Today, There Is An Option To Adopt Them
Instead of shooting the dogs, today, there is a much more humane option: adopt them into a loving family that will care for them. The thought of taking a dog exposed to such high levels of radiation and the potential of rabies and other diseases sounds a bit intimidating, but the animal charities that work in the exclusion zone are making the dogs adoptable.
By vaccinating dogs, these charities are decreasing the risk that they will spread rabies. Only dogs that are free from all diseases are available for adoption. Countries will not even allow a dog inside their borders unless they are free from diseases like rabies.