Honor Betty White and adopt a pet

By Melanie LeCroy / melanie@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 1/14/22

The #BettyWhiteChallenge, meant to encourage fans of the "Golden Girls" star to honor her with animal shelter donations this month, means families in Baldwin County can adopt a new pet for just 99 …

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The #BettyWhiteChallenge, meant to encourage fans of the "Golden Girls" star to honor her with animal shelter donations this month, means families in Baldwin County can adopt a new pet for just 99 cents.
Animal advocate and actor Betty White died Dec. 31, 2021, just weeks shy of her 100th birthday. Since her passing, the viral #BettyWhiteChallenge has inspired fans to donate to animal shelters in her honor on Jan. 17, what would have been her 100th birthday.
The Haven No-Kill Animal Shelter in Fairhope has joined forces with the Baldwin County Animal Shelter and the Fairhope Animal Shelter to offer 99 cent adoptions for all cats and dogs Jan. 17-21. The Haven's normal adoption fee for dogs is $175 and $125 for cats.
"This is a wonderful opportunity to adopt a new family member and recognize the humanitarian work of the late Betty White. She spent her career using her voice and celebrity platform to help homeless, neglected animals have second chances. I believe she would be moved by the unity and animal activism across the country as we all try to continue Betty White's legacy," said Michael Graham, executive director at The Haven.
The Baldwin County Humane Society in Fairhope is asking people to join the #BettyWhiteChallenge and donate money or supplies in her memory.

"Betty White spent much of her life advocating for animals in need. What better way to honor her than to help local animals that are looking for forever homes? When you adopt versus purchase your pet, you are saving a life. Plus, we make sure all our adoptable pets are fully vetted before going home which means their new owners are already one step ahead," said Baldwin County Humane Society executive director Abby Pruet.
White was well known as an animal welfare advocate and pet enthusiast. In 1971, she created, hosted and wrote a TV show called The Pet Set that spotlighted celebrities and their pets. White also worked with several foundations including the Morris Animal Foundation and the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association. In 2009, she received the Jane Goodall Institute Global Leadership Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Local animal shelters and rescues you can support in honor of Betty White:
Baldwin County Human Society currently has 41 animals of all shapes and sizes looking for forever homes. To donate a monetary gift or items from an Amazon wish list can be found at BaldwinHumane.org/donate. Baldwin County Humane Society is located at 22886C Highway 98, Fairhope, AL 36532.
Baldwin County Animal Shelter, located at 15240 County Road 49, Summerdale. Cat and dog adoptions are 99 cent adoptions for all cats and dogs Jan. 17-21.
Daphne Animal Shelter, located at 7145 Johnson Road, Daphne. The shelter is still working on plans to honor White.
Fairhope Animal Shelter/The Haven both operate out of the same facility located at 559 S. Section St., Fairhope. All cat and dog adoption fees are 99 cents Jan. 17-21.
North Baldwin Animal Shelter, 1700 McMeans Ave., Bay Minette.
Willow Farms All Breed Canine/Equine Rescue is a nonprofit charitable foundation that exists to help horses in need. Donations can be mailed to 26149 County Road 49, Loxley, AL 36551.

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