A very close call’: Lady Gaga’s dog-walker tells of ordeal
Ryan Fischer was shot within the chest last week by a dognapper with a semi-automatic handgun in Hollywood, l. a. .
The man and an accomplice took two of Lady Gaga’s bulldogs, Koji and Gustav.
A third bulldog, Miss Asia, was unharmed. Mr Fischer said she was his “guardian angel”.
He credited seeing her next to him with giving him the determination to survive.
“My panicked screams calmed as I checked out her, albeit it registered that the blood pooling round her tiny body was my very own ,” he wrote in an Instagram post on Monday.
“I cradled Asia as best I could, thanked her for all the incredible adventures we’d been on together, apologised that i could not defend her brothers, then resolved that i might still attempt to save them… and myself,” Mr Fischer wrote.
He is expected to form a full recovery.
Lady Gaga’s pooches were recovered Friday night, after a lady brought the dogs – unharmed – to a l. a. police headquarters . Authorities said the lady found the dogs and was uninvolved within the incident. Police have yet to spot any suspects.
It is not known if Lady Gaga – who is currently shooting a movie in Rome, Italy – will hand the lady the $500,000 (£359,282) reward she initially offered for the safe return of the 2 dogs.
Mr Fischer tagged the pop star in his Instagram post, writing: “your support as a lover , despite your own traumatic loss from your kids, was unwavering”.
“Your babies are back and therefore the family is whole… we did it!”
He wrote that, although his life had “taken a really sudden and unexpected turn”, he was glad the dogs were safe and hoped the criminals would be delivered to justice.