This article was featured in WYDaily on 1/13/22.
Thinking of Betty White almost instantly finds people starting to hum the sunny, catchy Golden Girls television show theme song she starred on, “Thank You for Being a Friend.” Just over a year after her passing, White’s famous passion for the protection of pets continues with a viral fundraiser that continues celebrating friendship. The Heritage Humane Society is joining in the upcoming Betty White Challenge on Jan. 17 and making it fun for community pet lovers to donate, match meal-for-meal, and even play trivia to benefit the shelter’s homeless pets.

Join the cause fit for a Golden Girl

This year marks the second anniversary of the Betty White Challenge. The #BettyWhiteChallenge was launched nationwide in Jan. 2022 in recognition of White and her support of animal welfare causes over the years. The eight-time Emmy winner was long-serving board member for the Los Angeles Zoo died on New Year’s Eve 2021, just 18 days shy of her 100th birthday. Pet lovers everywhere united online to carry on her cause for donating to local shelters.
Betty White on a visit to Williamsburg, VA in 2010.

Buy One Meal, Donate One Meal

The pet professionals of Nautical Dog- Pet Market & Dog Wash and Schwartzy’s Cat Cove are joining The Heritage Humane Society in supporting the Betty White Challenge. For every can of dog or cat food and every bag of dog or cat treats purchased at the store on Jan. 17, they are making a matching donation to The Heritage Humane Society. To learn more, visit the dedicated Facebook event page.

Trivia Night at Alewerks

For those who love a good challenge for a great cause, they are invited to the Betty White trivia night at Alewerks to celebrate Betty White on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. Located at 189-B Ewell Rd., Williamsburg, Alewerks joins Tide Radio and WY Daily in this fundraising event to support The Heritage Humane Society.
Squared Away Entertainment is doing the trivia and questions will celebrate Betty White, the Golden Girls, pets, and the Heritage Humane Society trivia. Monetary donations will be collected through the event and Alewerks is also donating $1 per pint of beer sold to support the shelter’s homeless pets. There will be plenty of seating both indoors and outdoors, which will also include a television and speaker so everyone is included in the game.

Pets in-need of a fur-ever home

The Heritage Humane Society has almost 200 adoptable catsdogs, and small pets hoping to find their forever families. Here are a couple who are eager to no longer be homeless.
Meet Aztec. She is a four-year-old boxer mix who is full of sweetness and love. She has a spunky, playful side and can just as easily be extremely affectionate. She gives kisses at a million miles per hour – just about as fast as her body wiggles. Aztec has been making dog friends at The Heritage Humane Society during playgroups. She loves playing and running around with her furry buddies here. She is friendly and exuberant and is looking for an active family to include her in all their adventures.

Meet Dolly. Hello Dolly! This sweet, older German Sheppard mix has been on the lookout for her new family since October. She has arguably the best ears in town so she should be able to hear them coming. Her favorite past times are walks and playing keep away with the ball. She knows several basic commands and she thinks you can never be too old to learn something new. Dolly is a beautiful soul, full of life and love. Dolly would prefer to be your one and only, so if you’re in the market for a friend for life, Dolly is your gal.

The Heritage Humane Society’s visiting and adopting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
To learn more, visit, call 757-221-0150, or visit The Heritage Humane Society located at 430 Waller Mill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

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