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Lady Gaga pleads for ‘an act of kindness’ and the safe return of her dogs

Lady Gaga has spoken out about the violent attack this week in which her dog walker was shot and two of her French bulldogs stolen.

“My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago,” Gaga wrote in an Instagram post on Friday. “My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness. I will pay $500,000 for their safe return.”

“If you bought or found them unknowingly, the reward is the same,” Gaga added.

The dog walker is listed in critical condition. He is expected to recover, according to LAPD Captain Stacy Spell.

The police department is examining surveillance video showing the attack.

The footage, recorded by a home surveillance camera and obtained by CNN, shows the man walking on what police identified as Sierra Bonita Avenue in Hollywood when a light-colored sedan slows and stops next to him.

At least two individuals can be seen exiting the vehicle, accosting the dog walker as a physical altercation ensues. The footage also contains vivid audio in which the victim can be heard telling the attackers, “No, no” as he struggles with the men.

One attacker restrains the victim, as the other appears to point a gun. A gunshot can be heard, and the victim falls backward as the assailants race back to the car.

“Oh my God, oh my God, help me,” the man shouts before the car drives off. As neighbors rush to the man’s aid, he continues to scream for help, saying he’s been shot in the heart and lungs and that two dogs have been stolen.

In an interview with CNN Friday morning, Lady Gaga’s father said the dog walker is a close friend of his daughter. He remains hospitalized but is “recovering well,” a source close to the singer told CNN on Thursday.

“You risked your life to fight for our family,” Gaga said of her friend in her post. “You’re forever a hero.”

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