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.
With the aid of his mother, Sully, Roman began saving animals when he was four years old. Sully films Roman as he plays with the shelter dogs and cats while discussing each one. She then uploads a video of the two of them on their Facebook page. Roman, according to the grateful shelter workers, is a true “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.”
He excels at assisting the dogs in “doing things.” Sully and his mother started Project Freedom Ride, which matches unwanted and abandoned dogs in Texas and Georgia with adoptive families in the Pacific Northwest. They help Texas rescue organizations with financing, networking, and adoption, and they help the unwanted find new homes with families and receiving partners outside of Texas.
Roman’s love and commitment to the most unwanted animals is written all over his face. According to his mom, “he lights up like a Christmas tree,” whenever he learns that another animal has found their forever home. He certainly is inspiring and it’s easy to see why he was named Kid of the Year by the ASPCA.
“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,” Roman told InsideEdition.com. “I think a lot of other kids should be doing what I’m doing.”
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