Hundreds Of Dogs And Puppies Live In Chernobyl—And You Can Adopt One

In 1986, tragedy struck the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine when the Unit 4 reactor failed, spewing nuclear waste and radiation throughout the nearby city of Pripyat. The Soviet Union evacuated 120,000 people and established what is now known as the Exclusion Zone, covering 1,000 square miles. Those forced out of their homes had to leave behind their pets. And like first responders to the disaster, these dogs and other animals were subject to radiation. Continue reading »

A Photographer Documents The Secret World Of Stray Cats Of Kazakhstan

According to Evgeniya Gor, a self-taught photographer from Astana, Kazakhstan: “I photograph as much as I am working on a project “Among the worlds,” since 2006. When I started this project, I did not have photographic experience. I have always been interested in the relationship between humans and animals, and this is the main topic of my project. Cats have always been present in my life.” Continue reading »

Japanese Photographer Captures Very Sad Stray Cats And Their Games

A Japanese photographer who goes by Nyan Kichi has made friends with a colony of feral cats. He’s found that the cats particularly love to play in an area where the street has a lot of drain holes. They don’t seem to enjoy Nyan Kichi’s attempts at a gentle game of Whack-a-Mole, but they don’t mind having their pictures taken at all. Continue reading »

Gabriel Khiterer Captures Majestic Portraits Of Stray Cats

Gabriel Khiterer is a talented 19-year-old self-taught photographer from Vilnius, Lithuania who pays tribute to the stray cats live near his house. Continue reading »

This Monastery Adopted A Stray Dog, Now He Enjoys His Life As A Monk

Meet Friar Bigotón (Friar Moustache), the stray doggie who just became a member of a St Francis Monastery in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The saint after which the Franciscan order was established is known as the patron of animals, so it’s only natural that the monks extended their helping hand to the pooch living on the streets. Now he is one happy doggie who gets to enjoy life to the fullest. Continue reading »

Bulgarian Stray Cat Get Bionic Legs


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Pooh, a one-year-old cat, who lost his hind legs in an accident and has been given bionic paws, walks in a vet clinic in Sofia. Pooh, who is thought to have lost his legs in a car or train accident last April, is back on the prowl thanks to Bulgarian veterinary surgeon Vladislav Zlatinov. He is the first vet in Europe to successfully apply the pioneering method of Irish neuro-orthopaedic surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick, who shot to fame in 2009 when making Oscar the first bionic cat by fitting him with new hind legs in Britain. Continue reading »

Marathon Runner Adopts Stray Dog Who Set Pace For Him In The Gobi Desert

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She is so tiny that her head didn’t even reach his knee – but the stray dog still kept the pace for Dion Leonard in the desert heat. The ultramarathoner came to rely on the little dog as he ran through the Gobi in China in the last section of the 155-mile Gobi Desert March race. She appeared out of nowhere, miles from any village, and ran just in front of him – helping him to second place. Continue reading »

Cute Stray Cats Of Tokyo

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Japanese photographer Masayuki Oki takes photos of stray cats in Tokyo. He documents everyday life of these cats considered “ugly” as they play, fight or nap. Masayuki said “I want to travel the country photographing all of Japan’s lovely stray cats.” But for now he is focused on the shitamachi area of the capital. He never discloses the exact locations where he takes photos of cats but you can follow him on Instagram to see more of his photos. Continue reading »

80-Year-Old Man Builds A Dog Train To Take Rescued Stray Dogs On Adventures

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Eugene Bostick, an 80-year-old retiree in Fort Worth, Texas, spends his days operating what just might be the coolest train in the world. His homemade dog train takes rescued strays out for fun rides around the neighborhood and in the surrounding woods. Continue reading »

Saving Lima’s Stray Dogs

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Pelusa, a paraplegic dog in a wheelchair, runs after seagulls at Pescadores beach in Chorrillos, Lima, September 7, 2015. Sara Moran has an animal shelter called Milagros Perrunos where she cares for stray dogs and shelters dogs injured from traffic accidents or domestic abuses. With donations and raffle, Moran purchases wheelchairs, food and medical treatment for the dogs at her shelter. (Photo by Mariana Bazo/Reuters)
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