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Betty White Challenge gives local shelters a donation boost

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Actress Betty White attends the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's (GLAZA) 44th Annual Beastly Ball at Los Angeles Zoo on June 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

A local animal shelter saw a boost in donations Monday in honor of late actress Betty White.

The Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society (BENCHS) said donations were still coming in as of Wednesday morning, but up to that point, the shelter had raised $8,536.

The Faribault County Humane Society in Blue Earth said it collected more than $2,300 from the community as part of the challenge.  The shelter held an open house on Monday in conjunction with the Betty White Challenge, where it was announced that the humane society is in a verbal agreement with the owner of a building in Blue Earth Industrial Park to purchase and relocate the shelter.

Waseca County Animal Humane Society tells SMN it received $400 in donations from the challenge.

The #BettyWhiteChallenge was a celebration of White’s 100th birthday and her love of animals.  She died on December 31, just weeks shy of her January 17 milestone birthday.

 



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