Updated: April 2nd 1:30pm

Duke, the sweet, petite 2 year old Border Collie mix, got lucky. Since Duke was found roaming the street in front of the Abilene Animal Shelter, he was considered a stray. Strays are usually scheduled to be put to death after a customary waiting period. That time for Duke had run out. Luckily, a Border Collie rescue group from Conroe, Texas stepped forward and agreed to take Duke in at a foster home. Duke will live with Deborah, a Border Collie Rescue Volunteer, until a permanent home is found for Duke.

Original Story: March 26th, 2013

This is Duke, the sweetest 2 year old Border Collie mix. He was found roaming the streets in front of the Abilene Animal Shelter. Although Duke is listed as a stray I think that his owners just dumped him in front of the pound in the middle of the night so the Animal Shelter employees would find him. Because Duke is considered a stray, he will need to find a home fast, before he's put down. I got in Dukes kennel and I discovered he is very smart and can sit, stay, lay down and come when called. He could very well be the best mannered dog I've ever experienced at the pound.

Duke's general disposition is very calm but very alert to his surroundings, he is not a puppy so I don't believe he'll get any bigger, besides he only weighs 17 pounds. Both, his black and white markings and his behavior (according to shelter employees,) are consistent with that of a Border Collie. Duke is ready for a permanent home with a good, strong, loving, responsible owner that won't dump him off in the middle of the night. Are you that person, if so, please come and adopt Duke.

Duke and the rest of the pets at the shelter need love. Please tell your friends, coworkers and family, help spread the word about the KEAN-Critters up for adoption, tell anyone that will listen and/or appreciate a story of a dog that needs love. Because Duke came in as a stray, he really needs to find a home right away or he'll be put down.

Please help us save Duke.

The Abilene Animal Control Shelter (a.k.a. the pound) Info:


The Animal Control Shelter is located at 925 South 25th in Abilene


Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m. till 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. til 2p.m.

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You can check out the rest of the dogs and cats that are up for adoption at the shelters website.

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Duke came in as a stray, I don't know if he's house broken but with his smarts he'll catch on right away. I know he will need his shots, micro-chip and he will have to be fixed, but all that is included in the price of $60.00. Duke's I.D. # is: A19474029 and can be seen at the Animal Control Shelter.