Betty White Talks About Her Two Passions -- Comedy And Animals

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Betty White with a do pictureCourtesy of Morris Animal Foundation

At 88, Betty White's career is going as strong as ever. She recently starred in the hilarious Snickers Super Bowl commercial, which was watched by the largest television audience ever. She had an unforgettable turn as Ryan Reynolds' kooky grandmother in the 2009 romantic comedy, "The Proposal," with Sandra Bullock. And in recent weeks, there's been a Facebook campaign to get her to host "Saturday Night Live," an effort that already has close to 400,000 supporters.

White, who has been an actress for more than 60 years, has as much passion for animals as she does for show business and divides her time equally between the two worlds. For decades, she has worked with the Morris Animal Foundation to promote animal health and welfare, sponsoring more than 30 animal health studies that have led to groundbreaking research that have improved the lives of dogs, cats and horses.

On Feb. 15 in Las Vegas, Nev., the Morris Animal Foundation honored White for her commitment to helping animals enjoy longer and healthier lives. P&G Pet Care, who sponsored the luncheon, made a $10,000 donation in White's name to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Afterwards, White spoke with Paw Nation about her career, her much adored dog Pontiac, and how deeply honored she felt to be recognized for her work with animals.

Should I call you Betty or Ms. White?
Oh, Betty. That's so much easier.

How long have you worked with the Morris Animal Foundation?
I've worked with them for 43 years and they made me a wonderful luncheon today honoring me and, well, I lost it. I just lost it. I was so touched.

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Please help my cousin Lila, who is taking in puppies and dogs that have been either abandoned or thrown on the street. She now has over 80 dogs and puppies and needs recognition and most of all, help with these animals, whom she loves very much. She does most of this alone, and cannot do this much longer, because she is worn out. She is doing what the Animal Shelter is not doing. She is now desperate for help financially and physically. Please help Lila who is going above and beyond duty. PLEASE HELP!!!!

Signed,

A Loving Cousin and one who also loves animals and children

December 24 2012 at 7:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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