Betty White is described as an “actress, comedienne, singer, author and television personality”. I doubt if she finds the description complete because she says that she has devoted her life to trying to improve the lives of animals. I wonder if “animal advocate” (or “animal health advocate”) should be part of her CV and be placed before all the rest even though she is a famous and talented personality.
Betty White has worked with the Morris Animal Foundation for 40 years and is currently president emeritus and a trustee. Morris Animal Foundation appear to specialize in funding research to improve veterinary medicine. Betty has also worked for many other animal organizations.
Betty is 91 years of age and still fighting for animals as she requested donations to the foundation on her last birthday. At 91 she still presents NBC’s show “Off Their Rockers”. She has had a prolific television and film career.
She appears to have inherited love of a animals from her parents who were equally fond of animals. Betty describes her work for animal welfare “a very expensive habit”. By expensive I believe she means in time and money.
Her parents cared for an orange tabby cat when she was a baby. Their cat used to sit on the edge of her crib. Her parents told her that their cat had to accept her otherwise “[she] would have to go back”.
She seems to love all animals equally. However, I believe that her companion animals are dogs. There is a picture of her at home with four dogs. Although it was taken a long time ago.
Betty White is a great lady and she deserves all the praise she can get. Well done Betty.