November 13, 2019 Seven year old Roman McConn is on a mission to save dogs. The caring boy focuses on […]
November 13, 2019
Seven year old Roman McConn is on a mission to save dogs. The caring boy focuses on the oldest, most unwanted animals that are on the euthanasia list in shelters and helps them find a home. So far, he has saved over 1,300 unwanted dogs and 40 cats.
Roman began rescuing animals when he was four, with the help of his mom, Sully. Sully videos the adorable Roman playing with the shelter dogs and cats as he talks about each one. She then posts the video of them on their Facebook page. According to appreciative shelter staff, Roman is a real life “dog whisperer.”
He spends his time getting to know each of the animals then they make a video of him playing with and talking about the dogs. The videos really showcase the dog’s personalities. According to Roman, he does this because “dogs don’t need to be in a shelter, they need to do things.”
Helping the dogs “do things” is what he does best. Sully and his mom founded Project Freedom Ride, an organization that connects unwanted and abandoned dogs in Texas and Georgia with families in the Pacific Northwest. They provide Texas rescue partners with funding assistance, networking, and adoption assistance and give the unwanted a second chance with families and receiving partners outside of Texas.
You can see Roman’s love for unwanted dogs on his face! and as his mom says: “he lights up like a Christmas tree.” He certainly is inspiring and it’s easy to see why he was named Kid of the Year by the ASPCA.
Roman stated: “I think it’s very important for the dogs I meet that I give them the best chance at finding the right home that they need.” Then added: “I think a lot of other kids should be doing what I’m doing.” urging kids to save animals.