Dog found tied to sign on Folly Beach with note

Published: Jul. 13, 2018 at 4:06 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 13, 2018 at 6:02 PM EDT
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FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) - A dog is in need of a new home after he was found tied to a sign on Folly Beach Thursday afternoon.

Tanya Niketas found the dog, Folly, tied to a sign reading "No Dogs" at the entrance to Lighthouse Inlet on Folly Beach.

"It was disturbing, to say the least," Niketas said.

Niketas called Folly Beach animal control as soon as she saw the dog.

"He had no water, Niketas wrote in a post she made on Facebook. "Only the role of tape they used to put up the 'he needs a new home' sign."

Niketas said the officer took the dog to Pet Helpers, an adoption center on James Island that works to end euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs.

"The animals we take in will stay here until they find their forever home," Pet Helpers Director of Shelter Operations Melissa Susko said.

Susko said the shelter frequently receives dogs from the same area Folly was found.

"We do get in a lot of dogs from Folly Beach who are lost, abandoned strays," Susko said.

The next step for Folly is finding a new home.

But the next step for Folly Police is finding the person responsible for abandoning Folly. Pet Helpers is working toward that goal as well.

"Pet Helpers is going to offer a $1,000 reward for anyone that has information that really leads to the arrest and conviction of this person," Pet Helpers Executive Director Alan Berger said.

Pet Helpers staff said they're working hard to find a happy ending to this story. For now, they're just glad there's still an ending to be written.

"If that dog was left out there longer, I really don't know what could have happened to him," Berger said.

Pet Helpers estimates Folly is about nine months old.

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