Official: “Dogs of Chernobyl Safe for Adoption”

In the Chernobyl Nuclear Exclusion Zone, it is almost unheard of to see a dog over four years old. The 1,000 animals here live a precarious life amid the bears and wolves of the forest. If they are lucky, a compassionate power plant worker will shelter and feed them through the worst months of the winter.

That's right, despite what many people think, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is still up and running with over 3,000 employees. These workers do what they can for the dogs (250 dogs live right at the plant), but until now, they have been prohibited from removing any animals from the area. 

Thanks to SPCA International's partner organization Clean Futures Fund (CFF), some of these dogs now have hope for a life with a loving family. Through radiation tracking ear tags, CFF has determined that the dogs have extremely low levels of radiation and are safe for adoption. With your help, we are sponsoring the first 15 puppy adoptions out of the Exclusion Zone.

Each of these 15 cuddly puppies will have safe radiation levels, be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and de-wormed. They will be quarantined for a minimum of 30 days before they go home to a loving family in the Ukraine or elsewhere. If you are interested in adopting one of these dogs, please email [email protected].