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The #BettyWhiteChallenge is making waves across social media to encourage people to adopt or donate to animal shelters and organizations in Betty White's name to honor the beloved actress on what would have been her 100th birthday.
White died peacefully in her California home on New Year's Eve.
Fans have rallied to support one of her biggest passions. White was an animal rights advocate and partnered with multiple organizations to help get animals adopted and to promote more humane treatment. She was the recipient of the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's James Smithson Bicentennial Medal in 2017 in addition to the National Humanitarian Medal from American Humane.
Here's how you can participate in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes:
Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter
You can also donate money or purchase items from the shelter's Amazon wish list at amzn.to/3nuRtqn. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 2768, Houma, La, 70361, or you can donate at the shelter, 100 Government St. in Gray. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter
Monetary and physical donations can be made at the shelter, 934 La. 3185 in Thibodaux. Monetary donations are requested to be made by check or money order. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
You can also donate to the Lafourche Animal Soceity, which provides support to the shelter and to other animal welfare needs in the parish. Here are ways to donate to the Lafourche Animal Society:
Amazon wish list: amzn.to/3tsfIJC.
Chewy list: bit.ly/34I1p9q.
— Emily Enfinger is a reporter for The Courier and the Daily Comet. Shreveport Times reporter Meredith G. White contributed to this story.
This article originally appeared on The Courier: Take Betty White Challenge at Terrebonne, Lafourche animal shelters