Chernobyl wild dogs
A lot of stray dogs survive in Chernobyl exclusion zone, some of them descendants of those dogs left by former residents of villages and cities that were evacuated because of radiation contamination. Many dogs wander around the city of Chernobyl in small flocks, some dogs have found their shelter at numerous checkpoints in the exclusion zone, as well as at guard posts.
Сhernobyl stray dogs
Stray dogs in the exclusion zone often become food for numerous predatory wild animals: wolves, lynxes. Feed stray dogs are mostly workers of Chernobyl, as well as tourists who come here to see the atmosphere of post-polipsis and abandoned buildings. On the territory of the zone contaminated with radiation, dogs are vaccinated against rabies, plague, hepatitis and other diseases. After vaccination of animals set free again.
This dog is called Tarzan, he lives at the checkpoint of the military town of Chernobyl-2
Dogs in Chernobyl
Mutated dogs iChernobyl
There are no mutated cats and dogs in Chernobyl zone. Cases of animal mutations, as well as humans, occurred long before radiation accidents. Increased interest in Chernobyl mutant dogs comes primarily from false press or from computer games. There are no proven facts of the presence of mutations in animals after the Chernobyl catastrophe.
Chernobyl radioactive dogs
Workers of the ChNPP are trying to greet and feed them, but the Americans – the organization Clean Future Funds, founded by Lucas Hickson and Eric Kambarian – are engaged in systemic activities to save homeless animals. On how the project called “Dogs of Chernobyl“. It is very difficult for domestic animals to survive in a zone contaminated by radiation. A lot of heavy military transport travels around the zone, an unsafe environment, homelessness, predators like wolves significantly shorten the lives of dogs – in the zone they live on average 3-5 years.
Chernobyl feral dogs
Dogs at Chernobyl are not sterilized, and the population increases uncontrollably. sometimes dogs become infected with rabies from wild animals, wolves, for example, and become dangerous for workers of the ChNPP and tourists.
Mummy of a dog in Pripyat
Often there are cases when dogs go into an abandoned building in Pripyat or in the military town of Chernobyl-2, but can not get out. In the photo the remains of dogs that were locked in the apartment of the military town of Chernobyl 2.
After the accident at the Chernobyl reactor, the soldiers had an order to destroy domestic animals in the exclusion zone.