A Salute to the Heroic Dog “Kabang”

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.

Kudos to you Kabang!







13 thoughts on “A Salute to the Heroic Dog “Kabang”

      • Second chance? This dog is incredible. It saved those kids, at the cost of permanent injury, and people are even -considering- it deserves a -second- chance? .. It never botched it’s first chance. This dog is just amazing … sad to think that people could learn a lesson from her. If the owners ever see this post, I hope she feels much better.

  1. Hi Harley. Thank you for reading my blog. I would definitely agree that the dog teach all of us a lesson. I believe that the owner really took good care of the dog even before the accident happened. Her conditions right now may not be the same as before but hopefully she’ll be able to regain back her playfulness especially now that the dog is pregnant. I would just like to think that certain things happen for a reason. 🙂

    • I would suggest to coordinate with the foundations who are currently assisting the recovery and rehabilitation of the dog to ensure that the help will be delivered. You can try coordinating with Tzu Chi Foundation wherein they were the first one who provide assistance on the dog or you can also reach out to Canine Foundation who expressed their intentions of helping out the dog as well. Hope this information helps.

  2. Good article and right to the point. I am not sure if this is truly the best place to ask but do you guys have any ideea where to hire some professional writers? Thx 🙂

  3. This is really moving, truly a hero dog, we should all be as blessed to have a dog this courageous. I am resolved to making a difference. I know if all of us would donate even as little as lunch money we would see a new kabang, she deserves this. Let’s turn off reality tv and let the kardashians choke on their fur and make something happen. Ther is a Facebook page with less than 400 followers that we can link to and help spread the word.
    If there is a way to get in touch with the family or vet please post it for us. And thank you for blogging on this!

    • Hi Marino, thank you for reading my blog. Hopefully this has touched your heart and those who had read this. I dont have any direct contact with the family or vet but i would recommend to coordinate with Zamboanga City’s vet office or with its local official for better coordination. You can try checking out their website as well at http://www.zamboanga.gov.ph/

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