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Kidnappers Shoot Lady Gaga's Dog Walker And Escape With Her Dogs | Singer Offers $500,000 For Leads

Kidnappers Shoot Lady Gaga's Dog Walker And Escape With Her Dogs | Singer Offers $500,000 For Leads

The dog walker is recovering well.

In a recent tragedy, Singer Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and her dogs were stolen. According to People, the dog walker of the singer was hospitalized in a critical condition.

Los Angeles Police Department stated that theft took place at around 9:40 pm on 24 February, 2021 on Sierra Bonita Avenue in Hollywood. The name of the dog walker has not been revealed. He was immediately transported to the hospital after the incident. Sources revealed that the man is "recovering well," according to CNN



 

A representative of the singer confirmed that the French bulldogs robbed were the singer's pets, Koji and Gustav. The representative also confirmed that the singer currently in Italy is offering a reward of  $500,000 for any tips relating to the dogs. Those with any information can reach out to [email protected] Authorities, on the other hand, stated that they were looking into the case. 



 

Meanwhile, the authorities stated that one of the shooters was a male who used a semi-automatic handgun. He was seen traveling northbound toward Hollywood Boulevard in a vehicle. 



 

The singer adopted her French Bulldog Gustav in 2016. Welcoming the new member of her family, she wrote, "I'm proud to announce we added a new member to the #JOANNE family. I haven't named him yet but I call him both cowpig and moopig in the meantime!" The singer has posted numerous pictures of herself with her pets on social media. 

Bulldogs are one of the most stolen dogs. Tara Bruno, the founder of SNORT Rescue based in New Jersey that saves bulldogs, pugs, and Boston terriers stated that it was because of how expensive and portable they are. A good breed of French dog cost between $3,000 and $5,000. 



 

Bruno added that dogs from puppy mills or overseas importers with blue or merle coats can fetch up to $10,000. "The motive is resale. Thieves know they can get a couple thousand dollars for them," said Bruno. The expensive dog breed is the fourth most popular breed in the United States. 

References: 

https://people.com/crime/lady-gaga-dog-walker-shot-french-bulldogs-stolen/
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/25/entertainment/lady-gaga-dogs-stolen/index.html

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