Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.-- James A. Froude (1818-1894)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Kabang, the dog hero of Phillipines

A dog who lost her snout saving two little girls from being hit by a motorcycle has been greeted with a hero’s welcome on her return to the Philippines.
Kabang arrived in Zamboanga City on Sunday after eight months of medical treatment in the United States.

The hound has even been bestowed with the title “ambassador of dogwill” by Mayor Celso Lobregat.

Facebook page (during his ordeal) :  https://www.facebook.com/careforkabang
Facebook page (after his return, recovery) :  There has been some controversy which usually follows when many parties with good intentions /opinions are involved... https://www.facebook.com/KabangThePhilippineHeroDog

Zamboanga City, Philippines

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. In fact, it is hard to believe that she is alive today; hard to imagine how she was able to survive such horrific injuries. But she is alive and being hailed a hero by those who have heard her amazing story.

According to the Inquirer-News, 9-year old Dina Bunggal and cousin 3-year old Princess Diansing, were about to cross a busy street and failed to notice a motorcycle heading straight towards them. Kabang, the family dog, appeared out of nowhere and threw herself in front the speeding motorcycle that was on the verge of hitting the two young children.

The brave dog’s face was severely injured in the impact because she struck the motorcycle head on. The children were unhurt and the motorist had a few bruises, but Kabang lost the entire top part of her mouth. Tragically, the heroic leap planted her snout directly into the wheel of the motorcycle. When the bike flipped, her snout and jaw was ripped from her face.
An eyewitness, Jovito Urpiano, believed she was well aware of the impending harm about to befall the children and came to their rescue. Urpiano saw the dog throw herself onto the motorcycle.
She struck with such deliberate force that at first he thought somebody had thrown her. It is now obvious the dog intentionally blocked the motorcycle to save the children.

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