After putting out a desperate plea and $500K reward for the safe return of her stolen French bulldogs, Lady Gaga’s beloved pets have been returned safe and sound.
Lady Gaga has to be breathing a major sigh of relief and crying tears of joy, as her French bulldogs Koji and Gustav have been recovered after being stolen at gunpoint in Hollywood on Feb. 24. A woman turned the pups into an LAPD station on the night of Feb. 26, The State confirmed with the Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson, who said the dogs were “unharmed. It’s unclear whether the woman will receive the $500,000 reward Gaga put up just hours earlier in the day in a desperate plea for the safe return of her pets.
Gaga, 34, had been absolutely beside herself with heartache ever since Feb. 24. That night her friend and dog sitter Ryan Fischer took her three Frenchies out for a walk in Hollywood when two men drove up in a white Nissan Altima and ambushed him on the sidewalk. They tried to steal the dogs, while Ryan valiantly tried to protect them. One of the suspects pulled out a gun and shot Ryan in the chest, as the two men grabbed Koji and Gustav and sped off. Sadly, the suspects remain at large, though the police have a description of the two men.
Ryan was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but is expected to recover. He managed to save one of the pups — Miss Asia — from the dognappers. When first responders arrived on scene, he was collapsed on the ground but holding Miss Asia tightly in his arms to protect her. She was later reunited with one of Gaga’s bodyguard, who picked up the pup at LAPD’s Hollywood station after Ryan was hospitalized.
Lady Gaga leaves her NYC apartment to take her French bulldogs Miss Asia and Koji for a walk on Feb. 18, 2016. Photo credit: SplashNews