The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 26, 2012
 

Hero dog with missing snout seems to have beaten cancer

 
 

DAVIS, California (AP) - A veterinarian has some good news about a dog from the Philippines who became an international hero after sacrificing its snout to save two young girls.

Ms Gina Davis with the University of California, tells the San Francisco Chronicle the dog named Kabang appears to have beaten the cancer it was suffering from.

Kabang still faces treatment for heartworms in its arteries before it can have the gaping wound on its face closed.

Newspapers in the Philippines reported that Kabang had her snout and upper jaw sheared off when she jumped in front of a speeding motorcycle, saving her owner's daughter and niece who were apparently about to be hit.