Hero dog 'Kabang' arrives in US for surgery

By Balitang America Staff

Posted at Oct 11 2012 02:26 PM | Updated as of Oct 11 2012 10:26 PM

REDWOOD CITY, California - A dog who lost her upper snout after saving two children from being hit by a tricycle in Zamboanga City arrived in the US on October 8 to undergo surgery.

The dog named ‘Kabang’ will undergo “maxillofacial reconstructive surgery” at the University of California Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital on October 11.

Kabang, a mixed-breed female, which resembles a short-haired German shepherd, became a national hero in December when she reportedly threw herself into the path of a speeding motorcycle just as it was about to hit two young girls crossing a roadway in Zamboanga City, according to reports from the San Francisco Gate.

Kabang, however, was not as lucky. Her head landed on the motorcycle’s front wheel, and her upper snout got caught and was ripped off.

The total cost of Kabang’s treatment and travel is reportedly estimated at around $20,000, which was raised by donors from all over the world.