A Utah woman claims her Valley hotel room was laced with meth that made her service dog sick.
PHOENIX - Barely five pounds, Sticks gives Natalie Lowry exactly what she needs.
“She's my service dog,” said Natalie.
Natalie suffers from post -traumatic stress disorder.
Five years ago, she adopted Sticks and life her changed. “She's my constant companion,” said Natalie.
Earlier this week, Natalie and Sticks checked into room #228 at the LaQuinta Inn near Interstate 17 and Greenway Road.
Natalie said she laid down on the bed and the dog was on the ground sniffing. Within one hour, Sticks started shaking and having muscle spasms.
“She was running backwards and forwards and throwing her head from side to side."
Natalie rushed Sticks to the animal hospital.
One thousand dollars later, blood tests showed Sticks had somehow ingested meth.
Natalie said she went back to the hotel room and crawled around on her hands and knees.
She found dirty cups with some type of white residue and a black metal club with a handle.
When Natalie confronted the hotel, managers said to call corporate, there was nothing they could do.
“What if this had been someone's child who ingested these drugs. What else was I exposed to in this room?"
Three days later, Sticks is still recovering.
“I would never forgive myself if she didn't recover from this,” said Natalie.
On Friday afternoon, a La Quinta representative issued the following statement to ABC15:
"I have been in contact with the GM of our Phoenix North location and La Quinta is aware of the incident that Ms. Lowry has brought forth. We are currently conducting an internal investigation of the room she stayed in. At this time, we have no basis by which to confirm or deny her claim. Once we receive documentation confirming her allegation, we will take the appropriate action."
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