Calgary Humane Society receives nearly $91K in donations through Betty White Challenge

Betty White attends The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's (GLAZA) 45th Annual Beastly Ball at the Los Angeles Zoo on June 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)

The Calgary Humane Society says it has received tens of thousands of dollars in donations in honour of Betty White, who was known for her animal advocacy. 

The humane society announced on Jan. 7 it would be accepting donations in honour of the late Hollywood star as part of a viral movement dubbed the #BettyWhiteChallenge.

The movement, launched by fans after White's passing, encourages people to donate to local animal shelters in the days leading up to, and on, Jan. 17, which would have been White's centennial. 

The humane society confirmed Tuesday morning that it had received $90,753.81 in donations in White's honour.

Officials said they will be putting a white cat up for adoption that is named Betty White.

If you would like to donate to the Calgary Humane Society in honour of Betty White you can donate through the organization's website.