The San Diego Humane Society will be waiving adoption fees for all adult animals all week starting Tuesday to commemorate the late actress' Betty White's 100th birthday.
The organization hopes to find homes for 100 adult pets before White’s birthday on Monday, Jan.17. The waived adoption fees are a take on the #BettyWhiteChallenge, which is a social media campaign asking for fans to donate $5 in White’s name to an animal shelter as a way to honor her memory on her birthday.
“Betty White was an inspiration for many reasons, and her commitment to supporting animals was certainly one of them,” said San Diego Humane Society Chief Operating Officer Jessica Des Lauriers. “We’re happy to honor her legacy by waiving adoption fees and helping more pets find loving homes.”
More animals have landed in shelters country-wide due to pandemic-induced disruptions in spay and neuter efforts.
The San Diego Humane Society is open for walk-in adoptions from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at its campuses in Escondido, El Cajon, Oceanside, and San Diego. Adoption fees will be waived through Sunday, Jan. 16.