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Hero dog getting closer to surgery

Dec. 26, 2012 at 6:41 PM

DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Veterinarians in California said a dog credited with saving two girls from being struck by a motorcycle is getting closer to receiving reconstructive surgery.

University of California-Davis veterinarians said Kabang, a 2-year-old dog who lost her muzzle in last year's motorcycle crash, successfully underwent chemotherapy for the tumors that delayed her facial surgery, The Sacramento Bee reported Wednesday.

The vets said Kabang is now undergoing heartworm treatment before the reconstructive efforts can begin.

"Kabang begins her third week of 'bed rest' following her first heartworm treatment," a Dec. 18 update on the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital's website said. "This will continue for about another three weeks. She is eager to go outside and play, but is accepting her needed rest well."

Kabang was brought to the UC Davis hospital in October. The money for her care was raised via fundraising efforts on social media sites.

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