A woman brought the dogs to the LAPD’s Olympic Community Police Station around 6 p.m., Capt. Jonathan Tippett told the Associated Press.
Gaga’s representatives and detectives went to the station and confirmed that the returned dogs were the singer’s Frenchies, Koji and Gustav.
Tippet said the woman who dropped off the dogs appears to be “uninvolved and unassociated” with Wednesday night’s shooting and theft. Cops didn’t say how she got the dogs.
TMZ reports that the woman who found the dogs is a Good Samaritan who happened upon the dogs and recognized them from all the media attention. The dogs were tied to a pole in an alley, miles from where they were dognapped, and the finder is in for a big reward.
Sources directly connected to Gaga tell TMZ she will “gladly” pay the $500,000 reward to the finder and we’re told tears of joy are still flowing in Rome.
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, Lady Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer was shot four times while defending the singer’s three dogs from two armed robbers in West Hollywood.
Two men fled the scene in a white van along with Koji and Gustav, while Gaga’s third dog, Miss Asia managed to escape.
The Los Angeles Police Department released a statement on Friday evening confirming the dogs had been recovered.
The star was offering a $500,000 “no questions asked” reward for the safe return of her bulldogs.
Earlier on Friday, Gaga praised Fischer as a hero for having “risked your life to fight for our family.” She also pleaded for the return of the dogs.
“My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness,” she wrote.
The dog walker’s family released a statement to TMZ on Friday to give an update on his recovery, while thanking Gaga for her support.
“Ryan is receiving extraordinary care in the hospital right now and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery,” the statement read. “We cannot possibly say enough to thank all of the first responders, nurses and doctors who have worked so tirelessly to care for Ryan.”
They continued, “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.”
Ryan’s love for Gaga’s dogs is well-known. His family added “Ryan loves Gustavo and Koji as much as Lady Gaga does; so we join her in plea for their safe return.”