image courtesy of Inquirer
Dogs are man’s best friend and protector. This is what “Kabang“, a mutt from my local home town— Zamboanga City, had displayed after losing her muzzle in order to save her master’s children. A truly heartwarming and incredible story I must say for an extraordinary dog who displayed an act of heroism in order to save the lives of two, little children from being hit by a motorcycle.
video courtesy of Youtube – GMA News
Unfortunately, it came with a price of permanent damage and lost on the dog’s snout which in turn brought difficulty on how she eats. She is now known as the dog with no face. After the incident, Kabang is using her paws to help feed herself. On the contrary, it’s good to know that Kabang’s owners declined the offer of the local vet’s office from turning over the dog for custody to perform euthanasia or mercy killing. It was really a wise decision for the owners not to give up on Kabang despite of her current condition. This only shows how very grateful the family is for having the dog. Despite the indecent proposal, a good Samaritan named Veterinarian Anton Lim from Tzu Chi Foundation came and helped out the family in treating the injuries of Kabang. He’s the one who is currently administering the antibiotics on the dog to make her wounds heal faster.
image courtesy of BMD Info
Truly, I consider this as one of the most remarkable stories about a dog’s heroic act and its willingness to give up everything just to serve its own family. Hopefully I was able to give justice by providing special tribute to this lifesaving dog named “Kabang” and her epic story. I’m also hoping that through this blog, I was able to share her story to somebody else who can help Kabang on her rehabilitation as this dog really deserves to live a normal and longer life.