So, Does Anyone Want A Dog?
When the government finally evacuated the people of Chernobyl, it wasn’t like they could pack up their homes and drive to a safe location. No, the people were loaded onto buses with only the things that they could carry. Many of the city’s residents had dogs that they wanted to bring with them, but they were not allowed on the buses.
Some of the dogs attempted to follow their owners onto the buses, but the soldiers forced them back. They had to remain in the radioactive exclusion zone and fend for themselves. Today, there are hundreds of dogs in Chernobyl, most of whom are descended from those that were left behind in the evacuation. Some of these dogs are available for adoption.