BBB provides a list of accredited charities for the Betty White Challenge

(KSNB) — Fans of the beloved Betty White, looking to honor her legacy, are encouraging people to contribute to animal rescue and other animal-related charities.

Some call this the “Betty White Challenge (#bettywhitechallenge)” and intend to donate on Monday, January 17th, which would have been her 100th birthday. the BBB Wise Giving Alliance has compiled a list of animal welfare organizations that will celebrate May 20th BBB Standards for Charity Accountability (i.e. BBB accredited charities).

While some of these are not necessarily the ones that Betty has specifically endorsed, they have been rated by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and meet the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Follow these additional tips to help decide whether to donate.

  • Watch out for confusion of names. Because animal welfare organizations are one of the most popular categories of organizations, keep in mind that some may have name similarities. Look carefully at the name as the one you are considering may not be the one you are thinking of.
  • Find out they do. Don’t assume what an animal charity does based on the name alone. Their activities can be very different, such as B. Animal rescue, wildlife conservation efforts, providing homes for adoption, training dogs to assist blind and/or wounded veterans, animal advocacy, promoting a meatless diet, and other opportunities. Be sure to clearly describe the organization’s programs in its notices and on its website.
  • Watch out for excessive pressure. Don’t be pressured into making an immediate donation to an animal welfare organization. Charities should always applaud your contribution when you send it.
  • One-time vs. monthly donations. Some charities encourage recurring donations, in which the organization automatically charges a credit card for a monthly contribution amount. It’s okay to support a charity in this way if you wish, but also remember that you can choose to make a one-off donation if you prefer.
  • visit In addition to charity reports on BBB’s, check with your state government’s charity registry, usually a division of the attorney general’s or secretary of state’s office. In Canada check with Canada Revenue Agency. Additionally, registration with any government agency does not imply government endorsement or recommendation.

The following are various animal-related charities supporting the 20th BBB Standards for Charity Accountability (i.e. BBB accredited charities.)

African Wildlife Foundation

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians

American humanity

America’s VetDogs – The Veterans K-9 Corps

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Big Life Foundation USA

Days End Farm Horse Rescue

Defender of the Animal World

Elephant sanctuary in Tennessee

friends of animals

Galapagos Conservation Area

Golden Retriever in distress rescue service

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

Humane Society International

Humane Society of the United States

International Animal Rescue, USA

Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife, Research, Education and Conservation

K-9s for warriors

Last chance for animals

National Anti-Vivisection Society

National Audubon Society

National Wildlife Association

marine protection

Panda International

PetSmart Charities

Medical Committee for Responsible Medicine

Polar Bears International

Primate Rescue Center

Puppy Jake Foundation


wildlife sanctuary

Rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife

World Animal Protection

World Wildlife Fund

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