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Lady Gaga's dogs were brought to safety on Friday evening after two thieves stole two of her French Bulldogs and shot her dog walker Ryan Fischer on February 24. The dogs were recovered unharmed on February 26, police in Los Angeles said. according to the Associated Press. Two days after the attack, a woman who appeared "unrelated and unaffiliated" to the incident took the dogs to the LAPD Olympic Community Police Station.
The singer, who is currently in Italy and is filming the upcoming Gucci movie, posted a statement on social media today asking for the safe return of her "beloved dogs Koji and Gustav" and commending Ryan for his heroic endeavors.
"My heart is sick and I pray that with an act of kindness my family will be made well again."
"My heart is sick and I pray that with an act of kindness my family will get well again," Gaga wrote on Instagram. "I'll pay $ 500,000 for your safe return. Email KojiandGustav@gmail.com to contact us. Or if you've bought or found them unknowingly, the reward is the same. I keep loving you , Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You are forever a hero. "
Gaga's father, Joe Germanotta, spoke to him New York Post on Thursday and released a statement of his own in which he said, "We're just sick about it, it's really awful. It's like someone took one of your children away."
Ryan was walking the singer's dogs in LA Wednesday night when he was shot in the chest during the robbery. According to PeopleHe is now in a stable state and breathing alone. Ryan is expected to make a full recovery.