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‘Be More Like Betty' Mural Goes Up in LA Benefitting Cause Dear to Her Heart

The mural depicting Betty White on a yellow background with the words, 'Be More Like Betty' benefits a dog rescue called Wagmor Pets.

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The mural is partnering with a local dog rescue, as Betty White was a longtime animal activist. Art admirers can scan a code and donate directly. As seen on NBCLA Jan. 12, 2022.

A mural went up in Los Angeles honoring America's late 'Golden Girl' Betty White after her death, as the #BettyWhiteChallenge trends ahead of what would have been the star's 100th birthday.

The mural depicting Betty White on a yellow background with the words, 'Be More Like Betty' benefits a dog rescue called Wagmor Pets.

The #BettyWhiteChallenge hashtag has been circulating on social media since the star's death, encouraging others to donate to local animal rescues and shelters like Betty White, a longtime animal rights supporter, would have wanted.

Studio-City based Wagmor helped rescue 4,500 dogs during the pandemic. The non-profit international dog rescue is dedicated to helping dogs find healthy homes.

The mural is located on Melrose Avenue and features a QR code, taking people directly to the Wagmor site to donate.

Corie Mattie is the artist behind the mural, and said it took 15 hours to complete.

Betty White died Dec. 31, 2021, days shy of her 100th birthday.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 11: Actress Betty White attends Betty “White Out” Tour at The Los Angeles Zoo with The Lifeline Program at Los Angeles Zoo on December 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Brian To/Getty Images for The Lifeline Program)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 11: Actress Betty White attends the media preview for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s Beastly Ball fundraiser at Los Angeles Zoo on June 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 20: Actress 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 David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 20: (L-R) Singer Lance Bass, actress Betty White (holding a Hyacinth Macaw) and 99 Cents only Stores Senior Vice President of Store Operations Jason Kidd attend 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)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 21: A general atmosphere at the Betty White birthday celebrations with life-size cake at the Los Angeles Zoo on January 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 16: Actresses Sarah Michelle Gellar (L) and Betty White pose with Jacob, a Columbian Red Tail Boa Constrictor at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s 42nd Annual Beastly Ball at the Los Angeles Zoo on June 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
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