Animal shelters flooded with donations in honor of Betty White's birthday

Animal shelters flooded with donations in honor of Betty White's birthday

1/18/2022 11:02:00 PM

Animal shelters flooded with donations in honor of Betty White's birthday

One group in Nashville said it raised $1,100 in just 17 minutes on Monday – and more than $30,000 total.

January 18, 2022 / 2:22 PM/ CBS NewsBetty White would have been 100 – and proud – Monday when fans flooded animal groups with donations in her honor. The donations were encouraged bythe popular"Betty White Challenge"on social media, which asked fans to donate to shelters on January 17, what would have been the animal-loving star's 100th birthday. 

White, who died just shy of her birthday, was an animal activist and a volunteer and board member of American Humane, the first national humane organization in the U.S. and the largest certifier of animal welfare in the world.

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January 17th should be NationalBettyWhiteDay where we all donate to shelters & rescues. kkalmes2 I did it! cwharlow Hope this happens every year!

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Betty White Challenge: Bucks County animal shelter overwhelmed by public generosityA Bucks County animal shelter was overwhelmed by the generosity of the public honoring Betty White, during the Betty White Challenge.

How Betty White shaped animal advocacy in Los Angeles: 'We will miss our friend for life'Betty White fans across the country are asking people to commemorate the animal lover's 100th birthday today by donating $5 to their local animal shelter or rescue organization. The 'Betty White Challenge' has gone viral on social media. 🤧 Made donations to the Betty White Wildlife Fund, the SPCA, and the Livestock Conservancy. Happy Birthday, Betty!

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Betty White's 100th birthday bolsters animal welfare groups in Utah and beyondTo commemorate what would've been Betty White's 100th birthday on Monday, people across the country are donating to animal rescues and shelters in the late actress' name through the viral bettywhitechallenge campaign.

By Caitlin O'Kane January 18, 2022 / 2:22 PM / CBS News Betty White would have been 100 – and proud – Monday when fans flooded animal groups with donations in her honor. The donations were encouraged by the popular"Betty White Challenge" on social media, which asked fans to donate to shelters on January 17, what would have been the animal-loving star's 100th birthday.  White, who died just shy of her birthday, was an animal activist and a volunteer and board member of  American Humane , the first national humane organization in the U.S. and the largest certifier of animal welfare in the world. In Boston, the Newhouse Wildlife Rescue in Chelmsford said it was"blown away" after $17,000 was donated on White's birthday. The group, which helps rehabilitate orphaned or injured local wildlife, now has the funds needed"to prepare for the coming baby season and the orphans that will flood through our doors,"