Hero dog arrives from Philippines in Nor Cal for Surgery
You can read the full story in the San Francisco Chronicle here; this is an excerpt:
Kabang became an unlikely sensation late last year after her snout and upper jaw were sliced off 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 lunge, by all accounts, prevented death or serious injury to the daughter and niece of Kabang's owner, but the motorcycle's spokes sheared off much of the dog's face. Word of the "hero dog" spread around the world, and a remarkable grassroots campaign started after photographs of her gruesome injury began to circulate.
Kabang was brought to the [William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Davis] after donations from 20 countries poured in, enough to pay for airfare and treatment. Facebook and Twitter accounts, the website careforkabang.com and pet lovers' blogs, many of which have considerable followings in San Francisco and around the Bay Area, were an integral part of the effort.