Meet the Dogs of Chernobyl - the Abandoned Pets That Formed Their Own Canine Community

Hundreds of stray dogs have learned to survive in the woods around the exclusion zone - mainly descendants of those left behind

We are in the woods behind the Chernobyl plant when the dog runs at us. It is thin, with brindle fur and yellow eyes. Igor, our guide, makes a lunge and clamps his hands over its snout. They wrestle in the snow and icy water shakes from the trees. The …