For Rescuing Over 1300 Dogs, A 7-Year-Old Boy Wins The ASPCA Kid Of The Year Award

Meet Roman McConn, a 7-year-old kid from Augusta, Georgia, who loves animals unconditionally, especially dogs and cats. Since he was four years old, he has rescued over 1,300 dogs and 50 cats from kill shelters. As a result, he was named the ASPCA’s Kid of the Year for making a genuine difference for animals in need.

It all began on Roman’s fourth birthday, when he requested that family and friends refrain from giving him gifts and instead donate the money to his favorite animal rescue charity.

“I believe it is critical that I provide the best opportunity for the dogs I meet to find the right home,” Roman added. “I believe that a lot of other youngsters should follow in my footsteps.”

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His small act of kindness has grown into Project Freedom Ride, an organization that helps rescue and transport animals from kill or overcrowded shelters in Georgia and Texas to Washington and other places, where they helped the dogs find new homes with loving humans, thanks to the support of his mother Jennifer and his family.

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His mother would videotape him playing with the rescue dogs and post the videos on Facebook so that potential adopters could see how cute and lovely the dogs are.

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He explained, “She publishes it on Facebook so everyone may see it.” “I believe it is critical that I provide the best opportunity for the dogs I meet to find the perfect home.”

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Despite his age, Roman makes every effort to assist needy dogs and animals, believing that they all deserve a better life than those who live in shelters. Roman also hopes that by sharing his story, other youngsters may be inspired to rescue animals in their own communities.

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Roman received an award from the ASPCA for his outstanding work, and we wholeheartedly agree that he is the one who truly deserves it. The little child sets a wonderful example for everyone to follow in terms of assisting animals in need.