Lady Gaga’s two stolen bulldogs, snatched in a violent abduction in which her dog walker was shot in Hollywood this week, have been handed in to police and been reunited with the pop singer’s representatives.
The safe return of Koji and Gustav came hours after Gaga, who was filming a movie in Rome when her pets were taken on Wednesday night, issued a plea on social media for “an act of kindness” to bring them home.
Los Angeles Police Department spokesman, Officer Mike Lopez, said a woman, who authorities have not publicly identified, brought the dogs to an LAPD station unharmed, and they were turned over to the musician’s representatives.
He said two men suspected of stealing the pets at gunpoint from their dog walker, Ryan Fischer, remained at large.
In a message posted hours earlier on her Twitter and Instagram accounts, Gaga said her “heart is sick” over the violent robbery and vowed to pay $500,000 for the dogs’ safe return, including from anyone who had bought or found them.
“My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago,” she wrote in the post, alongside photos of the dogs.
“I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness.”
It was not immediately clear whether the woman who brought the dogs to the police on Friday will collect the reward.
Police said in a statement that Fischer, 30, was walking three of Gaga’s bulldogs in a residential area in Hollywood on Wednesday night when a car pulled up alongside them and two men demanded he turn over the animals.
The dog walker was shot once in the chest by the assailants, who drove off with two of the dogs.
A third escaped and was later found by police.
The singer heaped praise on Fischer for risking his “life to fight for our family,” adding: “You’re forever a hero.”
His family has said he is expected to make a full recovery.

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