Honoring Betty White’s incredible legacy


Known by many for her role as Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls, we invite you to join us in honoring Betty White’s incredible legacy, which extends far beyond her role as a comedienne on our television and movie screens. For nearly a century, she was devoted to being an advocate for animals, both domestic and wild. 

Along with her work for the Morris Animal Foundation, which included serving as president emeritus and sponsoring health studies to improve the lives of several species, Betty White also spent 70 years supporting the American Humane. In addition to serving on the board of directors in that organization, she supported numerous programs to protect animals and was a chair for the nationwide “Be Kind to Animals Week ®,” which takes place in May. 

Betty White passed away on December 31, 2021, just a couple of weeks shy of her 100th birthday. Betty White was a friend to countless animals throughout her legendary life, and now that legacy lives on through The Betty White Challenge. In 2022, the Betty White Challenge encouraged people to donate at least $5 to a local animal welfare organization and raised more than $12 million for animal shelters and welfare organizations. This year, Young-Williams Animal Center is asking you to join us in continuing White’s lifelong mission

To Betty, “Thank you for being a friend.” Join us in honoring Betty White’s incredible legacy on January 17, 2023, what would have been her 101st birthday, by supporting Young-Williams Animal Center. Through your generosity, we can have an even more significant impact on the more than 10,000 animals who enter our shelter and need our help finding their forever homes each year. 

Want to be a friend to vulnerable animals?

Want to be a friend to the animals that come through the doors of Young-Williams Animal Center, and keep Betty White’s legacy alive? There are several ways to support us. 

  1. Make a One-Time Donation: Your donation helps lost, stray, abused, and abandoned animals find their forever home. Young-Williams Animal Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Be sure to put Betty White Challenge in the memo. 
  2. Become a Constant Companion: By investing monthly, you’re joining a community of animal lovers dedicated to sustaining the lifesaving programs at Young-Williams Animal Center. Just check the box labeled “Make This A Monthly Gift” in the form below.
  3. Be a Furry Friend: This unique program allows animal lovers of all ages to help an adoptable animal without committing to an adoption.