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Chernobyl Guards Befriend Abandoned Dogs In Exclusion Zone

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The guards in the exclusion zone of Chernobyl have made furry friends. They found abandoned dogs in the area and took them into their group. All one needs is love and that’s what played a major part here.

(Image Source: Checkpoint Guards/ Jonathan Turnbull)

The Chernobyl guards are on high alert all the time. They keep a strong check on the human trespassers. Now, they are making friends with the dogs. In the 1986 period, people were asked by the authorities to leave this area. Also, to leave behind their pets and belongings. These dogs were probably left behind by their owners.

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Since then, these poor babies are roaming in the area freely. All they want is someone’s love and attention which they are now getting from the guards. The guards look after the dogs. In addition to this, they feed the dogs as well. Moreover, the guards also gave names to a few dogs.

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(Image Source: Checkpoint Guards/ Jonathan Turnbull)

This shows a small spark of humanity in the darkness.

A Ph.D. candidate Johnathan Turnbull has visited the site many times. Also, to have better knowledge, he met a few guards. The guards gave him information regarding dogs, their feeding time and from petting to their personalities. For his research, he asked the guards to carry a disposable camera with them and take pictures of the dogs in their natural habitat.

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(Image Source: Checkpoint Guards/ Jonathan Turnbull)

Additionally, Turnbull told The BBC that he was intrigued by this. Also, he wanted to know more about the dogs. So, he went up to those people who know them best.

Therefore, the personalities of the dogs over here are the same as others. The only difference there is of environment. These dogs roam around to look for food. Not only this, these dogs are also under threat by wild bears and wolf packs in the area.

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(Image Source: Checkpoint Guards/ Jonathan Turnbull)

These dogs bark in different tones to alert the guards for any trespassers or a wild animal entering the area. Moreover, the guards simply adore the dogs from the bottom of their hearts. This brings them a great amount of joy.

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(Image Source: Checkpoint Guards/ Jonathan Turnbull)

Happiness is often found in loneliness!

Yussra Khattak
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