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

“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)


“NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap shares the story of a San Diego veterinarian who plans to visit Chernobyl, Russia, 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