7-Year-Old Rescues 1,300 Dogs And Finds Forever Homes For Them: Is Named ‘Kid Of The Year 2018’

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7-Year-Old Rescues 1,300 Dogs And Finds Forever Homes For Them: Is Named ‘Kid Of The Year 2018’

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7-Year-Old Rescues 1,300 Dogs And Finds Forever Homes For Them: Is Named ‘Kid Of The Year 2018’

For Roman McConn, saving dogs is a part of his life. He seeks out those dogs that are condemned to be euthanized or those that are not wanted by anybody owing to their age or infirmity. And in his short but fruitful journey, the 2018 ‘Kid of the Year’ has managed to bring hope for not just 40 cats but also for more than 1,300 dogs.

He was only 4 when he began saving animals. His mother Sully was by his side. She has taken videos of the much younger Sully playing and giving company to the shelter cats and dogs and talking about every one of them. These videos help them connect with people all over the country and have helped them find loving forever homes for his furry friends.

The shelter staff is all praises for Roman’s efforts. They commend his ability to connect with the animals.

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Roman feels that he needs to give his all so that the unfortunate animals have the best shot at finding the right home and the right treatment. He feels that all children should be equally concerned and doing what he has been doing.

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He has a way of communicating with the animals and he has been compared to a ‘dog whisperer’- people who have an ability to communicate with dogs. Robin feels that dogs and other pets should not be confined to shelters but instead be allowed to be themselves.

And Roman is adept at helping these dogs feel wanted again. He, along with his mom set up Project Freedom Ride that helps connect abandoned and unwanted dogs in Georgia and Texas. He makes an arrangement to send them with families in the Pacific Northwest.  They help Texas shelters with funds, help them reach out and also provides them with adoption assistance. They also give unwanted animals another chance to connect with families in places outside Texas.

Roman’s commitment and love for the animals are apparent from his demeanor every time he is with the animals. His mother says that Roman’s face lights up each time he receives the news that another friend of his has found a forever home.

He is an inspiration and that is a surprise considering his age. No wonder the ASPCA named him the ‘Kid of the Year’ in 2018. His mother says that he is the lifeblood of Project Freedom Ride. He works with dogs that are hard to place. He spends time with them, makes videos of them. His mother says that there is no way that the project would have survived without his inspiration and hard work.

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It is seldom that we find inspiration and encouragement from a 7-year-old. Roman could have chosen to be a carefree child, with interests and likes to match all other 7-year-olds on earth. Instead, he has chosen to share the pain and loneliness of animals and touch their wounds with a warm and tender hand. This ‘kid of the year’ has chosen to be with them in their moment of despair and confusion. He has been able to heal them and assure them in their moments of powerlessness.

Roman has shown an appreciation, an understanding, and sensitivity towards life that fills his world with the love of these thankful animals.

All these animals need is the gentle hand of love and a chance to show their ability to fill their forever homes with love and happiness. The ‘kid of the year’ just loves being among his friends because they make him feel happy. When others see a sick, old animal, all he sees is an opportunity for caring, compassion, and kindness. Even at his tender age, Roman knows that such animals are a gift from above and they truly define the words “unconditional love”.

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