Lifestyle Pets Woman Claims She Got Worms from Dog with Records Allegedly Falsified by Lisa Vanderpump's Rescue Organization A woman said in a complaint that she is “utterly traumatized” from allegedly getting intestinal parasites from a dog she adopted from Vanderpump Dog Foundation By Naledi Ushe Naledi Ushe Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 12, 2021 11:47 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Tibrina Hobson/Getty. inset: google maps Lisa Vanderpump's dog rescue is being sued for negligence and fraud by a woman claiming that the non-profit organization falsified the records of a dog she took home, leading her to get worms. The plaintiff alleged in documents obtained by TMZ and RadarOnline that she played with a dachshund named Cassie at the Vanderpump Dog Foundation in Los Angeles in July 2019. She said that staff members told her that it was safe to play with Cassie even though she wasn't dewormed yet. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that humans can get worms from dogs or cats "when soil, sand, or plants that have been contaminated with infected animal feces are accidentally put in the mouth and ingested." Kathy Hilton Reveals Whether She's Still Friends with Lisa Vanderpump After Kyle Richards Drama The woman suing the rescue center said after bonding with Cassie for several hours, she was approved to adopt the dog the next day, she alleged in the lawsuit. Vanderpump Dog Foundation employees allegedly told the woman the animal was a "puppy in healthy condition" with all needed vaccinations and treatments, per documents obtained by TMZ. She further alleged that the foundation provided false immunization records and a false certificate claiming Cassie had been dewormed when it was time for her to bring the dog home. The pet owner alleged that as soon as she brought the dog home from the Vanderpump Rules star's rescue center, the dog showed signs of a worm infection that had to be treated at a veterinary hospital, documents obtained by TMZ show. google maps Meet the Gorgeous Human and Canine Faces Helping Lisa Vanderpump Rescue Pups on Vanderpump Dogs Days after taking her pet to the hospital, the plaintiff became ill with a severe worm infection later diagnosed as intestinal parasites that required medicine, according to her complaint. The woman has alleged that she attempted to contact the Vanderpump Dogs Foundation and hasn't heard back. She claimed in court documents that she is "utterly traumatized" from the experience and still suffers from emotional distress, disgust and nightmares, according to The Blast. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The woman is seeking payment for all medical expenses and hospital bills as well as cleaning expenses required to get rid of the parasites in her apartment, the outlet reported. Vanderpump Dogs Foundation did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request to comment.