More than 100 unwanted dogs from Texas are headed to find their forever homes in the Pacific Northwest. The mission is being organized by Project Freedom Ride (PFR), a non-profit group led by Jennifer McConn and her 6-year-old son Roman of Skagit Valley.
PFR’s goal is to rescue dogs from high-kill shelters in Texas and match the animals with humane societies and families in Washington state. The group plans to leave Midland, Texas on January 26 and make adoption stops in California and Oregon before arriving in Everett, Washington on Tuesday, January 30.
When the dogs arrive in Everett, approximately 30 will go straight to their new families. Another 50 dogs will be taken to PFR’s rescue partners, where they will be placed up for adoption. The transport was made possible thanks to a generous donation from Klein Honda of Everett, according to McConn.
This will be the group’s largest transport since starting the foundation in 2016. Last year, they saved 720 dogs from uncertain futures in Texas.
PFR made headlines around the world in 2017 after videos of 6-year-old Roman went viral. The little boy was pleading to find a home for his shelter dog friends, as first reported on KING 5.
Visit the site for Project Freedom Ride to learn more about the upcoming rescue mission
Watch Roman, his mom and deaf dog Legend on New Day Northwest
See how Roman’s video helped a deaf dog find a forever home
Roman’s dad comes home from overseas to a major surprise
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