Dogs across a city in Russia are mysteriously turning pink and blue...
But, what could be causing it?
Well, it seems there is an explanation. Keep scrolling to find out...
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And as a result, anything can happen to them...
Like the packs of dogs in eastern Russia who have been spotted turning blue and pink.
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The mysterious color changing has occurred in and around the town of Dzerzhinsk.
Where dogs have been spotted walking round with pretty bright pink and blue fur.
And surprisingly, it's sparked a lot of adoption requests...
How can I rescue one? I’m serious 😍— Deborah says: #MedicareForAll NOW--no excuses! (@litbrit) February 18, 2021
I will take a blue dog— Jazmyn Canty-Malone (@jcantymalone) February 18, 2021
If you look closely at the picture of the color blue has one off don’t let these dogs go wander out in the streets that is what’s going to happen somebody out there please take care of them look after them open your home and your hearts save them don’t let them be exposed outside— anne-Elizabeth (@anneEli89179306) February 21, 2021
I’ll adopt!— Katherine D. Morgan | Forever a Bookseller💁🏾♀️ (@blktinabelcher) February 18, 2021
If its possible I would love to adopt them— 🏴☠️ (@sebatangkarat) February 18, 2021
I would kill to adopt these dogs 😭♥️— Noah Williams (@noahsbwilliams) February 18, 2021
So, how and importantly - why - is this happening?
Well, this mystery has occurred near to the abandoned Dzerzhinskoye Orgsteklo chemical plant.
This plant formerly manufactured highly toxic hydrocyanic acid.
And hydrocyanic acid is the one of the core ingredients in a once commonly used "Prussian blue" dye.
So, as per the New York Post, experts believe this could explain why dogs are turning blue.
Which according to vets, also includes their faeces.
Fortunately, despite the blue color the dogs now sport, they don't appear to have been harmed physically by it.
Examiners from the Lobachevsky Research Institute of Chemistry at Nizhny Novgorod State University, as well as the Committee for State Veterinary Surveillance, found "no signs of irritating chemical burns," while results from the blood and stool tests did not reveal significant toxicity.
The blue dogs will reportedly be observed for twenty days.
There are calls for an investigation of a chemical dump to take place in another area of Dzerzhinsk.
A group of blue dogs was spotted in Russia near an abandoned chemical factory.— AJ+ (@ajplus) February 18, 2021
It is believed they were exposed to chemicals used to make plexiglass, but doctors say they appear in good health. They plan to release them, as no one has asked to adopt them. pic.twitter.com/sTiScH02IN
This comes after 300,000 tons of toxic waste were unloaded there after the Cold War.
The pink dogs have not yet been specifically addressed.
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