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Lady Gaga's Dogs Recovered Safely 2 Days After Armed Robbery

Lady Gaga's French bulldogs were found Friday, Feb. 26 following a 48-hour search for the stolen canines. Keep scrolling for the latest update, plus more information on the dog walker's recovery.

By McKenna Aiello Feb 27, 2021 3:27 AMTags
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Lady Gaga's French bulldogs have been found.

On Friday, Feb. 26, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that the canines were returned at approximately 6 p.m.

Authorities said in a statement that a woman returned the dogs to detectives and Gaga's team at the Los Angeles Police Department Olympic Station.

LAPD shared, "The woman found the dogs and reached out to Lady Gaga's staff to return them. The woman's identity and the location the dogs were found will remain confidential due to the active criminal investigation and for her safety."

Koji and Gustav were stolen on the evening of Feb. 24 by an unknown assailant who shot the pop star's dog walker before fleeing by car. The dog walker, who has since been identified as Ryan Fischer, is expected to make a full recovery

"The victim is listed in stable condition after the shooting, and his injuries were described as being non-life-threatening," the police statement said. "LAPD Robbery Homicide Detectives will continue to investigate to ensure the persons responsible are ultimately arrested and brought before justice." 

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Soon after news of the armed robbery broke, Gaga offered a $500,000 reward for the safe return of her animals. In her first public statement on the incident, shared just hours before the dogs' recovery, she pled for the public's help in locating the pups.

"My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago," she shared on Instagram. "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."

She said those who "bought or found them unknowingly" would also receive the $500,000 reward. 

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Gaga also expressed gratitude to the dog walker, writing, "I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You're forever a hero."

Fischer's family released a statement of their own on Friday, thanking his medical team for the "extraordinary care" as well as Gaga for her continued support. 

"We cannot possibly say enough to thank all of the first responders, nurses and doctors who have worked so tirelessly to care for Ryan," they told E! News. "Of course, we also want to thank Lady Gaga who has shown nothing but non-stop love and concern for Ryan and our family right from the outset. Ryan loves Gustavo and Koji as much as Lady Gaga does; so we join in her plea for their safe return."

E! News reached out to Gaga's team for comment. 

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