Local animal shelters benefit from Betty White Challenge

People across the nation have been participating in the Betty White challenge to honor the Golden Girl.

The challenge calls for people to donate at least $5 to local pet shelters today which would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday.

Along the Coast, animal shelters, such as the Humane Society of South Mississippi, have seen an increase in donations due to the challenge.

As of this morning, the shelter had received over $4,000 in donations on Facebook.

To donate, visit the Humane Society of South Mississippi’s Facebook. Humane Society of South Mississippi Project Manager Arin King said, “It’s such a perfect way to honor Betty White and we’re so happy that she was such an avid animal lover because it helps us get these animals out, and they monetarily donate to help us care for them. We’ve had several people come up to the shelter today to adopt, but we are closed, so I’m hoping that tomorrow at 10 a.m. when we open, there will be a long line at the door.”

One pup looking for a home tomorrow is 11-year-old Chihuahua named Betty White, named after the Golden Girl herself.

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