But thanks to the help of a woman from Gowanda, the care is on the way.
The Sacramento Bee reports that veterinarians at the University of California, Davis said Tuesday that Kabang needs treatment for heartworm and chemotherapy for a vaginal tumor before she can undergo facial reconstruction.
The mixed-breed dog ended up in Davis last week after Karen Kengott, a Buffalo-area nurse that has worked with Animal Welfare Council spearheaded a fundraising campaign to bring her to the U.S. Veterinarians in the Philippines had been unable to treat her injuries.
The drive includes the "CareforKabang.com website, where donations are being collected
Donations by check should be payable to Care for Kabang, and be sent to
Care For Kabang , c/o Citizens Bank, 5469 Camp Rd. Hamburg, NY 14075.
PayPal and other online donations can be made at the Care For Kabang site.
VIDEO: See More Images of Kabang
from this Fillipino language TV report via YouTube
"In December, 2011, a shepherd mix (Aspin) named Kabang saved two children from a potentially fatal accident. In the process she literally had her face ripped off." the Kabang site says.
"As of September 14, 2012, Care For Kabang has reached its fundraising goal of $20,000. Any additional money raised beyond this will be used for unexpected medical expenses incurred at UC Davis and for Kabang’s future health care needs," the site says.