Thanks to the quick action of first responders, doctors, and nurses, the dog walker, Ryan Fischer, survived the attack and is currently admitted in hospital. Reports from doctors say he is responding well to treatment, and they expect him to make a full recovery.
In an Instagram post sent out on February 27th, 2021, Lady Gaga thanked Ryan Fischer for risking his life to protect the popstar’s pet dogs, and said that he will always be a hero. At the time of the robbery, Lady Gaga was away in Italy for a film project she is working on.
After the two French Bulldogs were recovered, they were taken to a vet for check up, where it was confirmed that everything is fine. Speaking to the press, Lady Gaga’s father, Joe Germantota, said that the family was very happy to be reunited with the two dogs.
Before the dogs were found, Lady Gaga had announced that she’d offer a $500,000 reward to anyone who found the dogs, without asking any questions. Since the police were not involved in the reward, it is not clear whether the woman who found the dogs will get the $500,000. However, police say Gaga’s representatives are in contact with the good Samaritan.
Police are yet to determine whether the dogs were specifically targeted because they belonged to the popstar, or if it just a crime of opportunity.