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Hope Solo announces her beloved Doberman Conan has died of blood loss after being shot

Hope Solo announces her beloved Doberman Conan has died of blood loss after being shot

  • Olympic soccer star Hope Solo revealed on social media that one of her Dobermans was shot on Wednesday night
  • Conan, who she called the ‘best of the bunch’ was in critical condition at a local veterinary hospital in North Carolina on Thursday  
  • However he died of blood loss Friday night, Solo revealed on Saturday 
  • Hope didn’t go into detail about what led to the shooting or who pulled the trigger 

Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo has revealed that her beloved Doberman Conan died of Friday evening after being shot two nights earlier. 

‘We‘re brokenhearted to share that Conan passed away from blood loss last night. He fought up until the very end,’ tweeted the 38-year-old soccer star on Saturday.

‘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.’

Dearly departed: Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo has revealed that her beloved Doberman Conan died of Friday evening after being shot two nights earlier

She added in a follow-up tweet: ‘Conan was kind and loving. He wandered 30 yards off our property when he was shot.’

The star athlete continued: ‘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.’ 

On Thursday Hope shared with fans that Conan was in ‘critical condition’ after being shot Wednesday night and might need to get a prosthetic front leg. 

She and her husband Jerramy Stevens, who are avid dog lovers, have five Dobermans – Hope called Conan the ‘best of the bunch.’ 

Devastating: 'We‘re brokenhearted to share that Conan passed away from blood loss last night. He fought up until the very end,' tweeted the 38-year-old soccer star on Saturday

Devastating: ‘We‘re brokenhearted to share that Conan passed away from blood loss last night. He fought up until the very end,’ tweeted the 38-year-old soccer star on Saturday

'We're crushed': She added in a follow-up tweet that 'Conan was kind and loving,' adding: 'He wandered 30 yards off our property when he was shot'

‘We’re crushed’: She added in a follow-up tweet that ‘Conan was kind and loving,’ adding: ‘He wandered 30 yards off our property when he was shot’

Bewildered: The star athlete continued: 'As animal lovers we are struggling to make sense of anyone using their right to own guns to shoot pets of any kind'

Bewildered: The star athlete continued: ‘As animal lovers we are struggling to make sense of anyone using their right to own guns to shoot pets of any kind’

Tragic: On Thursday Hope shared with fans that Conan was in 'critical condition' after being shot Wednesday night and might need to get a prosthetic front leg

Tragic: On Thursday Hope shared with fans that Conan was in ‘critical condition’ after being shot Wednesday night and might need to get a prosthetic front leg

‘Our magnificent dog Conan is in critical condition after being shot last night. It’s hard news to share, but harder to make sense of this heinous act,’ Hope wrote on social media. 

‘We’ve heard that there are developments in canine prosthetics and would love any information about getting Conan a new front leg!’

Hope didn’t go into specifics about what led up to the incident or who shot Conan Wednesday night near their North Carolina home.

She shared photos of her pack of Dobermans on Twitter and Instagram writing: ‘Conan is the brown one on the far left. A beautiful dog, best of the bunch.’

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

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

‘And Jerramy and I want to say thank you to Wilkes Veterinary Hospital and their staff for rushing Conan into emergency care, as well as their COVID-19 care practices.’

Hope and Jerramy, who is a former NFL star, live on a farm where they tend to various animals, including the litter of Dobermans who the couple has raised since they were puppies.  

‘Jerramy always says, “Dobermans remind me of you. They’re loyal, regal and people are scared of them.” But they wouldn’t hurt a fly,’ she told People in 2015 about their affinity for the breed.

Beloved: The couple raised the pack of Dobermans from puppies on their North Carolina farm and thanked the local veterinary hospital for caring for Conan in his time of need

Beloved: The couple raised the pack of Dobermans from puppies on their North Carolina farm and thanked the local veterinary hospital for caring for Conan in his time of need

In March, Solo announced that she had given birth to a set of twins, Vittorio Genghis and Lozen Orianna Judith after having shared the news she was pregnant in December. 

She and Jerramy married in November of 2012 the day after he was arrested following an alleged physical altercation with the Team USA star. 

A judge determined there was not enough evidence to hold him.

Questions: Solo didn't reveal any details about what precipitated the shooting or name the person who pulled the trigger

Questions: Solo didn’t reveal any details about what precipitated the shooting or name the person who pulled the trigger

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