Impressive Animals: #6 Canine hero

Kwala Mandel
Yahoo! News
December 3, 2012
Hero dog who lost his snout
Kabang, a dog from the Philippines, stepped in front of a speeding motorcycle to help save the lives of two children. Kabang lost her snout in the process. A veterinary clinic at the University of California, Davis has pledged to surgically replace the dog's missing snout. (Anton Lim, UC Davis/AP)

The dogs of 2012 were well-represented for good deeds. Kabang, a dog from the Philippines, proved particularly heroic after stepping in front of a speeding motorcycle and saving the lives of two children. Kabang lost her snout in the process. A veterinary clinic from the University of California, Davis has pledged to surgically replace the dog's missing snout. Kabang’s recovery, including treatment for an aggressive tumor, will likely cost more than $10,000.