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Abandoned dog with note found tied to post on Folly Beach

Abandoned dog with note found tied to post on Folly Beach. (Provided)

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) - "Hello! I'm Zanny. My owners could not keep me. I'm very friendly. I DON'T bite and I just need a home."

That was a handwritten note taped to a sign on Folly Beach Thursday afternoon. A sign that ironically stated, "no dogs allowed."

Beneath it, a 9-month-old, black-and-white pit bull mix was tied to the sign, with no water and no shade.

A Good Samaritan, Tanya Niketas, noticed the dog and note at the entrance to the path to the Morris Island lighthouse on the Far East end of the island.

"It was disturbing to say the least," Niketas said. "They left him with nothing."

She decided to rescue the dog and contacted Pet Helpers, a nearby animal shelter.

The shelter took in the dog, which is now being called Folly. He is happy and healthy. But it could have not been a good situation, had Niketas had not found him so soon in the brutal summer heat.

"He is very lucky that this Good Samaritan who did find him as quick as she did and call the police," Melissa Susko, director of shelter operations at Pet Helpers, said.

Folly is now looking for a forever home.

There is a reward for information on who abandoned the dog. Anyone with information is asked to call the Folly Beach Police Department at 843-588-7003.

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