Local animal shelters see jump in donations for Betty White’s birthday
The San Antonio Humane Society and the Animal Defense League of Texas have seen spikes in donations connected to the #BettyWhiteChallenge. The challenge, which was born out of social media shortly after White’s death on Dec. 31, urges people to donate $5 to an animal rescue organization for the Golden Girls star’s Jan. 17 birthday.
Meet the ‘Golden Girl’ of Moody Gardens
Meet Fox, a chinstrap penguin at Moody Gardens in Galveston. This makes her the facility’s oldest chinstrap penguin and the second oldest in North America. Meet our Texas Golden Girls starring “Fox” the Chinstrap penguin. Like Rose and Betty White, she is spunky, loves walking, visiting with her other 37 and 34-year-old Golden Girl gal pals and brings joy to all,” Moody Gardens said in a Facebook announcement. You can visit Fox at the Moody Gardens or through the live penguin webcam.
San Antonio Zoo pays tribute to animal lover Betty White on 99th birthday
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo is honoring OG Golden Girl Betty White on her 99th birthday, complete with signs and cheesy sayings! Betty White turned 99 on Sunday and the zoo took to social media to say “Thank you for being a friend to animals and zoos!”From our Golden Girls and all of us at San Antonio Zoo to the OG Golden Girl Betty White, HAPPY 99th BIRTHDAY!!! Posted by San Antonio Zoo on Sunday, January 17, 2021“From our Golden Girls and all of us at San Antonio Zoo to the OG Golden Girl Betty White, HAPPY 99th BIRTHDAY,” The Zoo said on Facebook. The San Antonio Zoo answered White with some of their own ducks as well. RELATED: Betty White marks 99th birthday Sunday; up late as she wants
Betty White marks 99th birthday Sunday; up late as she wants
FILE - Actress Betty White poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on June 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)LOS ANGELES – True to form, Betty White has something impish to say about her birthday Sunday. “Since I am turning 99, I can stay up as late as I want without asking permission!” she told The Associated Press in an email. Her birthday meal will be a hot dog and French fries brought in — along with a bouquet of roses — by her longtime friend and agent, Jeff Witjas. In January alone, White is on screen in reruns including “The Golden Girls” and “Hot in Cleveland”; the 2009 Sandra Bullock movie “The Proposal,” and the 2018 documentary “Betty White: First Lady of Television,” about her life and career.