A pint-sized puppy was clinging to life after someone drove up and dumped on her the driveway of the Wake County Animal Shelter before driving away.

Although it was after hours late Sunday night, a few staff members were still inside the shelter and were able to rush outside to help the pup.

The six-week-old Pit Bull mix, now named Cricket, weighed just two pounds and was severely emaciated, dehydrated, and anemic. She also had maggot-infested open wounds and fly strikes on her body.

Nicole Kincaid, founder of Perfectly Imperfect Pups rescue, picked Cricket up and rushed her to Peak City Veterinary Hospital, where she was given IVs in their ICU.

At the time, Cricket wasn’t even able to lift her head, but vets worked around the clock to save her life.

Thankfully, Cricket is already doing so much better and has been eating on her own and getting stronger every day. She is currently living in a foster home while she continues her recovery.

Although she is doing better, she still has a long way to go. She must consistently gain weight, and rescuers are closely watching her back legs to make sure they straighten out as she gains weight.

Once she is healthy and old enough, she will be available for adoption.

H/T to CBS 17.