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Here's how you can support local animals in honor of Betty White's 100th birthday

On what would have been her 100th birthday Monday, fans are encouraged to donate $5 to an animal welfare organization of their choice.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — On Monday, fans of Betty White will be poised to donate to animal welfare charities and shelters as part of what's been dubbed the #BettyWhiteChallenge. 

And animal welfare nonprofits are gearing up to capitalize on the viral tribute to the star of “The Golden Girls” and “Hot in Cleveland” on what would have been her 100th birthday.

Here are a few local places you can donate in support of the #BettyWhiteChallenge.

The Cattery

On what would have been Betty White's 100th birthday, everyone is encouraged to donate $5 to their favorite Animal...

Posted by The Cattery Cat Shelter on Monday, January 17, 2022

Gulf Coast Humane Society

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter that houses and cares for hundreds of adoptable dogs and cats.  

Corpus Christi Animal Care Services

There’s no place like home. Home To Home keeps animals out of shelters through direct home placement.

People Assisting Animal Control

Their mission is to promote responsible pet ownership, improve the lives of pets in our community, and reduce the number of  unwanted and stray animals entering our shelters.

Shelter A Mutt

A celebration of a very special Lady Today Absolutely loved everyone!

Posted by shelteramutt.inc on Monday, January 17, 2022

Texas State Aquarium Wildlife Rescue

The Aquarium’s goal is to increase capacity for wildlife rescue and response, facilitate learning for veterinary medical students and veterinary technologists, and foster a better understanding for the public regarding what each of us can do to help protect wildlife.  

RELATED: Cold-stunned sea turtles arrive for treatment at the Texas State Aquarium

It came to our attention that many of you took interest in one particular Massachusetts rescued sea turtle, number 626. This sea turtle happens to have the same number as a beloved blue friend, Stitch, also known as Experiment #626. This sea turtle is currently eating and swimming well. Last week's x-rays showed improvement in the pneumonia it’s being treated for. We’re not quite out of the woods yet, but our animal care and rescue teams are working hard and doing all they can. We usually don’t name our rescue patients under our care, but we might make an exception this time. What do you guys think?

Posted by Texas State Aquarium on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Animal Friends of Port Aransas

AFPA is a foster based rescue and depends on donations to save countless lives. Every dollar is lifesaving. No one takes a salary....we are all volunteers.

If you know of any non-profit animal organizations to add to the list, send us an e-mail at news@kiiitv.com.

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