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Hero dog missing snout seems to have beaten cancer

1:10 PM, Dec 25, 2012   |    comments
Kabang the dog lost its snout while saving two girls in the Philippines. (Photo: Anton Lim, UC Davis via AP)
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DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - A veterinarian at the University of California, Davis, has some good news about a dog from the Philippines who became an international hero after sacrificing its snout to save two young girls.

Veterinarian Gina Davis tells the San Francisco Chronicle the dog named Kabang appears to have beaten the cancer it was suffering from.

Kabang, however, is still facing treatment for heartworms in its arteries before it can have the gaping wound on its face closed.

Newspapers in the Philippines have 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.

Kabang ended up in Davis earlier this year after a nurse from Buffalo, N.Y., spearheaded a fundraising campaign to bring her to the U.S.

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