Legends Never Die – the Betty White Challenge returns to the Ontario SPCA

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stouffville, ON (Jan. 16, 2023) – Tomorrow is Betty White’s birthday and the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society invites you to join them in honouring her legacy by taking part in the second annual #BettyWhiteChallenge. Making a gift in her name to help the animals is the purr-fect way to keep Betty’s legacy […] The post Legends Never Die – the Betty White Challenge returns to the Ontario SPCA appeared first on Ontario SPCA and Humane Society.

Legends Never Die – the Betty White Challenge returns to the Ontario SPCA

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Stouffville, ON (Jan. 16, 2023) – Tomorrow is Betty White’s birthday and the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society invites you to join them in honouring her legacy by taking part in the second annual #BettyWhiteChallenge. Making a gift in her name to help the animals is the purr-fect way to keep Betty’s legacy alive while also supporting the work of the Ontario SPCA, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2023. 

Betty White was an avid animal lover and advocate who inspired a worldwide movement upon her passing in late 2021 and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for animal organizations across the globe. The challenge, which was created last year as a way to celebrate the late actress on her birthday, encouraged people to donate to a local animal shelter or rescue in White’s honour. 

“We were overwhelmed by the love and support from Betty’s fans,” says Stephanie Miller, Vice-President of Development, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “We are so grateful for the legacy Betty White has created and for the compassion her fans have towards animals. Their support is making a real difference for animals.” 

As a registered charity that does not receive government funding, the Ontario SPCA depends on the generosity of donors to help animals in need. By taking part in the Betty White Challenge, you are providing urgently needed care and shelter for animals waiting to find a loving home. 

This year, the Ontario SPCA wants to give back to Betty White fans. The first 500 people to give a gift of $10 or more towards the 2023 Betty White Challenge will receive a limited edition “Legends Never Die” sticker.  

Join the #BettyWhiteChallenge today and make a gift in honour of a truly remarkable woman.  

Donate today to help more animals in need. The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity that does not receive annual government funding. For 150 years the Ontario SPCA has been changing the lives of animals and depends on the generosity of donors to continue to give animals the second chance they deserve.  

For more information or to learn more about the work of the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, visit ontariospca.ca and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.   

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The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society  

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity that has been changing the lives of animals for 150 years. The Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need in communities across Ontario. It values all animals and advocates to treat them with respect and kindness. The Society strives to keep pets and families together and do so through a variety of community support services, such as sheltering and adoptions, including emergency sheltering, feral cat management programs, animal transfers, food distribution, humane education, animal advocacy, and spay/neuter services.  

The Ontario SPCA does not receive annual government funding and relies on donations to provide programs and services to help animals in need. To learn more, or to donate, visit ontariospca.ca  

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Provincial Office sits on the traditional territory of the Wendat, the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of Scugog, Hiawatha and Alderville First Nations and the Métis Nation. This territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. The treaties that were signed for this particular parcel of land are collectively referred to as the Williams Treaties of 1923. 

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