Gheez! If that’s not a long title, then I don’t know what is! With good reason I might add….
Lisa Phillips… where to begin with that one? About a year ago I found her on my Facebook timeline and I took a look at a post that she was mentioned in, including the dog in question, Retired Military Working Dog (MWD), Rambo N577. If I recall correctly at the time, Rambo had just been for his second time to remove an internal blockage. Apparently Rambo N577 has a thing for eating what he shouldn’t! It happens, right? Accidents can happen, but at that time I never knew it was the second surgery for something he had happened before. Now color me confused when this week what did I see on my timeline? Yes! Surgery number 3! Yet another internal blockage from something Rambo N577 should not have ingested, another surgery for this dog that was avoidable, if only his owner, Lisa Phillips had paid more attention.
Now this got me thinking. Why did this happen so often? Does the owner not care? Does the owner not pay attention? So I looked at the page of Rambo N577, and then went to the Gizmo’s gift page, and followed it up with a look at Lisa Phillips page, and boy do I regret that! The things I read, and saw were downright shameful and horrifying, and the idea that Rambo N577 was stuck in the middle of this it made me cringe.
Let me give you a bit of background on Lisa Phillips. Ex army, medical benefits after a 3 year stint as a veterinary technician where she got in contact with few MWDs. This is where she found her path for the future, wanting to help and save MWDs and K9’s, and begging for money so she did not have to work for a living. After a medical discharge she went to work as a civilian vet tech. Not sure how long she kept that up, but she quit her job to dedicate herself fully to her Gizmo’s gift foundation of which she, her mother and her ex-boyfriend are the management. Lisa then proceeded to ask for money from people so that she did not have to work for it. She actually said that as you can see from the video posted. She needed 30K so she could pay her bills, rent, put food on the table and not have to work for it. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? That’s not the worst of it though…
She got her hands on her cash cow, Rambo N577! Boy did that one pay off! Not only did she get cash and donations whenever needed, it also gave her the long missed attention she was craving… Now don’t forget, this person has benefits from the VA so it’s not as if she is penniless.
It gets worse… Rambo N577 was on active duty, and during training got his leg jammed on the bite sleeve, and damaged his leg/shoulder. After several months he was retired and came into Lisa’s possession. When she adopted him he was on pain medication for his shoulder due to DJD (Degenerative joint disease). He would have very easily, and happily lived out his days on medication, being pain free but Lisa felt it justified to have the leg amputated. Now I never thought too much about the amputation in the beginning since I might have considered the same if it was my dog, but then I started to put 2 and 2 together and got to 5?
Something was wrong and I just couldn’t put my finger on it, but again, I let it slide because hey, stuff happens. People have bad luck, and dogs get limbs amputated due to accidents in the line of duty… Or at least so I thought. Slowly a picture was forming and what it was showing wasn’t pretty. I got to talking to some people who are in the Retired working dog rescue business, and the things I heard, and the proof I saw for myself was an eye opener to say the least. I started asking Lisa questions. Questions about the donations, the bills, why they didn’t add up, why were there different stories in different places? Now, to be honest, I am stupid when it comes to the US Army and the abbreviations used, the lingo and everything else when it comes to its workings, but with a little help from my friends, I got the story straight and what I saw was disgusting. Lies and twisting of words is nothing new for Lisa Phillips. People might know MWD Layka, the dog on the cover of National Geographic? This is the dog that Rambo N577 is getting compared to by Lisa. MWD Layka’s picture is always there for people to see and then Rambo N577 gets dragged out for a showing. Look! He has 3 legs as well! He lost his leg in an explosion! That is what she actually told at a Veteran’s day speech at her Alma Mater! I called her out on her changing stories last week and it got me blocked from her page because she does not feel the need to answer questions….
Now why am I making all of you read this? Because in the middle of this there is a dog… his name is Sgt Rambo N577…. He has had no less than 3 surgeries that were avoidable to begin with. Rambo N577 is not in a good place! His owner has declared him to be Gizmo’s gift’s mascot and this poor boy is being dragged from left to right in order for Lisa to get donation so that she does not have to work. She had his leg amputated even though it was unneeded. She told lies about how it happened, making it seem as if the dog got hurt in the line of duty. This poor boy is like a child with a parent suffering from Munchhausen by Proxy. Lisa revels in the pain and suffering this dog has to go through and also rakes in the cash, together with the prayers. She is a user, and an abuser, of animals, and people’s good faith and trust. She used the lord’s name for any and everything as long as it gets her paid. Want to know the really scary part? People are throwing cash at this woman, and they are not seeing the truth… Does she use some of the donations from one of her funding requests for Rambo N577? I am sure she does…. but what about all the other cash that no one gets to see bills for, or gets explanations over? She asked for money to pay her real life bills! She needed 30K so she didn’t have to work. She needed her car wrapped with a permanent decal to promote her business… want take a guess at who paid for that? Am not even going to go into the stolen valor thing that is happening… It is just too disgusting for words. Here is a woman who has found a way to not work, get paid, and get attention at the same time, and all that over the pain and suffering of Rambo N577… Now I can keep on ranting, as I am want to do at times, but instead I am just going to post her 2 video’s and let you decide for yourself to see if she is really the do gooder she wants people to think she is, or the scourge of earth with her lies, deceit and abuse of a great dog that doesn’t deserve to be treated the way it is.
Please click the below posted links to watch either or both video’s.
I know what I think and feel at this point. Go visit her Gizmo’s gift page, her Sgt Rambo N577 page…. talk to people, ask questions…. The truth will always show itself, and when it does, give that truth a voice and speak up! Speak up for Rambo N577! Because he is the one suffering here….