About Us


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.


Mimi and Maty on pile of HALO foodFreekibble.com and Halo Purely for Pets sponsor ASPCA's Feed a Shelter Contest
The ASPCA Feed a Shelter Contest, sponsored by Freekibble.com and Halo, Purely for Pets, will give our supporters an opportunity to provide a local shelter with 10,000 meals of Halo Spot’s Stew. To enter the contest, participants will tell us why they love their local shelter and highlight the impact their local shelter has on their community.  The contest will run from mid-November through mid-December, so stay tuned! 

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 series of books written by Mimi’s mom, Brooke Smith. Book THREE is here! Mimi and Maty continue their rescue adventures and inspire kids to help and be kind to animals. What are you waiting for? Check it out!


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