British Columbians donating thousands to animal-rescue organizations in honour of Betty White

B.C. animal rescue organizations are receiving thousands of dollars in honour of the late Betty White, the much loved actor and animal-rights advocate.

Jan. 17 would have marked White’s 100th birthday, but she died on Dec. 31. 

In her honour, a social media movement called the #bettywhitechallenge has popped up encouraging people to donate to local animal shelters.

A spokesperson for the B.C. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it’s received more than $25,000 in donations over the past few days, and expects to receive more on Monday as a result of the challenge.

The Vancouver Humane Society says it is also receiving donations as part

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