Lady Gaga prays for her stolen dogs’ safe return; praises dog walker as a “hero”

Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesLady Gaga is taking to social media with her pleas for the safe return of her two French bulldogs stolen earlier this week.

“My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago,” she wrote on Friday, along with photos of the dogs. “My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness.”

She reiterated her reward of $500,000 for their safe return, encouraging anyone with information to email

“If you bought or found them unknowingly, the reward is the same,” she added.

Gaga, who was reportedly in Italy filming a movie when the dognapping occurred Wednesday night, also tweeted her praise for her dog walker, Ryan Fischer, who was shot during the robbery and is currently in stable condition.

“I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family,” she wrote. “You’re forever a hero.”

Fischer’s family issued a statement not long after saying, “As you know, our beloved Ryan was the victim of a horrible, violent crime on Wednesday evening in Los Angeles. Thankfully, Ryan is receiving extraordinary care in the hospital right now and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery.”

They thanked all the healthcare workers caring Ryan and added their thanks to Lady Gaga who they said has “shown nothing but non-stop love and concern for Ryan and our family right from the outset.”

“Ryan loves [Gustav] and Koji as much as Lady Gaga does; so we join in her plea for their safe return,” the family said, concluding, “Thank you very much for your interest and support. At this time we kindly ask that you respect our family’s privacy as we are focused on Ryan’s recovery.”

By Andrea Tuccillo
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