Fans will honor Betty White by donating to animal shelters on January 17

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Jan 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-05 16:49:05-05

Fans of the late Betty White have found a way to pay tribute to the actress.

The "Betty White Challenge" is where people are asked to donate $5 to animal rescue organizations in her name.

It's happening on January 17, on what would've been White's 100th birthday.

White, who was an entertainer for decades and starred in "The Golden Girls" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," was known for her love of animals by working with zoos and advocating for animals.

In 2011, the lifelong animal lover published a book "Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo," where she spoke about her work with animal welfare agencies.

In related news, White's agent is looking to clear the air regarding rumors surrounding her death.

In a statement to USA Today and ABC News, Jeff Witjas said that White died peacefully at her home of natural causes.

According to the news outlets, some social media reports falsely claimed that White died in other ways by using a fabricated quote that she got a COVID booster shot.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Witjas said White did not get a booster shot on December 28, contrary to some social media posts.

Witjas told the news outlets that the rumors of her death being related to getting a booster shot three days earlier are not true.

"Her death should not be politicized — that is not the life she lived," Witjas said.

White passed away on December 31 at the age of 99.