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Lady Gaga’s dogwalker says he’s homeless and broke and asks for money to pay for ‘healing’ road trip


He was shot while walking Lady Gaga‘s beloved French bulldogs in LA in a dognapping incident in February.

And on Monday, dogwalker Ryan Fischer launched a GoFundMe to help cover the costs of a road trip he’s taking to heal his ’emotional and mental health’.

Fischer shared that the van he’s been traveling in for two months has broken down and he needs financial support.

He was shot while walking Lady Gaga’s beloved French bulldogs in LA in a dognapping incident in February. And on Monday, dogwalker Ryan Fischer launched a GoFundMe to help cover the costs of a road trip he’s taking to heal his ’emotional and mental health’

He explained that his priority is ‘getting a van and exploring this country while seeking out communities that support the process of growing from trauma. 

‘For me, this includes retreat centers, trauma programs, queer healers, creatives and spiritual leaders,’ he added.

As of Monday night, he had raised $1,689 of his $40,000 goal.

Fischer, who described himself as homeless and broke, shared that the van he's been traveling in for two months has broken down and he needs financial support

Fischer, who described himself as homeless and broke, shared that the van he’s been traveling in for two months has broken down and he needs financial support

Fischer posted a short video clip in which he recounted what had happened to him and also showed him on the road.

He said he had made it cross country from LA to New York and back but needs money to be able to continue what he describes as a ‘sabbatical’.

He wrote: ‘With no vehicle, apartment, and having run out of savings and surviving on donations from generous loved ones, I am humbly asking for your help. 

‘This is not an easy thing to ask, but I have started to realize sharing your vulnerability with others is exactly when radical change begins to occur for everyone involved.’

Fischer posted a short video clip in which he recounted what had happened to him and described how the trauma continues to impact him even as the physical scars heal

Fischer posted a short video clip in which he recounted what had happened to him and described how the trauma continues to impact him even as the physical scars heal

Fischer. who almost died after being shot and spent weeks in the hospital. shared: 'At times I was scared. I was lonely. I felt abandoned and unsupported. I had long bouts of depression and doubt and self-pity'

Fischer. who almost died after being shot and spent weeks in the hospital. shared: ‘At times I was scared. I was lonely. I felt abandoned and unsupported. I had long bouts of depression and doubt and self-pity’

He described how the trauma of what happened continues to impact him even as the physical scars heal.

‘At times I was scared,’ he shared. ‘I was lonely. I felt abandoned and unsupported. I had long bouts of depression and doubt and self-pity. 

Fischer went on: ‘I have set up this GoFundMe page in supporting a van purchase, travel expenses and welcome all input on retreats for trauma throughout the country as well as queer spiritual leaders and healers, and how best to highlight and share with you along the way.’

Gaga, who covered all of Fischer's medical expenses, had offered a $500K reward for the safe return of her two stolen dogs

Gaga, who covered all of Fischer’s medical expenses, had offered a $500K reward for the safe return of her two stolen dogs

In April, five suspects were charged in the dognapping - including the woman who returned Koji and Gustav. A third dog had managed to escape the captors and remained with Fischer who lay bleeding on the sidewalk afterf being shot

In April, five suspects were charged in the dognapping – including the woman who returned Koji and Gustav. A third dog had managed to escape the captors and remained with Fischer who lay bleeding on the sidewalk afterf being shot

In February, Fischer was walking the Oscar winner’s three French bulldogs Koji, Gustav and Miss Asia when he was shot four times.

Two of the dogs, Koji and Gustav, were taken while Miss Asia managed to escape and went back to lay with Ryan as he bled on the sidewalk. 

In April, five suspects were charged in the dognapping – including the woman who returned Koji and Gustav.

Three of the suspects — James Jackson, 18; Jaylin White, 19; and Lafayette Whaley, 27 — have been charged with attempted murder and armed robbery, according to the LAPD.

Two additional defendants — Harold White, a known gang member and the 40-year-old father of Jaylin White, and his girlfriend Jennifer McBride, 50 — are accused of acting as accessories after the fact by helping conceal the stolen animals.

They were not aware that Gaga was the owner, the police said, amid claims robberies were part of a gang initiation.

Gaga, who covered all of Fischer’s medical expenses, had offered a $500K reward for the safe return of her two stolen dogs.

Fischer said Monday: 'I have set up this GoFundMe page in supporting a van purchase, travel expenses and welcome all input on retreats for trauma throughout the country as well as queer spiritual leaders and healers, and how best to highlight and share with you along the way'

Fischer said Monday: ‘I have set up this GoFundMe page in supporting a van purchase, travel expenses and welcome all input on retreats for trauma throughout the country as well as queer spiritual leaders and healers, and how best to highlight and share with you along the way’



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