"Chernobyl Dogs"

• "Chernobyl Dogs"

According to various estimates, in the Chernobyl exclusion zone is home to about 900 stray dogs, many of whom are descendants of dogs that were left there after the nuclear disaster in 1986.

Within the framework of the program "Chernobyl dogs" vets and radiation experts from around the world catch dogs, measure the level of their exposure vaccinated against parasites and diseases, including rabies, mark and again let the dogs in Chernobyl exclusion zone. In some dogs wear special collars with radiation sensors and GPS receivers to display the radiation levels across the Zone.

Canine resident of Chernobyl exclusion zone. (Photo by Sean Gallup):

So today it looks abandoned nuclear power plant with the height. (Photo by Sean Gallup):

It all starts with the capture. Paul "Pasho" Burkatskaya from Kiev - professional huntsman dogs. Aim with a tranquilizer, 19 August 2017. (Photo by Sean Gallup):

Here it is, a tranquilizer dart. (Photo by Sean Gallup):

Measure Geiger counter radiation level on the paws and fur. (Photo by Sean Gallup):

This patient involved a veterinarian from San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean Gallup):

is about 20 times higher than normal! (Photo by Sean Gallup):

After all the dogs let out back procedures. (Photo by Sean Gallup):

Dogs here a lot. Adults ... (Photo by Sean Gallup):

... and still quite small. (Photo by Sean Gallup):

Well, hello there, baby! (Photo by Sean Gallup):

Puppies in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. (Photo by Sean Gallup):

This dog is named Bulka. (Photo by Sean Gallup):

And they say that the pooch - the most intelligent dog of them all. Maybe it is. (Photo by Sean Gallup):

Dogs for background abandoned after the Chernobyl accident. (Photo by Sean Gallup):

There cho? (Photo by Sean Gallup):

This is such an unusual operation took place in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, 19 August 2017. (Photo by Sean Gallup):