HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WJZ) — A puppy rescued outside a Hagerstown store had to fight for her life, after she was found covered in fly eggs, emaciated and not moving.

According to the Humane Society of Washington County, the puppy was found late Wednesday night abandoned in the in the woods behind a Target.

She was found covered in fly eggs, emaciated, not moving and “clinging to life.”

She was rushed to the emergency vet who found she was starved and infested with parasites.

Early Thursday morning she crashed and vets worked for hours trying to stabilize her.

They named her Hope.

Friday morning, the Humane Society of Washington County said she had made it through the night. They urged the public to help them look for the individual who left her alone.

Monday morning, the Humane Society of Washington County said on a Facebook update that Hope had turned a corner and she is now expected to make a full recovery. The Humane Society thanks the public for its support for Hope and donations for her battle of survival.

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