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Donate to Lake Animal Hospital in Honor of Actress Betty White

Money will buy collars, leashes, toys and treats for the stray

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Bolt, the beautiful long haired black cat, has become the “pet” of Lake Animal Hospital’s Betty White campaign. This 13-pound hug is looking for a home. She’s two or three years old and owned by Tessa Radcliff. Currently, there are no dogs to adopt, a rarity for the veterinary clinic.

Fans of actress Betty White, who died Dec.31 at the age of 99, are commemorating what would have been her 100th birthday with contributions to animal shelters.

The beloved actor has maintained a long-standing commitment to animal welfare and conservation, defending shelters, working with the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association and even secretly funding a private plane to evacuate. a New Orleans aquarium after Hurricane Katrina.

White fans offered an unofficial #BettyWhiteChallenge, urging people to choose a local shelter or animal shelter and donate just $ 5 in Betty White’s name on January 17, when she would have turned 100.

“Whether it’s $ 5 or $ 100, we can all come together to bring Betty White’s legacy to life,” shares Best Friends Animal Society, a nonprofit touting the now viral campaign.

“We’ve had a few people asking how to donate in honor of Betty White,” said Tessa Radcliff of Lake Animal Hospital.

LAH serves as an animal shelter in Storm Lake. The clinic takes very good care of the local stray animals and relocates hundreds of pets each year.

Money raised in honor of Betty White will be used to purchase necklaces, leashes, toys, treats and more for strayers while they wait for their forever homes.

To donate, send a check to Lake Animal Hospital, 107 W. 16th St., Storm Lake, IA, 50588. Please call 712-732-2033 if you wish to pay otherwise.