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Hero dog that lost snout returns to Philippines

Monday, June 10, 2013
Kabang

Dr. Anton Lim is interviewed by the media as he holds Kabang, a two-year-old injured mixed breed, upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, early Saturday June 8, 2013 from San Francisco, Calif. Kabang lost her snout and upper jaw saving two girls' lives in the Philippines was headed back to its owner following treatment at the University of California, Davis veterinary hospital. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

A hero dog treated at the UC Davis vet hospital is finally back home in the Philippines.

A motorcade drove "Kabang," a German Shepherd-mix, through her home town Monday morning.

Kabang lost half her face after jumping into the path of an oncoming motorcycle that was about two hit two girls.

The dog's heroic deed caught the attention of people worldwide and $27,000 was raised to help get the dog to UC Davis.

Vets couldn't reconstruct the animal's snout, but were able to heal her wounds.

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