Pets For Seniors honoring Betty White with a fundraiser

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A local shelter is honoring late actress and animal lover Betty White. It’s just in time for what would have been her 100th birthday on Jan. 17.

Pets for Seniors is a Peoria nonprofit that specializes in pairing senior animals with senior people. It also offers regular adoptions.

To celebrate White’s adoration for animals, the shelter is holding a “#BettyWhiteChallenge” on its Facebook page.

Supporters can donate through Facebook and are also encouraged to post a picture of their pets.

The money from this fundraiser will go toward the organization’s “Helping Hands Program,” which helps seniors pay for their adopted pet’s medical expenses.

“We can build that fund. That will definitely allow us to make those senior citizens comfortable in committing to an animal knowing that they have assistance going forward,” said Pets For Seniors Board President Jennifer Stanley.

If you’d like to donate on White’s birthday or ahead of time, just visit PFS’s Facebook page.

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