A few months back, Shine was nearly killed in a suspected dog attack while at home on his farm in Colorado. Although he did manage to survive initially, his rear leg was so badly injured it wasn't clear at first if he would make it in the long run.
"He didn't meet me at the gate like he always does, and he was standing funny," his owner, Jacque Corsentino, said in a statement. "I shined the flashlight on him, and he was covered in blood."
Fortunately, a local veterinarian was able to stabilize Shine and bandage him up, allowing him to maintain some mobility - but his road to recovery was far from over.