The spike in donations was linked to what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday. The online #BettyWhiteChallenge inspired people to donate in honour of the late television icon’s love of animals. (Kitimat Humane Society/Facebook)

The spike in donations was linked to what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday. The online #BettyWhiteChallenge inspired people to donate in honour of the late television icon’s love of animals. (Kitimat Humane Society/Facebook)

Kitimat Humane Society receives $7,200 in donations to honour the late Betty White

Jan. 17 would have marked Betty White’s 100th birthday

The Kitimat Humane Society saw a large influx of donations collecting over $7,200 on Jan. 17.

The spike in donations was linked to what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday. The online #BettyWhiteChallenge inspired people to donate in honour of the late television icon’s love of animals.

“It’s the generosity of the community and the support of people like Betty that help animals around the world,” the Humane Society wrote in a post.

Just up the way along Hwy 37 the City of Terrace animal shelter saw $1,600.

A television mainstay for more than 60 years, Betty White died Dec. 31, 2021.

-With files from Victoria News Staff