TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Last weekend the Terre Haute Humane Society helped honor the life of actress Betty White.

The shelter did so by hosting an adoption event in conjunction with the nationwide ‘Betty White Challenge’.
The challenge, which started shortly after White’s death on Dec. 31, 2021, encouraged her fans to honor her legacy of helping animals by supporting local animal shelters.

The humane society held an adoption and fundraising event last weekend to help people with the challenge.
In total, the society adopted out 25 animals over the weekend.

“It was really the celebration of both Betty White’s life and what would have been her 100th birthday,” Charles brown, executive director of THHS, said. “Going into it we really weren’t sure what to expect, we just thought that it might be kind of a fun way to engage the community and at the same time, you know, legitimately honor someone that’s so beloved around the world.”

In addition to the 25 adopted animals, Brown said the shelter also raised over $4,000 in donations.