Lady Gaga's dad speaks out following 'appalling' attack against dog walker

Andrew Cummings
February 27, 2021

The Associated Press reported that Lady Gaga's dogs were returned unharmed on Friday about 6 p.m.

The detectives on the case and a representative for Gaga went to the station and confirmed that they were her dogs.

Lady Gaga has offered half a million dollars for the safe return of her two pet dogs, saying her "heart is sick" after they were stolen at gunpoint in Hollywood.

As they are French bulldogs they are often targeted as they are in high demand. "I will pay $500,000 for their safe return", wrote the "Poker Face" singer on Instagram. "Email [email protected] to contact us". Or, if you bought or found them unknowingly, the reward is the same.

"Thankfully, Ryan is receiving extraordinary care in the hospital right now and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery", the dog walker's family said in a previous statement obtained by Rolling Stone.

Her father, NY restaurateur Joe Germanotta (63), says the family are traumatised. The dog walker was on Sierra Bonita Avenue in Hollywood on Wednesday night when a light colored vehicle drove up next to the dog walker.

Home-surveillance footage shows the drama unfolding: Ryan Fischer, Gaga's dogsitter, is walking down the road at 10pm with the animals when a white sedan approaches. A struggle ensued. Fischer was shot after calling for help. Koji and Gustav were taken, while Miss Asia was not.

"He was holding it so close, he didn't want to let it go, it was his responsibility, like his baby, it nearly felt like I was prying it out of his hands".

Police described the two suspects as men about 20 to 25 years old, one with blond dreadlocks and wearing a black hoodie and carrying a semi- automatic handgun. He is a close friend to Lady Gaga, according to her father, and is hospitalized in critical condition, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez told CNN.

He's trying to keep his daughter calm, Joe told the New York Post newspaper.

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