"Its a little known fact that one in three family pets gets lost during its lifetime and approximately 9 million pets enter shelters each year. Thats why its a wonderful thing to get your pet microchipped and registered with your contact information because then they can be located and the owners can track where their pets are."
"I enjoy being busy I really do. Remember Im the stub end of the railroad. I have no family so Im not taking busy time away from people that I should be spending it with. So Im just relaxing and enjoying it."
"During the Depression my dad made radios to sell to make extra money. Nobody had any money to buy the radios so he would trade them for dogs. He built kennels in the backyard and he cared for the dogs."
"My mother and dad were big animal lovers too. I just dont know how I would have lived without animals around me. Im fascinated by them - both domestic pets and the wild community. They just are the most interesting things in the world to me and its made such a difference in my lifetime."
"I cannot stand the people who get wonderful starts in show business and who abuse it. Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen for example although there are plenty of others too. They are the most blessed people in the world and they dont appreciate it."
"The bottom line is Im blessed with good health. On top of that I dont go around thinking Oh Im 90 I better do this or I better do that. Im just Betty. Im the same Betty that Ive always been. Take it or leave it."
"I am interested in a lot of things - not just show business and my passion for animals. I try to keep current in whats going on in the world. I do mental exercises. I dont have any trouble memorizing lines because of the crossword puzzles I do every day to keep my mind a little limber. I dont sit and vegetate."
"I always wanted to be a zookeeper when I was growing up and Ive wound up a zookeeper! Ive been working with the Los Angeles Zoo for 45 years! Im the luckiest old broad on two feet because my life is divided absolutely in half - half animals and half show business. You cant ask for better than two things you love the most."
"Im not into animal rights. Im only into animal welfare and health. Ive been with the Morris Animal Foundation since the 70s. Were a health organization. We fund campaign health studies for dogs cats lizards and wildlife. Ive worked with the L.A. Zoo for about the same length of time. I get my animal fixes!"