The heroic exploits and tragic difficulties of a dog in the Philippines named Kabang have touched hearts across the world and grabbed the attention of a team of Northern California veterinarians who are stepping up to help. The mixed-breed female, which resembles a short-haired German shepherd, became a national hero in December when she reportedly threw herself into the path of a speeding motorcycle just as it was about to hit two young girls crossing a roadway in Zamboanga City. The dog spared her owner’s daughter and niece but sacrificed her snout and upper jaw, which were sheared off when she got tangled in the motorcycle’s spokes. The horrific wound leaves Kabang, who by all accounts remains loving and loyal, literally with half a face.
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