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‘Golden’ opportunity: Huntsville Animal Services encourages donations in honor of Betty White

Published on January 4, 2022

Fans of comedy legend Betty White are mourning her passing while also remembering her long, successful career on hit TV shows, including “The Golden Girls.”

A portrait of Betty White
“Golden Girls” star Betty White was a tireless advocate for animal rights causes.

White, who died Dec. 31 at age 99, was also a philanthropist, particularly when it came to animal rights causes. She donated time and resources to American Humane, Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association and Guide Dogs for the Blind. Other causes included the Endangered Wolf Center and BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center.

Animal rights groups, including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), paid tribute to White this week, praising her tireless commitment to animal welfare. To that end, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is asking the community to consider donating to the shelter to honor the beloved actress’ memory.


“Whenever you have a publicly revered figure like Betty White lending her time to those causes, it really underscores our mission of providing care and finding loving homes for our animals,” said Dr. Karen Sheppard, director of HAS. “We are blessed with a giving community, but we can never have too many volunteers or enough supplies.”

Huntsville Animal Services has a nonprofit foundation for anyone wanting to donate money or supplies. Click here to learn more.