“Golden Girl”emmy-winning actress and comedian Betty White – is a pet enthusiast and animal health and welfare advocate(videos)

She’s here. Betty White — Emmy-winning actress, comedian, also known as a strong voice for animal health and welfare. She’s set to host “Saturday Night Live” on May 8th and to star in a new TV series, “Hot in Cleveland.” ( Larry King Live March 17/ 2010) See Betty White(January 17, 1922 (age 92) in her latest endeavour Hot in Cleveland which  is an American sitcom on TV Land the series,  is TV Land’s first original scripted series, premiered on June 16, 2010, and was TV Land’s highest rated telecast in the cable network’s 14-year history. The series was picked up for ten episodes. On March 20, 2013, TV Land renewed Hot in Cleveland for a fifth season.wikipedia(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_White)

Betty White – An animal lover since the womb.

   “My father and mother were as nutty about animals as I

Larry King:  “Betty White “Why do you – you don’t have to work.
Why do you keep doing this?”

Betty White:  “It’s such fun.
Larry, why should you stop something you enjoy so much?
My life – half animals and half show business – the two things I love the most. Why should I quit?”

A Facebook campaign that a half a millions fans signed on to get Betty White on Saturday Night Live was inspired by her Snickers Super Bowl commercial:

Allen Ludden(Betty’s late husband) used to say that television was my hobby; animals were my real life.

After Allen Ludden  “the love of her life” passed away she never remarried because  “When you’ve had the best, who needs the rest?”
Confessing to a long standing crush on Robert Redford her main squeeze is her golden retriever Ponty.

January 2011 Good Morning America presented Betty White a Robert Redford Birthday Cake for Betty’s 89th


Robert Redford’s Reply to Betty’s  long standing crush  when Betty turned 90 in January 2012. “Well, you tell Betty she had her chance,” Robert told Access Hollywood correspondent Tim Vincent

92 year old Betty White discusses her visit to the Reid Park Zoo and her  lifelong(50years)work with the L. A. Zoo on the Craig Ferguson Show March 24/2014On March 5/2014 Betty White, a lifelong animal lover and zoo advocate, cuddles a baby lion during a visit to Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona .

On Dec. 23, 2013, the Reid Park Zoo welcomed four lion cubs. This is the second litter of cubs for African lions “Kaya” and “Shombay”.

On Janurary 17/2012 President Barak Obama Wishes Betty White Happy Birthday on her 90th

Betty is not only an actress and comedian but an author, who has published two autobiographies and four books about animals.

  Betty White’s Pet-Love: How Pets Take Care of Us (1983),
and co-authored with actor, director, producer, singer and author Tom Sullivan three books about guide dogs:
“The Leading Lady: Dinah’s Story” (1991),
“Together: A Story of Shared Vision” (2008)
Alive Day(2009)

Betty White On the Tavis Smiley Show 2008

Betty is a pet enthusiast and animal health advocate who works with a number of animal organizations, including the Los Angeles Zoo Commission, the Morris Animal Foundation, and Actors & Others for Animals. As of 2009, White is the president emerita of the Morris Animal Foundation, where she has served as a trustee of the organization since 1971.  She has been a member of the board of directors of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association since 1974.  Additionally, White also served the zoo association as a Zoo Commissioner for eight years.

One of her longest associations has been with the spcaLA, which she’s been involved with since the 60’s.  She’ been involved with the Friends For Life Pet Telethons which Madeline Bernstein, President of spcaLA  has been very appreciative of.    “Betty White’s animal welfare advocacy is known throughout the world. She’s a strong voice for animals and has been a friend of spcaLA for over 40 years.  Her involvement with the telethon has made it the success it is today.”


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Every year the telecast raises much of the needed funds for spcaLA’s various programs and services. The telethons  features animals for adoption, before and after cruelty cases.
“We adopt a lot of animals out,” Betty explains.  “Of course, you can’t call up and adopt an animal and then come and get the animal immediately.  We have to check you out, too.  First the animal is neutered and gets his shots, and then you come back in three or four days and pick up your new baby.”
“The telethon is also to let people know what we’re about.  That it’s a private organization.  It has nothing to do with the city shelters and it has nothing to do with other humane societies.  It’s a Los Angeles based Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  They do a lot of work with problem youngsters.  And they have an outreach program where many times they’ll put youngsters to work, giving them a whole different view of life and how precious it is.”( Source: The Pet Press, Jan.2001)

Betty White’s Video Promotion for Monterey County SPCA Telethon- January 30/2010.

The SPCA for Monterey County is your nonprofit, independent, donor-supported humane society that has been serving the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. They are not a chapter of any other agency and the do not have a parent organization. They shelter homeless, neglected and abused pets and livestock, and provide humane education and countless other services to the community. They are the local agency you call to investigate animal cruelty, rescue and rehabilitate injured wildlife, and aid domestic animals in distress.

On Feb. 15 in Las Vegas, Nev., the Morris Animal Foundation honored White for her commitment to helping animals enjoy longer and healthier lives.  Betty’s love for animals and her devotion to their health and welfare can be traced directly back to her parents.  I had parents who’d bring something home and say, “hey, Betty, he followed us home.  Can we keep it?”  At one point I think the number got up to 26, very briefly, but we placed them all.”  She first learned about the Morris Animal Foundation’s support of research studies to protect, treat and cure animals while she was creating, producing and hosting “The Pet Set,” the 1970-71 syndicated series featuring celebrities and their pets.

Do You Know What the Morris Animal Foundation Is?  Morris Animal Foundation sponsors more than 30 animal health studies that have led to groundbreaking research that have improved the lives of dogs, cats and horses

Betty White: This is my dear and good friend Pontiac

In an interview that appeared in February 19/2010’s issue of Paw Nation Betty was asked by Helena Sung: What’s your favorite thing to do with Pontiac?
He’s up on the couch next to me. He sleeps next to me. We do everything together; we’re inseparable. You would love him. He’s a dear.

Betty White is an honorary member of Morris Animal Foundation Lamplighter Society; which means that she has provided for the Foundation in her will.

Betty White has worked for the Los Angeles Zoo for 46 years. A  Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) Trustee Betty talks about gorilla-watching at the Zoo.

 Campo Gorilla Reserve opened in late 2007 and is home to seven western lowland gorillas. Zoo visitors walk along a forested pathway for views of two separate troops of gorillas, a family and a bachelor group, living among waterfalls and lush plants. Glassed viewing areas and planted moats area all that separates Zoo guests from the largest primate in the world.

 According to the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Garden’s “ZooScape” Member Newsletter,  White donated nearly $100,000 to the Zoo in the month of April 2008 alone.

American Veterinary Medical Association awarded White with its Humane Award in 1987 for her charitable work with animals. The City of Los Angeles further honored her for her philanthropic work with animals in 2006 with a bronze plaque near the Gorilla Exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo. The City of Los Angeles named her “Ambassador to the Animals” at the dedication ceremony.

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