Hope Solo's favorite dog Conan in critical condition after gun-toting maniac shoots pupper in front leg
The former goalkeeper shared she and her husband Jerramy Stevens are 'shocked and heartbroken'
Former soccer star Hope Solo revealed on Thursday, May 14, that one of her dogs has been left in critical condition after being shot. The 38-year-old former goalkeeper shared the news on Twitter as well as on her Instagram page.
Solo posted a picture of her with her husband, Jerramy Stevens, and their five dogs. “Our magnificent dog Conan (brown, on the far left) is in critical condition after being shot last night. It’s hard news to share, but harder to make sense of this heinous act.
“Jerramy and I are shocked and heartbroken, but we 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. We‘ve heard that there are developments in canine prosthetics and would love any information about getting Conan a new front leg!” Solo wrote in the caption on Instagram.
Though the details of the incident remain unclear, it seems that the pet was hit in one of his front legs and will require a prosthetic.
Solo and Stevens who tied the knot in November 2012, welcomed twins Vittorio Genghis and Lozen Orianna Judith Stevens on March 4. The World Cup champion shared the news on the social media platform by posting side-by-side snaps of the twins.
She had revealed in December 2019 that she was pregnant with Stevens' children. “Yes, my husband and I get to practice equality from the very beginning with one boy and one girl, miniature soccer team on the way,” Solo said while co-hosting the ‘beIN SPORTS Weekend Winners’ show.
She also shared the good news on Instagram at the time and shared photos of her baby bump. “I’m happy to announce that this year for the holidays we will be doubling the size of our family! 👧🏽👶🏽" she captioned the picture.
The news of her pregnancy came almost a year after Solo suffered a miscarriage with twins in February 2018. In an ‘Elle’ interview, she said that one of the embryos was considered an ectopic pregnancy. “The doctor said I was hours from dying. They ended up having to remove my Fallopian tube,” she stated.
Besides being a happy family together, Solo and Stevens are also longtime animal lovers and proud owners of Dobermanns.
In 2015, the ‘Dancing With The Stars’ alum told PEOPLE that her husband often compared her with the breed as he told her it reminded him of some of her own qualities. “Jerramy always says, ‘Dobermanns remind me of you. They’re loyal, regal and people are scared of them,' "Solo said at the time while giving a house tour of her to the magazine. “But they wouldn’t hurt a fly and Sasha is pretty much scared of everything,” she added.
Not just dogs, Solo also owns multiple chickens and frequently shares photos of her pets on social media. In 2019 September, she posted a picture of her with two chickens on her Instagram account where she wrote, “#Farmlife isn’t complete without 🐓!”