Press Mentions

“The project is about the following: a lot of stray animals, particularly dogs, have occurred at the Plant industrial site for a long period of time after the accident. The increase of their population bears the risks for people working at the site. The ChNPP cannot solve the problem of regulating the number of stray dogs using its own resources.”

Source: Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine


“These workers have taken pity on the dogs and feed them, often allowing them inside the plant during the harsh Ukrainian winter, according to U.S. charity Clean Futures Fund (CFF).  CFF is a Michigan-based non-profit organisation that pursues humanitarian projects at Chernobyl, and is providing medical treatment to the strays in the exclusion zone. “

Source: Daily Mail UK


“Volunteers, including veterinarians and radiation experts from around the world, are participating in an initiative called the Dogs of Chernobyl, launched by the nonprofit Clean Futures Fund.”

Source: Yahoo News


“On the morning of August 7, employees of the Chornobyl NPP could see their four-legged friends near the Semikhody change facility and in other familiar areas and make sure with their own eyes that the operated dogs feel themselves quite satisfactory.”

Source: Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine


“A new project called “Dogs of Chernobyl” is sending teams of trained vets to spay, neuter, vaccinate, and provide medical care for those stray dogs living in the 30-kilometers (18.6milese) exclusion zone. The program is being led by the US-based non-profit organization Clean Futures Fund (CFF), which is currently seeking crowdfunding and equipment donations for its ongoing operations.”

Source: IFL Science


“An international team of veterinarians are in Ukraine tonight helping hundreds of dogs at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster.”

Source: CBS 8 San Diego


“The dogs must have known something was wrong. As hours, then days passed, they must have waited by the door, listening to the town’s sudden silence, wondering when their masters would return home.  Launched by the Clean Futures Fund and working with Ukranian officials, the group runs a recurring vaccine and neutering campaign for the animals.”

Source: Upworthy


“The American NGO Clean Futures Fund has launched the “Dogs of Chernobyl” project . Its aim is to provide the animals with medical care and to vaccinate, so that they are no longer a risk of infection.”

Source: 20 Minuten, Switzerland


“Volunteers, including veterinarians and radiation experts from around the world, are participating in an initiative called The Dogs of Chernobyl, launched by the non-profit Clean Futures Fund.”

Source: New York Post


“Dr. Paik has done this before – setting up spay and neuter clinics in foreign countries.; and his work doesn’t end there. His team also teaches local vets modern techniques so they can continue the program after his team leaves. He plans to do the same at Chernobyl – with one big goal.  “Saving lives, making the quality of life better for as many dogs as we can,” said Paik.”

Source: CBS 8  (San Diego)


“Hundreds of stray dogs are roaming an area near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. In 1986, more than 120,000 people were evacuated after an explosion at the plant. The dogs roaming nearby are descendants of the pets many families left behind.”

Source: KMOV (St. Louis)


“The Chernobyl disaster probably brings to mind images of a nuclear wasteland completely devoid of life. While it is true that most of the area in the Exclusion Zone is not inhabited by humans full-time, around 3,500 people still work at the power plant. Perhaps more surprisingly, around 1,000 dogs live in the Exclusion Zone, with about 250 of those roaming the grounds of the reactor site…Clean Futures Fund has started a new project, “Dogs of Chernobyl,” in order to spay or neuter, vaccinate, and attach electronic tags and specialized radiation-monitoring collars to help researchers better understand the radioactive exposure levels in the area. Tourism is increasing in the area, and the project aims to keep everybody safe by preventing the spread of rabies. Controlling the population by spaying and neutering will help reduce the competition for food, leading to healthier dogs in the long run.

Source: I Heart Dogs


“NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap shares the story of a San Diego veterinarian who plans to visit Chernobyl, Ukraine, to help spay and neuter stray dogs.”

Source: NBC 7 (San Diego)


Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant bulletin (Russian language): http://chnpp.gov.ua/images/pdf/07-04-17_7.pdf