7-Year-Old Wins ASPCA Award For Rescuing More Than 1,300 Dogs

Among the things you’d expect from children aged between three and seven, rescuing dogs would probably not be on top of the list. Well, a seven-year-old has made headlines after he was recognized for saving more than 1300 dogs since he was four years old.

Roman McConn was named Kid of the Year for 2018 by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Roman, who hails from Augusta, Georgia founded an organization called Project Freedom Ride. The organization rescues dogs from high-risk areas in Texas and finds loving families to accommodate them in their homes.

He says that when he turned four, he requested everyone who wanted to give him toys to donate some money to his cause instead. His mother, Jennifer McConn, is one of his biggest supporters and she motivated him to rescue a high number of dogs. The first time they transported dogs was in December 2016, when they transported 31 dogs to Washington.