Animal rescue organizations across Canada have received thousands of dollars in honor of the late Betty White, the much-loved actor and animal-rights advocate. A social media movement called the #BettyWhiteChallenge popped up encouraging people to donate $5 to local animal shelters in White's name on her birthday, Jan. 17th. The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) received more than $64,000 in donations, the Vancouver Humane Society received $1,290 in donations, the Ontario SPCA received more than $50,000, the Alberta SPCA took in around $4,000 and Manitoba's Tails of Freedom Rescue Inc. raised $3,575. "I've had many conversations with Betty about animal welfare, and I know she's looking down from heaven and really smiling," said Robin Ganzert, who leads American Humane, an animal welfare organization that White was involved with for more than 60 years.

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