Betty White has joined forces with Actors and Others For Animals, a California-based non-profit dedicated to the humane treatment of animals, in an effort to curb pet overpopulation. The promotion, titled “Betty’s Bucks for Balls” encourages people to donate $1.00 to the organization which will go into a fund used to spay and neuter pets.
The 88 year old actress who has been a longtime animal advocate issued the following statement on behalf of the organization:
I am deeply flattered to say the least with all of the wonderful attention I have been receiving lately. It certainly makes me feel like one lucky old broad!
But you know who isn’t so lucky? All the beautiful and innocent animals who are killed every day because there aren’t enough homes. That’s why having your pets spayed or neutered is so very important. It stops the breeding cycle, helps eliminate the birth of unwanted animals and provides health benefits to boot!
Since its inception I have been a member and supporter of the animal welfare organization, Actors and Others for Animals, and am pleased to serve on their Board of Directors. They are guided by a mission to end the tragedy of pet overpopulation through financially subsidizing spay and neuter surgeries for pet guardians in need.
Please join together with me and my dear friends at Actors and Others for Animals to stop pet overpopulation. If all of you wonderful people out there who have made me so popular on Facebook would send in just $1.00 each, next year when Actors and Others will be observing their 40th Anniversary, they will use those funds to celebrate by sterilizing as many pets as possible for free with a promotion dubbed “Betty’s Bucks for Balls Spay/Neuter Campaign.”
So to all of my old and new fans who have enriched my life so much with all of your love and encouragement, won’t you please join with me in a life-saving campaign to help all of the pets who share our homes and our hearts.
White is hoping to use her star power to benefit animals in need. Respect and popularity is on her side—whether she is working to help animals or doing her thing as an actress, people can’t get enough of White. In recent months she has been seen in commercials, product launches, and the highly anticipated Saturday Night Live Mother’s Day episode. Rumor has it the producers of Dancing With The Stars have their eyes on the Golden Girl.
Betty White fans can make donations for “Betty’s Bucks For Balls” at actorsandothers.com.