Roman McConn, a seven-year-old, is on a quest to help pets. The compassionate child helps older, neglected animals at shelters that are on the euthanasia list find homes by focusing on them. More than 1,300 unwanted dogs and 40 cats have so far been saved by him.
When he was four years old, Roman started protecting animals with the help of his mother, Sully. Sully records Roman as he interacts with the dogs and cats at the shelter and talks about each one. The two of them are then featured in a video that she posts on their Facebook page. The thankful shelter staff describes Roman as a genuine “dog whisperer.”
After spending time getting to know each animal, they film him playing with and chatting with the dogs. The dogs’ personalities are brought out in the videos. Dogs “don’t need to be in a shelter, they need to do things,” says Roman, explaining why he does this.
He is fantastic at helping the dogs “do things.” Sully and his mother founded Project Freedom Ride, a program that connects stray and neglected dogs in Texas and Georgia with adoptive families in the Pacific Northwest. The unloved are helped to find new homes with families and receiving partners outside of Texas, and they assist Texas rescue organizations with funding, networking, and adoption.
Roman’s devotion to the most undesired animals is evident on every inch of his face. His mother claims that every time he hears that another animal has found their permanent home, “he lights up like a Christmas tree.” He certainly is inspirational, and it is simple to understand why the ASPCA chose him Kid of the Year.
Roman told InsideEdition.com, “I think it’s really important for the dogs I meet that I give them the best chance to find the proper home that they need. I believe that a lot of other children ought to follow my example. This story truly brings delight to our hearts and souls! Please spread the word about Roman’s story to show how many unwanted dogs and cats can be saved by just one kind person.