- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A therapy dog who comforted victims and relatives during the Colorado theater shooting trial is getting some TLC himself after developing severe neck pain.

Chester, a 9-year-old Labrador retriever, is being treated at home with antibiotics after a short stay at Colorado State University’s veterinary hospital earlier this month. Doctors believe a spinal infection is to blame and hope the antibiotics will solve the problem, avoiding surgery.

CSU says it’s also possible the source of the pain is cancer or a foreign object that may have migrated to the dog’s spine. Chester is expected to be back at the hospital in a month for a checkup on how the drug therapy is working.

Chester’s owner, Kateri Nelson, says the dog developed the pain five days after sentencing in the case.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide