DAVIS (CBS13) — Kabang, the dog that was hailed as a hero for saving two girls from being hit by a motorcycle in the Philippines back in 2011, has died.
Dr. Anton Lim, the dog’s veterinarian, announced on Monday that Kabang had died in her sleep. He had been taking care of the dog since 2015 after Kabang’s owner passed away.READ MORE: 'Simply Just Another Bump In The Road': Future Sacramento Firefighter Tells Inspirational Story From Chemo To Cadet
The dog’s earned international fame for her heroic story of leaping into the path of a motorcycle that was headed towards tow young girls. The dog’s face got embedded in the bike’s front wheel – ripping her nose and the top of her jaw.
Lim was able to take Kabang to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine for treatment.READ MORE: Sacramento Highway 99 Closure Now In Place: How To Get Around It
Vets also discovered Kabang, who was a street dog, had heartworm and a type of infectious cancer.
A five-hour surgery closed up Kabang’s facial wound, and the vets also treated all the other complications. She returned home to the Philippines in 2013.
“Kabang came to us for treatment in 2012 and stayed in our care for 7 months. She was a courageous and loving dog. We’re pleased to see she had a long life after returning to The Philippines in 2013. Our condolences to Dr. Lim and all who cared for her. Rest in peace, sweetheart,” UC Davis Veterinary Medicine tweeted on Monday.MORE NEWS: Rideshare Services Like Lyft, Uber Struggle To Get Drivers Behind The Wheel
Kabang lived to be 13 years old.