Lady Gaga’s dad Joe Germanotta says family is ‘sick’ over dognapping

Lady Gaga’s father told The Post Thursday the family is devastated over the dognapping of the star’s two beloved French Bulldogs, who were stolen at gunpoint in Los Angeles late Wednesday.

“We’re just sick over it, it’s really horrible,” Joe Germanotta, a Manhattan restaurateur, said by phone.

“It’s like someone took one of your kids.”

On Wednesday just before 10 p.m., Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer, 30, was out for a stroll with the crooner’s three pups, Gustavo, Koji and Miss Asia, when an unknown suspect shot him from a white car and stole Koji and Gustavo, according to police, TMZ and Gaga’s dad.

The dad said his pop star daughter, who is currently in Italy, has already spoken with him “several times” about the incident.

Lady Gaga seen with her father Joe Germanotta at the Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018.
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“Just try to be strong and remember that they’re together,” Germanotta said he told a distraught Gaga.

Lady Gaga's dogs Asia, Gustavo, Koji are seen sitting in a dog bed together.
Lady Gaga’s dogs Asia, Gustavo, Koji are seen sitting in a dog bed together.
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“They’re comforting each other,” the dad said of the two pups.

Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward for the safe return of Koji and Gustavo, no questions asked, and her dad is pleading for them to be recovered.

Ryan Fischer, Lady Gaga's dog walker, is seen with with Koji and Asia.
Ryan Fischer, Lady Gaga’s dog walker, is seen with with Koji and Asia.
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He wasn’t aware of Fischer’s condition but sources told TMZ he is recovering well after he was transported to an area hospital late Wednesday.

A police officer speaks to a resident after Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and two of her dogs were stolen in Los Angeles, California on February 25, 2021.
A police officer speaks to a resident after Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of her dogs were stolen in Los Angeles, California on February 25, 2021.
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Images taken from the scene show Fischer, who the Daily Mail reported was shot four times, writhing on the ground, clinging to Miss Asia.

“We’re just sick over it, it’s really horrible,” Joe Germanotta, a Manhattan restaurateur, said of the dognappings.
“We’re just sick over it, it’s really horrible,” Joe Germanotta, a Manhattan restaurateur, said of the dognappings.
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The Los Angeles Police Department was unable to confirm to The Post the number of times Fischer was hit, saying only that he was shot.

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