[Seattle Post Intelligencer]
Betty White's name is as synonymous with
animal advocacy as it with comedy - and she wouldn't have it any other way.
"I'm the luckiest person in the world. My life is divided in absolute half:
half animals, half show business," White, 87, tells TVGuide.com. "They're
the two things I love the most and I have to stay in show business to pay for
my animal work!" The six-time Emmy winner, who will receive SAG's Life
Achievement Award in January, opened up to us about her lifelong passion and
what we can do to be more animal-conscious.
TVGuide.com: You've done so
much work with animals over the years. When and how did you become so
charity-minded? Betty White: Oh, I've always been. I've loved animals since I
was in the womb. I was the lucky little girl who had parents who went for a
walk and they'd come home with a dog or a cat. "He followed us home, Betty.
Can we keep him?" [Laughs]