Greenbrier Humane Society Joins Betty White Challenge


Brian To

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Ashlee Thompson, Editor-in-Chief

Following Hollywood legend Betty White’s passing on New Year’s Eve, humane societies across the county have come together to help animals in need through donations. The challenge, which takes place on The Golden Girl star’s 100th birthday (January 17), asks people to donate $5 to local animal shelters in White’s name. 

As if she hasn’t done enough good in her life, Betty White was also a devoted animal lover. She used her free time to save endangered species, support local shelters, and work to fix conditions at the Los Angeles Zoo. 

“Children grow up to be people so I like animals better than people,” Betty White once said to Entertainment Tonight. “I just like animals more than I like people. It’s that simple.”

Lewisburg’s own Greenbrier Humane Society has joined the challenge, asking locals for “floods” of donations on January 17.

“You do not have to be someone famous to be passionate about animal welfare and caring about the homeless and unprotected animals particularly here in West Virginia,” Mereda Doss, member of the Board of Directors for the Humane Society, said. 

Other local humane societies have already received a significant amount in donations following the announcement of the challenge. The Raleigh County Humane Society has had many people donate in Betty White’s name. 

Donations are welcome every day, but if you would like to give for the Betty White Challenge, visit the Greenbrier Humane Society at 151 Holliday Lane, Lewisburg, WV or call them at (304) 645-4775 on January 17, 2022 (or beyond). The Greenbrier Humane Society is also accepting donations on their website,, and through their PayPal, GreenbrierHumane. Items to bring include but are not limited to: dog and cat food, unscented cat litter, dog and cat toys, and pet carriers. 

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