The 10-year-old painting pet portraits for charity

Portraits for pet food

10-year-old Pavel Abramov from Russia is raising money for animal shelters

by painting pet portraits

His passion began when his cat died

Location: Arzamas, Russia

Pavel Abramov, artist: "I ask customers to send me their pet's story. Then, when I am sending the painting to the customer I ask [them] to send 'photo hello' back to me."

Customers pay in the form of pet food instead of money

The project has grownand supports shelters across Russia