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Giving Affection & Hope
Age is just a number and it’s never too early to start making a difference in your community. Amber Nelson is a prime example of this.
In 2014, at the age of thirteen, Amber created Amber's Animal Outreach (AAO), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of local animals. Showing devotion and compassion beyond her years, Amber has already made a lasting impact on hundreds of lives, both canine and human. To date, AAO has rescued and saved close to 200 dogs.
Amber’s mission focuses on rescuing abused and neglected dogs from “high kill” shelters before rehabilitating them and finding suitable families for each animal. She also visits schools to spread the importance of spaying/neutering animals.
Amber began volunteering at dog rescues around age seven, and her motto is “Helping dogs in any way.” The funds raised from sponsors and events are used to help each animal live a safe, healthy, and pain-free life. Another use of funds is “to prevent unnecessary euthanizations due to overpopulation and medical expenses.” AAO will be hosting an upcoming Halloween event as well as Christmas, Puppy Bowl, and Easter events.
Amber believes in standing up for those who do not have a “voice” of their own and it is clear that she is on the path to saving many more lives.
Amber’s Animal Outreach 2nd Annual Halloween Pawty will be held at All Paws Animal Clinic in Royal Palm Beach on October 21st, 2018.
To learn more or to become involved with this wonderful organization, visit www.aaodog.org.