Betty White Mural Encourages Support for Dog Rescues

A new mural of Betty White pays tribute to the beloved actress while raising awareness and donations for dog rescues, a cause that was important to the late star.

After White’s passing on New Year’s Eve, artist Corie Mattie was inspired to install a mural of the “Golden Girls” actress on Melrose Ave in L.A. The piece took Mattie around 15 hours to finish and includes the statement, “Be more like Betty.”

The mural of White also features a QR code which fans can scan to directly donate to Wagmor Pets, a nonprofit organization in support of dog rescues.

Mattie said Betty White “loved animals so I thought it would be a good idea if people wanted to pose in front of it, this will go directly to [the] nonprofit.”

The artist thought the mural was the best way to give back to White, as the star was known for her love of animals and for donating and supporting animal rescues.

Since her death, fans have started an online movement called the #BettyWhiteChallenge with the purpose of urging people to donate to their local animal rescues and shelters.

Mattie said she feels White was the example of a “perfect human” ahead of her time in creating an inclusive world, which is why she chose the phrase “Be more like Betty,” for her mural.

This mural joins other tributes to White, like Guide Dogs for the Blind, an association the actress supported, which has since named a Golden Retriever puppy, BettyRose, after White.

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