Kabang, the dog that was hailed as a hero for saving two girls from being hit by a motorcycle in the Philippines back in 2011, has died.
Dr. Anton Lim, the dog’s veterinarian, announced on Monday that Kabang had died in her sleep. He had been taking care of the dog since 2015 after Kabang’s owner passed away.
Born in February 2008, Kabang was hailed as a hero dog when she lost her upper snout after saving two children from being hit by a tricycle in Zamboanga City in 2012.
Kabang was proclaimed ambassador of dogwill, making her the official symbol of responsible pet ownership and advocacy against animal cruelty.
She was also named the hero dog of Zamboanga City.
Kabang’s heroic effort drew international attention and moved Lim to fly the dog over to the United States for a snout reconstruction. She was treated at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, reported CBS13, with a surgical procedure that took five-hours, they also treated all the other complications.
Kabang was 13 years old, the equivalent of 91 years for humans.
There are already memorabilia prepared in honor of one of the most celebrated animals in the Philippines according to an update by Dr. Anton Lim:
Run free, Kabang.
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