Lady Gaga's two French Bulldogs that were stolen during a brazen attack on her dog walker were allegedly found tied to a pole in an alleyway.
TMZ reports the alley is just a few miles from where the pooches, Koji and Gustav, were dognapped earlier in the week.
Authorities confirmed on Feb. 26 that a woman turned the dogs over to police and Gaga's team. Law enforcement officials believe the woman is a Good Samaritan who recognized the dogs from the media attention throughout the week.
After the Feb. 24 incident, an email address had been set up for those with information about the dogs, and Gaga put up a $500,000 reward for the safe return of the dogs with "no questions asked." TMZ said the woman, who has not been identified, sent a message to the email address and was advised to take the dogs to a nearby police station, which she did.
The Grammy-winning singer, the webloid noted, will "gladly" pay the $500,000 reward to the woman who found Koji and Gustav.
Gaga has yet to be reunited with the dogs, as she's in Italy filming a movie, but "tears of joy are still flowing in Rome," according to the new report.
The dognapping case gripped the entertainment world for several days.
On Feb. 24, Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot in the chest while taking the pop star's three dogs for an evening stroll in Hollywood. Video of the incident shows a white car — believed to be a Nissan Sentra or Nissan Altima — pull up to Ryan during the walk. Two men quickly got out and demanded that Ryan "give it up," presumably talking about the dogs. During a brief skirmish in which he sought to protect the pooches, Ryan was shot by one of the men. As Ryan begged for help while bleeding profusely on the sidewalk, the thieves got away with two of the dogs. A third dog ran away but was later recovered.
On Feb, 26, just a few hours before the dogs were found, Gaga publicly broke her silence about the horrific incident.
"My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago. 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," she wrote on social media. "Or, if you bought or found them unknowingly, the reward is the same. I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You're forever a hero."