In April, 2008, 12-year old Mimi Ausland founded Freekibble.com in an effort to help feed dogs (and latter cats) in Oregon animal shelters. With two pet-food makers as partners, Mimi and her friends think up fun trivia questions every day, one on the subject of dogs, one on the subject of cats. Each time a person plays the game, 10 pieces of kibble are donated to animal shelters (the answers do not have to be correct, luckily).The success of Mimi’s website has been astonishing (over 1,700,000 meals earned since inception), and now she is helping feed animals all across the U.S.
On Nov. 5, each trivia player will earn five times the usual donation – so if you like dogs and/or cats and you’ve never played Freekibble, why not give it a try by clicking here? I get a daily e-mail reminder, and it takes less than a minute to play. 10 pieces of kibble doesn’t sound like much but it adds up quickly. Here’s a picture of Mimi with one of her friends:
You don’t have to be in the U.S. to play… and who knows, maybe one day Freekibble.com will expand to Italy…