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Snoutless Hero Dog From Philippines At UC Davis For Reconstructive Surgery

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Kabang the dog sits quietly during an intake exam at UC Davis, October 11, 2012. (UC Davis)

Kabang the dog sits quietly during an intake exam at UC Davis, October 11, 2012. (UC Davis)

DAVIS (CBS SF) — A severely disfigured dog named ‘Kabang’ which has attained hero status in the Philippines has arrived at the University of California, Davis for reconstructive surgery.

The dog became a star in the Philippines after reportedly throwing herself into the path of a speeding motorcycle as it was about to hit two girls crossing a roadway in Zamboanga City.

The two girls, the daughter and niece of the dog’s owner were reportedly saved by Kabang’s heroic act. But the collision cost Kabang her snout and upper jaw, according to UC Davis.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kabang At UC Davis

Kabang was brought to UC Davis Thursday where she was examined by a team of veterinarians.

The team had no plans to give Kabang a prosthetic snout, or replace her jaw, but instead planned to close up the wound to stave off infection.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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