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Freekibble and Mimi & Maty to the Rescue!

Hi, fur friends! We wanted to let you know that there is a new children’s book called, Mimi and Maty to the Rescue! This special book is inspired by the founder of Freekibble, Mimi, and her three-legged dog friend, named, Maty. The title, “to the Rescue!” refers to the fact that they work together to rescue any animal who needs help!

Some very important things to know:

1. For every Mimi and Maty to the Rescue book sold, they will donate five Halo
Pets meals to shelter dogs and cats at a Best Friends Network Shelter.

2. For the first 100 copies of Mimi and Maty to the Rescue sold, the Freekibble Foundation will donate one hundred books to schools to inspire young readers to help animals, like Mimi!

Here is a link to the book: Mimi and Maty to the Rescue, which was written by Mimi’s Mom, Brooke Smith! (I do not profit from any links in this post!)

What exactly is this non-profit organization called, Freekibble?

No joke, back on April 1, 2008, an eleven year old girl, named Mimi Ausland, started a website called,, because she wanted to help feed the hungry dogs and cats at her local animal shelter in Oregon.

“There are 10’s of thousands of dogs and cats in animal shelters across the country, all needing to be fed a good meal.”

Mimi Ausland, Founder, Freekibble

Photo by J.Nichole Smith,’s primary mission is

“to provide healthy, nutritious food to the dogs and cats at shelters who are working so hard to see that none of their animals go hungry – they need our help.”

From Mimi’s small start in 2008, to the current, 2011, not only does Freekibble provide free kibble to shelter dogs and cats to Mimi’s local shelter, but it also provides daily food to feed thousands of pets in shelters, rescues and food-banks all across the United States! joined forces with Halo, Purely for Pets, to feed all these sweet hungry dogs and cats a high quality, all natural kibble. Halo is the official sponsor of Freekibble.

Halo, Purely for Pets Website  Twitter

Every day a new trivia question is posted at and whether or not you respond correctly, free kibble is donated. In fact, after the question, the correct answer is given, and a message is given as to how many pieces of kibble are being donated.

As of this post, because of Mimi, “Helping People, Help Animals,” Freekibble has raised over 458 tons of dog and cat kibble! Here’s a link to the Kibble totals. 

Here’s how it works. Let’s play the Bow Wow Trivia that was for November 29, 2011:

Question: Big News! Today, we’re very excited to be releasing…

A. Freekibble’s 2012 calendar

B. A Christmas CD, Frolic with Freekibble

C. A book inspired by Freekibble’s founder, Mimi

D. 1,000 Freekibble balloons

The correct response is, of course, C.

“Yes! The book Mimi & Maty to the Rescue… is now on! AND we’re giving 5 meals to shelter pets for each sold!

There is even a great way to remember to play the daily trivia: an email reminder! You only have to provide your email, and it won’t be sold:

There are lots of ways to connect with Freekibble:

Join on Facebook and become a Fan!

Follow on Twitter and they’ll donate another meal!

Send an e-card, which is not only fun, it’s free! 

I plan to honor Mimi for her wonderful dedication and brilliant idea she had for Freekibble by continuing to connect with Freekibble, and by purchasing a copy of Mimi and Maty to the Rescue! 

This photo is courtesy of Freekibble

Here is Freekibble’s Facebook entry on November 29, 2011:

Disclosure: We have nothing to disclose. All of the links are provided for your convenience only!

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