Lady Gaga's dogs returned unharmed

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A woman brought the dogs into the LAPD's Olympic station in Koreatown on Friday night, police confirmed.

Posted: Feb 27, 2021 8:57 AM

LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga's stolen dogs were turned in unharmed Friday night, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

A woman brought the dogs into the LAPD's Olympic station in Koreatown on Friday night, police confirmed. The Associated Press first reported their return.

"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."

The dogs, Koji and Gustav, were turned over to Gaga's team, authorities said. A third Gaga dog on the walk was not taken and was said to be unharmed.

Police have not said whether the dogs were specifically targeted or it was a crime of opportunity.

The French bulldogs were taken in a violent robbery in Hollywood Wednesday night, in which the singer's 30-year-old dog walker was shot and the French bulldogs were taken.

Ryan Fischer "was the victim of a horrible, violent crime on Wednesday evening in Los Angeles," his family said in a statement Friday.

"Thankfully, Ryan is receiving extraordinary care in the hospital right now and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery," the family said. "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."

Police said Friday night he sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was stable at a hospital.

On Friday, Gaga repeated her offer of a $500,000 reward for the safe return of the two dogs. "My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness," she said on Instagram.

Gaga was away from her pets for a film project.

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