Hundreds of pets have been left behind by their owners because of the meltdown in Chernobyl. The evacuation had to go quickly. These wild dogs have proliferated in the exclusion zone and now hundreds of wild dogs are roaming around the reactor.
This means that he dogs could be as radioactive as they are cute. Scientists say that the dogs could contain dangerous radioactive particles, which is why visitors are warned not to touch them when they enter the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, the 1,000-square-mile expanse of Ukraine where the contamination is worst.