If you don’t know about a charity named “Project Freedom Ride,” then be informed that the mission of this charity is to save dogs from euthanasia in shelters across the US.
The charity finds loving families for the saved animals, and guess what? The project is the brain-child of a 7-year-old.
Roman McConn is only seven years old, but he has been able to save one thousand dogs from being euthanized up till now.
Roman and his mother thought about helping the pooches when they got their dog in the year 2015 from an animal shelter. During the adoption process, Roman came to learn one important fact. That is, a large number of dogs, unfortunately, meet a fatal end at the shelters.
Roman wanted to help the dogs, so he started making videos to promote shelter dog adoptions.
To double the effort, Roman’s mom started worked to convince state legislators to pass laws that ban euthanizing dogs at the shelters.
Later, Roman and his mom planned to begin an underground railroad for transporting dogs that faced the possibility of being euthanized.
In pursuit of this plan, they launched their project in 2016 and named it Project Freedom Ride. Their first successful mission was between Texas and Washington, where they transported 31 canines.
Currently, around 50 dogs are transported per month under the project.
Project Freedom Ride is primarily not a rescue effort based on the transportation of the animals. The charity is actually a joint community endeavor. It connects dogs destined to be put down in Texas. They are transferred instead to humane societies, families, and rescues of the Pacific Northwest.
Roman said that it gives him a lot of happiness to be the savior of the dogs. He is not the only one, as all the dogs who are saved go on to live fitfully.
Although Roman and his mom recently moved to Augusta, Georgia, their determination to continue their mission is unflinching.
Here is a video about the story.
Source: Inside Edition via Youtube