Surgery delayed for hero dog Kabang
DAVIS, California—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 repair her missing muzzle.
The Sacramento Bee reports that veterinarians at the University of California, Davis said Tuesday that Kabang needs treatment for heartworm and chemotherapy for a vaginal tumor 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.
Kabang had her snout and upper jaw sheared off when she jumped in front of a speeding motorcycle to save her owner’s daughter and niece.
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