Lady Gaga was overseas Wednesday night when she learned her dog walker had been shot and two of her french bulldogs were stolen. She immediately offered a $500,000 reward stating “My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness.” Well Friday night they were reported to have been returned safely according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department.
“The woman found the dogs and reached out to Lady Gaga’s staff to return them,” the LAPD said in a statement. “The woman’s identity and the location the dogs were found will remain confidential due to the active criminal investigation and for her safety.” They were returned to LAPD’s Olympic station in Koreatown by a woman with slight visual injuries and in stable condition. Her name is being concealed as this is an open investigation.
“The dogs are happy,” Joe Germanotta, Gaga’s father, said Saturday. “We had them checked out by the vet and everything is fine. The family is extremely happy.” And as for her 30 year old dog walker Ryan Fisher, his family made a statement saying, 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. We cannot possibly say enough to thank all of the first responders, nurses and doctors who have worked so tirelessly to care for Ryan. Of course, we also want to thank Lady Gaga who has shown nothing but non-stop love and concern for Ryan.”
Losing a pet is tough and especially having a member of your staff in a violent attack all at the same time can be traumatizing. We’re just happy that things are headed back to normal and that her dog walker’s being well taken care of.