Dog that lost snout while rescuing girls won't get surgery until tumor, heartworm are treated

Have you been following the story of Kabang — the dog that saved two little girls from being hit by a motorcycle and had her upper jaw ripped off in the process?

The 2-year-old mixed breed dog was injured in the Philippines, but funds were raised to bring the dog to the University of California, Davis, where she is to receive facial reconstructive surgery. The surgery has been postponed, the Daily News reports today, due to the need to treat an aggressive tumor and heartworm.

Despite everything, the veterinarians say her prognosis for survival is good.

The dog's injuries are hard to look at, but you can see she's happy to be alive. It's amazing what the will to live can overcome.

The back story on this dog is in this San Francisco Chronicle article and Care for Kabang Web page.

Here is the Care for Kabang Facebook page, where you can follow her progress and learn how to help. Or follow Kabang on Twitter.

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Nice story, Katy.

it's hard to look at Kabang, like you said, but she sure doesn't seem like she's malnourished,,, now anyway. They may have needed to feed her alot when she first got back.

No, and thank you for not showing pictures, I just ate.

I don't Face either. Glad the dog is recovering.

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