We need your help to save the Dogs of Chernobyl!
This Fund campaign has been established to help nearly 1,000 stray dogs living at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine and the 30-kilometer exclusion zone that surrounds it. Every dollar counts, WE MEAN IT, each and every $1 donation matters! Even if you can’t make a donation, please consider sharing this campaign with your friends and family. Every share makes a very real difference in the lives of these animals.
The Clean Futures Fund (CFF)is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established by Erik Kambarian and Lucas Hixson to support workers and communities affected by industrial accidents and long-term cleanup programs.
CFFhas partnered with the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Management Agencyin Ukraine to provide medical care for the stray dogs that live in the area. We need your support to hire Ukrainian vets, purchase vaccines, anesthesia, cages, dog food and medical supplies, to set up a temporary hospital to conduct our spay/neuter operations, and to help manage and take care of this abandoned population of animals.
Since 2017, the first year of the Dogs of Chernobyl program, we have treated over 850 stray cats and dogs. In 2018 we were also able to rescue and adopt over 40 puppies. In 2019, we look forward to continuing our efforts to help these abandoned animals.
How many dogs are there?
In April, 2017, we conducted an on-site survey of the stray dog populations at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the surrounding 30-kilometer exclusion zone. Our estimates are that over 225 stray dogs live at the nuclear power plant and over 750 stray dogs live in the exclusion zone.
Where do you find the dogs at the power plant?
You can find stray dogs nearly anywhere on the power plant site, even in the controlled areas.
Why is it necessary to spay, neuter and vaccinate? Life is hard for the dogs of Chernobyl. They don't have adequate supplies of clean food and water. The majority of their diet consists of vegetative matter and berries that they find in nature.
When the dogs are fed by workers or by tourists, the first thing they do is go breed and worsen the stray dog problem in the area. It is important to vaccinate them to ensure that they do not pose a potential threat of rabies exposure to humans. After the dogs are spayed, neutered and vaccinated, regular feeding programs and medical care can be provided for these abandoned animals.
Please help us save the DogsofChernobyl
Even if you can’t make a donation, please consider sharing this campaign with your friends and family. Every share makes a very real difference in the lives of these animals.