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UC Davis veterinarians try to save dog that lost snout saving young girls

  • In this August, 12, 2012 photo provided by the University of California - Davis, a Bunggal family member plays with Kabang the dog in the Philippines. The dog that lost its snout while saving two girls in the Philippines has been brought to the University of California, Davis, where veterinarians will try to fix its injuries. UC Davis surgeons say Kabang will need multiple surgeries, but they are confident they can improve its condition.(AP Photo/UC Davis, Anton Lim)

DAVIS — A dog that lost its snout while saving two girls in the Philippines has been brought to the University of California, Davis, where veterinarians will try to fix its injuries.

Surgeons at UC Davis' veterinary medical teaching hospital looked over the mixed breed dog named Kabang on Thursday.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported (http://bit.ly/RDeeB5) that Kabang became a star in the Philippines after it got in front of a speeding motorcycle, saving the dog owner's young daughter and niece.

The crash took off the dog's snout and its upper jaw, and veterinarians in the Philippines were unable to treat the injury.

So Karen Kenngott, a critical care nurse from Buffalo, N.Y., spearheaded an online fundraising campaign for the dog's care.


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