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Philippine hero dog returns home from US

Saturday - 6/8/2013, 2:42am  ET

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine dog that lost half her face saving the lives of two girls has returned home after treatment in the United States.

Filipino veterinarian Anton Lim who accompanied the dog -- named Kabang -- said Saturday the mixed-breed whose snout and upper jaw had been sheared off was treated at the University of California, Davis, veterinary hospital for seven months with $27,000 in donations raised in the Philippines and abroad.

Kabang suffered the massive injuries in December 2011 when she jumped into the path of a motorcycle, stopping it from running over her owner's daughter and niece in southern Zamboanga city.

Kabang won widespread sympathy because of her injuries from what has been described as a heroic act.

Lim says a parade is planned for Kabang in Zamboanga Sunday.


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