In 2018, 14 puppies arrived in New York for adoption. These dogs came from the site of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. The power plant exploded in 1986, and since then, the 14 puppies are the first batch of dogs who got rescued.
While the explosion happened 30 years ago, there are still inhabitants in the place, dogs included. This explains why these 14 puppies are still living there despite the imminent harm in the place. According to reports, these dogs survived and depended on the remaining locals and workers of the powerplant.
The dogs are usually seen roaming around the place, begging for food and water. The site is dangerous for animals because of the chemicals around the power plant. This is the reason why most of the 14 dogs were malnourished. While the life span of dogs can extend up to 10 years, the dogs near the nuclear plant only survive for six years. The reason is not because of radiation alone but of the lack of food.
When the Clean Futures Fund heard of this situation in 2017, the organization began soliciting money for the dogs. Their goal is to transport the dogs to a safer place like New York. The group produced two videos that explained the condition of the dogs in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
After the video went viral, it sent awareness to dog-loving individuals about the condition of dogs near the power plant. As a result of this, the organization was able to cull around $56,000 donation, enough to help the remaining dogs in the power plant.
As of now, the Clean Future Fund has already helped over 100 dogs. The recent 14 dogs that were transported to New York are being attended to by the group’s veterinarians. According to them, the dogs will be up for adoption after they get cleared from any harm.
Look at how well behaved the dogs of Chernobyl are while patiently waiting for a treat from a plant worker!…
Credits to Clean Futures Fund.