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Betty White has supported this animal rescue since 2006; he named a baby donkey after him

As the world mourns the loss of Betty White, who died Dec. 31 at the age of 99, a Texas animal sanctuary is honoring her legacy in a unique way.

He named his new foal after the great “Golden Girls”.

“Betty White has been a substantial supporter of Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue for over 16 years,” Mark S. Meyers, executive director of Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, told Fox News. “She was an incredible advocate for animals around the world. She was a great loss on so many levels.”

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On January 3, the nonprofit took to Facebook to share news of the birth of Betty White-Ludden, also known as Betty.

“This beautiful little jennet was born on Christmas Day, but we couldn’t find the perfect name until New Year’s Eve. Her namesake [has been] a PVDR supporter since 2006,” the message read. “Betty White was a terrific voice for animals here in the United States and around the world,” the post continued, adding that the sanctuary also names its newly built nursery in honor of White.

According to the organization’s website, the rescue oversees the care of 3,000 donkeys.

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“Peaceful Valley’s mission is to provide a safe and loving environment for all donkeys that have been abused, neglected or abandoned and feral donkeys at risk of destruction,” a statement on the website reads. “Peaceful Valley strives to provide solutions to the many problems that plague these wondrous creatures by ethically managing the funds needed to achieve this goal.”

White was also known for her affinity with animals. The actress was an extremely active supporter of a number of animal organizations and zoos.
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If you would like to donate, you can do so at donkeyrescue.org.

Perhaps the newest jennets to arrive in Peaceful Valley will be called Rue, Bea, and Estelle.