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Betty White Remembered On What Would've Been Her 100th Birthday

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - People are showing beloved actress Betty White inspired them to support animal charities.

Monday would have been her 100th birthday.

CBS2's John Elliott shows us how White truly appreciated animals.

For over 40 years, White was an active supporter of The Seeing Eye in Morristown. White made multiple visits to the campus in Morris County, and appeared in a training video produced in 1994.

White dedicated her time, talent and money to help the mission of The Seeing Eye of raising guide dogs for the visually impaired, and one of the newest canine candidates for that mission is named - you guessed it - Betty in her honor.

Photos: Remembering Betty White Through The Years

A 6-week-old yellow lab will go through two years of extensive training to learn the skills she'll need to be a life changing partner to someone who can't see.

Giving these amazing animals the skills they need is expensive, so a goal of $5,000 was set as a way to remember the star. Over the weekend, the total passed $10,000. A new goal of $25,000 has been set, with plans to name one of the dog Quarters in honor of White, whose memory keeps on giving by making us smile and making a difference.

"For them, and for everyone at Seeing Eye, thank you for opening your home and heart to this extraordinary program," White said in a promotional video.

Extraordinary is a pretty good way to described Betty White, too.

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