The American music superstar, Lady Gaga, has announced an offer of $500,000 reward to anybody that helps find her French bulldogs Koji and Gustav that were stolen in Hollywood, after her dog walker was reportedly shot as said on Thursday by a source familiar with the matter.
Lady Gaga has been in Rome filming a movie, while her three French bulldogs remained in Hollywood.
A source said that Gaga’s dog walker was walking the dogs on Wednesday evening when he was shot, and the third dog, Miss Asia, escaped but was later recovered.
Los Angeles Police Officer Drake Madison said: “Shortly before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, a male gunman wielding a semi-automatic handgun shot a male in his 30s in Hollywood and fled in a white vehicle, stealing two French bulldogs.”
“Fire department paramedics took the male victim to a local hospital where he was in critical condition from a single gunshot wound,” he added.
A source close to Lady Gaga, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the singer was urging anyone who has the dogs to contact the email firstname.lastname@example.org to return the dogs and retrieve the reward, without any questions.
The French bulldog has been a popular breed, and there is a growing trend of the dogs, which can cost several thousand dollars as puppies, being stolen for resale or breeding.