Surgery delayed for Filipino hero dog

2012-10-17 20:01
Kabang. (Anton Lim, AP/UC Davis)

Kabang. (Anton Lim, AP/UC Davis)

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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.

- AP
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