The man explained to animal control what happened, and Nico was scanned.
“I’m grateful to that family because they didn’t let him keep going. They stopped, and they cared for him and they welcomed him,” Manning said. “And I’m thankful for that because if they hadn’t done that, he wouldn’t be with my family now.”
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“I do think that he was scrounging for food in multiple locations, and just trying to fend for himself in some way,” said Dr. Shakira Jameson.
Nico is thinner and shedding a little more than usual but the vet treating him said he will be fine.
“I’m brought to tears because I look at him and I’m sad for what he went through, but then I cry because I’m so joyful for the time I get to spend with him now,” Manning said.
It was not known how Nico initially went missing.