"Betty White Challenge" raises thousands for animal shelters

Betty White poses with three puppies
Betty White poses with three puppies Photo credit H. Darr Beiser / USA TODAY NETWORK

January 17th would've been Betty White's 100th birthday. Unfortunately, the beloved American icon passed away December 31 before we all got to celebrate.

Some good came out of her passing, though, as Americans all across the country engaged in the "Betty White Challenge," a cause to donate to an animal shelter of their choosing in honor of the actress who was also an avid animal advocate.

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Animal shelters all across the country, even the WORLD, saw donations pouring in to honor White, which all told amount to an amount exceeding MILLIONS!

The British Columbia SPC told Global News they received donations totaling $220,000 Monday afternoon alone, receiving $405,439 by the end of the challenge.

Hopefully we'll see an exact figure soon, but what an incredible way to honor an amazing woman who cared so much for all creatures big and small on Earth.

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