The Attack and Return of Lady Gaga’s Dogs


Bianca Schnerre, Writer

Last week Lady Gaga’s dogs were stolen while on a walk. Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer was attacked on his walk with Gaga’s three French bulldogs in Hollywood, Los Angeles. On Wednesday at 9:40 p.m. two men leapt out of a white sedan in the 1500 block of North Sierra Bonita Avenue, and demanded that Fischer hand over the musician’s dogs. Fischer struggled with the robbers until one of them shot him once in the chest. The two assailants grabbed two of the three dogs, and darted to their car where they sped off and fled the scene. The Los Angeles Police Department described the white sedan’s make and model as a Nissan Altima. The investigation is ongoing and the LAPD says that they do not have any suspects in the attack. The police are reviewing license plates of cars in the area at the time of the attack, and are searching for security video to see if they can come up with any leads on the violent attack. The motive around the attack is still unknown by police, but they believe that the goal was to kidnap the dogs, and they are unsure if the assailants knew who the dogs belonged to.

According to Capt. Jonathan Tippet of the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division, a woman walked into the department’s Olympic station with the dogs around 6 p.m. on Friday. The woman said she believed they belonged to Gaga. Tippet said it appeared that the unnamed woman was not involved in or associated with the robbery or assialiants, but cautioned that the investigation was still ongoing. According to a source from the Times the woman found the two dogs tied to a pole.

At the police station detectives assigned to the case and representatives for Gaga confirmed the dogs were indeed the singer’s stolen pets. All three of Gaga’s French bulldogs were returned to her unharmed including the one that remained with the injured dog walker after the attack. Lady Gaga had previously issued a $500,000 reward for the return of her dogs and Capt. Tippet did not discuss the reward, but said Gaga’s representatives were in contact with the unnamed woman that returned the dogs.

Ryan Fischer was taken to the hospital on that Friday night and according to police he did not sustain any life-threatening injuries. Fischer’s family said that Ryan was receiving extraordinary care at the hospital and that he is expected to make a full recovery. The Fischer family also thanked Gaga for her non-stop love and concern for Ryan. It is reported that Gaga will pay for Fischer’s medical bills. According to NBC during all of this Gaga was away from home for a film project.