Hero dog gets stem cell treatmentBy Julie S. Alipala
ZAMBOANGA CITY—Kabang, the female Aspin dog who lost her upper snout when hit by a motorcycle while saving the lives of two girls, will be staying in Manila for two weeks for a stem cell treatment before further surgery in the United States.
Veterinarian Anton Lim said the stem cell treatment will boost the dog’s immunity before she is flown to the US within the month. Kabang was flown to Manila on Sunday morning.
Lim said they were able to raise at least $10,000 from donations to shoulder expenses for Kabang’s surgery on a protruding bone on her face. “We are halfway there. As I have said, we need around $20,000,” he said.
“Team Kabang is really grateful for the global effort as we received donations from almost a dozen countries,” he added. The Animal Welfare Coalition of the Philippines has also helped provide medicines for Kabang.