What type of cat has a higher chance of becoming deaf than any other? What is the most poisonous flower for a cat? What is the normal respiratory rate (breaths per minute) for a cat? Humans who have answered the above questions at freekibblekat.com have helped feed over 130 million pieces of kibble to shelter cats since June 1, 2008!
Freekibblekat.com was founded in 2008 by 12-year-old Mimi Ausland. She wanted to make a difference in the lives of shelter animals but was too young to volunteer. So instead she found sponsors in pet food companies Castor & Pollux and Felidae and set up a website so that people could answer a trivia question and earn ten pieces of free kibble for shelter animals. The best part is that even if you get the answer wrong, those 10 pieces of kibble still get donated! There’s a new question every day.
The first place to benefit from the donated kibble was the Humane Society of Central Oregon (Mimi lives in Bend, OR), but now free kibble goes to 13 shelters all over the United States, including ones in New York, Illinois, Georgia, Florida and California. I’m very impressed that such a small human — still a kitten, really — has done so much good work!
I’m not sure how I found out about freekibblekat.com — maybe from my friend, Daisy the Curly Cat. She has a button for Mimi’s site on her blog. I suggest that all my friends and readers share the link too!
Oh yeah, and Mimi also has a site that donates free kibble to dogs!