The Plainfield Animal Hospital is nursing a dog back to health after it was found abandoned at a Park and Ride lot off of 395 in Plainfield.
A young pitbull-terrier mix is on the mend after she was abandoned in a parking lot for days.
The Plainfield animal control officer rescued the dog after someone found the animal tied up to a fence post behind a park and ride lot off exit 88 on Interstate 395.
She was immediately taken to the Plainfield Veterinary Hospital.
"She was probably one of the worst cases we've seen," Christy Valys, a veterinary tech, said.
Parker was covered in fleas and her fur was gone. She was suffering from a severe sunburn, had several infections and was hungry.
"She was really scared, very nervous with everything," Valys said.
The vets and technicians at the hospital gave the dog medications and a little TLC to help nurse her back to health. Things quickly turned around.
"She's healing very quickly," Valys said. "The fur is growing back. The sunburn is gone. She's doing really well now."
It's been one week since Parker was found. Since then, Valys and fellow vet tech Carly Comprone started a Facebook page to help garner support for the dog.
"We wanted to help this girl and we needed some help from people to do that," Comprone said.
The women at the vet hospital named the dog Parker, because she was found at the park and ride.
Already, there are offers to adopt the loveable 2-and-a-half-year-old dog, but for the next few days she'll stay at the hospital to continue her recovery.
If you'd like to help, you can head to Parker's Facebook Page.