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Rescues of animals in the valley benefit from the “Betty White Challenge”

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The beloved actress was well known for her love of animals. She worked with zoos, advocated for animals, and owned many pets.

Tuesday January 4, 2022, 1:29 PM EST

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Betty White’s global loss turns into a push to support the Valley’s animals, as people donate to animal shelters and save in White’s memory.

Fans of Le Blanc are organizing on social media to pay tribute to the beloved actress by appealing for donations to animal shelters on January 17.

This is called the “Betty White Challenge”.

January 17 marks what would have been White’s 100th birthday.

The beloved actress was well known for her love of animals. She worked with zoos, advocated for animals, and owned many pets.

The challenge calls for $ 5 donations to be made to an animal shelter or rescue of the donor’s choice, in honor of White.

However, local animal shelters are already seeing donations pouring in.

“So far we have already received $ 225 in donations for ‘Betty White’,” said Lori Shandor of the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County.

Meanwhile, Angels for Animals and the Columbiana County Humane Society have each received at least one donation, but are planning more in the coming days.

Angels for Animals will donate to their “Feline Fix Fest,” where the community can purchase a $ 20 voucher to spay or neuter their cats. Vouchers will be available from Monday January 10 at the Angels for Animals office.

As for the Trumbull County Animal Welfare League, Shandor said that “the money will be used to support the animals in our care. Feeding, sheltering and caring for our animals is expensive. The average cost is $ 350 per dog”.

The Columbiana County Humane Society says their donations will go to a general fund, much of which pays for medical care as there is no vet on site.

Although the challenge suggests donating $ 5 on the 17th, shelters encourage people to donate what they can, whenever they can. There is no monetary limit or time specification at which these shelters accept donations. All donations are appreciated.

“God bless Betty, she was one hell of a lady,” said Diane Less of Angels for Animal.