At the mere age of six, Roman McConn with the help of his mother, Jennifer McConn, have rescued more than 1,000 dogs from animal shelters that practice general euthanization. The mother and son duo have initiated their rescue project while living in Texas, after they’ve adopted their pet dog named Luna from one of the state’s kill shelters back in 2016. The mother became saddened after adopting Luna and wanted to find a way to help the other pups receive a happy home before it was too late. Mrs. McConn started volunteering at a local shelter and her son Roman would help the dogs find a loving home by featuring them in her videos called “Roman’s Rescues.”
In the mother’s videos, Roman McConn, a tenderhearted first-grader, would provide the dog’s age and particular breed before sharing why they desperately need a loving home. The McConn’s had to move to Washington after the husband, who serves in the U.S. Navy, was deployed overseas. This came to them as good news because Washington has more ethical zero-kill animal shelters as opposed to Texas. The McConn’s created Project Freedom Ride, a non-profit organization that accepts donations to help relocate the shelter dogs from Texas to the no-kill animal shelters located in the Pacific Northwest. Roman and his mother have helped saved hundreds of more dogs through Project Freedom Ride.