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Now this is one extraordinary animal! Kabang, a small family dog, is being credited with saving two children from a dangerous collision when she threw herself into the path of a speeding motorcycle that was about to hit them in Zamboanga City, Philippines unfortunately losing part of her face and jaw in the process. It was a horrific injury, but she survived. A local vet asked the family to turn over the dog to their custody for euthanasia. But the grateful family refused to put down the loyal and pregnant dog. Kabang has since given birth to her six puppies.

The public has since raised over $20,000 to pay for her reconstructive surgery at University of California, Davis.  Based on preliminary discussions, veterinary surgeons Boaz Arzi and Frank Verstraete anticipate that Kabang will need at least two surgeries. The first likely would focus on dental work. The second would attempt to close the gaping wound on the dog’s face, protecting her from infection and improving her quality of life.

“We are pleased with what we discovered today,” Verstraete said. “We are confident we can improve her condition going forward.”

To continue helping Kabang, please consider making a donation in her name at CareforKabang.com