MODESTO (CBS13) – A security officer rescued a dog that had apparently been tied to a pole for hours in Modesto early Thursday morning.

The discovery was made near Elk Park. A security officer with Rank Investigation & Protection, Inc. showed up around 6:30 a.m. after someone reported seeing a dog tied to the pole.

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The dog when it was found. (Credit: Rank Investigation & Protection, Inc.)

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As the officer noted, the red nose pit bull was very friendly and docile.

The officer looked around for the dog’s owner to no avail. A note found with the dog appears to reveal that the owner abandoned him.

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The note apparently left by the owner.

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“This is Polo. He is a full blood red nose pitbull! Very smart. I can’t keep. He needs a good home! Please take him,” the note reads.

The dog has since been taken to the security company’s office and was given food and water.

Polo is a friendly and docile red nose pit bull.

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The company will be taking the dog to the shelter later Thursday.