Animal Lovers Honor Betty White on What Would Have Been Her 100th Birthday

The #BettyWhiteChallenge has taken the internet by storm.  Supporters of Charleston Animal Society’s lifesaving programs can have their donation doubled when they participate in this campaign on January 14th to 19th 2022.

“Betty White was a tireless advocate for animals her entire life,” said Charleston Animal Society President and CEO Joe Elmore, CAWA, CFRE. “The Betty White Challenge is a fitting tribute to this actress and animal hero who would have turned 100 on Monday.”

The last act of this Golden Girl may be her most amazing one yet. Within hours of her passing on New Year’s Eve, the #BettyWhiteChallenge took off across social media. As part of the challenge, animal lovers are being encouraged to give to their local animal shelters to honor White’s legacy.


Thanks to the generosity of Tommy & Paige Hall with the Hall Group, all donations between now and January 19th to Charleston Animal Society will be matched up to $10,000 in honor of Betty White. “To team up with this movement in honor of Betty White on behalf of Charleston Animal Society is a dream come true for us,” said Tommy Hall. “We’re excited to match as many gifts as possible to help the lifesaving efforts at Charleston Animal Society.”

People can honor Betty White by giving at

“We are all saddened by the passing of Betty White, but to see her love for animals continue in this way is a bright light for all of us during this ongoing pandemic,” Elmore said. “In honor of Betty White, I just want to say, ‘Thank you for being a friend.'”


 About Charleston Animal Society

Since 1874, the mission of Charleston Animal Society has always been the prevention of cruelty to animals. Over 15,000 animals will turn to Charleston Animal Society for caring, compassion and hope this year alone. In addition to caring for homeless animals, adopting them into new homes, and reuniting lost pets with their families, the organization responds to animals in crisis as a result of both man-made and natural disasters. The comprehensive shelter medicine program not only provides direct services for as many as 1,200 animals in our system of care at one time, the shelter veterinarians also spay or neuter upwards of 10,000 dogs and cats each year and they provide emergency medical services to critically ill and injured animals arriving at the shelter daily.  For more information, visit