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.
“Just try to be strong and remember that they’re together,” Germanotta said he told a distraught Gaga.
“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.
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.
Images taken from the scene show Fischer, who the Daily Mail reported was shot four times, writhing on the ground, clinging to Miss Asia.
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.