OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — Non-profit organizations are seeing an increase in donations on Monday, January 17, as people are honoring longtime animal lover and actress, Betty White.

“Anybody in animal rescue appreciates her and knows her,” Ozark-Dale County Humane Society, Shelter Manager, Ruth Scheipe said.

Betty White passed away on December 31, 2021, of natural causes, and January 17 would have marked her 100th birthday, so residents and animal shelters are beginning to take action.

“Everything that is donated in her name or for whatever other reason is tremendously appreciated, because that is what we work off of, we strictly work off donations,” Scheipe said.

Ozark-Dale County Humane Society says that it has received food, cleaning supplies, treats, and toys, but it also has received some monetary donations as well, which goes to bills to keep the place running and to any veterinarian fees that need to be taken care of.

Ozark-Dale County Humane Society has been up and running since 2004, and Scheipe says they couldn’t do it without the community support.

“It means everything to us. We wouldn’t exist without that,” Scheipe said.

Ozark-Dale County Humane Society is a no-kill shelter as it has one mission in mind.

“We keep everybody until they get adopted. We have a cat here that has been here seven years and we have long-term dogs,” Scheipe said.

If you are looking to adopt a dog or a cat, an animal shelter may be one of the first stops to make.

“Always check your shelters if you are looking for a pet because every shelter I know of is full and your shelter animals usually make the best pets,” Scheipe said.

The City of Headland Animal Rescue Mission told WDHN that they have also received an increase in donations from residents, as people are taking part in the Betty White challenge.