By Jocelyn Moran, KPIX
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Betty White went viral on social media Monday on her 100th birthday. Fans are honoring the beloved actress with a touching #BettyWhiteChallenge.
The challenge encourages people to donate $5 to animal camps, and some locals have noticed the difference.
Sherri Franklin, founder and CEO of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, said: “Betty White isn’t even just an advocate, she’s truly an evangelist for animals everywhere.
Some of the shelters that are posting about the challenge include East Bay SPCA, SF SPCA Berkeley Humane and Animal Rescue.
“We’ve seen the end of the weekend, I think starting on Thursday, we’ve seen donations go up,” Franklin said.
Franklin said every donation makes a difference, adding that they’ve seen an uptick in requests for dogs from many shelters. And most of the donations go towards their veterinary care.
Dogs like 15-year-old Roxanne benefit from the donation. Franklin said she is getting the health care she needs and will soon be adopted.
White is not only honored for her legacy on screen but also the mark she continues to leave on others to make a difference.
“It’s a beautiful way to honor someone special and is also making a huge difference in the lives of many animals,” Franklin said. (edited)
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https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2022/01/17/fans-remember-betty-white-with-challenge-to-fund-animal-shelters/ Fans Remember Betty White with Animal Shelters Funding Challenge – CBS San Francisco