Dogs from what was once one of the once most dangerous places on earth are getting new lives.

Americans are adopting dogs from the radioactive area in the Ukraine where the Chernobyl nuclear power disaster took place in 1986. While people are still not allowed to live in this area, animals still do.

According to CBS Sacramento, the dogs people are adopting are descendants of the dogs that were left behind when people had to evacuate.

The non-profit group Clean Futures Fund has spent the past three years traveling to Ukraine to track down the dogs and give them medical attention.  

Work is still being done to clean up the radioactive wastelands that stretch for thousands of square miles. After more than three decades, 22 dogs have been adopted out of the disaster zone, according to CBS Sacramento.

To read more about Clear Future Funds mission, you can visit their website.

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