This 9-year-old Russian boy is using his artistic talents to benefit underserved animal shelters.
Pavel Abramov was first inspired to launch his labor of love after his pet dog passed away more than a year and a half ago. As a means of honoring his late companion, he picked up a paintbrush and started accepting online commissions for pet portraitsIn exchange for the masterpieces, Pavel asks his customers to donate pet food and supplies to his local animal shelters in Nizhny Novgorod.
Pavel is the youngest volunteer at the sole animal shelter in the small city of Arzamas. The shelter cares for about 100 animals at a time, many of which have benefited from Pavel’s contributions.
(Photo courtesy of Pavel Abramov’s Instagram)