UPDATE 2 (2/26): Lady Gaga’s two stolen bulldogs have been recovered unharmed, LAPD reported (via Associated Press). A woman brought the two French bulldogs to a police station on Friday night, though police say she was ”uninvolved and unassociated” with the animals’ theft. Gaga’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer, who was shot once in the chest during the theft, is expected to make a full recovery, the police said.
UPDATE (2/26): Lady Gaga asked for help locating her two stolen French bulldogs, Koji and Gustav, who were taken earlier this week by a person who also shot the pop star’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer. “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,” Gaga wrote on Instagram in her first public statement since the incident.
Gaga also reiterated that she would pay a $500,000 reward for the dogs’ return, while she also sad of Fischer, “I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You’re forever a hero.”
Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and her two French bulldogs, Gustav and Koji, were stolen on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
Rolling Stone has confirmed that Gaga is offering a half-million-dollar reward to anyone who can help her retrieve her two dogs; any information should be sent to the email KojiandGustav@gmail.com.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department (via CNN), the dog walker was shot around 9:40 p.m. local time on February 24th in Hollywood, in the 1500 block of Sierra Bonita Avenue. The male suspect in the shooting took the two dogs from the victim, shot him using a semi-automatic handgun, and fled the scene in a white sedan, driving north on Sierra Bonita Avenue towards Hollywood Boulevard. The dog walker was transported to the hospital, where he is recovering well. The investigation into the suspect is ongoing. The LAPD did not release the name of the shooting victim.
Last month, Lady Gaga performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the inauguration for President Joe Biden in Washington, D.C. She released her latest album Chromatica in 2020 and published her new anthology book Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community the same year.