Lady Gaga’s two French bulldogs, stolen in a violent episode that saw the zookeeper shot in the chest in Hollywood this week, were delivered safe and sound to a police station on Friday after being reunited with representatives of the singer.
Gustav and Koji’s return came hours after Lady Gaga, who was filming in Rome when her pets were taken away on Wednesday night, launched a media call for “an act of kindness” that drove them home.
Both of Lady Gaga’s dogs were dropped off at a local police station and safely reunited with Lady Gaga’s representatives. https://t.co/c5Z5QMa944
– LAPD Headquarters (@LAPDHQ) February 27, 2021
A woman, who authorities did not publicly identify, took the unharmed dogs to a Los Angeles police station and they were turned over to the artist’s representatives, according to a Los Angeles police spokesman Agent Mike Lopez. However, the two men suspected of abducting pets and murdering 30-year-old Ryan Fischer have yet to be found. The police published a description of the two.
In a message posted hours earlier on her Twitter and Instagram accounts, Lady Gaga confessed that her heart was “sick” for the forcible theft and promised to give $ 500,000 (414,180 Euros), regardless of whether it was someone who bought it or found it.
“My dear dogs Koji and Gustav were brought to Hollywood two nights ago,” he wrote along with photos of the dogs. “I pray that with an act of kindness my family will be together again.” However, it was not immediately clear whether the woman who took the animals to the police would receive the promised reward.
My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago. My heart is sick and I pray that with an act of kindness my family will get well again. I’ll pay $ 500,000 to return it safely. Send an email to KojiandGustav@gmail.com to contact us. pic.twitter.com/3NY9u7Mw2K
– Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 26, 2021
Ryan Fischer was walking with three of the singer’s French Bulldogs in a residential area in Hollywood on Wednesday when a car pulled up next to him and two men demanded that he hand over the animals, police said in a statement.
The dog walker was shot dead by the attackers who escaped by car with two of the dogs. A third, the dog Miss Asia, escaped and was later found by the police. The man has been rushed to the hospital and a non-sequel recovery is expected, according to family members on celebrity website TMZ. Lady Gaga gave Ryan Fischer words of thanks for “risking his life to fight for our family”. “You are forever a hero,” he explained.
So far it is not known whether the dogs were stolen because they belonged to Lady Gaga, in the sense that a ransom was later requested, or because they are a very sought after breed despite the fact that they are difficult to breed and a French bulldog can bargain in California for values between $ 5,500 and $ 10,000.