PINELLAS PARK – Amber Glen Equine Wellness Center will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m., at 6091 102nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park.

The ribbon-cutting will take place at 11:30 a.m.

The mission of Amber Glen Wellness Center is to rescue and protect horses from abuse, abandonment and slaughter. Through rehabilitation, education, and nutrition, it is their goal to find permanent placement for those horses able to transition into new homes, and to provide permanent sanctuary for those animals too mentally and physically traumatized to be adopted.

In the coming months, Amber Glen Wellness hopes to incorporate a hands-on rehabilitation program for veterans and disadvantaged and special needs children that incorporates their rescued horses. It is their belief that the understanding of the roots of abuse and neglect can enable bonds to be forged that will ultimately return both human and animal to the path of greatness.