Mimi Ausland is an inspiring young advocate for homeless animals. Now 16, Mimi started Freekibble.com, a website that donates food to shelter animals, when she was just 11 years old.
Freekibble is an interactive site that asks visitors to answer a brief trivia question about animals. For every answer—right or wrong—the site donates pet food to shelter animals. We were so inspired by Mimi’s ingenuity that we named her ASPCA Kid of the Year in 2008.
Since then, Freekibble has fed nearly 8 million meals at shelters, rescues and food banks across the country. The ASPCA is now honored to be among the shelters receiving the program’s monthly donations of HALO Spot's Stew to feed our own cats and dogs.
Why Mimi Rocks:
Mimi was the 2008 ASPCA Kid of the Year. This kid who rocks started Freekibble.com, a website that donates food to shelter animals. To date, Freekibble.com has fed more than five million meals at shelters and rescues across the country and now also provides monthly donations of food to the ASPCA to feed our own cats and dogs!
Mimi can almost always be found with her trusty dog Maty. This dog who rocks was the first three-legged pup to compete in two Sky Houndz World Canine Disc Dog championships!
These days, Mimi is the Humane Society of Central Oregon’s goodwill ambassador. She and Maty visit schools and other places to talk about animal safety and show off the cool stuff Maty can do.
Hitting the Books:
Mimi and Maty are now stars of a book written by Mimi’s mom, Brooke Smith. The book is called Mimi and Maty to the Rescue, and it just so happens to be a web book. You can read it at MimiandMaty.com! When you click on a special spot on the homepage, Freekibble.com will donate a whole meal to a shelter! What are you waiting for? Check it out!