Hero dog 'Kabang' to fly to US for surgery

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 08 2012 01:09 PM | Updated as of Oct 09 2012 02:45 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A dog who lost her upper snout after saving two children from being hit by a tricycle in Zamboanga City will leave for the United States Monday evening to undergo surgery.

The hero dog, Kabang, is set to leave Manila for Los Angeles, California at 11 p.m. via Philippine Airlines flight PR-102.

She will be accompanied by veterinarian Dr. Anton Mari Lim for her "maxillofacial reconstructive surgery" at the University of California Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

Lim said many people here and abroad were touched by Kabang's story. They contributed the $20,000 needed for the hero dog's surgery.

Animal rights groups such as Animal Welfare Coalition, Network for Animals and Animal House are expected to give Kabang a send-off party at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2. – reports from Dexter Ganibe, dzMM; and Jenny Reyes, ABS-CBN News