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Now dogs turn pink because of pollution in Russian city
Many canines in Dzerzhinsk, near the Kristall Defence Plant, appear to have turned pink.
Last week, netizens around the world were startled by pictures of some strange-looking dogs with blue fur. However, the truth behind their coloured fur painted a grim picture.
The stray dogs went viral after they were spotted in Russia. While many thought the dogs belonged to a lesser-known breed, the actual reason for their coloured fur is alarming.
The fascinating pictures were taken in Dzerzhinsk, which is located in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region. The fur of the dogs is believed to have turned blue by pollution from chemical waste near a disused factory.
According to reports, the photographs were taken by some local residents near the Dzerzhinskoye Orgsteklo plant, an abandoned factory that closed down six years ago due to financial problems.
Following the incident, experts suggested that the blue colouring of the fur was due to chemical pollution. However, the plant's bankruptcy manager denied the authenticity of the images, adding they were a prank.
Now, a significant development has taken place in this mysterious story - the dogs have reportedly been changing colour.
Many canines in Dzerzhinsk, near the Kristall Defence Plant, appear to have turned pink. This has happened just a few days after seven strays were seen roaming around in another part of the city with blue fur.
Now, photos of the dogs roaming in the snow-covered area have gone viral on social media.
After the blue-coloured dogs were spotted last week, Dzerzhinskoye Orgsteklo plant's bankruptcy manager Andrey Mislevets said that the dogs could have come in contact with some copper sulphate while wandering around the abandoned buildings in the area.
“Homeless dogs are running around. Perhaps in one of the buildings, they found some chemical residue like copper sulphate. I heard that a few years ago dogs were seen whose fur had unnatural colours. They found something, nobody controls them," he had said.
Experts were keen to determine the cause of their strange colouring.
"The dogs are on the territory of a private company. Talks are being held with the chiefs of the enterprise about the possibility of catching the dogs. They must be checked, their health must be assessed, and the reason for their hair dye must be found," a Dzerzhinsk city spokesperson had said in a statement.