A woman in Victoria is facing charges after an emaciated dog was removed from her property.

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Trinity-Conception RCMP responded to a complaint and discovered the starving dog in her backyard late last week.

Officers say they were saddened to see the condition the dog was in, and they're strongly urging the public to report suspected cases of animal abuse.

The dog, named Badger, is now in the care of the SPCA, and is expected to make a full recovery.

The woman has been charged under the new Animal Health and Protection Act, and will appear in court in February.