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02nd Dec 2019

Seven-year-old boy wins award after rescuing more than a thousand dogs

Melissa Carton

This is heartwarming.

A young boy from Texas has won an award for his outstanding charity work where he helped to save more than one thousand dogs.

Thanks to seven-year-old Roman McConn’s incredible kindness, 1,300 unwanted dogs and 40 cats are now living happy and healthy lives.

Because of his dedication to protecting vulnerable animals, Roman was recently named Kid of the Year by the ASPCA.

Although Roman is just seven years old he has been helping to rescue dogs for several years, starting when he was only four years old.

Roman’s family set up a foundation in 2016 to help dogs and cats at risk of being euthanised and the boy has been at the forefront of the charity every step of the way.

Speaking about the organisation, Project Freedom Ride, Roman’s dad said;

“Established in December of 2016, Project Freedom Ride is connecting unwanted, abandoned dogs (and a few cats) who may otherwise be bound for euthanasia in Texas with Families, Rescues and Humane Societies in the Pacific Northwest. My name is Jen and I am the founder of PFR”.

He described his son as “the face many of you will associate with PFR.”

Christmas is one of those times of the year when many people will consider adopting or buying a pet dog for themselves or a family member.

Unfortunately, many of these dogs will be left at animal shelters or abandoned outdoors in the New Year, putting additional pressure on the already limited services that animal charities can provide.

Thanks to wonderful families like Roman’s, forgotten dogs in Texas can begin again in a nurturing environment.