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SPCA serving Erie County sees donations following viral '#BettyWhiteChallenge' in honor of Betty White

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Posted at 4:48 PM, Jan 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-04 16:48:18-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Legendary actress and comedienne Betty White died Friday, she was 99 years old.

Following her death, the #BettyWhiteChallenge has gone viral on social media and urges donations to animal shelters on what would have been White's 100th birthday, January 17.

Almost two weeks ahead of donation day, some shelters are already seeing donations. Locally, the SPCA Serving Erie County said several people have made donations in memory of Betty White.

The SPCA says a West Seneca man walked in Monday morning and said "Betty White sent me here," and made a $100 donation.

The SPCA Serving Erie County joins the world in mourning the loss of national treasure Betty White. Along with everyone else, we loved and respected Betty for her humor and her sharp wit, but what we admired most was her commitment and passion for animals.

Since the news of her passing, several people have made online donations in memory of Betty. This morning Dave from West Seneca walked in to Admissions doors and said, "Betty White sent me here." He made a $100 donation! We'd like to thank everyone who has made a thoughtful gift in memory of this amazing woman!

If you would like to make a donation in Betty's memory, you can make it right on this post!

Thank you for being a friend, Betty!

With love from your SPCA friends
- SPCA Serving Erie County

The SPCA said if you would like to donate in memory of White you can do so here on Facebook or here on its website.