Lady Gaga's stolen French bulldogs have been returned safe and sound. A woman dropped off the dogs at the LAPD's Olympic Community Police Station at around 6:00 p.m. on Friday night. According to Capt. Jonathan Tippett, commanding officer of the elite Robbery-Homicide Division, the woman was "uninvolved and unassociated" with Wednesday's violent attack. It has not been made public how the dogs were in her possession.
On Wednesday night, Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot four times in the chest while walking the "Shallow" singer's three dogs. Two of the dogs, Koji and Gustavo, were taken while the other, Miss Asia, ran away after the attack and was recovered by police on Wednesday night. Fischer was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is expected to make a full recovery. "Ryan is receiving extraordinary care in the hospital right now and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery," Fischer's family told TMZ. "We cannot possibly say enough to thank all of the first responders, nurses, and doctors who have worked so tirelessly to care for Ryan."
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Fischer's family also extended a public message to Lady Gaga, expressing their hope that the dogs would be quickly recovered. "Of course, we also want to thank Lady Gaga who has shown nothing but non-stop love and concern for Ryan and our family right from the outset," the family said. "Ryan loves Gustavo and Koji as much as Lady Gaga does; so we join in her plea for their safe return."
Gaga, who is currently in Rome filming Ridley Scott's House of Gucci with Adam Driver, posted about the incident on Instagram on Friday, praying for Koji and Gustavo's quick retrieval. "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," she wrote. "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."