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Veterinarians Without Borders joins Betty White Challenge, inspiring kindness for animals

OTTAWA, ON, January 6, 2023 – In the spirit of the late, great actress, Betty White, who was a life-long supporter of animal welfare and animal charities, Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (VWB/VSF) is inviting others to carry on Betty’s legacy of kindness by joining the Betty White Challenge and donating at least $5 to an animal charity of your choice, while encouraging others to do the same. This digital challenge runs until January 17, which marks what would have been Betty’s 101st birthday.

The need is greater than ever to support animals and communities across the globe through access to veterinary care and basic animal training and necessities. From Ukrainian animal shelters and pet owners, that are without heat and power this winter due to damaged infrastructure, to remote northern communities in Canada where the closest veterinarian is a plane-ride away, and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa who are in desperate need of access to agricultural veterinary care and training – particularly in our changing climate – your gift will provide life-saving support for animals and the people that depend on them. 

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Charmaine Brett
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About Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières

Using a One Health approach, Veterinarians Without Borders (VWB) works for, and with, communities in need to foster the health of animals, people and the environments that sustain us. VWB works in Africa and Asia to improve the living conditions of the most disadvantaged rural populations through veterinary and agricultural services, sustainable animal production, training, value chain development and sustainable natural resource management. Additionally, we support remote Northern Canadian communities to improve animal health through temporary spay and neuter clinics, reduce the spread of rabies, and work to create the conditions for long-term, community-led sustainable animal health services. 
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