Dogs deserve more than a life in a kennel — this is what Roman McConn believes and he’s been working on it since he was just four years old. So much so that to date, he and his mother has saved more that 1,400 dogs from being put down in Texas shelters. His goal is to save every dogs in the US.
Roman McConn is a seven-year-old child with a heart so pure, he’s dedicated his youth to saving dogs. It all started in 2015, when his family adopted a dog from a Texas kill shelter.
After being aware of the need for help in the shelter, he and his mom started volunteering. He helped his mom to make videos about the dogs. In the videos, Roman would describe the dog, its breed and its age. He would stress on why a specific dog needs a home. The videos were instant hits and he has been doing it since then.
When his dad who happens to be a Navy was assigned overseas, Roman’s family had to move from Texas to Washington together with 31 adoptable dogs. This is when he founded Project Freedom Ride.
Realizing that the odds for a dog to get adopted is better in the Pacific Northwest than in Texas, he and his mom has now been continuously relocating dogs from Texas kill shelters to areas in the Pacific Northwest. To date, 1,400 dogs have now been saved through his efforts.
He recently received an award from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals as Kid of the Year for his work with dogs.
Annually, an average of 1.2 million dogs are put down in shelters across the U.S.. We can, no matter how small, do something about it. Roman McConn, a young boy, is a stellar and inspiring example.