From the moment he arrived, shelter worker Cristina Garcia knew Nemo was special. Nemo, only 11 months old, came to the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter in Los Angeles, California, with his front leg badly broken. Since he had no visible scratches or cuts, shelter workers speculate that he landed on his leg wrong while trying to jump down from something.
Despite his injury and the cast the shelter put on him, Nemo still just wants to play, appearing to miraculously be in very little pain. Nemo was otherwise in great condition, clean and healthy, suggesting he possibly used to have a family.
Nemo took a liking to Garcia almost immediately and the two began to form a special bond. "He has a great personality, he's just hilarious," Garcia told The Dodo. "He jumped up on my shoulder from his cage even with his cast. He's very happy no matter what is going on."