Thank You for Being a Friend: Seeing Eye Dog Named in Betty White’s Honor

January 20, 2012 by Jillian at Tails in Featured, Home with 1 Comment

Black lab puppyMost of us know comedian Betty White for her humorous antics and her years on the hit TV show Golden Girls. But many might not know about her decades of support and advocacy for animals.

In honor of her 90th birthday and because of the numerous contributions she has made on behalf of the organization Seeing Eye Dogs, they have named a puppy in her honor. The Black Labrador named Betty was born on October 2, 2011.

Betty’s advocacy for the Seeing Eye Dogs organization began in the 1980s when she recorded a radio PSA with comedian/singer Stan Freburg about guide-dog users’ right to ride in taxis with their dogs. In addition, she starred in a video about puppy raising that inspired hundreds of families to raise puppies to help the blind and visually impaired.

Most recently, Betty was a guest of honor at the Seeing Eye’s 75th anniversary gala, and throughout the years she has donated her time to the annual online fundraising auction.

So, now we all have even one more reason to love this funny lady. From your friends at Tails:  Happy birthday, Betty, and thanks for all you do for animal advocacy!

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