What are some ways that actress Betty White has been an advocate for dogs?
When asked if she prefers dogs or cats, tireless and devoted animal welfare activist and actress Betty White responds that she prefers anything “with four legs in the corner.” Although she has been the recipient of many awards, and has appeared as a spokesperson for various pet products and organizations, it is perhaps her work with the American Humane Association that stands out most.
Recently, the American Humane Association presented her with two prestigious awards: The National Humanitarian Medal and the Legacy Award, both honoring America’s most courageous canines. The very special program aired as part of Hallmark Channel’s Pet Project, the network’s cross-platform campaign designed to celebrate the joy and enrichment animals bring to our lives. White, you may remember, was featured in the television show, “The Golden Girls,” whose re-runs are an important part of the Hallmark Channel.
White, who first began her work with the American Humane Association 60 years ago, says they both have a shared commitment to the welfare of animals. “As an actor, I saw first-hand the crucial work American Humane Association was doing to protect animals in entertainment through their “No Animals Were Harmed ®” certification program, which has kept more than a million of our most beloved co-stars safe on set. The Hero Dog Awards, which celebrate the incredible bond between people and animals, and how important we are to each other.”
American Humane Association
American Humane Association is the country’s first national humane organization and the only one dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Since 1877, American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting our most vulnerable from cruelty, abuse and neglect. Today we’re also leading the way in understanding the human-animal bond and its role in therapy, medicine and society. American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. For more information, please visit American Humane Association at www.americanhumane.org t.