12/17/2013 12:41 EST | Updated 02/15/2014 05:59 EST

Starved Port Hardy dog Molly ready for new owner

Molly the shepherd cross has recovered from surgery and is ready to go to a new home.

The 18-month-old dog was found starving and nearly dead in Port Hardy with a chain collar embedded in her neck.

The SPCA has recommended charges against Molly's former owners.