Lady Gaga's Stolen French Bulldogs Have Been Returned After Robbery
The pups are safe and unharmed.
UPDATE 2/27/21 at 10:15 a.m.: Lady Gaga's stolen French bulldogs — Koji and Gustav — were found and returned to safety on Friday evening, Los Angeles Police Capt. Jonathan Tippet confirmed to People.
"I can confirm that the dogs have been located and are safe," he told the outlet. The dogs were brought to the police station by a woman who appears to be "uninvolved and unassociated" with the robbery that occurred two days prior.
UPDATE 2/26/21 at 6:00 p.m.: Lady Gaga issued a statement on Instagram after reports emerged of her dogs being kidnapped. In her post, she thanked her dog walker, Ryan Fischer, for "risking his life" to protect her two French bulldogs, Koji and Gustav. She reminded fans that she would pay a $500,000 reward to get them back.
"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," her caption reads. "I will pay $500,000 for their safe return. Email KojiandGustav@gmail.com to contact us. Or, if you bought or found them unknowingly, the reward is the same. I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You're forever a hero."
UPDATE 2/25/21 at 11 a.m.: Lady Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward following reports that her dogs have been stolen. Sources told TMZ that the reward will be given "no questions asked" for the return of her pups. She's set up an email address, KojiandGustav@gmail.com, for info.
PREVIOUSLY: Two of Lady Gaga's dogs have reportedly been stolen after thieves shot her dog walker in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
TMZ reports law enforcement sources saying two of the singer's French bulldogs were stolen after her dog walker had been walking three of her dogs in West Hollywood at around 10 p.m. on Wednesday night. The outlet says the third dog managed to escape, and was later recovered.
According to Daily Mail, the dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was taken to the hospital in "grave" condition," though TMZ reported that he's expected to fully recover.
TMZ also reported that Gaga is "extremely upset" and is offering $500,000 for the return of her dogs, "no questions asked." According to the outlet, anyone who has the dogs can use the email KojiansGustav@gmail.com to return them and retrieve the reward.
Gaga was photographed earlier this week in Rome, where she is preparing to film Gucci, Ridley Scott's upcoming movie about the Italian fashion family. Gaga is playing Patrizia Reggiani, Maurizio Gucci's ex-wife, who was charged with orchestrating his assassination in 1995.