Workers Thoroughly Clean the Dogs
Veterinarians and other volunteers who travel to the exclusion zone to care for these stray dogs take every precaution to protect themselves. They wear protective clothing to reduce their exposure to the high levels of radiation in the environment so that they can care for the dogs without harming themselves.
When a dog receives care by these teams, it is thoroughly washed to remove the radiation contamination from its coat. This process allows the vets to work with the dogs, even play with them, without exposing themselves to unnecessary levels of radiation. It also helps make the dogs adoptable.