Betty White received the inaugural “Betty White Inspirational Award” this weekend at a celebrity charity event on behalf of her work with animals— which just goes to show you how only Betty White can top Betty White.
White received the award from the Californian non-profit corporation, Actors and Others for Animals, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this weekend. Other celebrities in attendance included Jamie Lee Curtis, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Susan Lucci, Fred Willard, and more.
The AOA was established in 1971 after actor Richard Basehart and his wife witnessed someone in the car ahead of them throw a dog out of their car window to its death. Since then, the couple has worked diligently to put an end to the inhumane treatment of animals.
In addition to White’s honor, the PETCO Foundation received the 2011 Award of Caring.