Lady Gaga's two dogs that were stolen last week were discovered tied to a pole, according to reports. A woman described as a "good Samaritan" came across the animals in a Los Angeles alley and dropped them off at the Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Station on Friday, TMZ reported.
The dognapping took place Wednesday night when two men shot and wounded Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, then fled with the two Bulldogs, Gustavo and Koji. The woman who discovered the two dogs said she recognized them from media reports and contacted an email address that had been provided by Gaga in her public plea, which offered a $500,000 reward. She was told to bring the dogs to the local police department.
LAPD officials confirmed the dogs' return on Friday in a statement.
"The woman found the dogs and reached out to Lady Gaga’s staff to return them," authorities said, according to Fox News. "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 men responsible for the dognapping and attack are still at large but LAPD Robbery Homicide detectives said they would "continue to investigate to ensure the persons responsible are ultimately arrested and brought before justice."
Meanwhile, Fischer is in stable condition in hospital.
"Ryan is receiving extraordinary care in the hospital right now and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery," his family said in a statement to 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."
Gaga, who is in Italy filming a new movie, is struggling to come to terms with the shooting.
"Lady Gaga is beside herself about this situation," a source told Entertainment Tonight. "Ryan is not only her dog walker, but also her friend. She is horrified that this happened."
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