LADY GAGA’S two dogs have been safely returned following a harrowing ordeal in which the canines were stolen at gunpoint from the singer’s dog walker who was then shot.
Los Angeles police have confirmed that her French bulldogs Koji and Gustav have been safely returned hours after the ‘Poker Face’ star issued a plea on social media for them to be brought home in “an act of kindness”.
Spokesperson and LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said a woman, who has not yet been publicly identified, brought the two dogs to a police station.
The canines were later handed over to Lady Gaga’s representatives.
"The woman's identity and the location the dogs were found will remain confidential due to the active criminal investigation and for her safety," the LAPD said.
Despite their safe return, Officer Lopez confirmed that the two men suspected of stealing the pets and shooting dog walker Ryan Fischer remain at large.
Officer Lopez said two men suspected of stealing the pets at gunpoint from dog walker, Ryan Fischer, who was also shot, remained at large.
News of the dogs’ kidnapping first broke when Lady Gaga took to Twitter and Instagram to urge for their safe return.
Writing in a message posted on both platforms, the Oscar-winning singer said her “heart is sick” over the violent robbery but offered a $500,000 reward for their safe return.
"My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago," she wrote.
"I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness."
It has not yet been specified whether the woman who returned the dogs is in line for the reward.
My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago. My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness. I will pay $500,000 for their safe return. Email [email protected] to contact us. pic.twitter.com/3NY9u7Mw2K
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 26, 2021
Lady Gaga’s bulldogs were first stolen while they were being walked by Fischer in a residential area of Hollywood on Wednesday evening.
Two men got out of a vehicle and demanded Fischer hand over the canines at gunpoint.
A struggle ensued before the 30-year-old dog walker was shot. The two men then took off with two of the three dogs present at the scene.
A third, named Miss Asia, ran away before returning to the wounded Fischer, whose injuries were not said to be life-threatening.
Lady Gaga has paid tribute to Fischer and his efforts in trying to prevent the theft.
"I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You're forever a hero," she said.
The search for the two remaining suspects continues.