TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

U.S. veterinarians will try to help hero dog's recovery

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, 7:06 p.m.
 

DAVIS, Calif. — A dog who became an international cause celebre after her snout was sliced off saving two young girls in the Philippines has been brought to the University of California, Davis, where veterinarians will try to help her.

The mixed-breed dog, named Kabang, reportedly threw herself into the path of a speeding motorcycle just as it was about to hit the girls, crossing a roadway in Zamboanga City.

The lunge, by all accounts, saved the lives of the daughter and niece of Kabang's owner, but cost the dog her snout and upper jaw, which was sheared off when she got tangled in the motorcycle's spokes.

The gruesome injury puts her in grave danger of infection. At minimum, the gaping wound must be closed, a delicate procedure that is beyond the capability of veterinarians in the Philippines.

Karen Kenngott, a critical care nurse from Buffalo, N.Y., spearheaded an online fundraising campaign for the dog, which will need many surguries.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Penguins GM Rutherford ‘wouldn’t make’ Despres trade today
  2. Starkey: Kang story of the year for Pirates
  3. IRS cybersecurity breach touches lives of homebuyers, others
  4. Ex-S. Allegheny teacher held on sex assault counts
  5. Propel sixth-graders chronicle McKeesport history for younger peers
  6. Pittsburgh bicyclist pedaling for pets
  7. Primary write-in votes tabulated in Armstrong County
  8. Healthy defensive back Mitchell eager for 2nd season with Steelers
  9. Organic farm takes root in Donegal Township
  10. Overhaul for Penn State board of trustees proposed
  11. Pirates use big 7th inning to sweep Marlins, stretch winning streak