Police say a 59-year-old Schuylkill County woman neglected her dog, and now she's facing criminal charges.

When police arrived at the home at 501 Drehersville Road, Deer Lake Borough, they found the dog had been left without water. In addition, the dog was living in an area covered with fecal matter, and had not received adequate veterinary care, police said.

Beverly Baver of the Drehersville address is facing animal cruelty charges.

The dog was seized and taken to Hillside SPCA in Pottsville.