Betty White’s Legacy Lives On; Donate to Maui Humane Society in her honor on January 17

January 13, 2023

Pu’unene, HI (1/13/23): Betty White was a life-long supporter of animal welfare and used her platform to raise awareness about the importance of adopting shelter animals. Though Betty White didn’t live to see her 100th birthday, her legacy continues to live on as people worldwide donate to their favorite animal charities in her honor on her birthday, January 17, known as the Betty White Challenge.

Maui Humane Society is encouraging the community to donate $5 or more and will be matching up to $1,000 on January 17 in her honor.  As the island’s only open admission shelter, Maui Humane Society cares for over 4,900 animals per year. All donations made in honor of Betty White will go towards helping our mission of finding loving homes and care for homeless animals.

In addition to donations, Maui Humane Society is shining light on their own Golden Girls: Lilo, starring as Rose Nylund, Nala as Blanche Devereaux, Athena as Sophia Petrillo, and our longest stay animal who has been with us for over 365 days, Linda, starring as Dorothy Zbornak. All four animals are currently in foster but are in need of furever homes. If you are interested in meeting these animals, please call Maui Humane Society to make an appointment.

We invite all animal lovers to join us in honoring Betty White by making an appointment to see our Golden Girls or by donating to Maui Humane Society on Tuesday, January 17. Your generosity will make a lasting impact in the lives of animals in need. Thank you for being a friend.

Maui Humane Society is located off Maui Veterans Highway on Mehameha Loop, Puunene and is open 7 days a week from 11am-5pm. Visit to donate and learn more about our own Golden Girls.


About Maui Humane Society:

Maui Humane Society is the island’s only open admission shelter, accepting all animals in need. The organization cares for over 4900 animals a year. The shelter has a robust foster and volunteer program, transfers hundreds of animals through Wings of Aloha flights to adoption-guaranteed homes, practices TNR as a humane method of reducing the community cat population and provides food and supplies at no cost to disadvantaged pet owners through the 4EverPets community outreach program. Visit for more information.

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