Rose is missing an eye and waiting to be adopted at the Maple Ridge branch of the BC SPCA. (Special to The News)

Rose is missing an eye and waiting to be adopted at the Maple Ridge branch of the BC SPCA. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge SPCA receives thousands from Betty White challenge

More than $5,000 was donated to local animal welfare charity in honour of the late American actress

Thanks to the late American actress Betty White, the Maple Ridge branch of the BC SPCA received more than $5,000 in donations.

Branch manager Krista Shaw said they processed $550 at the branch. Plus they received an extra $4,950 online.

“In total throughout the province over $400,000 was raise(d),” for the BC SPCA, said Shaw.

Monday, Jan. 17, would have been White’s 100th birthday. However, the late American actress died on Friday, Dec. 31, after suffering a stroke.

White’s career spanned more than eight decades, and included memorable comedic roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, and Hot In Cleveland, among others. She was nominated and won many awards for her work.

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In her private life, White was also known for her love of animals.

So after the actress passed, her fans put out a challenge on social media, #BettyWhiteChallenge, to encourage people to donate to their local animal shelter.


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