It was a bit of a fluke that saved Duke! This approximately seven-year-old Beagle-Hound mix arrived at the Bladen County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on January 1st. It's not known if he was a stray or an owner surrender. Either way, it was a bleak start to the New Year for Duke. Not only was he an older dog, but he also had a large, unpleasant-looking lump on his right hip. Because he only had a short stub for a tail, he was called Nub at the shelter.