It’s been a long road for Kabang. After battling cancer and heartworm, the hero dog who saved two girls in the Philippines from an oncoming motorcycle, finally received the first of her dental and facial surgeries to repair the damage she sustained while saving the girls.
Kabang’s story is well-known by many animal lovers. Back in 2011 she threw herself in the path of a speeding motorcycle to prevent it from running over two girls. In the process she lost her upper jaw and snout. Her story soon became known worldwide thanks to social media. Touched by her heroics people from all over the world donated to bring Kabang to UC Davis to receive the best care and receive reconstructive surgery.
Upon arrival at UC Davis it was discovered that Kabang was suffering from both cancer and heartworm disease. She needed to be treated for both before she could undergo any reconstructive surgeries. Finally on Tuesday Kabang was ready to begin her surgeries.
Dr. Boaz Arzi and Dr. Frank Verstraete at UC Davis performed Kabang’s first surgery this week. They removed two teeth and reconstructed her left eyelid. The procedure was performed without any complications and Kabang is recovering well. She will rest and recover from this surgery before receiving her final facial surgery later in the month.
To keep up to date on Kabang’s progress and care follow Care for Kabang on Facebook.