Look at These Blue Dogs Discovered Near a Russian Chemical Plant

Pictures of the stray dogs with vibrant blue fur went viral on Russian social media. But there’s a nice ending to this tail.
February 19, 2021, 10:39am
Look at These Blue Dogs Found Near a Russian Chemical Plant
Photo: VK/Anastasija Makarycheva/Sputnik

This week pictures of stray dogs with very unnatural-looking blue fur blew up on VK, a Facebook-style social network in Russia.

The dogs were spotted near an abandoned chemical plant in the city of Dzerzhinsk, which is about 230 miles east of Moscow. People were very concerned about the potential exposure to dangerous chemicals the dogs may have suffered.

Speaking to state-run news agency RIA Novosti, the former bankruptcy manager of the plant said the facility used to produce plexiglass and hydrocyanic acid.

Photo: Anastasija Makarycheva​/Sputnik​

Seven of the dogs were rescued and taken to a veterinarian's in the city of Nizhny Novgorod. Photo: Anastasija Makarycheva​/Sputnik​

Although the plant closed six years ago, some buildings still house chemicals like copper sulfate, which the dogs may have been rolling around, thus blueing themselves.

Russian animal rights activists got involved and managed to get seven of the dogs to a veterinarian, who found that the dogs had no health complications, blue fur aside.

Photo: Anastasija Makarycheva​/Sputnik​

Photo: Anastasija Makarycheva​/Sputnik​

Two of the seven dogs have even found new homes, so yay.

Photo: Anastasija Makarycheva​/Sputnik​

Photo: Anastasija Makarycheva​/Sputnik​