Saturday, April 6, 2013

Hero dog Kabang needs more financial help

Hero dog Kabang will be needing more financial assistance after days of staying at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the University of California-Davis in the United States, where she was brought for medical operation and surgery.

In a report by GMA News, the fund drive which raised roughly P815,000 was not enough because veterinarians stumbled upon the dog's other health problems such as genital tumor and heartworm.

The group which spearheaded the fund drive, Care for Kabang, said "unexpected medical expenses can happen at any time."

"Kabang has spent the last 9 days in the ICU, which is extremely expensive. Any considerations for further donations would be greatly appreciated,” the group said on its official Facebook page.

Kabang lost her snout and upper jaw after saving two girls from being run over by a speeding motorcycle in 2011.

Her photo and story uploaded by animal rights group and other individuals gained the attention of international communities. Last December, she was awarded a Red Cross "Animal Hero" award for her heroism. She was even named among the world's 10 most heroic dogs last year by Huffington Post.

[Photo: Care for Kabang Facebook Page]

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