Everyone needs a helping hand sometimes, and a US-based non-profit group is betting that they can find families who want to help a puppy who has spent an entire life roaming the radioactive fields of Chernobyl, the location of the infamous April 26, 1986 nuclear meltdown.
In 2017, a non-profit group called the Clean Futures Fund launched a project called The Dogs of Chernobyl, raising awareness of their plight and seeking to evacuate them from the hazardous area. Infected with radioactivity, the dogs were abandoned following the meltdown and left to their own devices. In the ensuing 22 years, cleanup efforts and came and went but now more than 3,500 employees currently work in and around the site on a daily basis. The area’s dogs live in and around human activity but without assistance or shelter.