Abandoned dog, with note, found tied to post on South Carolina beach
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," the letter stated.
The handwritten note was posted to a sign that ironically stated, "no dogs allowed," on Folly Beach in South Carolina Thursday afternoon.
Beneath the note, a nine-month-old black-and-white pit bull mix tied to the sign, with no water and no shade, in the brutal summer heat.
A good Samaritan, Tanya Niketas, noticed the dog and the 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, who is now being called "Folly." He is happy and healthy.
"He is very lucky that this good Samaritan who did find him as quick as she did and call the police," Melissa Susko, a veterinarian 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 Folly Beach Police Department at 843-588-7003.