A brave one-year-old dog named Duke is looking for a forever home after surviving a daring jump from a League City overpass in mid-August.

League City Police Officer Tom Blasky found Duke, a Labrador/Pitbull mix, on Aug. 17 on State Highway 96. Several witnesses were trying to catch Duke, but the scared pup decided to make a run for it instead and jumped off the overpass onto Dickinson Avenue.

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"I immediately let dispatch know that the dog had jumped and for animal control to come down to Dickinson Avenue to get the dog," Blasky said in a recent video shared by the LCPD and City of League City. 

Duke somehow survived the jump but suffered a broken leg. A few witnesses helped police and animal control officers safely transport Duke to the Marina Bay Animal Hospital.

"The community came together, about 50 people donated various amounts, and we were really happy we were able to pay for his surgery," Patty Rytlewski of the League City Animal Care and Adoption Center said in the video.

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Staff at the adoption center said as of Friday, Duke has been released by his vet and is ready to be adopted. His adoption fee is $75.

Since news of Duke's journey was posted on social media, adoption center staff said their phones have been "going nuts." After suffering such an ordeal, the staff said they are going to be picky with who gets to take the special dog home.

"I am just happy we could save the dog," Blasky said. "Now he is looking for a home -- he is a good boy."

To submit an application to adopt Duke or any of the other pets at the League City shelter, visit its website here. 

rebecca.hennes@chron.com