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Betty White Challenge urges fans to honor late animal rights star’s 100th birthday activism

Fans of late comedy icon Betty White plan to celebrate what would have been her 100th birthday by organizing mass donations to a cause close to her heart.

“The Betty White Challenge” went viral on social media after an account suggested celebrating the life of the late actress and animal rights activist by donating to animal rescues in her honor on January 17 , which would have marked its 100th anniversary.

Betty White died on December 31 at the age of 99 of natural causes, her agent and longtime friend Jeff Witjas, previously confirmed. At the time, she was preparing to celebrate the triple digit with her friends and fans. Sadly, many of those plans had to be altered to honor White’s life following his death.

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TV icon Betty White, known for “Golden Girls” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died on New Years Eve 2021 at the age of 99, just weeks away from her 100th birthday.
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Last week, a Dogspotting Society Facebook post suggested that fans of the star honor him on January 17 by donating even a small amount of money to an animal rescue charity on behalf of by Betty White. The hope is that the influx of donations will help countless animals across the country and perhaps around the world find homes and care, which White certainly would have liked.

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It wasn’t long before the challenge quickly went viral and picked up by White fans on Twitter and Facebook. On Sunday, American Humane, an organization dedicated to animal safety, welfare and welfare, posted on her Twitter that she had already seen an influx of donations ahead of White’s birthday.

Betty White has been a passionate animal rights advocate for most of her life.

Betty White has been a passionate animal rights advocate for most of her life.
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“Thank you to everyone who donated in memory of #BettyWhite. We are honored to continue Betty’s legacy and to make the world a better, kinder place for all animals,” the organization wrote with a photo of White and his dog Pontiac.

The “Golden Girls” star wrote in her 2012 book, “Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo,” that she fell in love with animals at a young age after accompanying her parents to zoos.

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Fans of Betty White find an interesting way to pay tribute to her on the occasion of what would have been her 100th birthday.

Fans of Betty White find an interesting way to pay tribute to her on the occasion of what would have been her 100th birthday.
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“I am a seasoned zoophile and particularly appreciate the positive changes that have taken place throughout the zoo community over the past decades and the critical role they play today in the perpetuation of endangered species. of disappearance, “White wrote.

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White began working with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles as early as the 1940s, when she was in her twenties, and continued to advocate for animal rights until her death. White has been involved with the Morris Animal Foundation for 50 years, serving various roles as a director, chairman of the board and spokesperson.


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