Dog who comforted Aurora theater shooting victims treated for severe neck pain at Colorado State

A 9-year-old dog named Chester, who comforted survivors during the Aurora theater shooting trial, is being treated for severe neck pain.

Chester, along with four other dogs, was part of a trauma support team during the trial, including the verdict and formal sentencing in August.

Chester, a Labrador retriever, logged 138 hours in his role as comforter, according to a Colorado State University media release.

Now, Chester is being treated at Colorado State University's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

"Chester lives his life to serve people," veterinary student Emily Kirkpatrick said in the release. "It meant so much to us to help return him to his normal self."

Read more about Chester's recovery from our partners at The Denver Post.