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Surgery delayed for Filipino hero dog

2012-10-17 20:01

Davis - A dog from the Philippines who became an international hero after she sacrificed her snout to save two young girls will have to wait a little longer for surgery to replace her missing muzzle.

The Sacramento Bee reports that veterinarians at the University of California, Davis said on Tuesday that Kabang needs treatment for heartworm and chemotherapy for a vaginal tumour before she can have the gaping wound on her face closed.

The mixed-breed dog ended up in Davis last week after a nurse from Buffalo, New York, spearheaded a fundraising campaign to bring her to the US Veterinarians in the Philippines had been unable to treat her injuries.

Newspapers in the Philippines reported Kabang had her snout and upper jaw sheared off when she jumped in front of a speeding motorcycle while she was walking with her owner's daughter and niece.

Comments
  • julie.j.vanrensburg - 2012-10-17 20:24

    I can only pray that the operation on Kabang will be successful and that she will fully recover. She deserves that chance - go for it!!!

  • Joe - 2012-10-17 20:24

    I love dogs, hope she makes full recovery

  • sean.mitchell.3591 - 2012-10-17 21:01

    I too love dogs and think it would have been best if she had been put down immediately after the accident.

  • zelda.dickson - 2012-10-17 21:25

    What a wonderful dog. Take heed you cruel people. Give animals love and you get everything in return. I hope he gets well soon and have his op.

  • isabel.ashe.7 - 2012-10-17 22:29

    WHAT A DOG... NOW U KNOW THAT DOGS ARE MANS BEST FRIENDS..... GOD WILL BE WITH KABANG... LOVE DOGS KABANG YOU DESERVE THAT CHANCE... GO WELL MY FRIEND..

  • LanfearM - 2012-10-18 08:03

    Oh what a wonderful dog! And heart-warming story! I am sure she will get a new snout pretty soon and that she will be fine. @ sean.mitchell - ok, so next time a child gets her face mutilated in an accident, we will put her down immediately too. How about that? They can help her and will help her, I've seen photos of reconstructive surgery on animals and its wonderful what they can do these days!

  • justin.sly.77 - 2012-10-18 10:10

    Dogs are truly mans best friend.

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