own guns to shoot pets of any kind. We have had pets come onto our property and always helped them get home safe.‬"

Solo said she and her husband bought 60-acres for her dogs to roam around freely. According to Solo, Conan was 30 yards off her property when the dog was shot.