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Mimi and Maty Teach Kids the Value of Helping People, Animals

Maty the three-legged disc dog champion is one of the most well-known Tripawd ambassadors in the country and now he even has his own series of children’s books. If you’re looking for a great way to introduce a child to the amazing capabilities of three-legged animals, Maty’s first book Mimi and Maty to the Rescue!: Roger the Rat is on the Loose! is a great way to do it!.

Lost or hurt animals have no fear . . . Mimi and Maty are here!

Meet Mimi and Maty. Mimi is an animal-loving girl and Maty is her three-legged dog. Together, this fantastic duo sets out to rescue any animal that needs help.

When their friend George calls and needs to find a missing rat named Roger, Mimi and Maty jump into action! Keeping track of all the clues in their trusty rescue notebook, Mimi and Maty embark on an adventure that involves their nasty friend Icky Vicky and her brother Dicky, the Pom Pom Pie Place, and one smart dumbo rat!

Will Mimi and Maty be successful in their first-ever rescue operation?

Mimi and Maty to the Rescue! is brought to life by the delightful and colorful illustrations of Alli Arnold. Inspired by the real-life Mimi Ausland (founder of and her special three-legged dog friend, Maty, this is a special book for animal lovers of all ages.

Kids will learn the value of helping out others, including their special animal friends, and hopefully follow in the footsteps of Mimi Ausland, aiding local animal shelters and pet rescues across the country. 80 color illustrations

Meet the Real Mimi and Maty

Mimi has always loved animals. When she was seven years old she started a rescue notebook so she could keep track of all the animals she helped: butterflies, birds, chipmunks… eve a rainbow trout!

When Mimi was eleven years old she wanted to help feed the dogs and cats at her local shelter in Bend, Oregon, so she created the website Freekibble has now fed over eight million meals to homeless pets at shelters and rescues all over the country.

Maty is now the Humane Society of Central Oregon’s goodwill ambassador. She visits schools and groups, teaching people about animal safety and showcasing the many abilities of a disabled dog. Maty is also the first three-legged dog to quality and compete in two “Sky Houndz World Canine Disc Dog Championships”! Way to go, Maty!

Mimi and Maty met through their work at the animal shelter and have been special friends ever since. With their big hearts, Mimi and Maty continue to inspire others to help care for and love animals.

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